into which I am meant to move upon Gabe's graduation. The walls
are all painted, although one contains a mural of two giant koi, which
I will paint over soon. I even bought supplies to do it with, although
I don't have any idea what I'll paint. Brooke and I will be sharing that
room in the fall as a double studio, and taking her room as a forced
double, and that way we both get a studio and neither of us has to
sleep with the insects on floor five.
Brooke is biking across the country tomorrow, and as a way to keep
up with each other we have decided to start one drawing and finish
one drawing every day of the summer. Today we both bought
Earthbound sketchbooks to start drawing in tomorrow. Tomorrow
we will go to Providence, Rhode Island so she can meet up with her
other biker friends.
Ally is reading Before the Storm, a book about Barry Goldwater,
who is called "Mister Conservative" according to wikipedia. The
most interesting thing in the book so far is that he ran unsuccessfully
for president. Sounds enthralling!
The rest of the happenings on floors five and six, which are also
called Towers, have been quelled, or just paused. Matt Lord turned
21 today. I do not know what the first drink he ordered today was,
but here are our bets:
Ally-Long Island Iced Tea
Jose and Fanny both went home for the week and will be back for
the weekend, and Gabe is in Rhode Island at nationals with the MIT
Sailing team. By the time Fanny and Jose are back, I will have left
for New York City, Ally, Gabe and Connie will have graduated, and
Matt Lord will probably just be drinking.
In short, floor five is a lovely dark lounge with three doors onto the
balcony, excellent for sitting around writing about nothing in
particular while listening to the gurgle of the three fish tanks (one of
which contains no fish), whistling songs by Air or Kimya Dawson,
storing bikes and empty Bombay Sapphire bottles, and waiting for
everyone to come back.