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Dead Hours: Of Popcorn and Beer

September 29, 2008 Leave a comment

During the dead hours I don’t make the best culinary choices. Few options and prevalence of 24 hour diners or drive thrus just aren’t what they should be. How many times can I ask for 24 hour sushi and be denied (too many I say). Still little has changed as I speed from one distant city to my bed. It reminds me of the month of October.

Years past standing in the lot after being told, ‘Get the Fuck out of here/Finish up that beer’ by the Tom Kat. Few choices in the Anaheim/Buena Park area beside Denny’s and a handfulla of drive thrus. Beats going home where there is nothing but co(r)ntainers of food left from Haunt dinner.

Not the choice for someone watching there figure or BAC but I made do.

Maybe a taco or jumbo jack, feeling rich (not Rich Watson rich) there’s Carl’s and a 6 dollar burger. (Guac with season fries and mix some rum in the coke)

In Seattle that’s changed.

The choices a bit lessened and a bit better. Not so much recycled grease and late night diner, maybe the late night special and a beer. Finish the night how it started and in some bars a better thing drinking beers above my wage and eating food out of my range except during the late night specials sure it’s usually Fish and Chips but there are other places with other choices.

Then again ending up at home finishing the last of a 6 pack and watching ‘Clerks 2’ I eat some popcorn.

Or cheese. Or both.

Whatever the fridge holds and usually it’s the insight that I live near a few stores but don’t frequent them enough. Tough place to be when money isn’t short and your soles haven’t run thin. Laziness and the ever present busy brings me to drink cheap 7-11 beer and eat popcorn. It’s not the late night tacos consumed in the kitchen of a Man house while listening to what I missed or sitting in an empty pool feeling like a movie from the 90s, making sense but not funded properly having candy from a liquor store still open despite the hour. Even if it was a toy candy lollipop bought for the brief amusement it’d bring.

Yeah all that made the dead hours more tolerable but in the end the choices aren’t what they should be. After all why can’t I buy teriyaki at 3 in the morning? (cause it’d hit the spot right now, seriously)

But those are the dead hours.

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[Thirty-nine secrets about yourself]

September 13, 2008 Leave a comment

[One] What is your natural hair color?
Dark Brown but lately I’ve been noticing some grey in it. I’m getting older and I’m not sure if that’s cool. Still have all my hair but getting older does present some problems. But if I’m getting older why am I still carded? Damn this baby face.

[Two] Where was your default picture taken?
Anjuné’s couch… I think. In fact I almost changed it just to spite her.

[Three] What’s your middle name?
Benjamin

[Four] Your current relationship status?
odd at best

[Five] Does your crush like you back?
I think so, I’m not too sure. It feels like it but I don’t really know for sure.

[Six] What is your current mood?
Introspective going on drunk…well tipsy… not because of the introspective part but because I feel like it… I think. Jeez Can I try saying that without seeming like I have a substance abuse problem. I almost put I had a stressful week and that reads like something out of an AA handbook.

[Seven] What color underwear are you wearing?
Green I think, they might be blue… now I’m curious. Hang on a second. Nope Black.
I was way off

[Eight] What makes you happy?
When I make someone laugh, kind of lame, (admitted) but still it makes me feel good.

[Ten] If you could go back in time and change something, what would you change?
I alter the course of history and restore question 9 . A lame use of power I admit but I think it might be worth it. Instead I shall invent a 9

[Sal’s Nine] If you had to live without water or love which would it be?
Man could you take the Kelly Link out of the bathroom already. I realize ‘Water off a Black Dog’s Back’ is a good story but give it up. Put something else in there. I got an idea put the ‘Bukowski Reader’ in there then you can read about his life.
Dickass.

[Eleven] If you must be an animal for one day, what would you be?
Sloth? Yeah why not but like a more active sloth… or maybe a giant sloth I mean I’d be extinct but they were giant and sloth like. Regular Sloths are kind of cool in they’re own lazy way even if they don’t make use of those claws.

[Twelve] Ever had a near death experience?
I had an experience where I thought I should have a near death experience. I was changing some lighting stuff and had a pipe resting against the lift I was in, 20 feet in the air, and all the weight is against my lift’s bucket as I remove the shackle holding it to a rig point. At that moment I realize it’d be a great moment for me to have a near death experience.
But I didn’t.

