The T.J. Taxi (2015) - full transcript

Two best friends who haven't seen each other in a while are going through life changing events in their separate lives, that they aren't prepared for. When they meet up at a friend's party one night, they get into a conversation that starts a journey of self discovery and learning the difference between what they want out of life and what they need.

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Hey Aaron, um--

I'm just finishing up here at
the storage.

Just want to give you a heads up, um--

I'm gonna start heading out your way.

Ehmmm--

Yeah...yeah man uh, thanks again for--

you know--

letting me--

stay with you guys.

Um, hopefully I'm not--



you know intruding, or--

causing any kind of--

trouble with the lady friend or anything.

Um--

but, uh--

yeah looking forward to it man, uh--

you know I haven't seen you in a while so it'll be good to--

hang out again--

maybe like old times.

Yeah...that'll be good.

Alright buddy well uh...um--

I'lll see you soon, alright.

Oh and if you need anything just let me know, um--

I can,,,pick something up.



Okay.

Cool.

Alright bud.

Bye.

Toiletries--

Laptop--

Bare essentials--

Anthing else--

ss.ss,ss,ss,ss,ssssss.

Uhhh.

Numbing anxiety to the point
where it feels hard to breathe.

So how many
people are going to be there?

I don't know--

A couple.

A couple not a few?

What's the difference?

; Oh, okay, no no no, don't
play that game with me--

You know there's a
difference--

Is it a "couple". Or a
"few"?

A few.

A few, okay. So that's
including us.

I don't know.

What do you mean you don't know?
Don't lie to me.

I'm not lying--

Don't start.

I'm not starting anything--

How many people?

Go.

Ahh, I honestly don't
know--

All I--
I don't.

How? How can you
not know?

Well...because--

Okay, I don't know.

All I know is--

- I don't.
- Got that part.

All...
I just know that we're gonna over to her house, were gonna have drinks--

Okay? I don't know who else
she invited--

As of right now I know
that it's us--

And her boyfriend--

- And...
- And the truth comes out.

What?

It's a fuckin' double
date--

- I knew it.
- I didn't say that.

I knew it.

I didn't say that it
was a double date.

Okay you didn't have to
say it because I knew it.

You didn't know
anything.

At any point in time--

did she ever use the words
"double" and "date" in--

the same sentence?

- the same sentence?
- I don't remember.

I don't remember.

How convenient--

And I call bullshit.

I really don't.

I think you'd remember
something like that.

I really don't--

I don't.

You're good--

- You're good at this you know.
- I don't...just--

it wasn't one conversation--

it was many conversation--

You know, I feel like a jerk
I've been dodging out on her
invites for a while--

- Alright.
- I feel like a jerk we're going.

Well why are you even
dodging out on her--

do you not like her?--

Because if you don't and we go
to this-- -

thing, it's just gonna make it
even more fucking awkward--

What is she, some kind of
annoying person?

No I like her--

I do like her--

I think she's really cool--

I just--

I don't do well--

transitioning from--

co-worker to buddy.

So you're bringing me
along as a buffer?

I'm bringing you
along because--

her boyfriend Mike is going
to be there--

and in case other people don't
show up--

I don't wanna be the
third wheel.

Because it's a fuckin'
double date.

Maybe--

like what's the big deal?

You wanna know what the
big deal is?

Mmh hmm.

Double dates are
awkward--

You know what kind of people
double date?--

hmm?

Swingers--

And last time I checked we
don't swing.

You're so stupid.

Wha', I'm serious here--

Okay, maybe not about the
swinging thing--

but definitely about the awkward thing--

Look we're gonna be sitting
there on their couch--

We're gonna be--

gauging eachother--

Eye-balling eachother--

Being awkwardly polite--

Until we find some kinda
common ground to riff on--

And then that conversation is
going to be short lived--

because you can't base an
entire conversation off of--

one, small, thing--

So that's going to lead them
into --

prying into our business,
asking about--

our family, or even how we met--

and I'm sure at one point
in time--

you and "Vivi"--

Are gonna go--
Dude don't put her in quotations.

Shush!

Don't put her in
quotations.

Shush--

You two are gonna go off on
a tangent--

talking about the "chisme"
at work--

"oh did you hear what that
person did--"

"oh my goodness can you believe
what that other person said"--

And, I'm gonna be sitting there
with Mike--

trying to figure out what the
fuck to talk about--

and huh--

grrh, I don't wanna--

I don't wanna--

- I don't wanna be there with these people.
- Val these are...stop that--

stop that. These are real
people--

like they're real people--

why do you keep using
quotation marks?

- They're bunny ears.
- And when did I become a cliche.

Okay, I'm almost done
with my point--

I don't wanna be sitting there
with Mike--

trying to figure out what to
talk about--

because what if he likes
sports, alright--

eh, I don't like sports--

I don't think people should get
paid millions of dollars--

to do something they learned
how to do during recess--

What if I say that?--

I'm probably gonna say that and
it's gonna be fucking awkward--

I'm probably gonna say that and
it's gonna be fucking awkward--
and I'm just trying to avoid--

and I'm just trying to avoid--

Okay.

- having an awkward encounter.
- Uh huh, okay, okay, okay--

I get it--

I understand--

But we're still gonna go--

Okay? We're still going.

Gay 'ol couple
time. It's gonna be good.

Gay 'ol couple time, alright--
Gay 'ol couple time.

- My favorite time.
- It's gonna be fabulous.

Gay 'ol couple time.

Viv.

- Hi!
- Your friends are here--

hey hello.
Hi.
Hello.

- Don't mind him he likes to talk tough.
- He's good.

He's-
He's good.

He's crazy.
HI.
Hi.

So good to see you.

Good to see you.

Hi. Oh my--
Hey.

That's Rufus. He's--

a little ball of fur.

