For several hours I had laid around in bed waiting for the roommates to leave so I could go into the garage and workout as normal. When I thought the coast was finally clear I opened the garage to make sure they were gone only to find the owner of the home pushing a broom across the driveway. Since he is the owner of his own business he never takes a holiday off and it caught me by surprise! With no hope of getting a good workout in today I went to the stove to start lunch (I made tacos).
If everything had gone as planned I would have left for work ten minutes earlier and sat in the break room drinking a cold beverage. I stood in the kitchen talking to the roommate for too long and I was running late. By the time I got to work I had 5 minutes to rinse off the sweat and change into my uniform shirt but luck throw its monkey wrench into things…
“Breanne is that you, I have not seen you in 8 years,” I asked. “I have not seen you in so long that I thought you had left the state after you finished you undergraduate work at the university.” “No, its me I have been working for a small university and I live in north phoenix now,” she said. “I want to say I am sorry for all those bad things we did to each other back then but we always had fun doing it.” “I was so immature but you are always my favorite boyfriend or whatever you called our relationship back then. “Do you remember when the cops had to pick me up at the gym and take me to jail?” “We did a lot of stupid things together and had way to much public sex. Do you have any kids yet or are you married?” “I was about to ask you the same thing and of course not.”
This girl was my first and probably my last serious relationship of my life and I think I give her most of the credit for turning me off sex without being emotional capable of it. After her 6 years ago I have never been involved with anyone else beyond a date or two. We broke up a lot and things never were right between us but she loved sex and that was our glue that binded us. Today I could tell by the goofy look in her eyes that she was still very physically attracted to me. And sadly the muscles in her arms and sleek fit legs reminded me of how much she loved anal sex. I was not ashamed to tell her that I worked in the grocery store because she visited me at my office all the time when I was computer analyst at the university. We spent our nights doing it in the dorms and every day after work she found me. She was the most emotionally draining thing to ever happen to me and despite the ideas dancing around in my head about us getting back together again, it would never work, we have tried, but we are both older now. She is a Ph.d in journalism or communications… I forgot which it was she said. I never thought a stupid 19 year old girl would achieve such academic success but good for her. I told her three times that I had to get back to work but she kept coming over to touch me on the shoulder. “Look at those arms and how much you have grown since you were a teenager,” I said to her as she left.
Of course my actions had not gone unnoticed from my co-workers who all wanted to know who that woman was that was flirting with me. “Hey is she a fitness instructor and how do you know her, she is really hot,” said the bagger next to me. I explained to him that she is crazy and he did not say another word about it. The other baggers came over to me and asked about her too but I just rolled my eyes at them.
I spent the rest of the day wishing that Jane the cashier had been there so I could have introduced her to my ‘ex-girlfriend’ in a classy manner. If she had just seen the kind of women I am used to then she would not be able to get on this high horse she rides at work being the most attractive person at the store. I would not see Jane until I was walking out and she looked as plain as usual in her slicked back pony tail. There is literally nothing that is not simple about her appearance.
For my break I went to the service deli and got a microwave burrito and a Pepsi. One of the heavy set cashiers came over and sat next to me and we talked about the girl. I don’t know what this cashier’s fascination with me is but she talks to me in a slutty tone of voice all the time. She really enjoys talking about all the perverted things she does in her own relationship and I take some delight that she trusts me enough to be open about it. I had to tell her that I had some inner thoughts about getting back with my teenage sex queen.
As I walked to the front door Jane was walking in and we said a casual hello but it was short lived on account that she is always late to work. I got on my bike and headed to CVS for little cigars. After that it was to the organic to talk to the cashiers there about my day at the grocery store. And as usually they are always entertained by my antics.
I find it so odd when people ask me to tell them stories. Jane asks me to repeat stories I have told her in the past all the time. The older lady cashiers are often over entertained by my narration of idiotic situations I often find myself within the confines of a day’s events
I walked into the house to hear music playing loudly in the garage and I thought there was some mistake. There was not anyone in that was supposed to be at home playing music at this hour. I walked into the kitchen to investigate and my roommate says he is working out to me. He does not look like a guy that works out though, I questioned this new behavior and he told me he did it about 3 times a week. How very strange it is when ordinary people just take an active interest in personal fitness around me?
I sat at my computer with an Arizona tea playing computer games till I could not stand it anymore but what to do on a holiday when reporting the news is not well done by the media outlets. I had heard that the star of the Green Mile movie died today at work. One of the cashiers was almost in tears over the news and I asked if it was Duncan and she said yes. I don’t know how those really big people stay alive as long as they do.
Despite the dismal prospects I went into the world of internet journalism with hope and this is where I went:
6. NEW YORK TIMES
7. THE DAILY BEAST
8. HUFFINTON TIMES
After I had enough political bullshit I returned to reading my book Where Good Ideas come from and took every opportunity to look up vague references from the author. That is what I love about the technology age we live in. I can take something like the Keeling Islands and look up exactly where Darwin was standing when he wrote about evolutionary diversity in reef eco systems. I remember being little and going through the encyclopedias when I was about 6. We had a full set of Britannica’s which I enjoyed looking at the pictures even if I could not read what the letters said. Now we have google and you can access any information you want at the touch of screen nearly anywhere in the world. I used to look up random facts on my long bus rides home from the corporation but more often than not I would say screw it and sleep. That is the down side to learning in our age, we don’t really appreciate it all the time. we all know its going to be there in the morning.