Christine | Ep. 2 of 12 | Feat. America Ferrera | WIGS

Uploaded by wigs on 18.07.2012

Hi. May I?
Yeah. No, no, please, don’t get up.
Daniel. Christine. Nice to meet you.
So how did your, uh, last one go? Mmm. Yeah, me too.
Maybe not even that good, actually. Have you ever, um… Have you done this before?
I have, once. I actually didn’t really find that many people I could connect with. Is that, is connect the right word?
Yeah, it’s a good word. Yeah.
Um, we actually went on a follow up date. It didn’t pan out. You know, she was a great girl. It wasn’t her, it was me. It was—wow.
Yeah, right.
Are you from out of town?
Your— Oh, yeah, Vancouver. Good ear. What about you?
No, I’m from here. God, you, um, you remind me of someone, I…
Your dad? God, no. Good one, though.
No, I, uh, I’ll think of it. But, um, uh, so what do you do for work?
Uh, I’m an orthopedic surgical assistant. And on the uh, on the weekends, I climb rocks
Wow. Have you ever tried it?
No, no, I mean, don’t you have to be like, I don’t know, like, super fit?
No, no, I mean, you start with the small rocks, and then you work your way up to the scary ones.
Yeah they are scary right? Scary as hell.
Only if you look down.
Well I think I would have to start on like a pebble.
Well, there are pebbles out there.
Yep, that's right, why not? I mean even dwarves have to start small, right?
Oh, no, did I say the wrong thing? I’m sorry, I, I mean you’re not a dwarf, are you? Oh god, what’re you saying? I’m sorry.
Yeah. My mother’s a dwarf. Oh, I’m really sorry. I’m really, really, really sorry. It was just a stupid joke.
I just—I’m sorry can you just forgive that?
Oh, god, you bastard, your mother is not a dwarf.
No, she is not a dwarf. I’m sorry.
You’re funny. Thank you.
So, um, do you live with your mother?
No. Ok, good.
I’ve actually been on my own since I was, um, 17. Uh, you?
I live with someone. Just a friend, um. I share an apartment with a friend from, like, a hundred years ago.
But I’m gonna actually put some money down this week towards a new condo, in a building in Culver City.
Oh, congratulations. Yeah. When do you move in?
Oh, I don’t know. I don’t know. Just, whenever it’s done, I guess. Maybe June, or…
So, um, what exactly does an orthopedic surgeon do?
Surgical assistant. Orthopedic surgical assistant, I’m, uh, not the, basically, um, I assist the surgeon during surgery.
I, uh, follow up with the patients during post-op and recovery. I mean, it’s nursing, you know, just more specialized.
It’s nursing, uh, without the changing of the bed sheets.
Well how did you get interested in that?
There’s been people in my family in the health sciences, since, you know, way back. My mother’s a nurse. Her father was actually an X-ray tech.
And your father? He’s a physical therapist.
But he’s, uh, he’s actually retired now. He’s not well, um, health wise.
Um, I’m sorry, what about, what about you? What do you, what do you do?
I’m,, uh, a school teacher. Yeah. But I’m the first.
And your folks?
My folks, um, ok, uh, my parents, um, they own a dry cleaning store. Like six of them.
Wow. Yeah.
Are you, do you have brothers and sisters?
Yeah, yeah, I have, uh, a baby sister. She’s 29. I’m 29.
Does that mean that I would be, kinda, robbing the cradle?
Yeah, right.
You—you’ve got a really great smile.
Thank you. Thank you.
So, um, what’re your weekends made of?
What are my weekends made of, um, ok, let’s see, uh, well, I’d start with a walk, like a real walk, like six miles with my dog. Are you a dog person?
I mean, not that I—I don’t dislike dogs. What kind of dog do you have?
A Maltese. A Maltipoo. It’s a hybrid. A Maltese and a Poodle. Yeah.
Um, and then, you know I might meet my friends for brunch. If it’s a beautiful day outside in Santa Monica. Um, reading.
And foreign language films, not the artsy ones that move at, like, a glacial pace, the, the French relationship ones. Love stories.
‘Cause, you know, I’m a girl. Sue me. You know, but, then I could go watch a Dodger’s game sometimes.
Or just go over to that park, because that park is really—Are you ok?
Tell me you’re ok.
It’s just my blood sugar dropped.
I’m diabetic.
I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you.
No, I’m not scared.
It just—it happens sometimes, so…
Not often, I’m usually really careful, but, uh, stress doesn’t help.
Oh. I had a long day at work today. And, honestly, I actually thought I was going to be too tired to even come tonight, but…
I’m glad I did.
That went by fast. Yeah.
It was, um, it was really nice to meet you, Christine.
Thank you.
Maybe sometime we could go, uh, climb a pebble together. Yeah.