"I am 21; I have recently dropped out of college and had spent much of the previous summer doing drugs and taking long nighttime walks. I am living in the basement of my childhood home; my mother had recently been moved into a nursing home, the house will be sold within a month or two, and I will spend the following summer homeless, living on friends' couches. I have never been asked for ID at a bar. I have never had a girlfriend."
"I’m a random collector of Le Creuset. When rifling through a random box at a flea market in France, a hint of one of their trademark colors may catch my eye. I’ll pull out the pot, inspect it (never with too much excitement because if I plan to bargain for it, I need to keep my cards close to my chest), then either make an offer or put it back."