Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sometimes I feel like Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything. Sometimes I feel like Walter Gibson from The Sure Thing. So I've memorized these things and say them to myself, over and over again, on the floor, with all the lights off.

I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed or buy anything sold or processed or process anything sold, bought, or processed.

And I'm standing there and I'm looking up at the sky and I'm thinking each one of these dots of light is another world. I didn't know the difference between the stars and the planets then, but it made me feel really small, you know what I mean? But then I thought, maybe on each one of these other worlds, there's a little kid and he's just like me and he's in the shape of a sponge or a pinball machine or something but whatever. But he's up there. Maybe he's on a camping trip. Maybe he's looking up at the stars.


Amish Trivedi said...

Oh Zach, we speak each other's unspoken language.

Did you know that Shakespeare had syphillus?

I watched Sure Thing way to young and now I'm warped forever.

Atlanta radio personality Jimmy Barron has the great line towards the end about going 3K miles "just to get laid".

Christine Collins said...

I would always go with the sure thing over say anything.

- a big '80s cusack fan