3RM stopped by last night. I gave him his leprechaun chocolates and his My Friend Went To London And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt shirt, and showed him my holiday snaps.
Poor bastard, the ultimate is being forced to look at other people's photos.
I did it on purpose to irritate him. Also he was watching the Trinity Broadcasting Network, as he usually does – he finds looking at Baptist evangelists unbelievably entertaining – I had to irritate him back.
We came across my Trafalgar Square pics:
Peas: You can't feed pigeons at Trafalgar anymore.
3RM: No but dude. Those things are the rats of the sky.
Peas: But they were lovely! Imagine St Marco's Piazza in Venice not having pigeons.
3RM: Dude. You have a 3 year old waving about a crumb of food, and there's a swarm that just completely overrides him, and then his parents take pictures because he looks so cute, meanwhile.
Peas: Injuries? That's a little pious.
3RM: Dude. And then just by the sheer weight of numbers that causes a massive injury.
[then switch to MTV]
3RM: Dude. I don't know if I can watch P Diddy dance around in a pair of black leather trousers.
Peas: Pants, you mean?
3RM: Oh now I understand. It's MTV's Ten Worst Outfits
[Back to Religion Channel]
You're Invited To A Night Of Bliss With Pastor Chris!
Peas: Oh no, please no.
3RM: See Dude. You always find some element of entertainment here.
(Pastor Lynne now, getting the audience very excited. They're jumping around and laughing – she's good)
[Revert back to holiday snaps:]
3RM: Whose Your Paddy? Dude why didn't you get me that shirt?
Peas: because the Lousy One is more cliche and you harp on about those shirts, so it was only right.
3RM: No but Dude. WHOSE Your Paddy. That's a fucking awesome shirt!
Peas: Dude I know it. It is. But this one is better. For you.
3RM: How is it better?
Peas: It's just the best thing to have in your closet. Everyone needs one.
3RM: No dude, Dude. The Paddy shirt! You're never going to win this argument. You know better than I do that that is the better shirt.
Peas: I know. Fuck. I KNOW. Buyers regret.
Nah I actually think he likes it. I said I'd give him R200 if he wore it to the gym and did the whole circuit plus treadmill in it. In front of lots of people and only if I could watch/have photographic evidence.
He doesn't gym, so maybe the Baron in Sandton. Because that would be fun.
Missed the old chap. We chilled at my new place – which still doesn't feel quite like home – but getting used to it. Third Roommate always makes it feel like home, he's my own little Joey Tribbiani after all.