SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER
HOW DO YOU GET VOMIT OUT OF CARPET
Do you have baking soda?
Sprinkle that over it. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
Okay, done! Now what?
Let it sit for 10-15 minutes
But that's so LONG!
You can manage it. I have faith
No, you don't understand, I don't HAVE time. I have to get this cleaned up before Moxie's parents come home.
It's 10-15 minutes. I think you'll live. Read a book or something?
Or you could tell me who you are and why you're texting me about vomit
...are you not Peggy?
Look, I'll explain everything, but what do I do now that 10-15 minutes are up?
Vacuum... The baking soda-vomit mixture?
Okay, you can still sort of see it
Use a sponge to get anything you missed.
And that should do it.
You are a lifesaver
And you are?
Oh! Right. Hamilton. Eliza gave me your number. Said it was her sister Peggy? I don't know if she meant to give me the wrong number or not.
Are you sure you didn't type it in wrong?
Of course not. I'm not stupid.
I typed it in wrong.
Not stupid, eh?
Well, Hamilton, you sure know how to make a first impression.
Maybe you could tell me who I texted randomly, then?
Is that a fake name
Why does everyone assume John isn't my real name?
Nothing! It's just, well, are you going to tell me your last name is Smith?
So what is it, then?
Hamilton, you just met me. Take me out to dinner first or something.
Oh, would you like to?
I was joking.
So was I.
TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER
Your area code is South Carolina?
Why are you awake
Why are YOU awake?
Because you texted me and my phone went off
I like the watch the sunrise.
And I like to sleep
So go back to sleep
TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER
You searched my area code?
That's kind of weird
It is? Do you mind? My area code is New York, if it makes you feel better
Not really, but thanks for trying.
You do realize we don't know each other, right?
So you keep texting me
I'm actually in my Latin American History class, and it's awfully boring. Why shouldn't I text you?
Am I your entertainment?
Maybe a little
You should pay attention. Do you not care about Latin American history?
Of course I do. I grew up there.
In Latin America?
Just off Puerto Rico
So, the Virgin Islands?
Wow, you didn't even google that one
I know my geography
Is that your major?
Who says I'm in college?
Oh! I just assumed, from the way you talk, that you were around my age.
You're older than me
But only for a few months!
And I'm proud of you for offering up information about yourself
Don't get used to it
TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER
So do you go to college or not?
Hey! It's 12:34!
Hilarious. Answer the question?
Oh, not anymore. Worked for both. Got it.
What happened, can I ask that? Do you not know me well enough yet? Do we have to unlock friendship level 6?
Yes. And you haven't even unlocked friendship level 1 yet.
I'm wounded, John
Please stop texting me
I can't. I'm anguished, John
In agony, John
I dropped out because I didn't know what I wanted to do besides help people
I help people
I'm an intern at Médecins Sans Frontières
I had to google that
You work for Doctors Without Borders?
You work for Doctors Without Borders
Well, I mean. Yeah. I guess.
You're pretty damn incredible.
Thanks, but lunch is over. I gotta head back to the office.
Go save someone, superman
TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER
What's your major?
Your major. You asked me for mine.
Everyone always says law school is one of the most difficult, right up there with med school, so I have to.
Do you even want to be a lawyer?
I don't know. I think so.
I'm also being practical. I like to argue and I'm good at it.
If you weren't in law school, what would you be doing?
Applying to law school, probably
You know what I mean
You wanted impractical! That's the impractical. Writing.
I don't really talk about it because it's silly
It's not silly
Well, I guess that's good. Lawyering is a lot of writing. Reports and arguments and that sort of thing. I want to make a difference in the world, and using my words as a weapon is the best way I know how. So, lawyer.
I like that a lot
You do? Thank you
Hah, look at us! Two kids who want to make the world a better place. Who would've thought I'd end up with your number?
Not me, that's for sure
Hey, I have to go, I've got friends coming over for devil's night
Do you not know what devil's night is?
Right. It's just the night before Halloween.
So why's it called devil's night?
You ask a lot of questions
I've heard it called mischief night, too. It's an excuse to party
On a weekday?
I'm 21, it's not like I'm doing anything illegal
You have work tomorrow!
I'll drink water, Mom.
Guess I forget not everyone has exams they have to study for. Stay safe.
WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER
What are your thoughts on gentrification???
Multiple question marks? You're not sober
Hamilton! What are your thoughts on gentrification?
Uh. I think it's pretty fucked up because it doesn't actually help the lower class. It just pushes them out of areas they used to live. If people want to improve an area, they should actually help the lower class. Not just shove rich things in there that no one can afford.
Is this what you're like drunk? Talking about politics and inequality?
Hi, this is John's friend. He cannot come to the phone right now seeing as I have just confiscated it. I hope you understand he is in no state to be texting anyone, especially not an ex-lover.
I'm not. I'm not an ex-lover.
Hm. Guess I should not mention he read your text aloud and then declared that, quote, "I swear, this guy is my soulmate"
...please make sure he doesn't choke to death on his own puke.
I can promise you that one
J'espère que vous dormez tranquillement, John's friend.