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September 19, 2003

Drive-thru war zone aviation

I live in a quiet neighborhood. Quiet houses, quiet people. The majority of traffic on our street is just cute couples with cute dogs, who smile and wave at you as you stare at them. Whenever they do this, I know to raise my hand slowly in the air and then keep very, very still.

But even with the friendly pedestrians that have overrun the place, my neighborhood seems a pretty normal one.

...Except at 9:45 and 11:00 every night when the Sea World Twice-Nightly Fireworks Show makes it sound a little like an air raid. Someone jumps at it every single time.

...Oh, and those couple of times a night when the hospital helicopters fly close enough to shake the house.

...And also when that banshee of a little girl neighbor of ours lets out a scream that curdles the blood. She does this periodically every day, for NO apparent reason. It sounds a little like she's being scalded with a white-hot cattle prod. I doubt that's actually the case, though I'd be a good bit happier if I knew it was.


In other news, happened upon a *really* cute indie-boy at the drive-thru photo lab today. Button-up shirt, dark thick-rimmed glasses, shaggy hair, crooked smile. Right there at the goddam DRIVE-THRU photo lab. Taking the initiative, of course, I flashed my winning smile. And as usual nothing happened. But damn, boy was pretty.

Did you know that atop certain hills on the San Diego City College campus, you can turn East and it looks like an aeroplane is coming RIGHT AT YOU??? I bet you didn't.

Posted by kati at September 19, 2003 06:45 PM

Comments photo boy... Did you know that the chemicals used to develop color photograpy can potentially threaten a man's ability to reproduce? Long term = bad news. Short time = lots and lots of unprotected sex! Randy, baby!

Posted by: robyn at September 20, 2003 12:25 AM

I think you'd have to flash a little more than that winning smile of yours to get the photo boy's attention... I'm sure he gets to see all kinds of "personal" moments working in a place like that. Hmm... maybe he works there just for that opportunity. In that case, maybe you'd want to avoid him (the sicko) or maybe that sickness could come in handy...

Posted by: Kristina at September 20, 2003 01:43 PM

BTW, and speking of boys you dig, have you seen "The Cat's Meow"? Eddie Izzard has a very prominent role as Charlie Chaplin (yeah, I know that's odd), and that hottie Cary Elwes is also up in there. Definitely worth renting, esp. for the cast interviews of Eddie in the special features, where he looks so cool in that nice leather jacket...

Posted by: Kristina at September 20, 2003 01:49 PM

Oh honey please ... of course. He's so great as Charlie Chaplin.
However, at the moment thinking about Eddie is making me cry. I need to stop before I hurt myself.

Posted by: kati at September 20, 2003 02:12 PM