[Thirteen] Was it because of something you do a lot?
No but I started wondering when I began taking risks like that.

[Fourteen] What’s the name of the song stuck in your head right now?
The Gambler or Ana Ng but I’m going to say the Gambler to not be all nerd rock.

[Fifteen] Who did you copy and paste this from?
Anjuné

[Sixteen] Name someone with the same birthday as you?
Taisha we’re birthday buddies.

[Seventeen] When was the last time you cried?
I don’t know, a while ago.

[Eighteen] Have you ever sung in front of a large audience?
Yes, I played Nachum the beggar in DALO’s production of Fiddler on the Roof in Las Cruces, NM. That was back in ’03 I think. Nothing like being cast by the director asking if you wanted to be an inn keeper, book seller or beggar, what else can I do but choose the beggar.

[Nineteen] If you could have one super power what would it be?
Telepathy or this new one I proposed to my friend Bob which was the ability to affect probability.

[Twenty] What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Literally the first thing would be if they have all their arms and legs yeah after that it boils down to some other physical feature depending on how close I am. Vague yeah but I don’t want to admit that I judge people on superficial features and would rather say something like ‘eyes’ or ‘smile’ but I don’t know if that’s true each person in a new story… also hair color I notice that pretty fair up the list.

[Twenty-one] What do you usually order from starbucks?
Grande drip no room. On the rare occasion I feel experimental grande drip no room with a shot or four could be a shot in the dark, a red eye or something else like that but it’s the same kind of thing.

[Twenty-two] What’s your biggest secret?
I’m not as calm and together as I’d like to believe I am.

[Twenty-three] Favorite color?
Green. Has been since I was a kid will be forever unless I get hit in the head, become color blind and forget what colors look like then I’ll say grey.

[Twenty-four] When was the last time you lied?
Today, don’t ask me what it was but I’m sure I lied today even if it was along the lines of ‘that’s not possible’ which was actually ‘I can’t do that in that amount of time’

[Twenty-five] Do you still watch kiddy movies or TV shows?
Duh, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is kick ass.

[Twenty-six] What are you eating or drinking at the moment?
Black Boss Porter, it is also kick ass.

[Twenty-seven] Do you speak any other language?
no but I know a few expression in Spanish

[Twenty-eight] What’s your favorite smell?
Baking bread or the smell of salt water, put’em together and it’s awesome.

[Twenty-nine] If you could describe your life in one word what would it be?
Zen

[Thirty] When was the last time you gave/received a hug?
Last weekend.

[Thirty-one] Have you ever been kissed in the rain?
Sure why not. I bet it happened at some point. I like the rain, I like kissing only natural I kissed someone in the rain. Next question.

[Thirty-two] What are you thinking about right now?
Why am I filling out this asinine survey isn’t there a better use of my time. In addition to that I’m wondering about my expenses, thinking about my trip and questioning a lot of choices I’ve made recently.

[Thirty-three] What should you be doing?
Sleeping, writing or playing a game

[Thirty-four] What was the last thing that made you upset/angry?
Can we go with frustrated instead? Being asked to run a circuit to an electric despite the fact the theatre is out of cable longer than 10’ and I’d need enough to make a drop and if I use a bunch of smaller ones it’s not safe or a good idea so where can I pull 30’ of cable and right now out of my ass is not an option.
I made it work, somehow. But now I’m going to be expected to do it again sometime.

[Thirty-five] How often do you pray?
Heard something once that said something like for the faithful everything is prayer. While I don’t believe everything I do is an expression of prayer I do think that I pray more than I think I do. Then again there are times I do something risky and call out to something greater than myself (See #12)

[Thirty-six] Do you like working in the yard?
Not since it was a punishment as a kid.

[Thirty-seven] If you could have any last name in the world, what would you want?
How about I stick with mine, in someways is two last names depending on how I want it pronounced.

[Thirty-eight] Do you act differently around your crush?
I’d bet I do. Don’t want to admit I do but I do.

[Thirty-nine] Name one song that reminds you of an ex?
’Whoa Black Betty bam ba lam’ She better get it.