the crime comes last of all

an exercise in blurring the truth.

Friday, April 22, 2005

make revision to a dream while you wait in the van. rosemary. . .

She called, and what are the odds of this? (Well probably higher than normal in this case, because he uses the phone about as much as an average person would their knees, and that wasn't supposed to be a euphemism but it kind of came out that way.) He's picking up to dial as the exact moment as she gets connected through to call, and the sound of whispery male voices instead of the familiar dial tone are disorienting. It's him saying a phone number under his breath, or it's another him telling him the phone number under somebody's breath, and isn't she glad she had the presence of mind not to say "hello" and startle the both of them. The sheer volume of coincidence required to achieve this degree of concurring events is cause for reflection, and tugs right at her solar plexus.

She gets irritated with people who misuse the word "sanity" - for all its apparent tenuousness, it's surprisingly difficult to misplace - and throw similes around like they grow on trees.

Interpol - Evil

Friday, April 15, 2005

even when love is not what you were looking for

He's afraid of her boyfriend. "But wait, didn't he stab somebody?"

A running gag. She tells her boyfriend he's afraid of him. "Him? But he stabbed somebody!"

Tegan and Sara - Speak Slow

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

i just want to sit and stare at you - i don't want to talk about it

She'd never tell anybody, but the secret thing that helps her study for tests

        is Avril Lavigne songs.

Avril Lavigne - Fall to Pieces

Saturday, April 09, 2005

there was something about the handwriting that made me keep every scrap

"Hey, honey. Let's watch Ella Enchanted and make out while we coo over how hot Anne Hathaway is."
"Sweet, it'll be fuckin' rad."

Don't give me shit, or I'll go out behind the Home Depot and tell my friends there to beat you up.

Sarah Harmer - Greeting Card Aisle