Yesterday morning. Me, rustling around the kitchen, packing for lunch. Paul doing Paul things.
Me: Who is your best friend, Paul?
Me: Oh. Who is your second-next best friend?
Today he sent me a Snapchat of hanging out in a hammock. THE SCALLYWAG. I was still at work doing hoodrat stuff.
Yesterday evening. Me, slicing vegetables.
Paul comes up and puts me in a faux-choke hold.
I walk over to the garbage can to throw away the scraps.
Paul: Hey! Come back to my hug!
Paul: I bought four VHS at Salvation Army today.
Paul: Yeah. Do you want to guess which ones?
Me: Ummm. OK? Uh…tell me if I’m hot or cold. Ummmmmmmmm Ninja Turtles?
Paul: No. And cold.
Me: Ummmmmmmmm the animated Robin Hood?
Paul: No. And still cold.
Paul: Yeah, never mind, you’ll never guess so I’m just going to tell you…St. Elmo’s Fire which is an eighties’ movie that I’ve never seen; Jesus Christ Superstar, and I never realized that “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” was in that show, but it is; American Graffiti, which was George Lucas’ before Star Wars; and this other one with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly.
(Yeah. I mean, I would have never guessed those specific films).
Me: Can I take your picture?
Paul: Eh, but let me change my sweater.