Coffee: Cafe Pajaro Extra Dark Roast, Trader Joe’s brand
I had to buy a new car. It’s been a long day.
My favorite part of the day was cleaning out my old, transmission-shot 2009 Accent in the empty dealer lot past 9:00pm. There were lots of physical fragments going back to 2013. I was reminded, in order, that: I never gave the kids those pencils; I used to drink a lot of San Pellegrino; my mother keeps buying me auto-safety kits; I’ve been in love a few times and came out the other side of all of them a better person.
The first place I drove was a Taco Bell by my house. I fiddled with the radio and got confused hooking up my phone in the drive-thru.
*I was too tired to take a fitting picture; instead, here’s a picture of one of my favorite sorts of places: and open-air bar*
Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson
“Well it’s good to have a car like that, once in a while somebody’ll say ‘why don’t you come over for dinner?’ and I can just say ‘Car won’t make it.'” – Charles Bukowski