Actual Quanta of Solace

[You may find it helpful to read this post first.] One-third of an oreo and two ounces of cold milk. Clean, dry socks. Guessing Wheel Of Fortune phrase before any of the contestants. Happy Birthday wishes (via Facebook) from high … Continued

[You may find it helpful to read this post first.]

  • One-third of an oreo and two ounces of cold milk.
  • Clean, dry socks.
  • Guessing Wheel Of Fortune phrase before any of the contestants.
  • Happy Birthday wishes (via Facebook) from high school aquaintance.
  • On crowded subway, next to man listening to his iPod, you can kind of hear the guitar solo from “Sweet Child of Mine.”
  • Finding three dollars wadded up in the pocket of your jeans.
  • An isolated room where you can fart vigorously without fear of censure or reprisal.
  • Being told “I’m just not ready to be in a relationship with anyone right now.”
  • Tivo records House rerun that you have not already seen.
  • That cute barrista is working today, the one with the tattoo.  Jenny–her name tag says Jenny.  She smiles as she hands you your order, and says “Thanks, have a nice day!”
  • “Thank you, Jenny,” you whisper–to yourself–as you walk out of the Starbucks and back into the sad, cruel everyday of our solitary lives.

Stokes has been writing for OTI since the very beginning. (No seriously, he wrote the first post on the site.) He’s probably the guy to talk to if you want to pitch an article about music theory or horror movies. Check out his 50,000 word exegesis of Cowboy Bebop, his threepart series on plotting in early video games, or his alternate rules for Monopoly.

4 Comments on “Actual Quanta of Solace”

  1. Brian #

    Almost cried laughing at how much of that I can really relate too..

    Masterpiece

    Reply

  2. nick #

    i dont understand any of that at all…

    Reply

  3. CT #

    Wonderful!

    Reply

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