February 18th

cupMy horoscope today: “Saturn and Jupiter are aligning and you will have some great obstacle to overcome in order to achieve success.” Perhaps it is referring to my current shortage of fruit-cups.

There is a new door in the office. It’s behind the water cooler. It wasn’t there yesterday. Nobody has said anything. I was getting water and someone else was standing there as well. I kept trying to look at the door, to see if they would say anything, but they avoided eye contact and walked away. Perhaps it will come up in a meeting.

Jake wasn’t on the train this morning. I saw someone I recognized from work. They began to walk towards the empty seat that was next to me, saw me, and turn around to stand by the door. It was the only empty seat in the carriage.

I can see it from my office. The door I mean. It’s normal looking, and it has a lock built into the handle. The water cooler hasn’t moved as far as I can tell. The little sign that was behind the cooler has gone. It used to say “PLEASE TAKE ONE CUP AT A TIME OR DISPENSER WILL JAME”. Someone had spelt it ‘JAME’ but then crossed the ‘e’ out.

February 15th

877434I finally got up on time this morning to make the omelet I had planned. I prepared some tea and had the toast on a little plate, and I made the omelet and sat in the sunlight and ate it. It was nice.

I saw Jake on the train today. Jake is a homeless guy who claims the world is going to end any day now. He keeps a regular schedule and doesn’t smell too bad. He has a hat on that says ‘Judgment Day’ and he appears to make his own clothes. I don’t what his real name is, but I call him Jake. He said hello to me when I got on the train and then he went to sleep. After a few stops he woke and started talking really loudly. I tried hard to focus on the crossword. Four letters for ‘long’ beginning ‘A’ something ‘H’, ‘E’. He started saying that the “earth gone get mad when you done buried yo dreams.”

I can’t argue with him. The city got mad when I buried my pet dog. They made me dig him up and put him in a 3mil trashbag. After three weeks. I had to mark it and leave it by the side of the road. I got a fine for $75. I think it was the neighbor who reported me.

I have stomach ache now. I think the milk I used in the omelet was off.

The answer is ACHE.