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INT. KITCHEN – MORNING.

JANE and STEVE, two house mates, are having breakfast.

Steve sits at the bench slightly hungover, noticeable only by the slight rasp to his speak.

Jane is cooking bacon and eggs on the stove.

JANE
Not everything has to be fun all the time you know.

STEVE
But it sure does feel good.

JANE
Really?

She flops his three rashes of beacon and two fried eggs on the plate in front of him. Making as much noise as possible in the process.

STEVE
Pass us the salt.

JANE
I enjoy taking things seriously. Life is not a Youtube meme you know.

Steve interrupts.

STEVE
But you’re always serious. You never have any fun!

JANE
Well, the way you define it. Sure. But then I don’t consider it fun to waste my life chasing a good time.

STEVE
But life is too short.

JANE
Exactly.

STEVE
You know you were invited to the party last night…don’t you?

JANE
I really do not want to sit around talking myself up to bunch of people I don’t know, and who I will probably never meet again. That is not my version of a good time.

STEVE
I really don’t get it.

JANE
No. You don’t.

She sits down across the from him. Looks gently at him.

JANE (cont)
I enjoy life. I have fun. I have fun by taking life seriously. I read. I write. And I spend time thinking about how life hangs together.

See looks for a sign of acknowledgement.

JANE (cont.)
The other day I was watching a documentary on dancing and this guy, a famous dancer, was teaching a bunch of high-school kids about dance. There were a couple of kid joking about and the guy got really annoyed. He kind of shouted at them to stop mucking around. He told them that dance was no joke. Then one of the kids says, but we just want to have fun. You know what he said back?… Steve!…do you know what he said?

STEVE
No.

JANE
I take dance seriously. I have for forty years and I’ve enjoyed every…single….on of em.

She begins to eat.

He keeps playing with his food only willing to eat the good parts.

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