- 1 week ago
Sitting near an amber lamp currently, images of brains graffitied on my right, a velvet smog outside the window reflecting the lights of downtown. Leo sits, trying to sedate himself with green smoke, admitting he really needs to get back on antidepressants. He starts talking about Ukraine and US diplomats. Jasper, shirtless but with striking striped pants sits reflecting Leos posture. Occasionally, his hand moves to his chin and he scratches absentmindedly. There’s several types of tea out on the floor, in between lie even more books, papers, pens, and lighters. There conversation flows around me, tangled with the smoke. Kaya walks in and out, her steps tell me she’s angry, her eyes tell me she has a plan. On Friday she’s leading a protest. I wonder where I am. I wonder how I’ll explain to my professor that I couldn’t finish John Stuart Mills droll piece about utilitarianism because I was too busy, entranced like a bird by a snake, watching the most intriguing humans work on an average Tuesday night, brush their teeth, be absolutely normal, wonderfully natural
- 2 months ago
- 3 months ago
So I told my uncle that I was thinking of hitchiking home for Thanksgiving from Los Angeles to Portland. He sent me this message with what he assumed my travel plan was:
1) Get ride to San Fran with Vegan self defense trainer and organic quinoa farmer
2). Hork a lifeboat from rich dude’s yacht on San Fran bay and row towards north shore using recycled bamboo oars found in a dumpster
3). Apply for internship on Alcatraz on the way. Pee in Capone’s cell while there.
4). Locate Eriberto, the endangered sea turtle she used this summer to smuggle weed up the coast, and ask him for a ride.
5). Hop off at Crescent City and go hang out at the local Safeway, certain that something will somehow work out.
6). Make own costume out of shoplifted aprons and impersonate a Roma girl. Join caravan heading to panhandling convention in Eugene.
7). Realize that she is not at co-op anymore and spend forty dollars on fried chicken and bacon.
8) Get into a random van with a guy she might have heard of on Craigslist that is probably not a serial killer or anything, I mean, he looks pretty cool.
9). Realize the van is heading the wrong way and bail out of serial killer’s clutches somewhere in the Cascades.
10). Wander aimlessly, cheerfully whistling
11). Refuse to call anyone, maintaining her rugged fucking independence
12). Enroll in a class on Tibetan Architecture online. Submit all papers on cellphone before battery dies.
13). Using feminine wiles, talk a 16 year old Oregon sophomore into loaning her his skateboard. Use to coast downhill into Portland.
14). Meet up with a profusely cursing Lily [my best friend from back home] … Two days after Thanksgiving.
- 4 months ago