I really enjoy high contrast photos of balloons.
Autumn Apple Picking
Every year my parents and I go pick our neighbor’s apples. Around September our neighbor, Karen, lets us go pick all the apples off her tree. Usually…
I am so angry at Howard’s dad right now.
Last Tuesday I went with Haui to watch him play pool at Papa’s in Monroe (he’s captain of a pool league). His dad showed up around seven. Which was fine even though his dad and I don’t really get along. But whatevs. I just sat and drew black and white pen drawings of Michael Madsen the whole night. So no big. Btw his dad’s name is ‘Guy’.
Anyways, Howard gets drunk, which is fine cause I was driving home, and we leave around 11:45 cause we both have to work in the morning. His dad decides to stay at the bar (we figured so that he could sober up, cause he was drunk too and didn’t have a designated driver). We get home, fall asleep for a half hour, then I get a phone call. It is twelve thirty at night, I have been asleep for thirty minutes, I have to get up early and do hard labor in the morning. So when I answer the phone and his dad tells me that he’s been pulled over for a DUI and needs us to come get him I am not fucking happy. So I give Howard the phone cause I’m in no mood to handle this and Howard says “yeah we’ll pick you up where are you?”
Now, Howard is still drunk, which means I am gonna have to drive. I am fucking exhausted and we’ve told his dad a million times not to drive drunk… To which he never listens. So I really do not want to pick him up. So I ask “can’t he call a cab!?” Howard says no and throws on some pants and runs out the door. I begrudgingly follow suit.
Luckily, his dad was still in Monroe so I only had to drive to the fair grounds. Anyways, we get there. The cops are there and Howard runs out (shirtless and drunk as a skunk) and talks to the cops. Fortunately, they’re super nice and let us pick Guy up without giving him a ticket. We get Guy in the car, and he immediately starts bitching about how the cops were jerks and tried to trick him into taking a test. News flash they were doing their fucking job. Then he says he wants us to drop him at Denny’s so he can just walk back to his truck and drive home. Howard says “no dad, you’re drunk, you’re gonna spend the night at our house and I’ll drive you to your truck in the morning.” His dad gets all pissed but we ignore it and drive home.
Well when we get home he refuses to come inside and insists he’s going to walk back to his truck. It is now 1 am and we live SIX MILES FROM TOWN! He starts walking so then we tell him to just call a cab to take him home. Then he starts going on about how “I want to go on an adventure and the universe is telling me to take a walk”. Ugh. Howard and I follow him and he gets pissy, at this point I lose my shit. I grab him and drag him across the street and scream at him to call himself a fucking cab. So he does, but not before complaining about how I didn’t even want to pick him up and said he wasn’t worth it. See third paragraph where I actually just ask logical questions…
After calling the cab he continues to walk, so Howard and I tail him with Haui’s car. And of course Guy gets pissy at us so we try to explain we’re just following until the cab gets there. AND THEN HE TELLS US HE NEVER CALLED A CAB. Now Howard and I are livid and follow him for about another about twenty minutes until Howard decides fuck it. It’s two am, his dad is a whiny bitch, and we have to work the next day. So we go home and go to bed.
The next morning his dad texts Howard saying he walked to town, was sober by the time he reached his truck, and made it home before three am..
He was barely past our house at two am, he lives in marysville which is a half hour away from Monroe with no traffic. There is no way he walked six miles in fifteen minutes. Which mean he really did call a cab and it dropped him at his truck and he drove home DRUNK. I’m so mad…