The hall has gone crazy. Rich came over to visit with me and Seth, and he always livens things up. Also, James Ng had come to get advice on an article from me. It needed work, but hey, he's just starting. And both James and Kenny were extremely hyper. And James met Rich for the first time, and promptly got hit on. (Bizarrely enough, James and Rich's ex-boyfriend have the same last name and both speak Cantonese as their first language...)
Which reminds me, I think a conversation I had this afternoon was the funniest I've had in a long, long time. (This isn't verbatim. Sorry. But I think I've got all the important stuff and got it in the right order. Wow, I'm really getting into the journalism thing if I put a disclaimer like that on my personal journal/blog.)
I've just handed in homework to my teacher after a class in Meliora 212, and I've gone back up the stairs and I see Katye sitting on the couch at the top of the stairs, waiting to meet someone.
KATYE: So why are you so dressed up?
ME: No reason, I just felt like it.
Seth walks by on his way to a class.
SETH: Oh, nice shirt, Cyrus.
Katye says something snide.
SETH: Well you know, I'll bet Katye's just paying so much attention to how you're dressed because she has a crush on you.
He goes on to his class. Katye and I stick around and keep talking, a bit awkwardly after that remark.
KATYE: I think he really has a crush on you, and he's just projecting it onto me. Be careful, Cyrus.
ME: Meh, I'm used to it.
KATYE: You're used to getting hit on by gay guys? Happens a lot, does it?
ME: Yeah, I guess. I can think of two. That's relatively a lot.
KATYE: And how many girls have hit on you?
ME (thinking): Maybe two... definitely one.
KATYE: You're attracting more gay guys than girls? I'd be worried. It makes you wonder...
Just then, Rich comes up the stairs. Apparently he was in a class, which was taking a break just then because it was a 2 1/2 hour class. So when I see him, I say -
ME: Ah, speak of the devil.
RICH: Me? You were talking about me?
ME: Oh, I was just telling her a story. About Las Vegas.
RICH (joking): Did you tell her about how I sodomized you?
KATYE: I don't want to know. I don't want to know. I don't want to know.