went to a poetry reading last friday. haven't been to one for quite some time. the hungry eye sponsored one since it just came out with a new magazine. i went just because. wasn't expecting a big turn out. i mean big as in big. filled up the tiny daily grind coffee house.
met up with friends i have seen for a loooong time - i blame my accounting teachers. i got there pretty early, so i took the role of saving seats for people. lydia was there, keli, and david. amanda showed up but was kinda late, plus she was with her bf so they kinda sat somewhere else. lynn came and read her works, she sat with her classmates though. met nicole, an english major freshie. er, everyone was an english major over there. met new peeps, too. that's the thing with poetry readings, people just come to your table and talk. met another business major student there, woo-hoo! i ain't alone. his name is david and he's from du. not du as in duh, but denver university. i had to do a little sales talk, he was asking if the business school is any good here. of course it is. he was with kelsey, another freaking english major, and another freshie.
lydia was on a sugar high! by golly, we were laughing all night. we had this long conversation about yerba mate. i said i like it drinking straight from a gourd with one of them fancy strainer metal straws, but she like hers in a cup, like tea. keli jumped in saying mate is "grass-y". then nicole thought her vegetable soup is a little "vegetable-y" for her, she said it has too many potatoes. lydia thinks a vegetable soup's being "vegetable-y" is wrong if it is "potatoe-y" since potatoes are not vegetables - they are tubers. nicole persisted that the whole vegetable soup industry should be sued for misleading claims.
to be in the same room with linguistics pickier than me is fun.