Archive for September, 2010

Home away from home

September 29, 2010

TONY
“You know those people who don’t have any place to live after that big fire the other day ?  Well, that’s a bad feeling, I can tell you, when you get kicked out of your own place.”

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Homeless is as homeless does

September 25, 2010

TONY
“I slept in one smelly empty trailer last night, believe it or not.”

PHILIP
“No offense but it’s not too hard to believe about a homeless guy. Sorry if that was a mean thing to say; I didn’t mean it that way.”

TONY
“Well it was a bit mean but I guess I gotta admit it’s true. But I’ll tell you one thing:  It’s no fun sleeping rough when you’ve gotten to my age.  At least it’s not winter or anything.  You know, I’ve been mostly sleeping at least somewhere that wouldn’t get me arrested if anyone knew where I was, if you know my meaning.”

On the merits of Rob Ford

September 21, 2010


PHILIP

“Tony, you’re talking with people all the time. So what’s behind this incredible popularity of Rob Ford?” [Rob Ford is a candidate for mayor of Toronto.]

TONY
“Well I think that it’s just that people don’t like to see the city wasting their money, if you know what I mean.”

PHILIP
“Do people really trust his judgement though? Being good at hating waste doesn’t make you good at cutting it.”

TONY
“All I know is that folks seem to like him.”

A medium of exchange

September 18, 2010

PHILIP
“What’s that bill you’ve got there?  It looks like foreign money.”

TONY
“Yup. It’s fifty pesos from down in Mexico. The guy said it was worth about four bucks. I hope I can sell it to someone. I ain’t planning on going to Mexico any time soon, that’s for sure.”

Oh, what a knight

September 17, 2010

TONY
“Can I get you a coffee, Phil?  I’ll tell you, if you had the night I had last night, you would be needing a coffee bad right now.”

In the long rain

September 16, 2010

PHILIP
“It looks like it’s going to rain.”

TONY
“If you think about it, it’s gotta to rain sometimes.”

Staying put

September 15, 2010

PHILIP
“How come you don’t move yourself up the street with all the construction and dust and noise everywhere?”

TONY
“You know, sometimes it helps things, if you know what I mean.”

Between Scylla and Charybdis

September 9, 2010

PHILIP
“Boy, you’re out here awfully early; it’s only seven-thirty for god’s sake.”

TONY
“You know, sometimes it’s the most comfortable place to be right here.”

PHILIP
“Was last night was that bad for you?”

TONY
“You got it, if you know what I mean.”

Sweet hummingbird of youth

September 7, 2010

TONY
“Did you know that I saved a little hummingbird this morning?”

PHILIP
“No, actually I didn’t know that.”

TONY
“Yup. I’m guessing he must of hit one of the store windows or something up the street. So I found him there on the sidewalk kind of flapping around so I picked him up and he was OK to fly off after a little while. Otherwise, there was a dog there and that little thing would’ve been breakfast, if you know what I mean.”

[Thanks to Pat Dixon for the photo.]

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