እስኪሪፕቶ, ሶኬት, መዝሙር

ballpoint

Shout out to Fantahun T from elementary, wherever he might be, whose ballpoint game used to be on point, especially the green one. Matter of fact, everything about him used to be on point. The smartest kid in school, well dug by the girls, good at football…I used to go green with envy. One time I had to rewrite a semester’s worth of ሳይንስ ደብተር trying to copy his dope ass hand writing and drawing. የልብ ስዕሉ ይምጣብኝ! Auricles and ventricles never looked better. Another time, word went out that he had recited a full passage from the እንግሊዝኛ መጽሀፍ. Can’t say I didn’t feel the pressure to accomplish the same feat. There was a third time when he had pronounced “frightened” as “ፍሪግዜንድ”; I had half a mind to follow suit. But, hey! Even our English teacher used to say “ኔግሃቡር”, “ዳንጀሪዮስ”,… በወቅቱ ከርሱና ከሌላኛው ጓደኛችን ዘለግ እል ስለነበር used to feel a bit self-conscious and shortness had seemed appealing. Last time we met a bunch of years ago, he was taller than me, if memory serves. And I am left to rue my foolish childhood wishes, አሁን በሰው ሃገር የሰው ዛፍ እያየሁ እያንገበገበኝ::

It be that way that sometimes: one starts the morning with a መዝሙር on one’s lips, to come home in the wee hours of the morning to a verse from the same song, after a night of carousing:

yebereket

An observation: corroborating the observation of a former roommate, English language proficiency shows a marked improvement upon consumption of ethanol.

Sometimes a look at a plug and a song suggests itself, somehow, someway.

plug

The sober One’s English is kind of shaky. So one checks to see if “plug” is the right word here, and not “socket”. Then one goes on a tangent, thinking about how in some corners “the gender of connectors and fasteners” could be considered cheeky and politically incorrect.

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  1. geTere
    Oct 23, 2017 @ 05:11:03

    ዝም ባለ አይደለም በዘባረቀ ነው። ትራምፕን አታየውም። ትምህርቱ ይቅር ሴቶቹ ላይ እንኳን ትንሽ ቢያስተምርልኝ አሁን አልቸገርም ነበር። ቆይ ልያዘው። fela kuti ❤

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    • tibebe
      Oct 23, 2017 @ 21:57:17

      Ewnet new. Mezebareqin yemesele underestimated yehone neger yelem 🙂

      Degmo esun liyazew kemitil you should ask yourself: “what have I done, as a friend, to alleviate one’s yeenstay tsota woes?”

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