Sunday, July 31, 2005
While wandering the aisles of the furniture store, they keep finding little nooks to smootch in.
They're misunderstanding the concept of "get a room."
Friday, July 29, 2005
He sits and scan the crowd... then scans his watch... then scans his shoes. He repeats several times, before getting up to try a different angle.
Maybe if he stands up, he won't be stood up.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
As he talks on his cell phone, he reads the sign... "Please be courteous and turn off your cell phone." He hangs up...
... then dials again.
Monday, July 25, 2005
She's furiously struggling with the bag, pulling at it every-which-way. It bursts
into a shower of chips. She bursts into a shower of tears.
She's got more than a broken bag.
Saturday, July 23, 2005
He finds himself alone; the kids having gone off with their mother. He dreams of all
the things he's going to do...
But ends up sleeping through them.
Friday, July 22, 2005
He's at the gym, but goes from person-to-person instead of machine-to-machine.
That explains the thin lips.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
He sits in his car... staring out the window... totally phasing out... not because he's an airhead or anything... he's just resolved to his fate of being trapped...
She's paying for her parking with a check.
Monday, July 18, 2005
He dances in the street, throwing his phone up in the air.
Someone needs to explain to him the definition of 'flip phone.'
Saturday, July 16, 2005
They sit close, both chatting away on their cell phones. She gets up to leave. He pauses long enough to say "call me later."
Sharing time rolls over.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
He parks his car in the red zone and puts his blinkers on. Then runs into the ice cream store.
A 31 flavor emergency.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Her uniform clings to her in the noonday sun. Sweat and her cigarette dangle absentmindedly as she looks over the want ads over lunch.
Dreaming of a cooler job.
Monday, July 11, 2005
He looks nervous. She looks anxious. They share a salad and few words... then leaves.
Whatever it was will have to wait.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
They were close once. Time and differences just got in the way. He calls her by the wrong name... losing their past...
and their future.
Thursday, July 07, 2005
All eyes roll at the mention of her name, telling him more than words ever could. "Just watch what you say" they tell him.
Just like they are.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
He brags about his days on the wrestling team... and the swim team... and the late nights... as... he... huffs... and... puffs... up... the... stairs...
Those days are gone.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
She tells him she's on-her-way, while she makes just-one-more-phone-call. "In-a-minute" comes before one-more-email. Broken promises linger in the air as she goes-out-for-a-smoke.
"Can you believe the nerve of some people?" she exclaims as she returns to an empty room.
Monday, July 04, 2005
He tells them to be careful with those firecrackers. They laugh and pretend he's not there. He shows them two missing fingers.
They scream and run off in a flash.
Sunday, July 03, 2005
They touch each other's swollen bellies. Hers from baby...
His from beer.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
The movie ends with typical sappy flair. They groan, then make a made dash for the restroom.
The movie wasn't the relief they wanted.
WANT A BETTER LIFE?