In this week's episode of Warm and Fuzzy, Pixels or Death's Emily Payton tells us about toast, entropy and mini-kangaroos, all as the ghost of her parent's marriage looms over her.
"I’m nine years old and it’s way past my bedtime. I’m sitting on my grandparents’ living room floor, inches away from the screen. The carpet is a dusty pink, and if you press hard enough you can trace designs with your fingertips. Reclining in the black leather armchair behind me, watching me play Crash Bandicoot: Warped, is my father. It’s my cousin’s PlayStation and this is the first 3-D game I’ve ever played.
It’s shortly before Christmas, or shortly after, I don’t remember. We’re at my grandparents’ house for the holidays, and everyone else has gone to bed. Periodically, my dad goes into the kitchen and returns with toast topped with butter and cinnamon sugar. Even now, cinnamon toast brings me comfort."