Come on in make yourselves
at home...ah, actually I'll take that.

Yeah.

- Thank you.
- Awesome.

How long has it taken me to get you guys over here though

Uhhh?

Too long. Ohp--

Yeah.

Oh, I'll take that
from you.

- I'll go set this in here.
- Umm, let's--

you guys go ahead and
have a seat...like--

Here's good.

Umm--

just, yeah--

Okay.

- Right there.
- Or, I mean--

While we, uh--
I could...we could stand.

No, no, no really.
Really. Sit right here.

- Naw make yourself at home just make yourself at home.
- This is a great spot.

- Rufus. Come on.
- Come on.

Hey Rufus come on.

- Come here.
- Come one.

- We'll set thing up in here.
- We'll just be a second.

Alright no worries, take
your time.

- No rush.
- Hey you, your gonna help me set up the table.

- There we go.
- You're gonna help me set up the table.

[rag-tag oldies play in the
backroundd}

- Woops.
- What, what kind of wine is this? Excuse me.

Um, vino verde
from Portugal.

Nice.

I've been taking some
language courses, so--

Very good accent.

- Thank you. Thank you.
- Yeah.

- She beeen working at it I get to hear it all the time.
- Yeah.

The rollering of the R's--
So I don't know if you
guys got this but the theme of tonight is--

save the planet--

So...for you...
you know--

How, how...how does
that work. I'm sorry.

Well I mean like foods from
around the world, I mean you know like--

She likes to do themed
dinners, it's just kinda like--
It's just a thing, don't
worry about it.

I love it.

It's just something
she does.

That's cool...sorry.

I didn't mean to sound
like a dick.
No, no it's fine.
No, no not at all.
Well I mean like we're
all from the world and we need
to like embrace--

the world as it is and
just like truly save the planet,
you know.

So like we're obstaining
from all water use tonight.
By drinking the wine--

Because you know,
California.

Yeah.

Don't bathe in the wine
though.

That would be bad--

Yes.

Is that not a thing?--
Just kidding.

We'll see how the rest
of the night goes.

How terrible is this,
do you guys mind if I'm using
my hands?--

'cause I can't...
No, you're fine.
No, no, no. Those are...
purely optional.

Okay.

it's...it's--

It was the--

- Planet...theme...
- you know...the Asian vibe.

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

We're going for like a
save the planet, Asian style.

I feel it...I feel it.

Nice.

That's why i have
you know--

- the hair tied up.
- that's how come the hair.

It makes me feel more
free.--yeah.
Samurai.

- Oh yeah--haite.
- Samuri styling.

Arigoto.

Mr. Roboto.

I'm trying to get that
chick at work to get rid of the
plastic bags. I think that's
really necessary.

Good luck--

she doesn't budge on anything.--

I wonder if she like--

ever even farts. I don't even
think her fucking...

I don't even think her
butt-cheeks like ever crack
open--

So clenched all the
time.

That's an epidemic.

Wow...well if you think
about it, I mean ss--

you start kinda feeling bad for
her, it's like "oh man" all
that build up.

- I don't feel bad for her at all.
- Oh man.

It's gotta be rough
after a while.

You know what I'm saying.
so it's like, man, it's almost like I understand why you--

why you hate everyone
and yourself.

Okay.

You suck...everybody
else can do it.
So--
No I can't.

on a more serious note
I didn't want to be that guy--

but um-
Oh, here we go.
Uh oh.
how did you meet?

Oh shnap...she went
there.
Don't let her be--

Don't let her be
that guy.

- Ahhh.
- Seriously, you don't, you don't have to answer.

No, it's tot--it's
cool.
I am that guy.
Let it happen

It's totally cool.
Let it happen.
Alright.

Just...
like how we met and how we got together are just two different stories, so like--

Aaaah.

Two stories!

Two different stories.
For the price of one.
Two for the price of
one, excellent.

- Yeah.
- Let's hear your tale mother goose.

Well, I mean, one
of 'em really isn't a story
though--

'cause like we met in school, so
it's not that interesting.

Oh.
Oh, well...
Yeah...

I mean, just because we
met in school doesn't mean it's
not interesting.

Oh no, I didn't mean it
like that...I just--

No, not you--

- No!
- Naw like, ye--

You know we were best
friends, you know, 'cause we met
in school and what not, you know
we had some "Andy & Ducky" stuff
going on so uh--

Huh.

I think it's a little
more interesting than just,
not interesting.
Alright, that's...that's
that is cute.
Well I--

wasn't saying that
it's "not" interesting, I'm just
saying that I can't recall the
first time that I saw you.

- Hmm, hmm.
- Can you?

- Yeah.
- I remember the first time I saw you.

- Oh yeah?
- Yeah.

- Really?
- Uh-huh.

Okay.

Yup.

How-how did that
story go?

I'm glad you asked,
'cause um--
Hmm?

You were...you were standing
from a far and--

You don't know!
the light...
You don't know!

Busted!
You don't know!
Just...come on.

You've been exposed
my friend.

- Damn it.
- You cannot lie.

I will catch you.

You cannot lie.

You've been duped.

- She is clever this one.
- I sure am.

Well okay, but how did
you guys actually end up
together then.

Hmmm--

Mmm--

I mean like were you
guys best friends first, and
then it just happened--

or were you super shy about
everything and wanted--

I mean did people have to like
make you guys be together or
like, what's the story, tell me.

Umm...

- She's nosy as shit.
- I'm sorry.

I am not! Is that not a
legitimate question to ask
at dinner?
No, it is, it is--

- No it's good, it's good.
- I Just--

It's good.

Ss--

- So, what's the sitch...
- Do tell, do tell.

The sitch! I haven't
said that in a while.

"Kim Possible!"

Okay, best friends...
or super shy about it...
like--

did Valentine's Day happen,
was it a blossoming romance,
like what was the story?

