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The Dialog Blog
People say it. I write it.

Monday, October 31, 2005

22nd @ Diamond

Posted at 1:05 PM

"Is that what Daddy stepped in?"
"No, honey. Daddy stepped in throw up. Remember?"

One Market

Posted at 1:03 PM

"No, I'm a small Chinese woman, and he's a big white man with red hair."

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Ferry Building, Farmer's Market

Posted at 9:47 PM

"Ah, bacon! I love bacon."
"You've been looking like you do."
"Come on, honey. We're on vacation."

Market @ Noe

Posted at 9:45 PM

"Happy gay Halloween!"

Friday, October 28, 2005

One Market

Posted at 4:25 PM

"Hey, what are you up to tonight?"
"I don't know. Drink a bunch of coffee and watch RoboCop."

One Market

Posted at 12:06 PM

"Fucking white cat hair all over my ass."

Market @ Beale

Posted at 12:03 PM

"No, look closely. It's not just the gay colors. It's a map of America. See, all the states?"
"Ooooh. That's soooo beautiful."

One Market

Posted at 12:00 PM

"So you don't know the people you're commuting with?"
"No, Casual Carpool doesn't allow it. You're not supposed to talk to each other."
"What, how is that enforced?"
"Well, once I was in this guy's car, going over the bridge, and I was small-talking, and they guy says, You can't talk. It's the rules."

Thursday, October 27, 2005

One Market

Posted at 9:45 AM

"He was ranked the most attractive straight hair-dresser in San Francisco. Now, no one can get an appointment."
"No, has to be gay. Has to."

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

One Market

Posted at 1:42 PM

"I can't eat lunch with them anymore. They're talking about the physics of light-sabers."
"Yeah, like if you dropped a light-saber in the ground, would it cut straight through the Earth."
"Well that's stupid. As the light-saber gets closer to the Earth's core, it would generate steam, which would prevent it from moving."
"Are you kidding me?"
"Haven't you heard of the China syndrome?"
"You know, I'm just going to eat outside."

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Posted at 9:13 PM

"People. Hello. I don't mean to bother you. But can you spare some change? Please? Anyone? How about fifty cents? No? Okay, how about forty cents? Anyone? Come on. Don't be so cheap. Come on. This sucks."

Jackson @ Webster

Posted at 8:38 AM

"So, if I were to come to work on Halloween, dressed as an obese black woman, on which grounds would I be fired first?"

Monday, October 24, 2005

California @ Market

Posted at 2:32 PM

"God, I've spent more money on TP this year..."

Friday, October 21, 2005

Market @ Beale

Posted at 2:14 PM

"I think I still have some makeup left over from my vampire phase."

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

One Market

Posted at 7:20 PM

"What's all that noise? Sounds like a helicopter."
"Yeah, I think a couple have been flying around out there."
"Is something going on?"
"I'll check the Internet. Maybe there's something on the bridge. No, it says here a woman threw her two kids into The Bay off of Pier 7. The Coast Guard and Police are looking for the bodies."
"Wonderful. I'm going home now."

Market @ Embarcadero

Posted at 11:14 AM

"That's not just gay. That's crazy gay."

One Market, elevator

Posted at 9:52 AM

"Our cat's psycho. I would've put her down years ago, but she came with the man. Love the husband, hate the cat."

24th @ Mission

Posted at 9:50 AM

"The cops! Ha! Bring those fuckers on."
"My old lady. Always gettin' us into trouble..."
"Shut your mouth. Give me the bottle."

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Paradise Valley Retirement Community, Fairfield, CA

Posted at 8:51 PM

"Hey, where did your Grandma go?"
"I think to change."
"She just changed."
"I know."
"Everytime we're late for dinner reservations, she does this."

Paradise Valley Retirement Community, Fairfield, CA

Posted at 8:48 PM

"How do you like the onion rings?"
"They're okay. Funny, I don't remember onion rings being very Greek. This is the last time we come to this restaurant."

Paradise Valley Retirement Community, Fairfield, CA

Posted at 8:43 PM

"Now, remember to get your mother to sign these papers. She should make a copy, too. We don't need them back immediately. Well, unless I kick the bucket tomorrow. Then she should get them to the lawyer pretty fast."

Paradise Valley Retirement Community, Fairfield, CA

Posted at 8:37 PM

"The guy down the hall served with Patton. Said that actor, oh, what's his name? Come on."
"Patton. Who was the guy that played Patton in that movie?"
"No, Patton. Who was the--"
"George C. Scott."
"That was the fella. Guy down the hall said he got it down perfect. Couldn't even tell he was an actor. Said the men would've done anything for him. We sure could use a few Pattons now. Nobody wants to fight to win wars anymore."

Paradise Valley Retirement Community, Fairfield, CA

Posted at 8:33 PM

"During World War II, did you experience any discrimination because you were German? Like did anyone call you Jerry or something?"
"What? Heaven's no. Half the U.S. was German then. Ever hear of Eisenhower?"

24th @ Castro

Posted at 8:30 PM

"What?! You call Casper. Tell him Daddy's coming home to kick his ass."

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

1 California, MUNI

Posted at 9:07 AM

"You should really think about a therapist. You two really need to talk. Well, if his only way of telling you what's on his mind is by coming home drunk, then you need to work things out. Well, even if he's drunk he's trying to communicate the best way he knows how. It doesn't matter that he's forty."

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

One Market

Posted at 4:28 PM

"Did you hear about this Smurf thing in Belgium?"
"What Smurf thing?"
"It's some kind of anti-war protest."

Monday, October 10, 2005

Crissy Field, Blue Angles air show

Posted at 10:29 AM

"Ah, dude. Look. He's going to crash--"
"He's going to crash--"
"Ah, man. He didn't crash."
"This sucks."

One Market

Posted at 10:27 AM

"It's a movie called The Gauntlet. It's pretty cool."
"Is it like the video game?"
"No, it's a cop movie. With a bus."

Friday, October 07, 2005

One Market

Posted at 2:41 PM

"No, I don't want to put the cat on any more medication. She can barely handle what she's on now."

One Market

Posted at 10:59 AM

"The survey question was Who should we invade next? The answers were hilarious."
"Did any of them say the White House?"

One Market

Posted at 9:52 AM

"Man, my computer just took a big dump."

Thursday, October 06, 2005

One Market

Posted at 11:16 AM

"Whose cell phone is that? And can they be killed?"
"I kind of like the ring tone. It makes me want to dance the lambada."

1 California, MUNI

Posted at 10:59 AM

"You need makeup. You're going to have to wear some. Don't leave until I get there, okay? I'll bring you some. You can barrow some of mine."

Lyon Street stairs

Posted at 10:58 AM

"This is a hard place to live."
"I agree."
"And I'm not a hard person."

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Market @ California

Posted at 4:57 PM

"I mean, he just beat the shit out of the homeless guy--"
"Guy shouldn't have spit on him."

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Ferry Building

Posted at 12:39 PM

"I haven't had beer in a long time. At least since this morning."

Monday, October 03, 2005

One Market

Posted at 1:32 PM

"Being a junkie or an alcoholic has it's right time and place."


Posted at 11:02 AM

"Is that guy knitting?"
"You gotta love this town."
"Is he knitting a sock?"
"It think it's a stuffed animal. Like a sock monkey."


Posted at 10:58 AM

"We totally thought these cops were going to bust us for smoking a bowl, but it turns out they were just some faggots dressed like cops, standing outside of some weird fetish bar."

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