i go through an asian hotel.  it has dozens of restaurants.  i sample a few of them.  i talk to a waitress who is glad to have someone who can speak english.  the place is gigantic with spa treatments and luxury entertainment rooms.  it’s a place people go so they don’t have to leave for […]

Rod and Todd Flanders from The Simpsons have a plan.  they go up to the farmer on his tractor (a normal guy in a natural landscape, not a cartoon like them) and they ask him to help them with their taxes.  they claim it’s just too difficult for them.  the farmer looks at the binder […]

ann is showing me the wedding invitations.  she wants to make sure they are alright.  they are so very ugly.  pads of thin yellow and pink ruled paper, like those that came in cheap 80’s notebook sets, cut into cutesie shapes that unfold like paper dolls.  the paper is so thin the ink from the […]

there was some kind of commotion outside while we were having a cookout with the other tenants in this housing project. we realized the place was on fire.  a whole side of the building across the courtyard was up in flames.  ours was on fire too, but we thought maybe the fire department would put […]