Thursday, September 23, 2010


Charles Gramlich of Razored Zen wrote a post on dialogue addressing the difficulties of it and the balance in a good story. I thought I would add to this by writing a few pieces of great dialogue I have heard recently. Feel free to add your own or pick a favorite. The hurt piggy is still crying wee wee wee, but less so today. Thanks for all the well wishes!

My friend Darci describing her job monitoring EKGs at the hospital: "I watch the hearts at night."

"He won't even let him touch her boobies. That's not dating if you as me." In reference to an 89 year old man who had hooked up with a 40 year old.

"A grown man tiptoeing through the tulips? That ain't right." In reference to Tiny Tim's famous song.

"You don't deserve to watch Dancing With the Stars!" my question -- Who does?

"She had three children, looks like she ate two of them." in reference to a former sweetheart.

"It's just a matter of time before a young dude sticks his thingy into another hole." in reference to Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Speed-dialing Gloria Steinem!

"I showed my boobs, but my mom didn't mind because she'd seen them before." No idea of context, check-out line at Target, source of much of my great material.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time." Marcel Proust

Cocktail Hour
Detroit 187 was really fun -- lots of old-school, 70s grit!

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Thursday!


G said...

I wrote a post about random snippets remembered from when I was my son's age.

They were (and I apologize ahead of time for what they actually suggest):

"I love you blondie because you're all nice and wet." Uttered by a drunk outside of MSG in the mid 80's.

"Oh man, you can sit on my face anytime." Uttered by someone standing behind me at a checkout line in a department store, also mid-80's.

Jason said...

"You don't deserve to watch Dancing With the Stars!" my question -- Who does?"

Given the state o the union, we all deserve Dancing with the Stars.

Scott said...


I kind of like the watching the hearts at night one...simple yet a bit poetic.

Hope your week has been good so far...and I hope your little piggie heals up soon, Darlin'! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I was overhearing snatches of student conversation yesterday as I walked toward lunch. At least three different conversations had to do with young women complaining about the men in their lives.

Heff said...

Any statement involving boobs has MY approval.

I watched Detroit 1-8-7 completely by accident, and I was QUITE impressed with it.

Lana Gramlich said...

Some of those are really cool. The "I watch the hearts at night" one reminds me of when I lived in Toronto. My 2 roommates and I all worked security. I told them I wanted to work at Casa Loma so I could say (when asked what I do,) that I "guard the castle."