The morning sun
comes in, and I get up because I'm blinded.
Not because I want to get up.
No, see, I'm depressed, we've established that, and I've tumbled
headlong into the pit of despair and I have every right to stay in bed
all day long and do nothing except eat crap.
Except I'm the kind of person that doesn't eat when I'm
depressed. Takes too much
energy to chew. Liquids
only. So begins my drunken
binge, ha ha ha.
on a vacation does not fly very well so I muster enough energy to follow
Ethan wherever he wants to go. We
hike around the little town for awhile, take in the kitschy little
stores selling dreamcatchers made out of polished rocks and stuff.
In all honesty, I'm a little culture shocked.
I mean, there are TREES here.
There's GRASS here. It's
not just miles and miles and miles of asphalt, strip malls, and
attitude. It's times like
this that you remember, oh yeah, there's a whole other world outside of
L.A. The rest of the world
doesn't look like L.A.
just seals you off. It's
like Logan's Run. You
don't know there's another world out there until you stumble
upon an exit, and then you're just standing looking at
everything with gaping mouths.
I start wondering aloud to Ethan what it would be like to
live out here, to make your living out here.
How easy it would be to buy some cute little place and
cater to the tourist crowd.
Forget the trucker bar in Texas fantasy, buy some seafood
shack out here and shuck oysters all day.
I could deal with that.
I could deal very well with that.
I wouldn't need a crowd of regulars, everybody would just
be there for a few days on vacation and gone again.
I'd close up at 2 in the morning, maybe take moonlight
walks down the beach, fall asleep with the window open, letting
the ocean be the soundtrack to my dreams.
I could sit and watch the world pass by my oyster shack.
People on vacation are probably easier to deal with.
Especially the people around here.
Almost everybody here is a couple.
Almost everybody here is happy to be with the person
they're with. You
could impress a different person every day with your