Day Three   /   lettering by Darren Newman

Jessica Walsh

Did you see Timothy today?
Yes.

What did y’all do together?
I got us tickets to see Really Really at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in the West Village.

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Did anything interesting happen?
The play is about a bunch of college students going to parties, getting drunk, having sex, and their complicated interpersonal relationships. The characters are either opportunistic, self-serving, entitled, indulgent, or power-seeking. Tim found it difficult to empathize with any of the characters in the play as there was no “hero” character. I found the complicated dynamic of these different personalities to be an interesting twist on the usual character development.

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The play paints a pretty bleak picture of Americans in “Generation Me.” Maybe slightly ironic in the context of this project . . .

Did you learn anything new about Timothy?
After the play, we wandered over to a bar nearby in the West Village for a drink. Tim told me about his last serious relationship with a girl he dated in San Francisco when he worked for Apple. I feel like he broke her heart. Things were getting serious between them when she had to leave for business for a few months. The long distance scared him, and he broke off the relationship when she got back. He seemed to feel bad about it.

Did you learn anything new about yourself?
One part of the play stirred up emotions from something that happened in my past. I was slightly shaken up after the play so I told Tim about it to explain why I was acting strangely. I try not to look back too much and get caught up in the past, but sometimes it does unexpectedly creep back up on me.

How do you feel about this relationship/project right now?
It was cute that Tim insisted on being a gentleman and walking me home after the play. I am a sucker for the common dating courtesies.

Is there anything that you want to do differently?
Tim seemed slightly annoyed that I missed his text messages before the play. I hate text messaging. My fingers get tired. The misunderstanding and the AutoCorrect drive me nuts. And what’s with the new “read on xx” timestamp on the iPhone? How much does it suck to see someone read your text and then they don’t write back?

When I have a crazy day at work, I often forget to check my cell phone. Actually, sometimes I don’t bring it to the studio at all. I know this drives certain people a little crazy. I guess I should look into an app that downloads texts to the computer.

Additional comments?
Not Really.

Day Three   /   lettering by Sam Potts

Timothy Goodman

Did you see Jessica today?
Indeed I did.

What did y’all do together?
Between work functions and personal plans, I haven’t had a night off in over 10 days. I just wanted to stay in and watch the Knicks game. However, Jessie and I have something planned on Sunday, so it was probably best to do a date tonight instead of Saturday night. Anyway, we went to the Off-Broadway play, Really, Really.

Did anything interesting happen?
We went out for a drink after the play. Jessie told me some very personal stuff that’s happened in her life. I’m happy she did, and that she trusted me enough to tell me. When someone does that, your natural inclination is to tell them something extremely private back. I didn’t do that, though. I just listened and asked a couple of questions, and let her talk.

Did you learn anything new about Jessica?
Before the play, I was texting her. I waited, and waited, and waited. Apparently she doesn’t check her texts much, which I somehow did not know. How is that possible? I can’t stand it if I have one red alert on my phone. The things you learn about someone that you think you know.

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Did you learn anything new about yourself?
I love crowds. I don’t think Jessie does. As we were sitting in the theater waiting for the play to start, I was looking around everywhere. Then I felt a bit constrained, like I should be giving all my attention to her. Good thing I brought some surprise candies to keep us busy.

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How do you feel about this relationship/project right now?
I feel much better than I did yesterday. Tonight was the first time things felt date-y and I felt okay about it. The intimate talk and the crisp spring air made our walk home feel a bit romantic.

Is there anything that you want to do differently?
Well I certainly won’t text her if I need to get a hold of her.

Additional comments?
I think Jessie caught me looking at the Knicks score on my phone during the play. Whoops.