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March 15, 2005





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Friday, April 30, 2004

The balloon clung to the ceiling vent, drawn to it by air current or some unknown desire to escape.

How and why it got into the men's room, I don't want to know.


5:15 PM


Thursday, April 29, 2004

The meeting room stands dark. Taped to the wall is a hurried note reading 'The right-sizing workshop has been moved to the larger room.'

Well that's a start.


2:44 PM


Wednesday, April 28, 2004

He looked so suave. He was so calm, cool and collected, with that french fry dangling out of his mouth like Humphrey Bogart in an old 1940's movie. He looked over and smiled with his eyes, as if to ask 'hey, aren't I cool?'

Yeah, man, you're the coolest 2 year old I've ever seen.


6:32 PM


Tuesday, April 27, 2004

The sprinkler creates a water tunnel over the sidewalk. The little girl laughs with glee as Grandpa pushes her through.

He's spared another day at WaterWorld.


8:02 AM


Monday, April 26, 2004

With their car window up I can't make out the song that the young girls seem to be enjoying so much. I turn away towards the car on the other side of me. He seems to be their backup drummer.

Mime Rock in stereo.


7:10 PM


Sunday, April 25, 2004

He's barely tall enough to reach the folding table, but it doesn't matter. He's acting as if he's 10 feet tall. He's 'Mom's Lil Man' and he's tackling the towels all by himself.

When was the last time a mundane task made you feel important?


12:34 PM


Saturday, April 24, 2004

They sit across from each other, barely two feet apart. They're both staring at their text phones, not saying a word. They both laugh.

Modern day conversation over lunch.


4:34 PM


Friday, April 23, 2004

The waitress held up the empty glass to the woman going up to the buffet for the third time. 'Coke?' she asked. 'Diet' replied the woman.

Interesting choice of words.


6:07 PM


Thursday, April 22, 2004

There's a lot of finger pointing, yelling and screaming all around me. They're children and we're in a park.

Usually I only see that behavior back at the office.


6:18 PM


Wednesday, April 21, 2004

She's dwarfed by the two mountainous trainers showing her around. One aims the tree trunk he calls an arm in the direction of a bicep curl machine and gently describes its use.

She self-consciously holds her rail-thin arm as they walk off.


7:21 PM


Tuesday, April 20, 2004

They came in their orange vests, joining the others who were already sitting down in their orange vests. As they waited for the counsel meeting to begin, the front rows turned orange. They came to make a statement, they came to say "yes" to a project, they came seeking work.

They shouted in silence.


10:58 PM


Monday, April 19, 2004

I'd seen them both before... at the gym, shopping around town, somewhere else perhaps. I would say 'hi' except they don't notice that they're in the middle of a crowded room. They only have eyes for each other.

Oh, and lips.


3:54 PM


Sunday, April 18, 2004

The woman fumbles through her purse, while the blue vested teenager waves the same item over the scanner time and time again. In a single graceful move, seemingly well rehearsed, the little girl reaches up and a pack of gum falls onto the pile of items below.

A beep.

The woman and teenager look up. At what? The price? Each other? The little girl?

The woman pulls out her debit card.

Who won?


9:40 PM


Saturday, April 17, 2004

The dad crossed the street with his three boys in tow. His hair and face, just different heights. Then he met up with mom, the stroller, and the two girls.

I hummed the Brady Bunch theme as I drove around the corner.


9:12 AM


Friday, April 16, 2004

A young man, old enough to make his own decisions, came out of the movie theater wearing a mask and carrying a plastic sword.

I hope he worked there.


5:12 PM


Thursday, April 15, 2004

The cashier banters about with a waitress behind the register, as I walk up to pay my check. Taking my money she puts the bills down on the counter and mixes them like a bowl of pasta. "Do you want to see me have a conniption fit?"

Not really.


1:20 PM



He's too engrossed in the paper to notice the lone sausage evading his wayward fork. Read, poke, read, poke. A quick glance and a focused stab yields success. The sausage never stood a chance.


9:29 AM


Wednesday, April 14, 2004

The young guard, sitting alone behind the tiny desk, isolates himself by looking down instead of up. What is he thinking about? The sport score, his homework due tomorrow... or...

"What am I doing with my life?"


7:26 PM


Tuesday, April 13, 2004

He stares a little too long. He seems to have forgotten to lift the barbell. I don't think he knows he's still in the gym. I wonder if she noticed too.

She shifts a little on the bike and wipes her neck with a little white towel.

She noticed.


9:21 PM


Monday, April 12, 2004

The Bentley pulls up along side. His arms flail about wildly as he yells on the phone. She sits there, staring ahead, looking tired. From the opera perhaps? Tired from years of frantic phone calls? Or just tired of the silence?

The light changes.


5:17 PM


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