I didn’t care for this year much at all.
The summer was nice, I guess.
My favorite memory of this year involves watching Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with Beth. The “going the wrong way” scene in that movie had us laughing so hard that I almost peed. My stomach hurt afterward. Had I been watching that movie on my own, I maybe would have rewound the scene once. She had me rewind it… maybe ten, fifteen times? I thought we would never stop laughing. Even the obviously tacked-on heart-felt part at the end worked. She probably cried (she cries).
We were in the basement of the house I’m living in. My roommate, the owner of the house, has outfitted it with a TV and DVD player and an aquarium and a couch. My roommate is an apallingly inconsiderate person. Loud, grunting, rapping along to whatever bullshit Kanye song is playing at the time. It boggles the mind. We were in the basement of the house he so clearly owns and… he and I aren’t friends. We say hello, we’re friendly, and that’s it. So being there, in that basement is a reprieve but it also feels as though we’re stepping on someone’s toes. And I’m always aware of that.
But when we grabbed dinner and beers and watched that movie down there–one of my favorite evenings of the last year–we forgot about all that and everything else.