Friday, December 10, 2004

Daily Oddities

The Christmas Carol woman next to me has taken to warbling along with the songs now. She recently had bronchitis and sounds like she permanently needs to clear her throat. Physical damage is imminent. It's bone-chilling here today. Raining, gray, depressing. On my way to work this morning I saw a young man standing in the street, in the freezing, pouring rain, holding a bed sheet that read in big black letters: "HONK IF YOUR HORNY." Drenched, coatless, squinting into the rain, he looked like the least horny guy I've ever seen. I had lunch today with my friend CB who is visiting from Australia with his new girlfriend, L. L is young, cute, perky. We got some Vietnamese spring rolls but when they arrived they had shrimp in them. L sort of shuddered and said, "No thanks. I can't eat anything that has a chitinous exoskeleton." When I asked why she said, "Because they're scary and they contaminate everything." I have no idea what this means. Apparently CB doesn't either because when I looked across the table at him, he was laughing quietly into his soup. Have a good weekend everyone!