Saturday

1. I don’t have any friends, and here’s how it affects my schedule: I have lots of time to think. And anyway, when I do spend time with other people, I often dominate that time with explanations of my own thoughts ... which tends to drive other people away - so it works out.

2. I think that being a good story teller doesn't always require the most creative or clever person. You just have to be a good collector - have a good memory. Remember the best stories. Keep them ready to cue up. Keep stories for all occasions. Know what parts to delete - what is necessary - where to start the story. Sometimes a story telling session - because of its spontaneously, tacitly agreed upon rules - requires that you - the narrator - were actually involved in the story - like, directly. You did the thing or the thing happened to you (a macho story telling situation perhaps). The story tellin sessions are better when there is no such limitation. You shouldn't steal stories. Credit your source. Or just begin your story by saying, "There was a guy..." or "There was this lady..." Sometimes you're in a story telling situation, and you have the perfect story - you're just waiting for your turn - and the context suddenly changes! Or the story tellin session ends - like because your boss walks up or whatever.

3. When sleeping your way to the top, kissing is optional.

4. How many times has a saxophone been used as an ashtray - like as it was being played... and when this happens, how often does that saxophone player set his saxophone down and prove how good of a slugger he is...

5. For all he knew, she was speakin ten different languages...

6. Going down to get her name adjusted.

5 comments:

Karen P said...

3. If situation should happen feel free to reference "Pretty Woman". No kissing, it's to personal you can get attached to easy. You can be sure you don't want to get attached because if your sleeping your way to the top you can guarantee someone else is as well!

jeannie said...

Kissing is never optional in my book.....

Billy said...

the ancient oral story tellers were mystic

The Mighty Kat said...

re: #1

A new soldier was trying to get along in a new barracks. At night, when everyone was falling asleep, the men would call out a number..."62" - and everyone would laugh.

He asked one guy what was up with this, and he said they'd been there so long that they'd numbered their stories, and to save time, just used the number.

That night, when it was rolling again, he said, "17". Silence.

He asked the guy what went wrong.

He shrugged.

"Some people just can't tell a story," he said.

Bobby said...

ha ha - 16 16 - remember?