Blogs that suck time

my pooTUBE
my pUtube
my poopics

SWOBO
avoid the bummerlife

need to reach me? pedalhome at hotmail

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

shout out to the long-timers ...

I'm quite certain that, if ever fate were to throw us together, David Sedaris would instantly, and most desperately, fall foot over bonnet in man-love with me.

He would be drawn much as a sweet summer moth is to an angry young torch. And while true, David's delectable sense of the ironic would provoke a certain infatuation - for the most part, and let's be honest here, it would be a one-sided love affair. Such are the cruelties of passion.

"O ~ where is my damn jacket?" His voice would carene down the woodened halls of his apartment, searching for me, homing, a missile, as I lay draped across the fading arms of his almost-sofa. His words wrestle and echo down the hall towards me - the sound of young pups tussling and snaggling for top position. I lean back and creak the armwrest into a long arc of mechanical fatigue.

"Hall closet, shockingly enough."

With the flourish of a closing door, David ushers himself into the room ~ an untidy sarong and fading bushel of hair etch into my mind. The eyes ~ a bit sunken and ringed, ever gently in red ~ are evidence of his attempts to stay lead lap with me at the cactus shooter's cup the night before. Red and ringed and sunken ~ still able to hold "don't be a wise-ass."

All in all, he looks good - fit but not faking, grounded but not dragging ... solid. From across the room, he takes flight, a gathering speed of approach ~ gliding down as a happy lark to favored branch. His face, hovering ~ so close, the scent of that damn hippie toothpaste overwhelms me and I secretely hurl.


"O, it's 3 in the afternoon...on a Sunday...God's day."

A blink, a pause of contemplation, and then I throw my arms around him in agreement. "I'm your god now, Sedaris. Lead me to the prayer room." Jacket forgotten, we make a jumble bumble of rising from the couch to retrace the trail of those loud and tangly pups.

21 comments:

Velo Bella said...

a proper shout out would have been a new episode, not a rerun



I'm hungry

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

why you gotta always make it dirty

Velo Bella said...

I cheated and put cream in my coffee

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

oh yeah ...

that's the dirty i like.

Nome Agusta said...

I haven't a clue of what you are talking about.

BELLA BEAR said...

How much do you two talk in person as opposed to just on the blogs?

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

sabine is prepping (food intake wise) for a preventative procedure tomorrow.

so, i'm keeping her company during the long day of can't have-itis.

yellowbug said...

I'm a little confused with your Sedaris piece, but I have a crush on him too. Did you know he is doing a reading in San Jose next week?

chatterbox said...

vb - hang in there!

ov - you need to distract her. Going to the movies is good!

PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

i'm with bella bear and gnome...

and i'm all for cheating when it comes to prepping for preventitive procedures...

Nome Agusta said...

I typically work hard at preventing preventative procedures.

alicat said...

my all time sedaris-favorite...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBdymtyXt8Y

and sorry for the no link here, i have been lax in bloggin and now forgot how to do it and am being lazy.

But DO listen!

Anonymous said...

David Sedaris tells the story of a subway ride he took in Paris. Two American tourists mistake him for a Frenchman and, thinking he can't speak English, begin to talk loudly about how he smells. Later, they come to believe that he's a pickpocket. He starts off hating this, but comes to enjoy it.

http://thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=173
Starts at 44:10

monk said...

Sedaris is hilarious! did you read Naked?

the You Tube, Stadium Pal piece could easily be modified to fit the cycling world...well, kind of.

X Bunny said...

I'm quite certain that, if ever fate were to throw us together, David Sedaris would instantly, and most desperately, fall foot over bonnet in man-love with me.

unforgettable

Alden said...

er, funny you bring up david sedaris. i came across this funny little read the other day:

http://tinyurl.com/2t9p35

enjoy!

Alden said...

or for that matter, his musings on mcsweeney's:

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/black/

funkdaddy said...

i think i just fell Sidi over Giro in man-love with OV...

cycloscott said...

Prefect timing...

Sedaris is in San Jose this coming Monday night. KQED has tickets available for a $60 donation.

T. Marie said...

i don't know how i feel about ver-batem reposts. that's what archives are for.

but at least you are posting.

Anonymous said...

I read this article fully regarding the resemblance of most recent and earlier technologies, it's amazing article.
Check out my homepage - perfumes originales