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The view from Thursday
“I don’t always stare at my phone, Kristen.” -Michele, staring at her phone
Joe has the word “hate” tattooed on the knuckles of each hand. “Shouldn’t one of those say ‘love’?” Michele asked, last time we were all hanging out. “I thought about that,” said Joe, “but if a guy sees this fist coming towards his face and it says ‘love,’ I just feel like it sends a … Continue reading
A trip to the seaside
On a recent visit to a lighthouse, Michele and I came across a series of these signs. They posed a bunch of whale-related questions without answering any of them. “I know this one!” Michele said, all excited. “It’s babies. They all have babies outside their bodies!” “Ew, what? I don’t have a baby on the … Continue reading
Table for one
Rachel: “Wait, how fancy is this dinner place? I didn’t bring fancy clothes.” Kris: “Ha! Oh, no dude, this is Santa Cruz. Believe me, you will be the best-dressed person in this restaurant.” Jason: “Yeah, you know how at some restaurants they give you a coat and tie to wear if you don’t have them? … Continue reading
She’ll try anything once. And then two or three more times.
Michele is telling Katy and me about her brother’s smoker machine, which allows you to make smoked meats. Michele: “Actually, you can smoke all kinds of stuff in it. It’s awesome.” Katy: “Like veggies and stuff?” Kris: “Anything except cherries, right?” Michele: “Oh yeah, we tried smoking cherries. They were completely disgusting. I bit into … Continue reading
Michele: “I’m excited to see my nieces next week.” Kris: “Nieces?” Michele, truculent, already knowing what’s coming: “Yes, Kristen, my nieces.” Kris: “You only have one niece that I know of, unless your brother’s been busy lately.” Michele: “I also call my cousin’s daughters my nieces. As you know.” Kris: “But ‘niece’ is a word … Continue reading
Baby on board — not my board, sorry, this title is misleading. I am not pregnant, nobody panic.
Two of our best friends had their first baby this week! It’s such a huge deal, let’s examine how it impacts me. I was discussing the possible repercussions this will have on our regular friend hangouts with another regular hanger-outer, Jacob, the day it happened: Jacob: “What do you think this will mean for socializing? … Continue reading
Why did Michele cross the street?
Kris: [starts charging across, realizes Michele isn’t with her] “You coming?” Michele: “Sorry, yes.” Kris: “Did you forget how to walk?” Michele: “No, I was just waiting for a white man to cross with.” Kris: “…” Michele: “You know, the little white light-up man? In the crossing sign?” Kris: “Ah. Yes. You may wish to … Continue reading
Waiting for my pedicure to dry
People asked a bunch of the sexiest male celebrities to describe their perfect day. Almost all of them said some version of “I want to be at my house with my family.” Come on! You’re hot, rich and famous. There are plenty of great things you can do with your family outside the house. How … Continue reading
While having dinner at Jacob’s on Sunday we somehow got into a riff about Gene’s interest in Ridley Scott, which ended in a joke about how all his sex ed came from Ridley Scott movies. I went right along with this. Later on I got home and looked this guy up and apparently the sex … Continue reading