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SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER

 

(18:03)
HOW DO YOU GET VOMIT OUT OF CARPET

 

(18:09)
Do you have baking soda?

 

(18:09)
Um.
(18:09)
Yes.

 

(18:10)
Sprinkle that over it. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

 

(18:10)
Okay
(18:14)
Okay, done! Now what?

 

(18:16)
Let it sit for 10-15 minutes

 

(18:17)
But that's so LONG!

 

(18:18)
You can manage it. I have faith

 

(18:20)
No, you don't understand, I don't HAVE time. I have to get this cleaned up before Moxie's parents come home.

 

(18:21)
It's 10-15 minutes. I think you'll live. Read a book or something?
(18:23)
Or you could tell me who you are and why you're texting me about vomit

 

(18:25)
...are you not Peggy?

 

(18:25)
Not Peggy.

 

(18:25)
Oh, fuck.
(18:25)
Look, I'll explain everything, but what do I do now that 10-15 minutes are up?

 

(18:26)
Vacuum it

 

(18:27)
Vacuum... The baking soda-vomit mixture?

 

(18:27)
Yep

 

(18:27)
Gross
(18:32)
Okay, you can still sort of see it

 

(18:33)
Use a sponge to get anything you missed.

 

(18:33)
Got it.

 

(18:34)
And that should do it.

 

(18:38)
You are a lifesaver

 

(18:39)
And you are?

 

(18:41)
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.

 

(18:42)
Are you sure you didn't type it in wrong?

 

(18:42)
Of course not. I'm not stupid.
(18:44)
I typed it in wrong.

 

(18:45)
Not stupid, eh?

 

(18:45)
NOT STUPID.

 

(18:46)
Well, Hamilton, you sure know how to make a first impression.

 

(18:48)
Maybe you could tell me who I texted randomly, then?

 

(18:49)
John.

 

(18:49)
Is that a fake name

 

(18:50)
Why does everyone assume John isn't my real name?

 

(18:50)
Nothing! It's just, well, are you going to tell me your last name is Smith?

 

(18:51)
Nope

 

(18:52)
So what is it, then?

 

(18:53)
Hamilton, you just met me. Take me out to dinner first or something.

 

(18:54)
Oh, would you like to?

 

(18:54)
I was joking.

 

(18:55)
So was I.

 

(18:56)
Sure.

 

•••

 

TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER

 

(05:29)
Your area code is South Carolina?

 

(05:32)
Why are you awake

 

(05:32)
Why are YOU awake?

 

(05:33)
Because you texted me and my phone went off

 

(05:33)
Oh.
(05:33)
I like the watch the sunrise.

 

(05:34)
And I like to sleep

 

(05:34)
So go back to sleep

 

(05:36)
I... Okay.

 

(05:36)
Sweet dreams

 

•••

 

TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER

 

(07:52)
You searched my area code?

 

(07:59)
Yeah, why?

 

(07:59)
That's kind of weird

 

(08:06)
It is? Do you mind? My area code is New York, if it makes you feel better

 

(08:07)
Not really, but thanks for trying.
(08:12)
You do realize we don't know each other, right?

 

(08:21)
Yeah? So?

 

(08:22)
So you keep texting me

 

(08:28)
...yeah? So?
(08:29)
I'm actually in my Latin American History class, and it's awfully boring. Why shouldn't I text you?

 

(08:31)
Am I your entertainment?

 

(08:34)
Maybe a little

 

(08:35)
You should pay attention. Do you not care about Latin American history?

 

(08:36)
Of course I do. I grew up there.

 

(08:36)
In Latin America?

 

(08:38)
Just off Puerto Rico

 

(08:38)
So, the Virgin Islands?

 

(08:40)
Wow, you didn't even google that one

 

(08:42)
I know my geography

 

(08:44)
Is that your major?

 

(08:45)
Who says I'm in college?

 

(08:46)
Oh! I just assumed, from the way you talk, that you were around my age.

 

(08:48)
21

 

(08:50)
Rats
(08:51)
You're older than me
(08:51)
But only for a few months!
(08:51)
And I'm proud of you for offering up information about yourself

 

(08:53)
Don't get used to it

 

(08:54)
Too late!