And go.

Pshoo.

Well--

I had...um...well...
It's okay. She was
engaged.

Oh, shit!

Wait...what?
Wait, wait, wait, you,
you stole her, basicly.

You were engaged?

- yeesss.
- Wow.

- Hmmm...ahh...
- Yes?

It was jus...it was
complicated.

- Well then, how did you?
- It-it was--

Like...

- How did you...
- How we-didy-we what?

It was...I was
engaged.
Talk, talk.
It was complicated.--

We don't have to...like we can
just...not...

we can just not, not talk
about it at all...or we can.
Well then how did you
tell him.

Well I was nervous...
you know...I just--

when I was engaged I was nervous
I just...I was scared I didn't
know--

where that was going to lead to,
so I just--

Wait--

how did you tell him...that you
were engaged?

Ummm--

- Jesus!
- Uh-oh.

Well, we wanna hear it,
we wanna hear it. How'd you
tell'em--
Spotlight.

how'd you tell'em.

Ummm...why...on the
phone--

I--

Yeah...like...

- Is that how it happened?
- Ummm--

yeah, I mean...we just...one of
our friends was having um, a
birthday party--

so, we got in contact, we
decided to go together and--

we showed up and then hardly any
of our friends were there, it
was just a small group of people

so then he and I just kinda
ended up hanging out...the
whole night and--

I don't know. We talked about
life--

and...

- That's nice.
- You know, we just ditched the party and--

I like that, that's
nice.
It was a really good
night.

Classic.

Yeah.

And then not too long
after that I wasn't engaged
anymore and we were official.

Wow.

- Nice.
- Yeah.

That's cute--
you guys are cute.

Oh shucks. Oh shucks
you two.

The scandal.

- Best friends man...
- That's pretty dope.

Just drive.

Let's do it.

Alright darlin'--

Here we are.

Uuugh...

Hear you go...bedsy-bye.

Aagh.

Dude...
waking up tomorrow is going to fucking suck.

I'm gonna get ready
for bed.

Can I tell you something?

Hmmm?

You look pretty.

Quit being a faggot.

Ouch.

You okay?

Yeah.

Hey Mickey?

Hmmm?

How you doin'?

What?--

Fuck you change quick.

Well, yeah, I'm
going to sleep.

Wait hold on one sec--

Hmm?

Sup?

You're a dork--

It's not gonna happen buddy.

Uh, I'm sorry, I couldn't
hear you over the sound of your
uncontrolable lust--

Your loins--

they burn, burn with desire.
Desire for some of this,
and this.

- That's adorable.
- Yeah?

Not happening buddy.

Well can I at least have
a kiss?

Yes--

You may have one kiss--

but then I'm going to bed.

Okay--

Well I can't promise not to
try for more.

Then you get nothing.

But come on--

We had such a good night, we
had such a good night, we have
to end it the right way--

we gotta end it da wight way.

I'm sorry babe, I
really am, but I'm fuckin'
drunk and stoned and pissed I
have to get up early in the
morning.

- That's okay.
- Tomorrow night we can have fun--

- okay?
- No, no--

No, just one more--
just make-out with me for a
little bit--

make out with me for a little
bit, come on, I promise it'll
be fun, please.

I can't. I'm sleeping.

No, no sreeping,
no shreepings--

you can't sreepings, sexy-time.
Sexy-time--

- Sexy-time.
- Muah, muah.

Okay...okay.

Yesss.

- You're so pushy.
- Yesss--

Well nothing good comes easy.

Well thank you for
not thinking that I am easy.
Oh, definitely not easy.
Nuh-uh.

- No...wait, wait, wait.
- What, what, what?

I have to pee.
No, no, no. You can
hold it, you can hold it.

I can't hold it.

Yeah.
If I try and hold it
and we do this thing I'm gonna
pee on you.

We haven't tried that
before.

No...you fuckin'
sicko.

Don't...don't please.

[another sigh}

I'm really tired
babe--

I don't think I can do this.

Yeah, I had a feeling.

I'll make it up to
you tomorrow night okay? I'm
sorry. I'm really tired.

Okay...

- Good-nite.
- Good-nite--

I'm...just...

- I love you.
- I love you too--

Turn off the light.

Yeah...It's kinda nice
though. You know?--

No one else I know
kinda quite has a back-space--

this wonderous.

I don't think I ever
heard anyone say back-space.

Well it's not a yard--
No, why not?--
You can't call it
a yard.

Well, why not?

Because when I think
yard I think like...you know--

Some--

house with like--
There's a little bit
of grass.

Picket fence and--

there's like--

- a contained like smaller space-- Well you got a fence.
- With a little like--

you know--

with their little plants and
gardens, but this is like--

- A Back-Space!
- Back---space--

You know it's
like not--

a yard...you know...like--
Wow...I didn't know--

I didn't realize you guys were
that fancy, you guys have a
back-space.

No we're just--

it's not about being fancy--
It's fancy.

No...it's just--

- Oh it's-- It's a space...
- you know.

It's fancy, and it's hip.

If you could go
anywhere where would you go.

In the world you mean?--

Or here?

In the world.

uhh--

Batman's cave.

I'm being serious...
like...where would you go--
That where I'd go.

And why would you go there,
why there?

Okay--

Uhh--

I'd go--

that's a tough one--

You know what--

I-well-I haven't...I haven't
been to Rome. I-I-I think
it'd be cool to like see
the coliseum.

Yeah.

Just, you know, like all
the history...and--

that took place there and
stuff...like--

That would be really
awesome--

a really cool place
to go.

This is total hear say
but--

I heard someone say--

that they--

at the coliseum they--

it wasn't only like...you know--

like gladiator and all that kind
of like live action stuff but
that they would actually
flood it?--

Or something?--

For some--

For another sort of
entertainment--

Did you ever hear anything
like that?

