Getting home from LA, house smells like beer, Noah had mopped 3 times (that day), still dried marshmallow scuzz on floor. Teen party, take the GRE, teen party, clean house (only I can do this). Laundry room destroyed again. Vomit on blankets. Teen party.
Grad school deadline, heater knocked over on foot, give advice to teens (college would be fun for you) shots of whiskey from other teens (teen party). Kisses on the cheek from the most wasted (the youngest) teens at teen party. Dead bird on porch has been put into a ham sandwich: sculptural ashtray. Bird smells bad in the day, when she thaws… but SHE NEVER WAKES UP! Shopping cart in yard with broken chair.
Christian and Marie Claire come over. Fonzi, Christian and Marie Claire come over. I cleaned the house (only I am capable of this). Teen party. Recycling comical. Recycling doesn’t get taken out. I didn’t do it because I overslept (teen party).
2nd Grad school deadline. Teen party. When I got back from LA (before which I had deep-cleaned house) I left instructions for how to clean house (not followed). Mailman offended by dead-bird smell. 20 computer fans, 2 ultrasonic sensors. Renting a bending brake in Rio Rancho and learning to weld via credit card debt (haven’t been paid back for rent or bills for a while). Plane tickets also on credit card debt. (Couldn’t pay for those with my wages anyway).
Realized the deadline for the place I’m applying in Finland was 3 days away, finished and submitted my application online, and had to send them documents to arrive by the 15th. Got a copy of diploma attested. Car tire blew out driving home. Pulled over and changed tire – they attach the bolts pneumatically so it took a lot of muscle to get them off. Cold hands lifting my car on its little jack with the wrong tool (a small bolt, for leverage). The doughnut went totally flat driving across the parking lot. I walked home, carrying my diploma, the attested copy of my diploma, and a six pack. A dog started following me. It was funny.
Earlier that day, Dion had left 20+ post-its on my desk that each said: “PLUM WINE.” He was waiting at my house, we went to three stores that didn’t have plum wine.
Next day, late for work because the post office (which I was trying to use to express-mail my Finland Grad school application) said they couldn’t send something to Finland. They kept giving me the wrong forms and finally said they didn’t have the right envelope. When I told them I was late for work and didn’t have a car they taped it in an over-large envelope. They also bought burritos from a woman selling them from a little cooler. Maybe that’s what I should do (sell burritos, as was my first job, before I could legally be hired).
Anyway, post office couldn’t get application there on time so I used UPS online for 1 day express and that was $20 cheaper.
I am enabling the teen parties? Yes, because I am paying most of the rent and all of the bills. I am also lessening my chances of graduate school via being distracted and kept up late, even with earplugs in, trying to sleep. After work the next day knowing I was pushing against my next deadline I joked “bar?” Tina and I went out. Tina offered for me to live with her. I said: “When can I move in?”