Thursday, June 30, 2005

nap time

i hate waking up at a time other than morning and thinking it's morning. i feel detached and disconnected, i feel like i missed out on something.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

zoo

went to the zoo today for work.

line of questioning with a youth who happened to be a former zoo volunteer:

"what did you do as a volunteer?"

"stuff behind the scenes, like got food ready for the trainers to feed the animals. they said it was volunteer but then we got some money to keep us from getting money in other ways."

"so, how did that work?"

"it was part of a youth diversion program for trouble kids when i was in 4th grade."

"oh, so, did you get into trouble?"

"yeah"

"what was the point of it?"

"it was supposed to keep us from stealing and drug dealing and stuff."

"did it work?"

"no, not really."

"what would work?"

"nothing really, i just had to learn it for myself."

Monday, June 06, 2005

permeate

when i was a kid i would make root beer floats by smashing all the ice cream super tight into the bottom of the glass so that the ice cream didn't really float it all. then i would pour the root beer over it and look at the three different layers, ice cream, rootbeer and foam. slowly, i would peel away layers of the ice cream with a spoon so that the root beer could permeate.