Wednesday, March 22, 2006

I lied.

About updating last night, post-speech. I didn't update again last night. I did other things: wander up and down Commonwealth Avenue, buy potato chips and cheeseless pizza, stare out of the window of my hotel room at nothing much, fall asleep next to my ex-boyfriend's very drunk husband. But I didn't update.

The talk went alright, I think. The kids were nice. I was nervous, but semi-coherent. I got through it. There isn't a whole lot more to say, I guess.

It's hard to talk about Shymmer and Remyremy and all that. Too many memories.

Today, I had lunch with one of the other Point scholars who I love, and then wandered around Cambridge with Dex. Spent more money than I should have (ANY money is more than I should) at Newbury Comics, but how could I pass up a used copy of Gothika for $3.99, or the first TMNT movie?

We were going to go see Brokeback Mountain, or maybe V for Vendetta; but instead we went back to my hotel room, ate more salt & vinegar chips, and watched movies with horrible tinny laptop-speaker sound: Gothika, The Time Machine. I watched them with my head on his chest, homesick, wishing these moments with my Anjuls weren't so rare, these days.

If the check for this speech comes any time soon, I can pay bills. Pay rent. Maybe even eat. That will be exciting.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You adlibbed the whole speech? you never cease to amaze me. I'm happy you'll be able to buy the essentials again too :)

Tom (the English one/Tommah)

8:47 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Hey, just wanted to tell you that your work is an inspiration. I wish more people our age were as caring as you. Keep it up. I saw V for Vendetta last night; it's a great movie which is rather timely in its message. I'm not an anarchist, but I believe strongly in civil liberties and social freedom. Hope all's well. Take it easy.

12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoyed V for Vendetta. We did. It came at a
particularly appropriate time for me as i had been thinking a lot about the vicious hazing
i experienced as a youth.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous John M said...

Ms. Keyes:
Since I have no contact info I must be brief. Hope you can help me out. I'm a retired attorney writing a book on civil rights. See this link: "The black-vote schism" by Kevin McCullough
All efforts to get a copy of the Obama letter referred to have been futile – no responses. Can you help me get a copy? Will provie more detail if you provide contact info.

Bets regards
John M
San Francisco

6:10 PM  

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