Sunday, December 9, 2007

Beach Blanket Madness

R man and I are taking walks pretty much every day to help him build his strength back up and also just to get him out of the house where he's going stircrazy. Today we went to the beach, a beautiful clear day with the sharp silvery light that shines here in the winter. Quite a few cute boys undressing and putting on their wet suits to go surfing. I know, it's very California, two weeks before Christmas and everybody's at the beach. I also know that plenty of people don't think of San Francisco as a beach town, but we have a long, lovely strip of sand with small, steady surf and water so fucking freezing that I have never even waded in it. I've mentioned my origins on the Gulf Coast, where the water is usually the same temperature as your blood and I've never been able to adjust to this. I'm pretty sure I don't want to. The beach here is called Ocean Beach, a name redolent of self evident common sense, sort of like naming a road Cars Can Drive Here Street. In honor of it, I've decided to take for my drag name Guy Wearing a Dress. Watch for my show at the Place Where You Can Buy Drinks Bar.

7 comments:

  1. You went to the beach without me??? And with R????? Cheater.

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  2. I tried to resist. If it makes you feel better, we didn't actually walk on the sand, we stayed up on the sidewalk, but since that's where all the surfer boys were changing their clothes, it was ok with me.

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  3. Can't wait to see your show! Will you be Moving Your Mouth To Match Pre-recorded Music? I'll be sitting on One Of Those Things That Drunks Fall Off Of. And I'll be drunk. And I will fall.

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  4. Guy Wearing a Dress?

    Your drag name sounds like it's straight from the medicine man's mouth.

    deep.

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  5. Maybe I'll change the name of this blog to Words Randomly Placed.

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  6. I love hearing about California weather and such. I lived in Santa Barbara for a while and have missed it every since I left. But more specifically, I have wanted to live in SF for a long time. I have been trying to get Williams-Sonoma corporate interested in hiring me so that I could move out there. I heard there is a big shakeup in the Pottery Barn product development department. Maybe one day they'll realize that they can't live without me!

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  7. You are a funny man, Mr. P. I can't believe I lived in the Bay Area for 15 years and never thought of the silliness of a name like "Ocean Beach!" I bow down to your wit. If they weren't all on strike now, you could get a job as a writer on the watch-shows box.

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