Underthecurrent


Ca$hed Up
July 27, 2016, 2:14 am
Filed under: when I grow up

Today, a raise.  Numbers that will show up on a screen.  Theoretical, mostly.  Something goes wrong, it takes about an hour to fix, a good reason to get out on a sunny afternoon, even if it is in stifled poly business wear.  The old boys are out, waiting in line, making jokes, familiar now.

Downtown is busting.

Try this on.  Mirrors every way.  Flush with future cash, this is the chance to do something a few hundred dollars worth of stupid.

Remember stupid?



Things That Have Happened More
July 16, 2016, 12:01 am
Filed under: unrelated thoughts

Since arriving here.

Kombucha.

Television watching.

Eating pie.

Accupuncture.  Facial accupuncture.



AF.
July 14, 2016, 6:43 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

All the crazy shit I did tonight

Those will be the best memories

We’re sweating and dancing and suddenly it’s 2:00 a.m.  The kind of show where the DJ is playing just for you.  The song is in another language, almost familiar.  The air outside afterwards has that smooth coolness that has to be earned.  This is who we are, this is who we were.

My boss has told the same story eight times about eating rotten tinned fish, by accident, over a decade ago.  This is landmark.

We don’t exchange many stories.



End of Marathon
July 13, 2016, 3:52 am
Filed under: overtly political

Performance anxiety sets in about three days in advance, like dark storm clockwork. It happens.  Then sleep.  A predictable cycle.

“Bring your friends! Come back soon!” he says, passing some sandwiches over.  He’s so nice, the world is a nice place.  Waiting.

This summer has been mostly rain, not much heat.  Halfway in, feeling like it’s just about to start.  Sundresses half unpacked, waiting, like these months.  Almost.

It’s funny how the metrics change.  In this place flush with resources, some is everything and nothing.  Arriving here, there was enough.  Enough to solve problems, get out.  Then there was a surplus, enough to put a bit here and there, a net.  There were some milestones.  Not everyone has a net, but instead of thinking about that, the gaze goes upwards.  At the top of any given hill, there is a mountain ahead, something that will make a kingdom into a fiefdom, and a fiefdom into serfdom.

Credit Suisse says the median net worth per adult in Canada last year was $74,800, the true middle.  In the USA it was $49,800.  The world median is $3200. (All USD)