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10/16/05 @ 03:08 am   
These Are The People In My Neighborhood
 
 
Current mood: fuschia
Music: Hollaback Girl. Yes, Hollaback Girl. I will fight you.
ly Bar, Alamo Square, 9/2/05
[My eccentric neighbor Ellie walked into a bar where my friend Brendan and I were sitting at a table near the door and I called out to her.]

Me: [to Brendan and Ellie] Do you guys know each other? You both live in the neighborhood.
Brendan: No.
Ellie: I don't think so. You might have seen me around the neighborhood. I always walk around with a little dog. [pause.] ...I used to walk around with a little dog. He died three days ago.
Me: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.
Ellie: Yeah, he was sick for a while. A few days ago I could tell, it was the day, so I put him out in the backyard and he curled up in the grass... I went out for a while, and when I got back... ...
Me: I'm really sorry.
Ellie: I put him in a bag in my freezer. [pause.] Well, I have his body in the freezer. I cut off his head.
Me: [stunned silence]
Brendan: WHAT?
Ellie: I cut off his head. [pause.] I'm gonna put the skull on my bicycle.
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From:zigmo
Date:October 21st, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
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I don't know if it's me, her or perhaps the orbital mind control lasers, but the finale of that anecdote made my burst out laughing at my cube.
Perhaps I am going to the rarely discussed Jewish Hell.
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From:polyphonicvegan
Date:October 23rd, 2005 08:17 am (UTC)
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There are parts of me that likes the concept of having a beloved's skull on the front of my bike, especially if I was one of those people that actually rides a bike on a regular basis. However, the thought of my putting the skull of anyone I actually know (of any species) anywhere I have to see it ever gives me the heeby-geebies.

By the way, are you out of town? Dave said he hasn't seen you in weeks. If parts of you are not being displayed on someone's bike, please let someone know you're up and running, er, alive (damn computers taking over my brain).
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From:mike20
Date:October 25th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
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> the thought of my putting the skull of anyone I actually know (of any species) anywhere I have to see it ever gives me the heeby-geebies.

My friend Gary promised me his skull, as long as I promised to put it on a shelf facing a television. Unfortunately when the time came, I had never met his widow before so I felt funny about asking her for it.

> By the way, are you out of town? Dave said he hasn't seen you in weeks.

Yeah, I'm out of town. I was getting really stressed out (even for me) so I had to get out... I was on the phone to a friend down in Santa Cruz and he told me it was autumn by him & that's all I had to hear. He's out in the woods on the edge of the UCSC campus. I've been crashing on his couch for the last month. I occasionally pop back up to SF for an hour or two for doctor appts, freelance projects, etc., but other than that I don't know when I'm going back - I'm dreading it.
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From:polyphonicvegan
Date:October 26th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
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when you come back, call me. i owe you about a half dozen cakes at this point (plus interest, cookies?) so come over and i'll bake you one. chocolate is my favorite destresser. :)
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