“completely consumed” – “flipping furiously”

An acquaintance scribbles the time and address of a party onto the last page of my notebook. “Bring a bunch of people with you,” she tells me, “Most of my friends are guys, so I’m worried that the mix will be a little out of balance. If any of your friends are girls, bring them.” Underneath the address, she writes, “Bring alcohol/girls!”, which sounds like it was written in a different spirit than I think she intended.

I finish reading a book and get up out of my chair. A little slip of paper with the words “Inspected by 42″ printed on it falls out of my lap, and I can’t really figure out what it’s from.

A cartoonist who I recognize is shuffling past. His attention is completely consumed by the new issue of the Stranger. He’s flipping furiously through the pages, trying to find his illustration.

2 thoughts on ““completely consumed” – “flipping furiously”

  1. There seems to be a lot of paper usage happening in this entry. I remember a day – a long, long time ago – when they promised that computers would cut down of paper usage. Just goes to show that the predictions were wrong.

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