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Milk & Cookies

  • 26th Mar, 2006 at 11:13 PM

Bee boots
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Tonight was a Milk and Cookies soirée at someone else's place. Michal's place, to be precise. It's an apartment on Ontario with an ambling layout divied up with tall plaster walls. The kitchen has an old farm sink, with shiny taps and a broad enamel basin. The living room is cozy with chesterfields. feygele lay across one of them, snapping photographs of the assembled crowd.

I met Liz, Ruth, and Leah. I met Andrew and Adriane. I met a Girl whose name I have now forgotten. I forget a lot of things, which is why I keep this journal. Someone was There was a coffee table full of cookies, so I set mine upon them. Chocolate chip. I had waited for them to cool, which is why I was late.

I lay upon a couch and stared at the chandelier danging from the ceiling. It was unlit. I stared at some letters, made of streamers, on the wall that proclaimed "HAPPY B-DAY RACHEL!" I would later discover that Rachel was one of Michal's roommates. She did a good job playing receptionist.

joenotcharles and vierge_en_trop were in attendence. I was told that I saw them too often at social events. I shall fix this, I think, by going off to Toronto this weekend. One can't host parties all the time. I also saw drkeys there who read some poetry. He's trying to avoid LiveJournal now. Reckons it ain't respectable, like.

Amanda, Dave, and Joe
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I dug out two short fictions from a thin book and read them back to back. Have I mentioned that I love short stories? After a piece about the joys of encouragement and a cat's heaven, I heard great praise for the author. "It's so hip," someone exclaimed. It's a Margaret Atwood book, I explained. People became interested. You know, Vierge inspired me to read Atwood, which I used to avoid. But she channels Atwood so well that, sometimes, listening to her speak is like reading an Atwood aloud.

Afterwards, I switched gears to read some Hunter. It's not the same, but it got just as many laughs. Just because a story has sex and abuse and death doesn't make it unfunny. Does it?

We had to leave all too soon. I collected some free books from a coffee table (as if I need more) and put away the tin I brought. We walked up the hill, Vierge, Joe, Dr. Keys, the Girl, and I. All too soon, we were at Duluth and I had to bid everyone good night.

Good night.


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27th Mar, 2006 05:03 (UTC)
Please elaborate on these Toronto plans. I may be around that place this weekend, too, and perhaps we can arrange a rendezvous to exchange money for earplugs.
27th Mar, 2006 05:46 (UTC)
I will arrive Friday night.

On Saturday, I'm taking my dad out because it's his birthday.

And on Sunday, I have plans to travel to Hamilton. I should be back in Toronto, however, in time to catch an evening train.
27th Mar, 2006 05:28 (UTC)
The Girl with whom you walked was Kiley, aka goddessofjoi.
27th Mar, 2006 05:47 (UTC)
Aha! The pieces come together, then.
27th Mar, 2006 09:23 (UTC)
you have parties where you eat milk and cookies and read out loud from books? holy crap! that is basically the best party idea of ALL TIME.

Can I participate long distance from Bangok!
27th Mar, 2006 14:20 (UTC)
You can, but it may get prohibitively expensive.
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27th Mar, 2006 14:20 (UTC)
There were crumbs all over!
4th Jan, 2007 08:50 (UTC)
Hm.. I like milk and most of dishes within milky ingridients.
4th Jan, 2007 15:09 (UTC)
I have a weakness for dairy, even though I'm lactose intolerant.

Notice how I'm blithely ignoring the subtext here. ;)
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27th Mar, 2006 14:20 (UTC)
27th Mar, 2006 16:00 (UTC)
I haven't even began the Atwood book you gave me. It was nice to be introduced to some of the stories by your reading though.
27th Mar, 2006 16:10 (UTC)
My pleasure!

I was worried you'd read from the same stories I had chosen, but realised that it was replete with wonderful tales. I couldn't have just flipped randomly until I found something I liked.
30th Mar, 2006 20:06 (UTC)
Pooh. I missed a milk and cookies and a beatles poster!
I hate not having internet!
30th Mar, 2006 21:38 (UTC)
Do you want to be invited to such events by phone? That's quite possible, you know.
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