Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Walking past the homeless shelter on 2nd and Burnside with a pink box:

Homeless guy 1: Hey, can I have a donut?
Homeless guy 2: Can I bum a donut?
Homeless guy 3: Spare a cigarette?
Homeless guy 4: Aaah! Homeless attack! Capitalism has taken its toll!

- Overheard by Cegan

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Spyce Girl

Dancer from Spyce getting on the MAX at Couch & 5th: I'm tellin' y'all.. I really need to pee! I had 17 drinks & I didn't pay for any of them! I really need to tinkle!

(She then proceeded to bond with a creepy dude in the back. He told her the Carl's Jr. was still open for her to find a bathroom. They got off a stop later, prompting this conversation...

My friend Nikki: She seemed nice -- I hope she finds a bathroom.
Me: I think that's where he took her.
Nikki: *disbelieving stare* That's not where he took her.
Me: ...but I'm sure he'll take her somewhere to pee, first... right?

By the end, the guy in front of us wasn't even hiding that he was staring at us listening to this conversation.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Video: Cat Stories II at Joe's Cellar

In this video, Portland people tell their tales at the Cat Stories II Open Mic Event. Recorded Aug. 20, 2011 at Joe's Celllar.

The text from my story, The Friends of the Fallen is posted online.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Girl sports

Softball Girl: What other sports do girls play?

Softball guy:
I think whatever they want. It's an equal opportunity world now.

Softball girl:
I guess you're right....

- Normendale Park in NE
-- Overheard by Brandon

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Not on our team

Young male 1: I dated this girl in freshman year that turned out to be a
Young male 2: Aw, dude.
Young male 1: She was hot though.
Young male 2: They usually are.

- On the #15 bus
-- Overheard by Heather