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gratitude: a second helping

June 12, 2013


because i've to counterbalance that crap from yesterday. so... things from the past twenty-four hours or so for which i am grateful:
 
advil
blanca, our housekeeper
checks
dialogue

They met Cate at a sushi bar. For once, Cate had gotten there before either of them.

"I don't eat sushi, Gus," Isabel muttered as they approached the entrance.

"We're not here for fish. We're here for vodka. And these people know how to mix a martini better than anyone in town." She looked at Cate. "You didn't get us a table?"

"I thought we'd sit at the bar. Quicker service--drinks don't have so far to go."

August thought about it, glanced at Isabel. "She might want the privacy of a booth."

"Bar's fine," Isabel said. "I'm exhausted. I'd rather not stay too long."

"You'll stay 'til you're done with the details," they said in unison as they ushered her inside.

"Fantastic. Ain't much to tell. He tried to kiss me. I stood there like a damned ice sculpture. And then I bailed."

"That's the Hemingway version. Try for Faulkner instead."

August smiled at Cate's cleverness. "Dickens, at least."

fried chicken
gravy
hard rock cafe t-shirts
internet
jelly of the raspberry-flavored variety
king of queens
love
merchandise credits
napkins
oranges
pappadeaux's
quiet
shower gel of the gardenia-scented variety
trees
umbrellas
vacuums
wrigley's doublemint gum
xerox machines
yards
ziplock bags

1 comment :

  1. I love reading things people are thankful for! :-)

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