In it, but not part of it
The Gymgirl and I went out to one of her co-worker’s birthday parties.
Girl there: I think you’re the same age as my dad.
Me: He must be awesome.
It was at this Italian joint in Little Italy called Pugliao, which I’d been to twice before. Super loud music and average food but it was fun enough.
A little while after that, my eating group went over to Pac’s place in Queens for a Friendsigiving celebration. Spak managed to turn off the gas at his own pad and also cook some killer food.
I made some traditional Chinese Thanksgiving guacamole while my friend Halfman made some mac n cheese and cornbread but these pics are all from Pac:
Him: If you’re gonna post this in your blog, gratuitously mentioning that I’m single would be dope.
Me: Done. Also, do people still use the word, “dope?”
I’ve been trying to balance my nights at home and out-and-about.
The weather’s getting cold and dark and I don’t want to do much but stay home and do stuff around the house. Try to sleep.
But the holidays are when people invite you places and I’ve got a full social card again.
Work’s picking up again, too. Like before.
My friends the Halfmen drove me and the kid home. He put on Uptight and kid sang most of the song.
When he got to the line that goes, She says, “Baby, everything is alright,” I broke down a little but recovered quickly enough that I don’t think the kid or the others saw.
I feel like I’m faking so much; being involved in the world but only enough to get by.
I’m in it, but not part of it.
Well, not part of the things that don’t really matter, at least.
Me: We’re home!
Boy: I like being home.
Me: There’s no place like it, right kid?
Him: (laughs, sings)