No, tha-that's
interesting. They'd flood it,
wow.
Like--

Yeah, somehow they
were able...like flood the--
And then fi-fill it
wtih sharks, and gators--

- Right.
- And then--

d-whole different kind
of battle.

Yeah I don't know, I don't know why they would do that...
but--

it'd be rad to go
there and find out.

Yeah...actually
yeah like--

that'd be...interesting,
I don't know why no one like--

mention--s...that--

Hmmm--

Yeah...

Someone probably made
that up.

Oh cool.

Yo!

- Hello?
- Yeah?

Hey man, where ya' at?

I'm almost there. I'm
probably like um I'd say...
fifteen minutes out.

- Oh shit, okay um so I kinda have some bad news.
- What happened?

This jerk-off--

at work...he decided
to call in sick--

so...I'm trying to find
someone that can cover--

so I won't have to work
the rest of the night.

- Oh shit.
- Umm--

Yeah so, I'm just
trying to scramble to see who
else uhh is available, but it
shouldn't be long honestly--

Just hang out for a while, uh,
I'll call you as soon as I get
off of work, so I can you know
try to find someone.

Okay, oh well okay--

No worries dude I'll figure some
shit out dude, uhm--

yeah, just let me know uh--

let me know wh-when...when
you're out uh no sweat dude uh--

yeah take care of business, do
what you gotta do--

I understand--
eh--

cool, so I-I'll see you uh later
tonight either way, 'ey?--

What was that,
ca-yu--you were breaking up a
little bit, say that again.

Uh just try to find
something to do in the mean-
time.

Okay. Yes, yes-yes sir--

I hear you loud and clear.

I will keep you posted.

Awesome--

Alright dude.

Alright.
Thanks man.
Alright, bye.

Alright.
Alrigh, later.
Later--

Uhhh...--

Fuck.

I wonder what you were
like as a little kid.

Like a lil-little
rugrat...Val?

Yeah--

you know?

Well I'm not going to
show you any home videos so...

Why not?

Because that'd be lame.

That'd be fun.

Fun? For you maybe.

Naw It'd be cool.

I'd tell you what'd
be cool.

Hmmm?

You wanna play with some
of my old toys?

Hell yeah!

I have like all of 'em--

Wait right there.

I don't recognize all these guys, there like from boy cartoons.
I think.

Well yeah I was gonna
say...wait okay--

boy cartoons, I'll tell you
what, who's this guy?--

This is girl cartoon--

Girl cartoon world.

- He's the bad guy.
- In what?

In "She-Ra".

Yea--well why did you
say it so low like you're
ashamed of it?

it's a girl cartoon.

I know this guy.

What's his name?

"- He-Man".
- That's not "He-Man".

That's not "He-Man"?
No. You're close,
it is, but it isn't--

That's "Prince Adam"!

Oh! It's like his
"Clark Kent".
Yeah, tha'--

- Yeah, exactly.
- Yeah.

- Yeah, yeah, yeah...
- Yeah...yeah, yeah--

Whose this guy?

I-I-I don't know--

he's got way too many
arms though.

He's got way too
many--he's got two chests.

That's...yeah some-
something's wrong.
So it's like--

When he bro-bumps
somebody it's like...pfff.

Yeah.

Maybe that's like his
power he's like a master-
bro-bumper or something.

Wha-what does he do?
Like-okay this is why girls-
don't have action figures--
Do that again--

Do that again, how did he-how
did he fight'em-how did he-
hit him?
Hey--

Sup bro!

How'd he hit'em
do that again.

- Pffshh.
- How'd--

What?

He has like four arms--

and you're using his two chests
to like--

He bro-bumping dude!

- That's ridiculous.
- Hello?

You-you ah-you-you were
wondering about ah--

about little-little Val.

Hmmm?

Little-lil'boy Val.

Yeah.

Here ya' go--

I'm not-thi-this is,
this is the--

middle ground. It's not a, home
video but...

Gus Gus sing
"Rollercoaster".

This is Gus
Gus singing "Rollercoaster".

Rollercoaster
my love--

Rollercoaster, hooo, hooo--

hoo, my life is like a
rollercoaster babe, babe--

I wanna ride--

rollercoaster--

my love--

rollercoaster--

- Ya...
- Alright enough of that.

That's so cute--

- I wanna keep it.
- That was actually Aaron.

That's cool.

You should probably
keep that someplace safe, you
don't wanna like--

Wha-a you-
tape over it--
this is safe-looky-look--
or something.

Look who's gonna-who's
gonna mess with that when you
got all these guys--

like ready to 'ah like--

- Yeah...
- Fuck some shit up.

Like 'bro-bump"--
it's the...

"Bro-bump".

That's uh...

It works.

Dude? What's with the
box?

- oh...that's nothing...
- it's--

you're gonna think it's weird.

Dude, I already think
it's weird you might as well
tell me.

Okay, um--

ehh--

I just like--

to have different--

lighting--

you know what?--

I'm just gonna show you, okay?--

So--

for instance--

This is like the main light--

and I have it on you know
for like--

I'm getting ready for work or--

ah-if I come home, you know
just to see shit--

just to see where--

everything is...the lay
of the land--

And then ah--

And this desk light--

not only do I have it for
my desk--

uh, I like to--

just have this one on when
I don't want as much light--

as the other one, you know--

just kinda--

kinda as a dimmer--

You know just chill things out
a little bit more--

um--

and then there's the
Christmas lights...which--

are my favorite, and I really
like how they ah--

um-bounce off of this like
sequin-cloth-thingy--

Um...you know it just sets
like a really like chill--

vibe you know, just to
kinda unwind and relax--

yeah--

Oh and uh of course--

our box thingy--

as you like to call it.--

is a "spot-light"--

and I made it--

kinda like ah--

a matte box--

and I made it out of a box--

that I named Matt.

