Monday, July 01, 2024

what I heard

1) "When you do coke it's not supposed to make you black out, right?" Person I'd stopped to check on in the bus shelter. They were crying and I couldn't walk past them without asking if they were ok. I didn't know the answer to their question, but I tried to see if they wanted to go to the hospital. They didn't. Ultimately, I did just walk away.

2) "Those deer out there are like good friends. They just hang out in my yard all day." Person with a huge Trump flag in their yard when I marveled at the 25 or so deer just sitting in their yard. I'd pulled up warily to ask for directions and was a bit taken aback. I don't know if I thought a Trump supporter would just randomly be shooting deer in their backyard or what.

3) *zombie noises* This was Nu after dinner. Max seemed to think it was the fun-est thing in the world and followed them around with heart-emoji eyes.

4) "Mr. Melancholy and his 'lunages'." A line from I Saw the TV Glow, which Nu was watching while I worked. Nu and At had already seen it together when Big A and I were in Arizona and liked it a lot. Turns out the line was "Mr. Melancholy and his luna juice." Umm. Yeah. Either way, I didn't get it. I think it's one of those things where you have to pay attention.

Pic: We've been going to Pride parades for years at this point, but I think I started giving the kids Pride presents only during the pandemic. Here, Nu and At are trying to figure out the prisms they got this year; Max thinks At, who'd stopped by for dinner after a shift at Chipotle, smells delicious. 

7 comments:

Nance said...

You know, I don't think I could stop at a house like that for directions, so kudos to you for being the better (or braver) person. And I'd have the same instant reaction about the lounging deer, too.

Gillian said...

Funny.

Nicole said...

Lunges, luna juice, same same?
I don't know if coke makes you black out or not? I have never tried it. I do know it makes you really energetic though, but what if you took a ton of it? I am not well versed it this but I do think that there are a lot of tampered drugs these days.

Sarah said...

Pride presents— awesome idea! We gorge on Pride cookies from our favorite coffee shop all month long, but I like the gift idea a lot.

maya said...

Nance--I didn't really have a choice... And he was working in his yard, so I thought I wasn't in immediate danger of being shot or whatever.

Gillian--Thanks!

Nicole--I heard it as "Lunages" which I translated as something to do with the moon (Luna) because there were clips from that old movie _A Trip to the Moon_. Yeah--that coke question threw me too.

Sarah--Oooh--I'd be very interested in what you pick out for your kids!

NGS said...

It's a nice reminder that not all Trump supporters are all bad. *sigh* I wish I didn't need this reminder.

maya said...

Engie--I have so much dread about the next few months...

hanging in there/hanging by a thread: a week of random things I thought about with A in the hospital

Wednesday, July 10:  Big A's healthcare team doesn't have a clear way forward, so neither do we. But I found the buttons to move his...