Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Stuff I Thought About...
While I did my laundry:
Should I buy more laundry detergent? How much I am supposed to use? It sure doesn't get the whites very white. I wish I could read the instructions... I probably shouldn't bother buying more detergent until I see if I find a new laundry person. Why the hell couldn't Judy just be more reliable... I can't believe just to save face she is telling people I bought a washing machine. Christ I hate washing sheets. Dammit now the pants I am wearing are soaked... yup, underwear too; maybe I should just wash them. Would they fit in the tub? Then what do I wear... I'm all sweaty from doing the wash. Do the neighbors think I'm really stupid the way I am doing this? How much scrubbing should I bother to do? Would the steel wool for the pans get that stain out?
Ironing really isn't so bad. I kind of enjoy this. Shit the linen setting is way too hot for these Columbia pants, it's like melting them. Dammit look at how many stains there still are on these pants. Shit now I just ironed a major crease INTO my shirt. How the hell can am I supposed to get into that area with a square desk? Do I have anything I can use for a spray bottle? Some of these wrinkles just don't want to come out. Great, now everything clean is dragging around on the dirty floor when I'm ironing, this is a Catch-22. I wish I was reading. Maybe I should go downstairs and turn on some music to go with this. Fuck, I have been on this shirt for 20 minutes. Fuck it's hot up here, and this iron isn't helping. How did Judy iron everything so perfectly, even my tee-shirts? So she lied to you constantly and was totally unreliable, but what did you want for $12 a month? The clothes were always perfect... Maybe I could call her up and beg her.
While I was planting rice:
Am I really going to be able to handle standing in mud all morning? What if I step on something moving? I hope I don't really screw this up. How hard can it be? I bet my back is going to give out in like five minutes. How the hell am I going to get out of this? What can I say I have to go do? No, this is going to be cool. At least it's raining so it's not hot.
I hope I am doing this right. Tuey said not to twist my hand under the water. Are mine as deep as everyone elses'? What am I supposed to do when they sort of fall over? Man, look how slow I am. Hey my back doesn't really hurt! Was that something that moved under my foot or am I imagining things? How close are they supposed to go to the land? No way I can be fast, just try to do it right instead. Why am I so worried about this? What are those guys thinking about while they plant? Man it's beautiful here. If Noah were here he would have the stereo playing rap full blast. Okay just try to get a sort of rhythm. try to be steady. How does Tuey always get them in such perfect groups? Oh shit did I just drop all those floating there? Can someone really plant forty of those bundles in one day? Shit it has taken me three hours to plant two. What did Bill Bailey used to say? I'm slow but at least I'm lousy..
While they were gassing the school:
What the hell is that noise? Well forget about this class. Oh my God what are they all saying? A giant fart. It did sort of sound like that. I have to remember the word for fart, what was it again? Fuck I wish my Thai was better. Great now they are actually running out of the class. What is going on? Holy shit what is that racket? What is that machine? This is not good. It must be fumigating. Is DDT still made and sold here? Is it just the orchard? Look at that guy! He doesn't even have a dust mask. Well at least it is blowing away from the school. No wonder the kids got so jazzed up. Is that another machine. Oh shit it is coming this way. Hey this one has a dust mask and gloves. I gotta get all my shit I don't want it covered in whatever this mess is.
Holy crap I can smell it now.