please, please, please do not go

18 10 2006

“i have a mac; we don’t get viruses” –nell, at study hall, returning to one of the more common threads of interrupt-work-to-chat-about-this discussion. it beats the recurrent theme of porn-we’re-not-viewing.

there are 9 people studying, reading shel silverstein poetry, planning quizzes, drafting professional application materials, or otherwise looking busy and intense in my living room tonight. they’ve eaten all the crack-flavored-rice-krispie-treats (their term; i had no idea crack was so easily comprised of things one has already around the house!) i made earlier, made themselves a few cups of tea, teased the cats, variously called on me & one another for read-overs or re-interpretation; jill’s explaining her read of something course-related to jeremy.

okay, honestly, i have to out my roommate; she’s re-doing her nails at the moment. but she was studying. a moment ago, except for jill’s whispering, the room was quiet. now nell’s teasing sangeethadevi about her attire, jason’s damning nell for talking about arm-flab, marc & jeremy are talking about hallowe’en costumes, & holly’s on the phone. in a few minutes it’ll shift back again; the waves of attentiveness, like cat-hair, tea, sweets, & inappropriate commentary about professorial lust, are apparently part of the atmosphere. the plan was to establish this practice in advance of winter so that they’ll be pull-out-of-their-houses-able even through deep snow, & with the fireplace to lure them. it’s working.

it’s been a long day. good for some reasons that seem more than a little insignificant to me next to the really-rough ones that keep taking over my train of thought; this is a warming little noise to start to balance out the grey, chill weather & the hurts going around. i can’t blame the sleepy ones for packing up & standing near the doors, but i kinda wish we had a big old rambly mansion & everybody lived in little rooms upstairs & would still be here for breakfast. next tuesday. 🙂

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5 responses

19 10 2006
thebroomecloset

there are 9 people studying, reading […]
… and updating livejournal. *grin* Sounds like a very fine evening, and I hope it is a recurring theme through the winter.

19 10 2006
tyra

see “looking busy and intense” 😉

19 10 2006
_aurelius

i’m starting to feel a little farklempt…
i had no idea crack was so easily comprised of things one has already around the house!
if teenagers can manufacture meth out of items at the local walgreens, why not crack out of common kitchen items?

19 10 2006
tyra

heh–i said i didn’t know, not i was surprised!

19 10 2006
faerieariel

“i kinda wish we had a big old rambly mansion & everybody lived in little rooms upstairs & would still be here for breakfast”
Me too. I miss having a community, now that most of my ‘peeps’ are home with the kids watching Spongebob, or whatever.

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