Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. It is cold but not as cold as it was before. He slides in the ice in his car and nearly crashes but he does not crash but he drives very slowly for the rest of his journey. There is a two hour delay for school in the Montgomery County area so he could have stayed in bed for longer. This irritates him a little but only a little. He slips and slides back to his own house and has a shower and makes a coffee and locks himself out of his car but it is okay because he has a spare set of keys and it is sad because this is not the first time that he has locked himself out of his car. He has been watching too much My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. He does not understand bronies. Even though it is a well made show it is no different from any other children’s cartoon. He has already had this conversation with himself so he stops. He does very little at work but  at the end of the day manages to direct some television to a barely professional level going out to millions around the world. The he gets the bus home and the train home and he keeps accidentally staring at a woman across the aisle from him so that he probably looks like a lunatic in his big woolen hat. Then he has chicken for supper and he plays I-spy and then he drives home and he makes himself a hot chocolate mixed with coffee and then he goes up to his room and finds the left over coffee from this morning which is cold now but he sees it as an extra coffee so he is happy that he now has two drinks to enjoy. This is not the reaction of a well-balanced man. He reads some more of Middlesex and then he plays Word with Friends then he thinks about the future and then he goes to sleep.

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The Sleepcoat League

Armchair anthropologist, sometime scribe, freelance philosopher, amateur artist, part-time poet, musical maven, alliteration aficionado.

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