I've just returned from a year of compulsory national service in Taiwan. It's what you have to do if you don't get into graduate school. That's how it works over there. Fascists. Just kidding about the fascism. I get universal healthcare. It's like five bucks to go to the dentist's.
My grandmother doesn't have to go to the dentist anymore. No teeth left. She had a stroke when she was 68, then she grew smaller and smaller and then impossibly smaller. It's been ten years, and she is dry skin draped over brittle bones now. A wind could carry her away like a kite whose string has broken, my grandmother kite.
I studied theoretical computation in school and received terrible marks because I did not realize I loved it, or rather could not admit that I loved it because I was not a genius at it. Now I study it when I can, and I dream about it. I try to write stories. I'm not very good and many of them don't have endings. The people just stop talking one day and the cats wander off through blank pages.
I've been working on a concept for a movie. The work is going really slowly, like an iceberg. That's how you know it's going to be really good. All the good parts are under water, invisible to the Titanic of your judgement.
THE THINGS I DESPISE:
1. People who try to enter an elevator before people get out.
2. DHL Canada.
3. Mayonnaise in my sandwich.
4. Very quiet laptop speakers.
5. The cat ate a mouse on my bed. Why. Don't do this.