Actually, it IS Rocket Science

Hell hath no fury like a pubescent scorned

I swear to all that you define as holy, the kids in my apartment complex are so much cooler than I ever was as a kid.  I leave my windows open a lot of times because the obnoxiously temperate climate is a fringe benefit of living in Southern California, but an added bonus is hearing the convserations that take place outside my window.  And you guys, some of them are priceless.

Just overheard outside, two boys who if I had to guess are around 13 or 14, due to all those cracks and squeaks that would make you want to hand someone a throat lozenge if it were due to anything other than puberty.

Boy 1:  I just got the Green Hornet dvd, you wanna go watch it? (sounds like he’s dribbling a basketball)

Boy 2:  Yeah.  Seth Rogan’s awesome!

(sound of dribbling stops, followed by sound of a person getting socked by something, possibly a basketball)

Boy 2:  Aoow! Douchebag.

Boy 1:  HAHA!  Five stars!

Boy 2:  I’m gonna steal your Green Hornet dvd, shithead.


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  1. * Sula says:

    I SO love this, Ashlin! I am grinning from ear to ear–As I have raised a son-and-his-friends-and-nehpews, hosted in my home, befriended, learned from the best of similar sweet, electrifying, yet-still-evolving minds (a few of whom I remain in contact with to this day, now in their 30’s
    !) and I can still revel in the memory of their piss-and-vinegar, camaraderie, humor, innocence, spontaneity, intelligence-and/or-lack thereof! I am grateful to you for this snippet of adolescent male life!! I love the sound, feel, smell, and joy of it! :-))))

    | Reply Posted 6 years, 11 months ago
  2. If I had to guess I’d think you excelled at such intricate procedures as transplanting boys to adults, although Ben was always a badass in my eyes 🙂 🙂

    | Reply Posted 6 years, 11 months ago

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