Dude you are a weirdo.

Yeah?

Yeah--

yuh...but I like it.

I try.

Hey weirdo.

- Hey.
- You okay?

Yeah--

yeah...uh sorry--

How way work?

So fucking tired.

Work was so
annoying today dude--

Fuck--

Like this morning I was
literally three minutes late--

and that--

jerk comes up and she's like--

"you're late".

Dude...
It's like I've never hated someone so much that I pray--

that she shits glass everytime
that she sits on the toilet.

Fuckin'...broken glass.

Shhhh...Fuuuuc--

Hell yeah! Like she's a
cunt dude, like--

legitimately, like a cunt--

queen of cunts--

Fucking luckily I only had to
deal with her for the first
half of the shift, you know--

That at least had its end--

But then I high-tail it over to
"trabajo numero dos" you know--

and I have to deal with the
"pisa's" in the kitchen--

Fuck, they're like so
disrespectful dude--

like they haven't evolved
or something like--

I don't know who taught
you your manners--

but you're not on the "rancho"
anymore asshole, like--

You know?--

the "cat-calling" man, like--

they just--

They're so disrespectful to
women there--

like they think they're being
fucking cute.

What the fuck did they
say?
They just-they're just
being pervy. They're being
pervy, disrespectful...

- What do they say to you?
- Being annoying--

To me? You know, it's not what
they say to me, it's what they
say to the other girls, like--

And they just fucking take
it, like--

I mean which is like their own
fault to some degree, but like--

I don't take their shit like--

They push me--

I push'em back--

like--

I'm not-I'm not gonna play
victim. I'm not gonna succumb to
that nonesense you know.

Good.

Yeah.

Do you ever like--

say something to a manager
about it?

They don't, the
managers don't care.

That's stupid--

That's fucking stupid--

Like should I fucking go down
there then and fucking talk to
somebody 'cause it's like--

- That shit make me so livid.
- Hmmm--

Yeah...get me fired--

you know.

Well, I mean--

doesn't sound like--

you should really even be there
to begin with, so--

maybe I'll be doing you
a favor...like--

why be in that kind of --

environment--

you know?

I understand your
concern but like I need the job.

But you have another
job though?

Uh-hmmm. And I
need that job too.

Why?

Ok-if you're so
concerned with money then--

sue that place for
sexual harassment--

and there you go--

money problems solved

uh-hmm--

because it's easy to sue--

and it takes no time--

what-so-ever--

to do that--

- and...
- Look, I get it's not practical--

that wasn't the point--

the point is--

it's not worth the fucking
money for you to be--

putting yourself--

in that kind of environment
day in day out--

you know it's like--

it makes me feel really
uncomfortable knowing that you
feel uncomfortable being there
and--

at that point, like--

- why?
- I mean like--

I-it's annoying, like it's
annoying to see--

- as a female, as a latino like yeah.
- Right--

- yeah, look...
- but like--

I know, look I get you--
I mean--

I get where you're coming
from-eh-ah-trust me--
like-you're not,like-

You are hav-you're
hearing it--

on your perspective, like you're
listening to my story and like--

making it your thing. You're
internalizing it.

Mine-it's not my-it's
your thi-it's still your thing
ah-agh--

I'm ss-I'm sorr-I'm ah--
Well you're clearly
upset--

- You're clearly upset.
- I am, because I give a fuck, 'cause I care about you--

'cause I care about you,
I see that it bothers you so
it bothers me--

What bothers you--
So then you--

bothers me--
So it bothers you so
then you tell me what to do--

and you tell me how to
do things--

I'm not trying to tell
you how to do anything.
You just did,
like you just--

- did.
- I'm telling you what I feel--

how I feel, how I feel about
your situation--

I feel you should do that and I
don't understand why you don't.
Like, I feel like
you're telling me what to do--

- That's it.
- As if I don't already know what to do like--

I'm not allowed to vent. I'm
not allowed to say anything.

Just like you're venting
right now I'm venting right back
like--

it-I mean, it bothers me so
I'm-I'm just venting right
ba-back to ya I-wu-wha--

I ah-OK. I--

I'm just talking, I-I mean
I'm sorry, I-I didn't--

I'd--

Like I don't...
I don't even know what to say man like I just--

I'm tired...I'm hungry...just
like--

I'm a make dinner.

Except maybe I wouldn't
have named our son, Elvis.

You'd think he'd wear
like a sweat-suit to work or
something you know, he sweats
a lot.
Sweats?

Then people wouldn't
take him as serious.

Being in a sweat-suit--

like who's this dude
in a sweat-suit--

tryin' ah--

handle some business.

- Right?
- Who handles business in a sweat-suit?

I don't know-
Russian mafia?
Like yeah, like shady
dudes.

"- Just another day in the job".
- Exactly.

He's gonna have a
cigarette now, watch.

It's like nobody
offers this guy a fuckin'-
glass of water.
Or a-or a s--

He just like saved
everyone's lives.
Or a bourbon or something
like--

Like after-after doing
something like that I'd need
a drink.

Be like--

fuck my life--

somebody get me a drink.

This is-
I don't know why this
still scares me, it's like--

uhh.

'Cause, is it thee--

wait a-wait--

Think it's my
parents fault.

They use like--

'The Exorcist" as a kid--

like as a form of like--

you know--

spiritual teaching--

like this can happen to you if
you like--

- If you do drugs and y-you're bad.
- You know, it's like--

They're taking over--

and you will die.

That's parenting 1-0-1.

Nooo.

Mickey.

Hmm?

The movie's over Mickey--

- What do you wanna do now?
- Hmm?--

hhhm, I kinda wanna sleep.

Do you wanna stay
the night?--

I can sleep on the couch, or--

somewhere else.

Hhmmm--

I mean you don't have
to--

stay here if you don't want to,
I'm just, I'm just saying
you can.

