grey marble

July 21, 2004

Birthday surf

I took a nap this afternoon. I had gone to bed at four in the morning and the afternoon was hot. I woke to four paws walking on my back. Ed had left the door open and Tara's dog had come in to explore. The last time I felt paws on my body was in the desert of Wadi Rum, in Jordan. There, a desert fox had become curious about our sleeping bodies. In the morning we could see its footprints surrounding our makeshift beds, set on a sand dune. I had woken in the middle of the night to find the fox walking over my legs.

Tara apologized and gave me info on Sabrina's birthday party. Drinks were to be had at APT at nine thirty. She said she'd come by around then so we could walk over together. Then she asked if I could watch her dog over the weekend. "You can stay in our apartment," she told me. They have HBO on demand and an air conditioner. Tara also told me she has a very comfortable bed. When she was making a lot of money, she said, she invested in one after months of sleeping on comfy hotel matresses.

I met Sabrina New Year's Eve. She was coming back from a job in Times Square (she's a makeup artist); I was coming back from drinks with Sonia near Times Square. It was the first time Sabrina had been there for the ball drop and she was in a prime location. We made plans to have coffee or drinks but she always ended up being called to L.A. for various jobs.

On Thursday, she's going back to L.A. for a week and then to Costa Rica for a week. She's going with friends who are teaching her to surf. One told me that her first time out, she managed to stand. Then she's back in L.A. for a period of time. She said she'd call me when she got back to tell me all about it. Something tells me I'm going to be jealous. But I've already decided that I'll be going to Costa Rica myself within the next five years to learn to surf. Maybe I've seen one too many surf movies. More likely it's the draw of snowboarding without layers of clothing and a softer surface on which to land. Posted by eku at July 21, 2004 3:29 AM

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