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Mon, Oct. 25th, 2004, 10:59 pm
Picture the scene:

A bedroom, somewhere in Dublin. A man sits at a computer with a laptop to one side. He is in his mid twenties and has the look of someone feared by men and adored by women. Music is playing, for the sake of simplicity assume that it is something that makes the man seem cooler and edgier. Plumes of smoke waft in the air from the cigarette perched precariously on the mound of butts that fill it. A stack of empty fanta cans four high sits atop a router which sits atop a network hub. There are USB to PS2 adapters, Zippo lighters and CDs labled only as "stuff" all over tha place. The screen is filled with 3D models mid render.

A phone rings.

The man answers it, "Oh, hi Dad" he says, "You're in Dublin and you're calling over? Okay then, see you in a short while".

The man hangs up the phone.

There are the sounds of frantic activity from within the room.

"Hey" he calls to his flatmate, "my dad is calling over in a few minutes, can you see any signs of my having been smoking in here? Oh SHIT cigarette packets! FUCK! does this room smell of smoke?"

All pretences at being cool are abandoned.

Mon, Oct. 25th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC)
cartographer

For "frantic activity" read "shrieking like a teenage girl at a Justin Timberlake concert". Er, except Justin has left for some reason, so she's sad. This analogy isn't going anywhere.

Mon, Oct. 25th, 2004 04:28 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Straight to hell. It's going straight to hell.
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Mon, Oct. 25th, 2004 04:24 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Unless they're room mints which I can use to make my room smell fresh and minty they are of limited use.

Tue, Oct. 26th, 2004 03:23 am (UTC)
icklepenguin

Get a tin of industrial mint flavour and apply to the room Mr. Bean style.

Tue, Oct. 26th, 2004 03:38 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

As it turned out he didn't go within sniffing distance of my room. I keep the window open when I'm having a smoke so that keeps it from getting *too* bad.

I think.

Tue, Oct. 26th, 2004 03:37 am (UTC)
leftoftheedge

Let them think you're on drugs, then prove them wrong and say you only smoke. They'll be too relieved to bug you about the fags and you can try to retrieve some of that cool from the trashcan.

Tue, Oct. 26th, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

What I actually did was to stay awake until about 4AM watching DVDs, smoking and drinking cola until I passed out. I felt that was suitably edgy.

(note to flatmates, I don't smoke in bed and I don't smoke if my eyelids are even remotely droopy)