No, I mean it's-it's
fine, but is it cool--

if I stay here?
Yeah totally. I mean I
wouldn't of a--

you know, offered if it wasn't.

Okay.

Do you want me to go?

No, I'm not gonna
kick you out of your own room.

Y-you-you can stay
here don't just--

t-don't try anything funny.

Pshhh. Mickey please--

what are you trying to say?

Good-nite.

Good-nite.

We never held hands.

What?

We're gonna sleep in the
same bed and--

we've just never--

held hands--

I just think it's kinda funny.

We're not gonna do it.

Oh-what?

We're not gonna
do it--
I--

So don't--
Na-I heard you, I--

I didn't say-I know we're
not gonna do it I'm just saying
that there's like an order of
doing things and--

you know, we're just skipping
steps is all.
Okay...okay.

We can kill two birds
with one stone--

alright.

O-kay.

You know we've also have
never made out.

Dude...you have to
kill it--

you have to kill it...every-time
don't you--

- you kill it.
- It was a joke.

- No.
- I was kidding.

Good-nite man.

- Can I have your hand back?
- No-o.

- Please.
- No.

Why not?

Because I'm afraid of
what you'll do to it.

That's terrible--

Why would you say such a
terrible thing?

Mickey--

- baby?
- Hmm?

It's late. Let's go
to bed.

Hmm?

Come on let's go to bed--

come on--

come on...come on...come on
come on--

come on...there you go--

there you go--

there you go...let's get you
to bed.

Hey, can I ask you
something without you taking
it the wrong way?--

I mean in--

all seriousness, can we like
enter this cone of trust type
deal where we--

can just discuss this topic
without bumming eachother out?

Whoa...

It's nothing bad.

Ya sure?

You know what, nevermind,
just forget it.

Just ask.

Well I don't wanna ask if
we can't talk about it properly.

Well then--

ask, and we can find out if
that's a possibility.

O-K--

In the last five years do
you feel like much's changed
other than our living situation?

A lot--

has changed.

Specifically what?

I don't know...like--

our living situation is a
really big one--

like it changed a lot of other
things in our lives--

I don't feel suffocated by--

our environment anymore, I--

don't hate my jobs as much as
I hated my old job--

We're not obligated to
family drama--

anymore, so that's--

those are all big things that
have changed--

You don't agree?

I mean--

yes, no, like--

for as positive as those things
sound--

I just don't really--

feel like I'm seeing any kind of
real progression--

And honestly how positive is--

"oh I don't hate my current jobs
as much as my last job"
shouldn't it be--

I don't hate my job at all?--

I just remember us having all
these goals and stuff--

before coming out here, and then
all of a sudden somewhere
between--

now and then it's like we just
said "Fuck it" and stopped
trying to achieve them.

I didn't, stop trying.

Really? I mean, wha' have
you been doing?

Wow.

Look, don't take that the
wrong way alright, I'm not
trying to attack you.

Why do you do that?

Do what?

That was a--fuckin'
dick thing to say.

Well I didn't mean it
that way alright--

look I'm sorry if I have trouble
wording things properly
sometimes--
Yeah--

you do, you do maybe
you should--
so don't take offense
to it.

fuckin' think before
you speak.
Oh my god, okay,
let's just--

put the breaks there for
a second 'cause uh--

we're getting off the track
really fast and I do not want
to fight with you--

so--can we--
No, I don't want to
fight with you.

Okay, good...Perfect--

well then can...you--

just hear me out when I...
when I say--

like what have you--

done, it's more like-like what
have we done as individuals you
know to try ah--

get to where we wanna be, I mean
why aren't we where we wanna be--

to begin with.

I don't know how to
answer that dude, like--

I feel like we've had this
conversation before.

No we haven't.
We haven't had this specific conversation.

Well I mean we've had
conversations like it--

whenever you...start--

feeling like "I'm not living up
to my potential" like you start
going into existential crisis
mode--

you start coming at me--

you start asking me why I'm not
working on the things that I
should be working on--

or why I'm not helping you work
on the things that you should be
working on--

and it just goes on and on like-
I'm not trying to blame
you for my actions or lack
there of--

Oh really--
okay--I acknowledge that
yes I'm not fu-I'm not living up
to my own potential--

and that's my own fault--

I'm not putting that on you, I
just want to know that we still--

have these goals and we're still
working towards them, that's--

- the bottom line.
- But like--

how can I tell you--

if you still have your goals,
how can I do that?

Oh-okay.
uh-uh fine, well I mean do you still have your goals?

Yes.

Good--

cool--

I mean wha'--

If you don't mind me asking like
what-a-you what-a-you still
trying to do?

I'm--

I want to do my photography.

Really?--

But you like haven't done your
photography in like forever.

Yeah I'm aware of
that--

and I still wanna persue it--

as funny as that is.

Um-I'm sorry again--

As hilarious as that
might sound--
Okay look no, it's, you--

- you know?
- look, look, look-fuck--

That's cool I-my bad--

Why, don't you, instead
of like--

you know, try'na do--

you know two jobs, wha--
Okay--

why don't you focus more
on photography then. Why don't
you do that.
no, no, no, why don't,
why don't you--

not tell me how'd ah--

do things, why don't you...stop
telling me how to--

oh I could do it this way or I
should do it that way or...
maybe like--

why do you do that?--

Like I don't need you to do
that for me--

I know what I want to do
for myself--

I want to do photography--

I wanna do it!--

I have my camera--

I have my laptop--

I have my certificate in
cosmotology I don't have to
depend on other people--

to supply me with looks that I
want for my shoot--

I got my bachelor's degree--

in business management--

I can work out--

a business plan--

for myself--

so I can be properly
self-employed--

Like I've thought it through.
I've lined things up--

Right, I've heard that
before--
I've made an effort--

- I have made an effort.
- I've-I've heard that before and--

you know I'm-forgive me for
caring--

like everything you just said--

just shows that you have every-
thing at your disposal to--

be doing what it is that you
wanna do--

but you're not doing it and
that's my whole thing--

it's like when is it gonna
happen?

