Saturday, August 29, 2009


1. Wake up to Art's voice in the kitchen. Lock your door.
2. Eavesdrop between chapters.
3. Wish Luke Sullivan would address your concerns now instead of promising to touch on them in later chapters.
4. Apologize to Luke Sullivan in later chapters.
5. Run around the shoe store, laugh with the sales lady. Wish all your relationships were based on commission.
6. Second grade teacher has a different face. Duck lips want to know if you're still writing.
7. New shoes do not make you faster. But your feet feel nice, so OK.
8. Post-op Molly collapses in the hallway. Three steps. Rest. Three steps. Rest.
9. Glue the paper to the box. Aunt says "You're so patient." Sounds like "Damn, you're a badass."
10. Analyze your face in the magnified mirror. And never do it again.

Friday, August 28, 2009


1. Man at the post office takes your package in his good hand, asks if you're from New York. Tell the truth.
2. Resist beating the shit out of the cardboard cut-out at the gym. Wonder how everyone else has done the same.
3. Marketing director says "Can you be here by 1?" Answer's no, but you are.
4. Broad shoulders hunker down and scold you for not taking notes. Weak handshake is your second strike.
5. Learn, I guess.
6. Books arrive. Love everyone and everything, until the chapter ends.
7. Mom says "We'll talk later." Don't.
8. A bump beneath the blanket. The cat fights your feet.
9. Learn what mota means and tell him No. Not really.
10. Stay alone, but not forever.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


1. Wake up at noon.
2. Eat a smoothie because you're sick of drinking them. Big bowls of frosty strawberry soup.
3. Ask Bryce to use his printer. Double click, six resumes.
4. Banish one page to the mailbox. Overnight. I'm sorry.
5. Two point two miles on the treadmill before your stomach revolts. Paint the trashcan pink. Front desk guy says Get some rest.
6. Watch Discovery Health instead.
7. Write stupid, "what up" style e-mails to industry professionals on the off-chance someone thinks you're funny.
8. Stuff peppers with Mom. Wonder how long we've had this basil.
9. Lie very still in the grass, in the dark. See everything that's not there.
10. Mom says "We're watching Sunshine Cleaning."
11. Watch Sunshine Cleaning.