 

(08:56)
Unbelievable

 

•••

 

TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER

 

(12:34)
So do you go to college or not?
(12:34)
Hey! It's 12:34!

 

(12:35)
Not anymore

 

(12:36)
Hilarious. Answer the question?

 

(12:38)
I did.

 

(12:38)
Oh, not anymore. Worked for both. Got it.
(12:41)
What happened, can I ask that? Do you not know me well enough yet? Do we have to unlock friendship level 6?

 

(12:42)
Yes. And you haven't even unlocked friendship level 1 yet.

 

(12:42)
Ouch.
(12:43)
I'm wounded, John
(12:43)
Hurt, John
(12:43)
Offended, John
(12:43)
Injured, John
(12:44)
Distressed, John
(12:44)
Devastated, John

 

(12:44)
Please stop texting me

 

(12:44)
I can't. I'm anguished, John
(12:45)
In agony, John
(12:45)
Woeful, John
(12:45)
Grief-stricken, John

 

(12:45)
I dropped out because I didn't know what I wanted to do besides help people

 

(12:46)
And now?

 

(12:46)
I help people

 

(12:47)
Doing what?

 

(12:49)
I'm an intern at Médecins Sans Frontières

 

(12:52)
I had to google that
(12:52)
You work for Doctors Without Borders?

 

(12:53)
Intern

 

(12:53)
You work for Doctors Without Borders

 

(12:54)
Well, I mean. Yeah. I guess.

 

(12:54)
Hey John?

 

(12:56)
Hey Hamilton?

 

(12:56)
You're pretty damn incredible.

 

(12:57)
Thanks, but lunch is over. I gotta head back to the office.

 

(12:57)
Go save someone, superman

 

•••

 

TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER

 

(18:28)
What's your major?

 

(18:30)
What?

 

(18:30)
Your major. You asked me for mine.

 

(18:31)
Law

 

(18:31)
Law?

 

(18:32)
Everyone always says law school is one of the most difficult, right up there with med school, so I have to.

 

(18:33)
Do you even want to be a lawyer?

 

(18:33)
I don't know. I think so.
(18:33)
I'm also being practical. I like to argue and I'm good at it.

 

(18:34)
If you weren't in law school, what would you be doing?

 

(18:34)
Applying to law school, probably

 

(18:35)
You know what I mean

 

(18:37)
Writing

 

(18:37)
Writing

 

(18:38)
You wanted impractical! That's the impractical. Writing.
(18:38)
I don't really talk about it because it's silly

 

(18:39)
It's not silly

 

(18:40)
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.

 

(18:42)
I like that a lot

 

(18:42)
You do? Thank you
(18:43)
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?

 

(18:45)
Not me, that's for sure
(18:45)
Hey, I have to go, I've got friends coming over for devil's night

 

(18:47)
Devil's Night?

 

(18:47)
Do you not know what devil's night is?

 

(18:48)
Uhh. No?
(18:48)
Virgin Islands



(18:49)
Right. It's just the night before Halloween.

 

(18:50)
So why's it called devil's night?

 

(18:50)
You ask a lot of questions

 

(18:51)
Law student

 

(18:51)
Right.
(18:52)
I've heard it called mischief night, too. It's an excuse to party

 

(18:53)
On a weekday?

 

(18:53)
I'm 21, it's not like I'm doing anything illegal

 

(18:54)
You have work tomorrow!

 

(18:54)
I'll drink water, Mom.

 

(18:55)
Guess I forget not everyone has exams they have to study for. Stay safe.

 

(18:56)
You too

 

 

•••

 

WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER

 

(00:28)
What are your thoughts on gentrification???

 

(00:29)
Multiple question marks? You're not sober

 

(00:29)
Hamilton! What are your thoughts on gentrification?

 

(00:30)
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.
(00:32)
Okay, why?
(00:35)
Is this what you're like drunk? Talking about politics and inequality?

 

(00:39)
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.

 

(00:40)
I'm not. I'm not an ex-lover.



(00:44)
Hm. Guess I should not mention he read your text aloud and then declared that, quote, "I swear, this guy is my soulmate"

 

(00:47)
...please make sure he doesn't choke to death on his own puke.

 

(00:48)
I can promise you that one

 

(00:48)
J'espère que vous dormez tranquillement, John's friend.