It--

When it happens--

It's my thing.

Okay, but that does-
that's not--

getting us anywhere you me
anybody like--

"when it happens," what the fuck
does that mean?

Okay--

so like--

are you concerned--

with what I am not doing?--

Or are you concerned with what
you are not doing?

Both.

Eh, am I not...
I don-i don't know
what to tell you...we're--

I don't know what to say--

what can I say, what can I tell
you?--

Like wer-we're gonna have to
figure it out--

Like that's it, that's all there
is to it.
Good, alright, well let's
figure it out.

Okay--

Well we're gonna have to do it
some other night--

because I have to go to sleep!
-- No, no, come on--

I have to go
to sleep!
don't do that, don't run
away from this--

don't run away from this,
look--

- I am not running away!
- I don't wanna end the night like this--

you are being a dick
about it!--

I am not running away.
Oh my god, oh my god why
can't we just have discussions
without them turning into this
kind of shit.

Well maybe it's the
way that you fuckin' approach
shit you know--

Maybe you shouldn't come into
things asking me--

"Um, can we enter a cone
of trust--

where we don't bum eachother
out?"--

like you decided--

you were bummed out already
before it even started--

And then you go around and you
ask me--

"what's changed in the last
five years?"--

Like why don't you just start
the conversation by saying--

"I want things to change"--

Don't worry about what I'm doing
worry about what you're doing.

Work on youself,
I will work on myself--

support me--

I will support you--

Like what the fuck!

Look I am gonna work
on me, and I hear ya loud
and clear--

and I am trying to support you,
but I just feel like right now
all I'm doing is--

supporting your procrastination
and it's not really get--

I'm sorry look--

our procrastination, I meant our
procrastination--

I heard you, like--

just...just good-nite,
good-nite.

That's probably best,
good-nite.

And where are you
going?

I'm gonna go to the
office, and I'm gonna try to do
something productive.
Is that alright?

So--

presents?

Yes--

but I wanna go first,
give me, give me, give me,
give me--

- give me...
- Okay, okay, okay.

]

I thought you
disappeared.

Okay...so--

there was something I originally
wanted to buy you but I figured
that you already had it, so
thought I'd--

try to be a little more original
and just make something.

I'm excited.

And thus I drew your
pretty face.

Awe.

I've never been drawn
before. It's really cool.

I'm gonna frame it--

or it's framed already but--
Ah yeah, I was gonna--

I meant I was gonna
hang it up--

just so everybody can see it,
and that way when you're
famous--

- they'll be jealous.
- Oh nonesense.

Oh shut up.

- Oh no, my turn.
- Whoa, huh?

- My turn.
- Oh yeah, yeah, yeah that's right.

- Hold that.
- Okay.

Oh--

Keys.

Oh.

- Tada!
- Oh shit!

Woah.

Do you like it?

Yeah!

- This is so awesome.
- Yeah.

- Yeah?
- Where'd you find these?

At a yard sale this
morning with my mom.

Oh my god--

these are so cool.

- Yeah.
- What?

Awe.
Thank you so much.
Yeah--

no problem, glad you
like it.

Ye-ah!

- So cool.
- One more thing.

A-anu-what?

- Yeah.
- Yu-

Weren't you the one that
said...like--

something about--

nothing...too--

much.

Well, I mean, come on.

- We got cake.
- Wha-it-ah?

- Cake?
- And we got--

bierz.

Hell yeah.

Now it's a party.

Happy unbirthday.

Happy unbirthday, cheers.

Hmm.

- Hey.
- Hey!

And tada!

Tada.

What ya think?

It's pretty cute.

- You're very romantic, I like it.
- Cool.

- Good.
- And "matte box".

Yeah, yeah. Yeah yeah,
exactly.

- Yeay.
- You remember that guy.

Please come-wha-wha-what's
that?

I just...like got
stuff too I didn't know like--

- Oh shit.
- To...

Fuck.

But...

- Ah, like I wanted it to be a surprise so I didn't tell you anything.
- But I didn't--

think about that--

No...I--
You might--

actually get dinner
because you didn't know--

- It's cool, like-- Ah, I'm sorry dude.
- I suck.

We'll just, have it
later, it's fine.

- Sure?
- Yeah.

Cool, okay.

Come hither.

Come and have a seat-ah.

Oh, haw-haw-haw--
Yeah that's right--

We have a fire going.

I figured that you know
it's been awhile since we had a
date night and everything--

and uh, oh wait actually
hold on, hold on let me--

let me get that--
You wanna turn
down the fire?
No, no no, no let me--

let me-let me get this
for you--

So...please hav-have
a seat.

Yu-got-epp-epp--

epp--

There ya go--

there ya go, kinda--

gentleman about it.

Mmmm--

- Well that's nice.
- Cool.

I thought I'd ah--

you know set something
up--

to the point where you
can have--

a date--

and--

be in your p.j.'s at the
same time.

Yeah, uh--
So--

I don't think I'm a
bother with that right now.

Alright then...well I
mean...

- Oh uh would you like a beer?
- I'm sorry, where are my manners.

Sure.

Good answer.

Now--

I don't think you've had
this guy before--

So I'd hope you like it--

I like it--

Oh--

Oh--

Look at you--

Ah--
So thoughtful--

Catching yourself.

- Cheers.
- Cheers.

- Mmmh.
- Yeah?

Uh-huh.

- Yeay?
- Yeay.

Yee-ay.

Yee-aay.

Um--

So...uh shall we?

- Uh-mm, yeah.
- Ladies first.

