Monday, February 16, 2009

Day 281

he is the newest guy in the house. even though he's staying only a month, paul's brother jared had gotten curious about the t.v. in the corner of the living room. occasionally the planet earth documentaries or a group-selected movie would play on the set. besides that, the seven of us who inhabit the house full-time have never thought to pursue anything more from the box of plastic and glass.

then it happened. jared turned the t.v. on. boom. for the first time since we've been in this house- and that's been over three months starting back on november first- the television is blaring basic cable. cnn. bravo. cmt. the works.

the rest of us reacted in similar fashions; our privacy has been invaded.

"turn it off," someone reckons.

''i don't like the vibe," i mutter.

now, instead of being able to sit in the living room with silence or with people or under the influence of the usual flow of music from the kitchen ipod speakers, there's a glare next to the lamp table and i notice it begin to steal glances and then stares and then, tragically, it seems that one can't even walk into the middle and biggest and center room of the house without silently falling into the couch and making numb eyes at the flashing.


he's the newest guy in the house. even though he's staying only a month, paul's brother jared had gotten curious about the t.v. in the corner of the living room.

and we told him to never turn it on again.

1 comment:

shellywoman said...

down with jejune junk