For his birthday, Ian received a bullet in a box from Caroline, which she gave to him because it was a civil war bullet. When Ian touched the bullet it started to flake apart so he decided to leave it in the box for now. Charlie and Matt and Leeann went to a demolition derby. Charlie said there was a game that was giving away knives as a prize and resultantly there was a gang of kids running around with sharp knives.
Liz L. has 2 tarantulas and 1 snake and 100 mice in her freezer, but she wants another snake so she can have baby snakes. She wants to start a zoo. Troy, Neil and his girlfriend all have rat-tail haircuts. I’m not sure if this is on purpose or not.
Jon worked for a day on a film production in a certain upstate New York city that will remain unnamed where they were reportedly spending over a million dollars on fake snow. This unnamed city happens to have one of the highest rates of this specific type of precipitation in the country. He quit the next day and soon thereafter started working at the library.
Both Sanjeev and I are member’s of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Because of the humidity in the house, none of the doors fit properly in their jambs. I saw at least 37 maroon and mustard colored marching band suits at the dry cleaners. At Shaw and Celeste’s wedding, they handed out friendship bracelets.
Marcus has taken to watching Scooby doo in the evenings, just before he goes to sleep. Molly always carries a sac of pumpkin seeds around with her. She once posted an offer on craigslist for someone to philanthropically contribute to her debt load on the grounds that she was a good person. Although the latter is true, no one came forth for the former.
Robert bought a Japanese toy that makes sound recordings on plastic cups, not unlike Edison cylinders. In the company of Missy, some Southern guy used the phrase, “Cuter than a spotted pup under a lil red wagon.”
Alexis told me, “It’s not that I don’t believe you, I just don’t trust you.”
Nick and Ilya taught me how to light something on fire using a magnifying glass. Mrs. Hurd taught me that there are many names for blackberries, among them: “Thimbleberry,” “Titan” and “Lauren.” Not “Laurenberry,” just “Lauren.”
Olga went on a date to the dollar theatre with a boy, and he made her pay. There’s a man who comes to movie theater where I work and always pays in 2 dollar bills. For the first time in about 17 years, I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I was talking with Antonella about the movie, Down By Law and after she watched it she said, “I felt like I was falling in love against my better judgment.”