You get...you get the
pickin's.

Except for that one.

Joking, yeah you can have
that one.

- I'm gonna grab this one.
- Okay good.

I will grab this one.

- Cheers.
- Cheers.

- Pizza cheers.
- Pizza cheers.

oh.

- Oh, eh-for our homies.
- Nice piece of garlic.

Hmm.

- Mmm-huh.
- It's good.

Oh yeah I made sure there
was plenty of garlic on that.

Good job.
Mm-huh.
It's really good.

So we're definitely gonna
make-out later.

- Oh yeah-- Mm-huh.
- Hard.

- ah-huh.
- Uh-hmm.

I went on a...jog earlier
today.

And um--

I was doing a lot of
thinking and--

I had totally forgot
about that one time when we ah--

planned that "unbirthday"
for eachother--

- Mm-hmm.
- Remember, and I drew that picture for you?

Uh-huh.

Yeah, that was a nice
night wasn't it?

I mean I love
the picture.

But--

that wasn't the
greatest night.

No?

Nuh-uh.

Why? What happened?

I killed it.

- You did?
- Pretty. much.

Mm-huh.

Yeah.

Remember I got drunk,
I acted like a jerk.

I love moments
like these.

Hmmm?

Like when you're just
hanging out with someone and--

you just--

bullshit and talk about
random stuff and--

all of a sudden there's a--

quiet--

moment--

but not like an awkward quiet,
it's just--

more like--

still an'--

peaceful an'--

I try to store those
moments in my mind like a
picture--

so i can draw'em later.

And I think it's those
pauses--

they're like the defining parts
of those moments too you know.

Not really.

Let me put it this way--

it's like if I were gonna--

draw--

a comic strip--

of this moment--

like on the first page I would
dedicate--

at least three to four panels
of--

just how I view the moment
before actually like
implementing any kind of--

characters in action poses.

There aren't a lot of comics
that do that kind of stuff.

I think everyone's just afraid
of--

embracing the stillness--

just slowing things down--

I wanna have a lot of--

those still moments--

in my comic.

Don't you think people
might find that kinda boring
though?

Uh--

sure I mean--

Maybe...but--

I don't think that really
matters 'cause--

those kind of people--

who'd find it boring aren't
gonna be the type of people that
are going to be into my comic
book so--

fuck'em...I don't think it
really matters.

Why is your comic
gonna be like some sort of
hipster exclusive or something?

Uhh-um--

sure.

Oh fuck--

I'm sorry--

that came off mean--

Sorry.

Hey it's cool--

don't worry about it.

It's fuckin' not--

cool--

It's not cool--

fuck.

Are you okay?

Yeah, I'm fuckin' fine
can we just call it a night?--

I'm...just--

over it.

Are you alright to drive?

Yeah I'm not fuckin'
stupid so I think I can fuckin'
drive.

Yo I didn't--

I mean, mean anything by it--

I was just--

checkin' wit' you.

Yeah--

can you jus' get in
the fuckin' car--

so we can--

I just wanna get out of here
now.

You know what I'll just
walk.

Why do you fucking wanna walk everywhere?
Just get in the fucking car!

I just think you should
just go straight home--

rather than have to drop me off
first is all.
Jus' get in the
fucking car--

so I can take you home,
let's go.

Fine whatever.

I was drunk, I acted
like a jerk--

like can we change the
subject?--

we don't--

I thought we were supposed to be
having a good time like--

We are you know I'm
sorry...no, um--

let's--

you're right--

Ah--

I--
Why are we talking
about that?

I-I just--

I don't know, I just ah
I-I--

I didn't remember exactly
wha' happened and I guess I was
you know I'm sorry--

you're right, you're
right-

pizza, pizza time--

What time is it?

- Pizza time.
- Right--

Perfect.
Pizza time.
Good.

You know, don't get me
wrong like you are a really--

you're a great guy--

You're my favorite
person in the world but lately
it's been--

difficult--

being around you--

like working two jobs
is hard--

Mickey you don't have to
work two jobs--

But I kinda feel like
I do--

- though.
- Then why do you feel that way is what llike--

what I contribute not enough?

It's n--

It's not that it's not enough
I just--

I mean you're
freelance you know like it makes
me nervous--

having a question mark on your
next gig.

Wait so like--

hold on I mean like--

So ev-even if-if I was doing
what I wanted to do then--

it would still be the same issue
because--

ye--

all artists have like a high
probability of--

of inconsistent income so--

wa--

oh my god--

you know what Mickey?--

Ah-I think you're biggest issue
is me--

I'm your biggest problem.

Huh, that's not what
I'm saying it just--

it would be different--

if you were doing what you
really wanted--

How would that be
different, it's the same thing.

It wouldn't because you'd be in a different head space and...
like--

that changes everything--

Like I'm really sensitive to the
energy you put out.

But ah--

you know isn't that kinda of ah--

double standard...I mean--

like ah, the other night,
though--

ya know ya-ya come home from
work venting about it in a not
so positive fashion an--

then you snap at me because it
was stressing me out.

Yeah but that had
nothing to do with me ah--

I walked in you were already in
a bad place you were in ya head
you were being negative.

Alright-but I mean
tha-that's besides the point,
you know, it's not like you
yourself were--

talking about the--

tales of--

of happiness--

and joy that you get from the
two jobs that you adore with all
your heart--

Mickey?
Is-is that why you're not doing your photography, like ye--

you're just--

you're scared of--

of inconsistency?

Hey I know you don't want to
hear from me right now--

but you forgot some stuff--

just got home and I'm a bit
tired--

but you can get it whenever.

Cool.

Thanks.

Yo?

Yeah.

Cool man.

Okay.

Yeah, i-I'm just a few blocks
down.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Sweet.

Alright buddy, well I'll see ya
in a bit okay?

Cool thanks man.

Later.