||Avant-garde (not really)
♥ Dear Dinosaur Kiddies,
It's snowing in Lynchburg! And little Akiko-San is going where no kitten has gone before! And Weeb is sweet ol' Weeb.
Today I went to work in the morning, and it was nice for the most part until these two scary ladies came with their combined total of five sons who weren't so much sons as little monsters (not the good kind of monster). Monsters that enjoy jumping into the deep end, hitting their heads repeatedly on poles, running and slipping and falling and crying and getting up and doing the same thing over and over again, exploding snot out of their noses, and screeching horrendously, in my opinion should be placed in little zoo cages and star in their own 'When Animals Attack' tv show -- yes I think they should do that instead of coming to swim at community pools and giving lifeguards (e.g., me) heart attacks. If I ever own one of those children thingies I'm going to adopt a sweet foreign kiddy who likes dinosaurs but dosen't act like one. And the mommies were even worse -- one of them was pregnant and they both were anorexic despite childbirth and had a wonderous time laughing and discussing how they put on twelve pounds of makeup per morning and admired each other's bikinis and when their kids started drowning and coughing up snot-spit water, they laughed and exclaimed, "Your son is so fearless, it's ADORABLE!"
But then I did the crossword puzzle and it was delightful because Cow and I nearly finished it all on the phone (except for 38 across 4 letter word for 'residue' starts with a "D" ends with a "G"), and I got a Hearth-Song catalog in the mail and it has the COOLEST STUFF E-V–E-R including fairy gauze houses and dinosaur chocolates and snowball makers and wind-up plastic jockey horses and a certain item is going to be purchased by yours truly and sent off to Cow for X-Mas.
At swim practice, I gave Jack my phone number in case he gets lost on his way to pick me up tomorrow (p.s. in his daddy's ultra-lovely creme coloured Volkswagen Beetle which is from Japan therefore the steering wheel is on the RIGHT SIDE!) and when he was trying to remember one of the streets on the way to my house, I said, "Lehiwa, Lehiwa" and he said, "I'll just think, like the flower lehua lehua." Unexpected utter sweetness! He never fails to be adorable. Speaking of the swim team, there's this new guy named Luigi and he's not remarkably attractive or interesting, but his name is Luigi isn't that neat! I'm gonna ask him if he knows Italian, I hope he's not offended because folks probably make fun of his name, even though it's a real cool name.
Well, there were like psychoanalytic psychic signs that I was going to see my ex-best friend last night, because earlier in the day when I was doing the crossword puzzle 47 Across was "'Whip It' musical group" and I was like yeah uh-huh Devo of course. Cow was actually the first person to introduce me to that song, but I read an entry a little while ago that Mimi wrote about her friend that was a Devo chap for Halloween, so she kind of popped into my mind when I saw that on the crossword. Lo and behold, I'm at the Contemporary museum for an art opening, and there she is with a friend looking at the Michael Jackson "LIVE EVIL" video. She's talking to her friend and they're both staring intently at the video, and I practically leap around a corner in shock. Then I pause and I'm thinking to myself this isn't something to be avoided and then there's her dad and we're like all happy surprised and he's telling me, "Mimi's here she's just 'round the corner!" and I'm like, "Wow, really?" and we head back around the corner and there she is and she turns around and it's like AHHH HEY IT'S YOU HEY WEREN'T WE LIKE COMPLETE BEST FRIENDS FOR A WHILE OR SO UNTIL WE SUFFERED A MASSIVE DISSILLUSIONMENT AND EVENTUAL BREAKUP? IT'S SO NICE TO SEE YOU AND YEAH WOW WOW WOW I HAVEN'T A CLUE AS TO WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO SAY ARE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE I AM AND YEAH WE BOTH KNOW THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY BUT ANYWAYS IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU AND IT'S QUITE A SHOCK BUT YEAH OKAY I'M GOING TO GO LOOK AT THAT AVANT-GARDE THING OKAY SEE YOU LATER YEAH UM YEAH UM YEAH. Later, I accidently interrupted a moment which seemed like a nice little moment she was having with her friend-guy in the corner because I was quite curious as to know what was on the moniter facing the wall and her dad came over too and then her friend said something about a bird (The bird flying by the sunset?) and they laughed a little inside-joke and dissapeared and I looked at the little prism video with her dad and wondered if Mimi thought I was attracted to her friend (or more then a friend) who was quite attractive but gracious I would hope that I wouldn't ever be a shrew about that so I promised to myself that I wouldn't ever look at him because even looking at him could be a horrible thing to do. Before I left, I went over one last time and told Mimi about what Dan said about her performance ("very good, a commanding presense on stage"). I don't even know what we said but it was all strange ex-best-friends-now-strangers stuff and then we said an awkward goodbye and I went to get some ginger lemon guava punch before I left. It was at this little makeshift avant-garde bar and these two bald guys were serving achoholic drinks and I was like I want JUICE and was milling around trying to find some juice and there was a bowl with juice-looking stuff in it but I was worried it might have fancy mo-shmancy wine in it or something and was trying to get the bald guys' attention but they were ignoring me so I asked this guy next to me if he knew what it was, and he leaned really close and whispered, "It's non-achoholic punch." and I was too fascinated by the fact that he leaned in really close and practically read my mind to wonder if he was lying but I tried the stuff and it was quite delicious and didn't taste achoholey at all. OH AND I LOOKED FOR SERGIO BUT HE WASN'T THERE! But guess who was, this irritating woman who volunteered at Cinema Paradise. I went over to her in hopes that Sergio would be somewhere nearby, and we said, "HEY YOU!" and we hugged one of those fake friend hugs and she said I looked great and I was like well I DIDN'T DRESS UP FOR YOU WHERE IS SERGIO. Actually, I didn't ask where Sergio was because I wanted to find him myself. But she didn't say he was there and she probably would've mentioned it if he was, so I guess he wasn't. Plus I circled the exhibit three times looking for him. Oh, the exhibit itself was really lovely. When I was looking at the little Poltergeist chairs, this old man in a Tuxedo was looking at it too and said to me, "I like how you can look at it from all angles." and I got super excited that this cool opera tuxedo man was talking to me because he was super cool and I said, "Yeah! And did you notice those moniters up on the wall, they look different if you go up on the balconey thing and see them from a different angle!" and he smiled and said, "I know, I looked at them from above first ..." and we stared at the one with the heads of basketball players for like twenty seconds. I spent a lot of time staring at the Hockey trophy one (and I really really really want that silver t.v. it's so outer space oh my gosh), it was almost mezmerizing. In the back corner there was a little bulliten board where you could post comments, and I wrote, "Crispin Glover in 'Like Mike'." OH MAN AND THERE WAS THIS ONE PICTURE AND IT WAS LIKE YOU KNOW THE RENNAISANCE ARCHITECTUAL BLUEPRINTS THEY HAVE IN ART BOOKS USUALLY OF CHURCHES AND STUFF AND I WAS LIKE WOW THAT'S COOL AND THEN I LOOKED CLOSER AND THE DESIGN WAS MADE COMPLETELY OUT OF FACES AND IT WAS SO AMAZING AND I LOOKED AT THE TITLE AND IT WAS SOMETHING ABOUT VETRUVIAN AND SOMETHING ITALIAN AND I WAS COMPLETELY DELIGHTED. Oh, and I loved the old man coming out of the curtain, and the one of Tom Cruise having a seizure on a couch.
Then I drove home listening to 'The Big Three Killed My Baby' and when I got home I had some Chinese desserts mum & dad got from Chinatown.
Sheena B. Dinosaur