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Used Dishes

December 28, 2020
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I found some Japanese dishes inside the dumpster while I was taking out the garbage. About 5 of them were in a box and two on top of it, as if someone had been looking at them before me. They looked unused and were completely clean with no chips or cracks. I noticed these were very fine, heavy duty porcelain dishes that were oven proof and what not. Only three of them matched and the remaining 4 had different patterns. But they were all the same size and were perfectly suitable as dinner plates. I took them out of the dumpster and brought them inside our apartment. When my now ex-wife came home I told her a friend had given them to me and had never used them. Had I told her I found them in a dumpster she would have refused to keep them. She was not one to like anything that was used and often had expressed disgust at buying second hand stuff or at thrift stores..

We used the plates for many years until the last one broke.

Copyright © 2020 Jorge Luis Carbajosa

Highway to Hell and Beer

April 20, 2015

vocalist performing on stage

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When I was in my early twenties one of my favorite past times on Friday nights was drinking beer and listening to AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” on high volume. I would sing the songs out loud and dance to them while I head banged and played the air guitar. It was beer after beer and I would start getting a buzz after my sixth can. I don’t remember if I drank the whole twelve-pack. Sometimes a friend would come over and join me doing the same thing. I thought this was a lot of fun and often we would go to a bar afterwards and continue drinking. No matter what, my Friday nights would end either in the bathroom puking my guts out or I would pass out in my bed. The next day, of course, I would have a horrible hangover to deal with. I couldn’t help myself.  I sometimes wished I had been Bon Scott, one of my favorite heavy metal vocalists.

Copyright 2015 Jorge Luis Carbajosa

Mighty Thor and coffee

January 5, 2013

I used to drink coffee like the mighty Thor in the saga where he is in a drinking contest and unbeknownst to him his horn is connected to the ocean instead of only containing mead. So Thor is incapable of emptying his horn thus causing major tidal waves. Such was my thirst for coffee, insatiable. My new year’s resolution was to be coffee free. It’s been 5 days.. Perhaps Starbucks shares will drop. I will miss you my dear coffee.

Copyright © 2013 Jorge Luis Carbajosa