dinner in naperville.
i’m having dinner with parents. they are both very colorful. i sit in between them, bellied up to the granite kitchen island. my dad turning down the music ever so slightly, as if my mom and i wouldn’t notice. my mom and dad tell me, again, about their chiropractor. they talk about the house across the street that has been seized by the bank and has been foreclosed. the only...
i don’t care how lazy phil is. phil is the best dog our family has ever...– andrew templin
last night, i found myself surrounded by people i don’t know. somehow, i got wrangled into a birthday party. it’s funny to watch a celebration from the outside. the friend who wraps their gift with extra care. the one who hasn’t taken it out of the walgreen’s plastic bag. you know him, the jack black of the group. there is the party planner friend (who gets easily...
-is that a duffle bag? -no! that’s her purse!– daniel beyer and elise schmitt
yesterday, while at party city, one of the workers got on the loudspeaker to say: ‘attention all party city customers, starting now, luau is now fifty percent off. i repeat, all luau party supplies are now fifty percent off.’ i was purchasing balloons. the only other person in the store (that i could see) was purchasing items for a baby shower. i thought, ‘i wonder if there are...
this morning i watched donny and marie osmond perform on good morning america (my television is stuck on abc). i stood there, tilting my head to the right and thinking ‘could my sister sarah and i ever be like donny and marie osmond?’ choreographed dance routines, medleys of our hits (i’d do a remake of puppy love). could sarah and i capture the hearts of those around us on...
are you there god? it's me, d. graham kostic.
i don’t ask for much. but please lord, someday let me have a home exactly like, or a lot like this: d. graham kostic dreams of a home and this is the home he dreams about… zebra taxidermy and all.
dad and i just went to the chiropractor and now we’re going to...– a voicemail message my mom left on my answering machine
today, i’m thinking about disney world. well, disney world, and other things as well. i’ve managed to delete 15,000 emails from my email system. 15,000! that is a whole heck of a lot of emails.
a nice break in my day caused by my email system...
it seems that i have really been toe-ing the line, playing with fire and more with my 15 gigabytes worth of work email that nearly all came crashing down today. while my database is rebuilding, i’ve had a dip in my day to think about a few things. things like how last friday i went to get my tarot cards read by a woman named madame rose (or did i just name her madame rose?) who told me that...
so my dad wants me to post a listing on craigslist for my sister’s place, to rent it out. he sent me the information. i received it via email late last night: LinPrk, 2br, 1.5ba, newkit/ba,w/d,frplc,hdwdflrs/c,cable, fenc’dpatio,1cargar,cls2bus/L,nopets,avail9/1,$2675. i’m mildly confused reading this. w/d? cls2bus? 1cargar? nopets? what are nopets? yeah, yeah, i get most of the...