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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Apparently leaving town just as things are getting good is the new awesome

My roommate went to Utah this weekend, and things kind of got strange as soon as she left. All of a sudden there were alot more of these rainbow flags flying everywhere:

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?"


  • At 11:48 PM, Blogger B. said…

    Look at Wayne and Courtney. I love those guys.

  • At 1:40 AM, Anonymous ianmstanley at g.mail dot com said…

    so yeah, i saw you in the parade on sunday...i yelled for you--something like, "woo-hoo! bart!" But I couldn't remember your name since I just recently started reading your blog...and "I read your blog that I found out about from Jordan Ferney's Blog!" isn't quite as much of an attention getter. But I *swear* I told everyone around me on the corner of 5th and Market that I read your blog, and *that* is the new awesome.

  • At 2:45 AM, Blogger Erica said…

    look at those cheekbones frenchie is sporting! how fun girl. thanks for the heads up on missing out on the pride parade. not much like that going on out here in hawaii!

  • At 7:11 AM, Blogger bex said…

    wow - thanks ianmstanley! we probably thought that you were just some rabid BART fan, and little did we know you were spreading the new and awesome word along 5th and Market

  • At 8:06 AM, Blogger each of the two said…

    BART: ride this!

    BART: comes hourly (if not sooner!)

    BART: in and out everyday.

    BART: Hey baby, what stop do YOU get off on?

    BART: not just a saturday night pick-up.

    BART: Tube and Lube.

    (you should see me with puns, awful)

  • At 8:42 AM, Blogger bex said…

    ha ha ha ha - eachofthetwo - can i bring you to my staff meeting?

  • At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Heather said…

    I tried to catch the parade live on television... but it didn't air until 7pm. Luckily Wayne was over for dinner and pointed himself out in the blue wig.

    Unfortunately we had to miss it due to Milo competing in the Wiener Nationals (not related to Pride, believe it or not).

  • At 8:56 AM, Blogger each of the two said…

    i LOVE the city by the bay, I'm on the next flight...

    (great, now i seem like a stalker)

  • At 12:44 PM, Blogger Smash said…

    Eachoftwo is clearly a member of the gay mafia. I like it. My fave of their suggestions was: comes hourly. That is pure, dirty genius.

  • At 1:52 PM, Blogger plainoldsarah said…

    I felt I had a bit of pride celebration here in slc over the weekend. our arts festival brings out everyone. I sold beer and wine for 11 hours 4 days in a row. I saw more "variety" in one weekend than i've seen in 10 years of living here. but still it compared in absolutely NO way to the fun you had.

  • At 4:08 PM, Blogger two forks said…

    man oh man... maybe we should have enjoyed the parade and festivities this weekend along broadway instead of staying holed up in our apartment!

  • At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    did brant just comb out his curls and spray paint them yellow?

    what a dear. i'm so happy he made it back from utah in time for the pride parade.

    i need to get out more. i think i am starting to stalk your blog a little like "every breath you take, every move you make...i'll be watching you..."

  • At 2:46 PM, Blogger Damian said…

    Bart: Come have dirty dirty sex (with men) on our trains!!!

    (the secret to the success [sexxess?] is the use of the three exclamation marks).

    or this:

    Get off anywhere in the city!


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