To: Stacey Marchenkova
Sent: Monday July 29th, 1999 23:01 PM
Subject: Close shave
Okay that was close. Did you know Marcus was coming over?
I did feel a little awkward having dinner with both you. And I didn’t know he was such a good cook. I mean what that man can do with a chicken!
Is he still there? I felt he wanted to stay the night.
The overnight bag was a give away.
PS I love your apartment by the way. It’s so minimal - small but perfect. Everything is needed. Everything is placed. Hadn’t heard of Hundertwasser before, but his paintings are really something.
And I love how you consciously display pointless items – Monkey with Fez salt and pepper shakers next to that great tight ball of collected chewing gum alfoil paper. It gives it value. I love that.
And I love your books. So many books. I love books.
PPS And I thought it was really hot how your foot rested on mine under the dinner table as we ate ice cream by the way.
PPS Thanks for the lift home. I’ve developed a bruise on my thigh from your hand brake. I touch it and it’s painful. Good pain though, really good pain.