PANERA bread 1 pm
Tao Lin —— Tai Pei
Losing social media friends—-> checking website viewer stats——> IRL date.
Park Street Station 1:45
— I met an acquaintance from a few years back waiting for the train. Our conversation was one sided (his side) and ran through the following.
-some people online had introduced him recently to kik.
-these people had many many Twitter followers.
-I mentioned I just started my Twitter up again.
-“your Facebook is one of the only ‘weird facebooks’ I see.”
-(he was just starting twitter when we met.) he was excited to mention his 4000 followers.
-I mentioned how much I like Alt List Gossip (spread) and how Alt Lit is much better on Twitter when you take away the politics, otherwise it’s vainglorious.
- he asked about Alt Lit, I mentioned Tao Lin, he said he forgot how good SaAA was.
-he mentions a tweet being published by the Huffington Post. “Cat heroically tries to dial nine one one, but uses TV remote.”
-I ask about his most favorited tweet. He mentions a website that tracks this.
-I mention how absurd I thought Tao Lin was while mentioning such things reading at Panera Bread 20 min ago.
-he says some folks are going to watch Naked by Mike Leigh soon.
-“in public feeling like a less verbose Johnny from Naked” was my last tweet I said.”
-Phone number exchange.
This is all ok. It’s frustrating. It’s interrupted your plans. Had you your way the infrastructure of the entire neighborhood would be at risk. These men using jackhammers would be out of work as well. This hasn’t exactly been a short term project, two years ago yesterday you moved into this subterranean hideaway, two years ago today the construction began. Running water, electricity, and heat are things you generally support. We are a tolerant species, your anxiety will pass, you will orgasm, and pass out.