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Saturday, April 4, 2009

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GK & HM (SING):
April, come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain
May she will stay
Resting in my arms again

SS: I went over to Louiseís apartment today? To pick up some stuff?

TR: Yeah?

SS: I couldnít believe how small it was. Dark. Musty. And sheís paying $1400 a month.

TR: Wow.

SS: Fourteen hundred a month. For something half this size.

TR: And weíre paying nine-hundred.

SS: For a lot more apartment. Close to the A train. Everything you need, within a few blocks. Park. Movie theater. Library. Itís got everything.

TR: And itís got you.

SS: Right. — So when is the lease up?

TR: June.

SS: Oh. I thought we were good through September.

TR: No. June.

SS: Oh.

GK & HM (SING): June, she'll change her tune
In restless walks she'll prowl the night
July she will fly
And give no warning to her flight.

TR: I should tell the landlord if we want to renew the lease.

SS: I suppose you should.

TR: (PAUSE) What should I tell him?

(PAUSE)

SS: I donít know. I suppose if you like the apartment you should hang onto it.

TR: What about you?

SS: What about me?

TR: Donít you want to hang onto it?

SS: I donít know. Maybe.

TR: I thought we were in this together.

SS: We were.

TR: Were? Whatís wrong? Whatís going on? In April, you wanted to go to Paris with me. May, we were going to get married.

SS: We were talking about it, we talked about a lot of things.

TR: Is something wrong? Is it that I cook steaks and youíre a vegan? Is that it? Because I donít have to. You said it didnít matter. If it matters, I donít have to eat meat here. I can give up meat. What is it? Is it me? Is it something I said? GK & HM (SING): June, she'll change her tune
In restless walks she'll prowl the night
July she will fly
And give no warning to her flight.

TR: Is it my play? You donít like my play. Right? Look. The part about the girlfriendó I donít knowó Thatís not youóitís not about you at allódid you think that was about you? It wasnít—ó

GK & HM (SING): August die she must
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold
September I'll remember
The love once new has now grown old.

FN: So — it was great meeting you and talking about you Paris and stuff.

SS: Yeah, same here.

FN: Wow. Look at the time. I canít believe we sat and talked for five hours.

SS: Is that right?

FN: Five hours. Look. Itís two in the morning.

SS: I had no idea.

FN: I guess you and I have a lot in common.

SS: Seems that way.

FN: I love your apartment.

SS: Oh, thanks.

FN: Itís got a lot of room for a studio.

SS: Yeah. Only $900 a month

FN: Reallyó lots of light.

SS: Except at two in the morning. (THEY BOTH LAUGH) So where do you live?

FN: Queens.

SS: Oh.

FN: Used to live in Manhattan.

SS: When you were with—

FN: Samantha. Yeah. Long time ago.

SS: You still see her?

FN: No. Iím all over that. Itís been a year.

SS: Yeah. Same here. Well, almost a year. Since July.

FN: You and the playwright—

SS: Well, he was a computer guy, actually.

FN: Oh. Well, I should be going. Gotta catch an A train and take it up to 42nd. Transfer to the 7.

SS: Oh dear.

FN: Then catch a bus.

SS: Thatís terrible.

FN: Oh, itís only two hours.

SS: Well— I mean— I donító

FN: What—?

SS: Well, you know—

FN: You mean that óyou want me toó

SS: Sure. Why not?

FN: Gosh. I never thought this was going to happen.

SS: Neither did I.

FN: I never did this before. I meanó first dateó

SS: Welló?

FN: Okay.

GK & HM (SING): April, come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain
May she will stay
Resting in my arms again

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