January 3rd, 2008

Henry

That was not thunder around noon time

Just as I was about to enter the shower, I heard something sounding like thunder. Actually, it was the thunder that prompted me to wash up. It was lunch time, and I figured, if it's going to rain, I wanna enjoy a good lunch at Quiznos. It was, BTW, my very first time eating there.
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My lunch wasn't planned very well. I decided to wander down movie alley in Glendale, to see if Youth without youth might be playing. I doubt I would've paid to get in if it was playing at any of the the Mann theatres. Sneaking into a theatre showing a worthy film sounded adventuresome, but I couldn't shake the more exciting posibility of sex in a public building.

Since nothing interested me, I walked it off searching and searching for somebody I couldn't find. Oh well. It's not like I don't know I'm psycho. I won't make an effort to be sociable when I see somebody interesting. Either they instigate conversation, or I end up like I did today. It's like being deaf mute because the only form of communication I make is that of placing my order for a classic Italian five inch sub. Even that was challenging because I'm so soft spoken.


BIER
Can I have a combo?
CHEF
A what?
BIER
A six inch sandwich.
CHEF
We don't have that. We only have five inches, ten inches… blah blah blah.
BIER
Okay. Give me a five inch
CHEF
Okay. What kind do you want.
I look at the overhead menu trying to find where their sandwiches are listed, but I just can't make any sense of it.

BIER
What do you got?
CHEF
We have chicken, turkey, ham… blah blah blah.
At this time I find the list of sandwiches

BIER
Give me a classic Italian. On wheat.
CHEF
A what?
BIER
A classic Italian!
I get a look from the chef that says 'you don't have to shout'. After he places my sandwich into the oven, I thank him loud enough so he'd hear, but of course, it sounds sarcastic.

like the guy lingering in the back of the library on his laptop, wearing headphones in the library, so that he doesn't hear the "closing" announcement. When I go to tell him that we're closed, I shouldn't have added whether he was planning to sleep there because he retorts "You're being a smart ass."

Glendale has a cafe called "Bad ass cafe" so I guess the word ass is socially acceptable now. We can all probably thank former prez Bill Clinton for that when he answered a question with a question during his impeachment trial.


BILL
It depends on what the definition of "ass" is.

Now that I think about it, though. I think it was the "S" word he was asking about.


Giannina Facio

Meme from uninesix, annemaryse & penpusher


1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college
3. Mother went to college
4. Mother finished college (they also went to graduate school)
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
9. Were read children's books by a parent
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18

12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp (No, my parents considered camp 'too middle class')
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18 (no never needed one :P)
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 (Ha.. my parents would not even shop at discount stores!)
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
23. You and your family lived in a single family house
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
25. You had your own room as a child.
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
27. Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course (I got an SAT prep book and said fuck no I'm not takin' no goddamn SATs and that was the end of it)
28. Had your own TV in your room in High School
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College (no my parents provided shit for me)
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up. DISNEYland
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family.




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