Wednesday, July 19, 2006

FW:

talk to me...

at the laundromat and jesse and i were thinking earlier that we need to open a 24 hour laundromat with air conditioning, a coffee shop, wifi, etc so i sent this via my mobile and i have no clue why the title is FWD and it's getting annoying that i can't title my mobile phone posts

i kept hearing the beeping from the tv at the laundromat and it's so thick outside it's almost a color and i didn't pay any attention until the lady with the three dryers next to mine looked at me and we both said "fuck, it's an amber alert."

if you don't know what that is, no, it's not one of our stupid color coded terror alert messages -- it means a child has been kidnapped and it's named after a child named amber who was kidnapped and murdered in texas...and then i felt sad/mad at the world for the fact that the warning system that was activated wasn't for the fucking weather...it just had to be about a child, huh?

and then you start looking sideways at everyone around you...flashback to the movie unbreakable, the scene where he's standing at the train station, you know the one i'm talking about...and you wish that your secret super power could somehow see into the heart of darkness...and after all that desire to see the light? how could that be?

homeless guy walks in and drinks water from the fountain and asks me if i'm knitting or crocheting and looked really shocked when i said knitting and then he smiled and said "that's a good habit" and then he left...and the look of shock? maybe that was his seeing something not so horrible in what i imagine is a cold and dark world for him most days.

darker, darker outside and a guy with a notebook on a bike asked me how many quarters the dryers took and then he told me he's been doing a *story* about the price of laundromats in this town and showed me his charting system on a scrap of paper, the back of some sort of flier and then he rode off...and the rumbling started, sky grey, my head hurts and it feels so late and yet it's not, it's really not...

laundry at the laundromat and there i was in old, ragged clothes because it was either than or dress to the 9's because we're out of clean things to wear and i thought "wasn't i just in london a couple days ago?"

the fucking siren goes off again. this time it's for the weather.

5 comments:

Richard said...

So you are currently doing your laundry (as this was posted 3 seconds ago :)

Err...

(points indexfinger to forehead)

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VRGirl said...

hehe. mobile post. i take the pix and enter a brief message and then edit it when i get back to a wired connection. then once i've edited it you see the full thought(s) that i was thinking. like now. :D

(indexfingertoforeheaddecoded)

Richard said...

:D

Bunkadoo said...

Was the Sit & Spin still around when you were in Seattle? It was a laundromat/diner/concert venue, although I only took advantage of the concert venue part.

VRGirl said...

yeah it was -- i went to a carissa's wierd show there. it's gone now, huh? that sucks! but i'm thinking that this 24 hour coffee shop, wifi, laundry place might work in a college town where laundry, studying, etc takes place in the middle of the night.