2 Works in Jeremy Pike
“It’s this pining from afar, junior high, ‘dear diary, he and I almost brushed shoulders today’ way of talking about Artemus that you have," Jeremy said. "It’s like you can hardly believe you breathe the same air as him. It's like you want him so much they think you can’t possibly have him.”
It's Thanksgiving, and Jim can't seem to figure out why everyone thinks he's single.
Artie had turned out to be a phenomenal cook, so it had been easy for Jim to say that he was happy to go to Artie’s place for dinner whenever he wasn’t too busy, or otherwise engaged. It had even been fairly easy to pretend that he wouldn’t have said the exact same thing if Artie had turned out to be a terrible cook.
Jim and Artie are next door neighbors.