Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I'm Sure it's Just a Phase

Overheard yesterday at my pool:

High School Girl #1: Oh my God, did you hear? David's bi!

High School Girl #2: Nuh-UH! What?!?!? Who told you that?

#1: Oh my God, so get this: Alana went to this party downtown this weekend with some Portland State students, and David was there like totally making out with this guy in the corner.

#2: No way!

#1: I know! And so she was like all, "Hi..." and he like totally admitted that he's bisexual.

#2: I don't believe it.

#1: I know, he's like, totally hot, right? What's up with that?

26 comments:

little-cicero said...

Starting an "Overheard in Oregon" website, are we?

K-Lyn said...

http://overheardinpdx.blogspot.com/

little-cicero said...

Thank you. That was as much of a God-send as that soup I had for lunch today.

Jarred said...

I think the last line cracks me up the most. So what, "hot" boys aren't supposed to be bi/gay?

Reminds me of the rather offensive line of thought that suggests that only "ugly women" are lesbians.

But on the bright side, I suppose this kind of gossip is a better reaction than some alternatives.

Gino said...

all the hot dudes in high school are gay. they're also the ones with the best moves on the dancefloor, with all the chicks lining up to dance with them.

if they only knew...

Andy said...

For the record, I can't dance. At all.

kr said...

k-lyn--thanks for the link :) ...
so wierd, though, I just yesterday linked through to a youtube of this dude b!X introducing last year's Joss Wheadon's birthday showing of Serenity (check local listings, it's this weekend, worldwide, for charity ... but Portland started it...!), and I thought, Huh, why have I heard of this guy? (still haven't figured that out)

and then here he is again, as a recent contributor at the quotesite

Portland, still a small town

gonna send the recycling exchange to some expats, though, that was choice ;)

little-cicero said...

I'm surprised Andy- didn't you do musicals in high school? I don't know to what degree opera involves dancing, but I would have thought that was part of your training.

My total lack of dancing ability is extremely frightening to me as I try to get into musical theatre in local communities, so it's good to know that I have company.

By the way: GINO IS WRONG! It's not the best dancers that are bi, it's the best football players. They're just better at hiding it! I would guess the two groups are about equal on homosexuality. In that respect he's right, as both groups are fairly attractive compared to nerd and normal groups.

(:

kr said...

Andy, you always say that, and it's just silly. You danced better than most guys in jr high. Maybe you are just too uptight now ;). (Because, you know, you weren't at all uptight in jr high--not ;). )

I have to add to Gino's observation (with which I agree): the good dancers in jr high were the gay guys (not that we knew it then), and the short guys. Whatever that means. Maybe in the evil crucible of jr high, the short guys were so convinced they'd never Get Any that they were less distracted by the girl in their arms ... or, it's a Revenge of the Nerds thing ;).

Gino said...

You danced better than most guys in jr high.

ahem... i rest my case.

i'm sure,andy, that you were more stylishly dressed in high school, also.

cicerino: i know of not a single football player in my high school who is gay.
but almost the entire girls basketball team was. (and i was dating one of them. oops! a cute, but athletic, blonde. see? my blonde troubles started early)

little-cicero said...

Yes, Gino, I am entirely without evidence for that claim. But just remember, One thing that happens in their locker rooms that never happens in dancers' dressing rooms: "towel snapping"

On the girl's basketball team: HA!

Andy said...

Ah, high school fashion. I was such a trendoid. I used to wear those Bugle Boy cargo pants with the lined cuffs that I'd wear rolled up with topsiders. Egads. Also, KR, to say I danced better than most guys at Cedar Park isn't saying a whole heckuva lot...

Yes, LC, I studied dance. In fact, I had THREE YEARS OF IT required for my degrees. And I hated EVERY. LIVING. SECOND. OF. IT.

Jade said...

Andy - about dancing... according to my reliable source (diary) you were a pretty darn fun dancer well into high school... January of 1991 at a certain person's 16th birthday party celebration at the Embassy Suites. (of course, according to the same source I called it "lambada" so I have a feeling it could have been more of a parody on dancing that we all did?) At any rate, if I recall you seemed to enjoy yourself at that party at least.

KR - I don't know... maybe your class was different. I dated two short guys in jr. high and neither of them was what I would call much of a dancer at all... M.E. was decent for swing dancing in gym class, but he was a bit taller than me. Which isn't saying much.

little-cicero said...

What are your degrees again?

Andy said...

I have a master's and bachelor's degree in music.

little-cicero said...

How much would it take for you to become a music teacher? I've heard it takes a lot of hoop-jumping these days, but it also seems like a satisfying profession. Have you considered it?

Andy said...

I think I'd have to go back and get a PhD or a DMA. I would be interested in teaching music history or something, but I'd never be good enough to teach theory. I'm not sure I'd want to teach voice, though I certainly could, at least to male singers. I don't have any interest in working in a school, though.

little-cicero said...

If you lived around here, I would jump at the opportunity of learning voice from you! (My mother on the other hand- forget about it!)

Teaching voice on the side is always a good way to make money. My voice teacher, who's out for his PHD, makes 25 bucks a half hour off of me. He basically established a friendship with my choir teacher who now refers students to him and lends him the classroom on Saturdays. Good deal!

David in KC said...

Is it just me, or is there a higher incidence of gayness among men named David than with other men's names?

little-cicero said...

There's certainly a higher incidence of Jewishness in "David,"

kr said...

Also, KR, to say I danced better than most guys at Cedar Park isn't saying a whole heckuva lot...

Heh :).

Trickish Knave said...

I think the last line cracks me up the most. So what, "hot" boys aren't supposed to be bi/gay?

It's not that bi/gay guys can't be hot, but that a hot guy who is bi/gay is potentially off the market.

I have the same feeling when I see 2 gay women who are hot- 2 less women on the female market for men. (Not that I use the word 'market' to infer women are there for the express purpose of being picked up like fruit at a Safeway)

Strangely, when I see 2 homely lesbians I think, "No loss there."

little-cicero said...

No harm in that analogy TK. I've gone to the grocery store to pick up women. Never for fruit though.

Andy said...

Yes, TK is correct, the distinct tone of her voice was, "That is, like, so totally not fair."

Andy said...

I've gone to the grocery store to pick up women.

DJRaindog -- DON'T EVEN SAY IT! :P

little-cicero said...

I love giving you guys such opportunities!