parading

4 day weekends are murderous.
how many st patrick’s day parades can one city have?
i’ve been feeling unwell, and dizzy, all day.
watched planet of the apes, the original, which i’d never seen.

I was sitting on a half-wall, watching people order ice cream cones. a boy went up to the counter and left again before anyone could serve him about four times. when he finally did.. order something, he stammered, mispronounced something, used the wrong word. something. the counter girl smiled and turned away to fix his order, and the boy visibly chastened himself, practically stamped his foot. then he spotted me watching him and visibly blushed.