March 19, 2017:

"COGITO ERGO SUM", reads the billboard tattoo'd on her left forearm: I am a Philosophy student.

She's snide. Bitter: much too good for her bartending gig. "Know of any adjunct faculty gigs for Philosophy grads?" Sarcasm. Of course not.

My friends ask if I got her number. Fuck no. She's not nice. I'll go out with the charmer with hair extensions who lights up our usual bar. She makes me smile.