so Rah and Nebular live in this beautiful suburban neighborhood. but they are 23 and everyone else is in their 30s and 40s...babymakin families basically. Rah uses an analogy to describe her situation: "we are like pufferfish. everyone else is a whale." the first time she said this i just blinked my eyes and waited for her to explain (because i mean, come on, wtf? but that's Rah for ya). Rah said that the neighborhood aka the whales just swim along, moseying around, and they're all the same. but then they run into the pufferfish and are like "OMG WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!" her neighbors are very interested in Rah and Nebular's life and are always poking their whale heads where they don't belong.
but......they have this ONE NEIGHBOR who is seriously a vicious fish with 3 rows of teeth. not a shark because Rah loves sharks and she does not love her neighbor. we cannot compare the two. her toothy fished neighbor lives for the neighborhood whale gossip, but she is especially interested in pufferfish gossip. the toothy fish is always talking to Rah. things like, "your grass has dry spots," or "when are you going to have that pile of dirt moved?" or "who's car is in your driveway?" and Rah is just polite and kind and answers the toothy fish's questions in a nice pufferfish kind of way. and MORE THAN ONCE Rah has caught toothy fish peeking out her window being a nosy snoop.
last tuesday, after a fun evening of hanging out with Rah, i was pulling out of her driveway, and out of the corner of my eye i saw it: the toothy fish sitting in her living room window just looking, searching for a piece of gossip. so i backed my car out slowly, decidedly. then i pulled up right in front of her house, and i looked out my window and stared at her. just glared and stared in my rudest way. then the coward toothy fish turned off her light. hah.
Rah and Nebular are having toothy fish and potatoes for dinner tonight.