Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Week in Seven Words #312

Blunt, cranky, and doesn't care about popular opinion. A pinch of humor in his mouth, lips turned up at the corners.

For unknown reasons, the restaurant plays a kind of soft, demented circus music. Everything turns sinister: the glint of cutlery, the irregular laughter. The waiter's secretive smile when I order a hamburger.

He introduces me to "Two Truths, One Lie," where you share three things about yourself and everyone tries to guess which one is false. The U.S. states I've visited and number of miles I've walked in a day throw people off.

For a couple of hours, we're absorbed in building train routes across Europe.

Unwilling to do something fun, she claims the sofa and calls attention to herself by complaining.

When the adults are being childish, take a break from them and sit at the children's table.

He's absorbed in his rain forest of pop-up trees and plastic prowling animals.