So Every other monday night I hang with a posse that gets together at a coffee shop to work on all of our creative endeavors. We call the writing group the Carriage Returns; it’s sort of a bit of typewriter geekery; added to the overall pun of thinking of a horse and carriage coming home. Kinda dorky; i just threw it out there; but it sort of stuck. It was either that or Super Cool Writing-o-rama. It’s really a toss up.

There’s usually a portion for chit-chat, a portion for eating crepes, and then the relative quiet of working; and by quiet, that usually entails everyone plugging into ipods to drown out the awful world music that gets played on a loop (i’m not kidding; i nearly had a panic attack having forgotten my headphones for the evening; thankfully i had a pair of earbuds stashed away in the inner lining of my bag. Praise Jebus.

One of my favorite parts of Carriage Returns nights though are the obligitory IMing that happens across the table.

A typical interchange:

ME: i need a french dip or a parm-encrusted steak.
ME: right now.
K: Holy shit. I was thinking of those two very things while we were walking here.
ME: well i probably need a couple weeks to recover from the steak
ME: but french dip is good any time
K: meeeeeeeeat
ME: i got a black bean burger at tweet yesterday… which was really good… but apparently didn’t address my bloodlust.
K: rawrr
ME: i’d make a bad vegetarian.
ME: do you want another tea?
K: Kinda.
[lights dim]
K: Hey, it just got seXXXy
ME: are they closing or do they want us all to make out.

I am getting a bit of journalling done today; and that’s nice. I feel like my brain is set to overload; and it’s just nice to unload some of the baggage. I think I worry sometimes, that I keep writing the same thing over and over; but really for a journal that’s probably a good thing – get it out of my system. Largely I just wanted to capture that interchange; it somehow lightened my mental load a ton tonight.

Listening to: Polyphonic Spree, Go Team!, and some early Blur. Let’s hear it for audio motivation.