Thu, Mar. 26th, 2009, 12:30 am
There was this waiter in my dream this evening. He had only ever worked in the classiest of big city restaurants, where he was comfortable in his place as a subordinate serving people. It was, I suppose, all he knew of how to engage with customers, possibly people altogether, and understood that relationship as necessary and familiar.
Now, he found himself in some hole-in-the-wall in Eureka. The customers made small talk with him, and he had a variety of duties to perform in front of customers which would never be done anywhere he worked. Wipe off a table with a rag? Good god.
So he nervously made small talk, being new to all of this. His way of engaging with this drastic shift in his behavior was to make the small talk about his nervousness. It was thoroughly endearing. He smiled at my guest and I more nervous than that guy I was hitting on earlier today, expressed his need to go move tables around for a large unannounced party that just came in, had a brief vision of his glory days serving the rich and well-known, and pulled some tables together.
My dream characters are awful one-dimensional.
Tue, Sep. 23rd, 2008, 02:18 am
"It was Ikea Blue... more commonly known as blue."
Sun, Sep. 21st, 2008, 01:40 pm
I was having lunch in Tranquili-Tea yesterday (a vegan/vegetarian restaurant in northtown Arcata) and my friend asked for some hot sauce. They brought us some and as I looked at the bottle, I realized it is hot sauce made by the Black Panther Party. It was called "Burn Baby Burn" and had a little history of the Black Panthers on the side. It was also pretty delicious.
Sat, Aug. 23rd, 2008, 03:18 am
Someday I'll attend a rehearsal dinner for a wedding and not be hit on by a drunk bridesmaid
but not today!
Wed, Jul. 23rd, 2008, 01:57 pm
"The 1950s were all about seeing how many different foods you could put on top of a single cracker and still have it taste bland."
Sun, Jul. 6th, 2008, 02:39 am
I'm baffled why people from my brother's high school class keep friending me on the Facebook. I mean, I remember who you are, but really? We've never spoken. That I remember. I last saw you when I was twelve.
Additionally, Facebook asked me thisWhich example applies to you?
Right now your Mini-Feed may be confusing. Please choose how we should refer to you.
Please select either Male or Female
* Patrick edited her profile.
* Patrick edited his profile.
which is silly. I mean, hey, I dislike their poor use of "their" as a gender-neutral pronoun (since it is, well, not a singular pronoun), but this is silly.
I'm thinking of deleting my account there. It's too ridiculous.
This entry was not suppose to be about Facebook. Sorry.
Rogues do it from behind
Linux users do it in the open
Linux users do it mounted
Linux users do it with wine
Sun, May. 25th, 2008, 03:47 pm
I got a B- in a class I thought I failed the final for.
A C in a class I missed almost half of and did half the homework for.
A credit in a workshop I didn't show up to.
I'm a little confused. This only justified my being unmotivated. Especially that B-, I mean, I got a C- on the midterm. What?
Thu, May. 8th, 2008, 12:01 am
The other day I went into Humboldt Herbals to buy some peppermint tea, which I have been out of since June. I was browsing their teas, and I saw one labeled, "Polari Tea," and I though to myself, what the hell? Polari Tea?
I proceeded to ask the lady working about it, and she pointed out that it was a pun (polarity, polari-ty, polari-tea, get it? herbalists are hilarious) because the tea helps your balance. I then proceeded to explain to her what I thought it meant. Amusement was had.
Sun, May. 4th, 2008, 02:04 pm
sometimes when I turn on my computer, the theme and style of the windows and desktop are completely different than when I turned it off.