Blakey and Koa are at my house tonight after plans fell through to see a movie after it turned out that I had already seen it. And since I currently have a whole lot of pumpkin at my house (which we can talk about on Friday?), I wasn’t interested in going out to dinner. So we’re here, cooking and discussing the Canadian political system. And I figured we’d open up the floor for a little Q&A session. Here’s how it went down:
MATT: How are things?
KOA: I’m sweaty as hell.
BLAKEY: Great. Manaia! Manuia!
M: How is Swine Flu?
B: No school.
K: No school.
B: It’s amazing how much school work you can get done when there are no students there. Sometimes I think students should never be there. Ha. Ha.
B: It’s true though. I feel like I’ve gotten more done in the last 2 weeks than in the last 2 months.
K: Me too. That was a joke.
M: Do you worry about getting swine flu?
B: I wash my hands.
K: I’m not sure there’s much of a swine flu problem in this country. All my students were sick one week, but now they’re healthy.
B: And I’ve seen them trying to maua teine in the makeki.
K: I have a lot of the athletes staying at my school, but no students which is unfortunate—because we have that major project due at the end of the month. (pause) I mean how many reported cases have there been? 80 out of 100,000
M: Uhhh I think there are 190,000.
K: 190,000? You can just correct my number; you don’t need to add your editorial opinion.
B: I got a text about Chris’s birthday. Italiano’s dinner, and then dancing.
K: Oh. I don’t want to go dancing.
B: If you don’t want to go dancing, then you’re not invited.
M: How long does the pumpkin need to boil? Do you think?
B: Until it’s soft?
K: No response from me.
M: What were you saying about the heat, Koa?
K: It’s very hot.
B: It’s always hot in Matt’s house. He doesn’t open the windows and his curtains are solid wind blockers.
K: It was really hot today though. It’s just been hot around town. It looked like it was raining in my neck of the woods when I was walking around town today. [When I go back to The States,] I don’t know how I’m going to take the transition because [in December] I’m going from the hottest part of the year in Samoa to the coldest part of the year in The States.
B: That’s why I’m going in September… I have no pants.
B: Get rid of that awkward pause. It wasn’t awkward.
K: No. It’s just a transition. That’s how he transitioned to his first question.
B: Oh that’s how transitions work. Thanks, Koa.
K: You’re welcome.
B: Are you spelling awkward wrong?
M: It’s an awkward word with the 2 w’s. It’s almost like onomatopoeia.
K: Like onomatopoeia for spelling.
K: Did you just say “Onomatopoeia” like a Samoan question?
B: I was making fun of you for not pronouncing the T.
M: I never pronounce the T.
B: This isn’t turning out as funny as I thought it was going to be.
B: This is a [lousy] post, and I feel there was insufficient journalistic integrity with regard to my comments.
M: Yeah, well…
It’s time to go. I hope you’re well. Pictures below.
Me (typing): Dhaal.
Blakey: It wasn't Dahl. It was "Pumpkin Mash with Rice".
Koa: I think it's D-A-H-L.
Me: Like Roald Dahl?
Koa and Matt. Gay jam makers.
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