Two dudes making art.
Today at GNC: Employee: “Do you need a multi- vitamin?” B: “Nah. My doc said I’m good without them. I haven’t taken them since January.” E: “And how do you feel?” B: “Like I look…awesome.” E: “OK then.”
Find Someone You Can Trust. And Then Trust Them.
Fuck, how depressing man: “Brian, thank you so much for helping. We honestly could not have done this without your generous help. You’re a dream. We shall be off on a new adventure living an abbreviated life in abbreviated space; who knows for how much longer? We are both 86 yrs. old.”
Welcome back to Baltimore
Got a cat call running up N. Calvert on my first day back in Baltimore. Nothing like a whistle from a tranny to put a skip in your step, or boost an ego… or both, if you need it.
From an intern I had 16 years ago: “Baltimore is such a distant time and place in my mind, almost like a dream.”
Talking to ex-wife: B: “You know, looking back at it, you really did bring out the best in me.” I: “If that was your best, you’re in big fucking trouble.” B: “That’s what I’ve miss about you, the support.”
J: “…and it sounds as though it was really immature, dysfunctional, sycophantic, and codependent.” B: “Well, it’s great that you could sum it up in three fuckin’ words.” J: “Just sayin’. And by the way, that was four words.” B: “Yeah, but I don’t know what one of those means”
Conversation today with former student: S: “I am just nervous about the interview, that’s all.” B: “Look, just be your true self. It’s like entering a relationship. You can’t pretend to be someone you’re not, because in the long run, they’ll find out you’re a lie. You’re smart as shit and awesome the way you are, and the person who...
“Don’t forget a bathing suit.” I love when emails end this way.
At the barber today: T: “Aaaahh, you’re smiling, that’s a change.” B: “Yeah? Well, I’ve got a few things to smile about….so don’t fuck my hair up….again.”
R: “One of the things I love about you is your bluntness, but sometimes it’s like being punched in the nose.” B: “Don’t you prefer that over ignoring something that immediately just gets in the way?” R; “Yeah, but a tender poke would be enough.” B: “In the nose?”