Apparently leaving town just as things are getting good is the new awesome
And a lot of guys like this walking around:
I sort of started wondering if San Francisco was going crazy without Bets around. And then it dawned on me - my roommate foolishly left for vacation on the one weekend in San Francisco that everyone tans and works out in preparation for all year long - PRIDE!!
You think I am lying about the tanning?
To celebrate, I got some colored hair and lots of fun people and we made an appearance in the Pride Parade!
I was going to let Xavier drive until he killed Brant.
Probably because they put this guy in charge of parade safety:
The Winkles were looking pretty good in shades of blue and purple. If Mckay looks like he is hiding a secret in this photo, it is for good reason. He is wearing a speedo under his clothes.
Wayne and Courney were pretty festive themselves. (Do you notice the heavy eye glitter on Court?)
But Wayne couldn't quite decide where his hair looked best.
The boys were trying to look all tough, even in their wigs.
But little did everyone know that right before this tough photo was taken, Xavier had actually been fixing his hair in the window reflection for like, an hour. Real manly, Xavier.
Maybe you can't tell, but in addition to having yellow hair, Brant also sported a glittery heart on his cheek. Which, I hate to say, isn't all that tough either.
I wasn't trying to be manly. I was trying to channel Scarlett Johansson.
Despite my best efforts, I was by no means the girliest person at the parade. Can you believe how many people march all the way down Market Street in heels?
Our sweet tunes and luscious locks made a lot of people cheer, but we were up against a lot of curiously strong competition...
Not surprisingly, Pride is really big on the sexual innuendo. Even the most conservative places make scandalous tee-shirts. Like this one from a local Public Defender:
Even the local paper was out and about in shirts that said "We come out daily."
I think BART should come up with their own shirts for next year, mostly so that I can start up a mildly indecent conversation in the next staff meeting. This will be me - standing at the white board all innocent-faced, saying "That's good. 'BART: Giving people the ride of their lives since 1972.' Any other suggestions?"