The Suitor is funny. I don’t mean like Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta in Goodfellas funny- "What, like a clown? Like I’m here to amuse you" funny. Just funny. When trying to figure out what to read at the "Meet and Mingle’s" in Austin, Chicago and tomorrow in San Francisco, I offer up the suggestion of the Eurosexual story. To this The Suitor recalls an old joke about some man to make a point. I don’t much remember the body of the joke, but to paraphrase it goes something like "I can cure cancer, save a family from a burning home, donate all my money to underprivileged children, but I suck one dick and you’re always known as a cocksucker." His point being that no matter what I write, what topics, how eloquent, how insightful and touching, if I refer to stories like the Eurosexual or Pam cooking spray tale I’ll always just be known as a cocksucker. I know he had my best interests in mind, but last night, I ignored his advice. I went right ahead and read about lapping styles. Thanks to everyone for making me feel at home in Chicago. Pictures to follow, and I really adored Chicago… I only wish I had more time there. It’s a darling town. Old school and absolutely stunning in the fall.
Off to San Francisco! PLEASE JOIN ME AT BOOK PASSAGE, THIS THURSDAY OCT. 12, 7PM- 1 FERRY PLAZA #46
I’m not sure what my game plan is today. I’ll hit up Bell’Occhio for ribbons and old post cards, certainly. But then what? It’s so hard to decide because I want to go everywhere. I’m setting the Straight Up and Dirty pilot here, in San Francisco, so everywhere I go is research. I’m thinking the character based on me would probably live in either Noe Valley or The Marina. But I’ve got to go scout things out today. I’ll be walking around on Hayes and Chestnut Streets, and I imagine I’ll eat somewhere on Fillmore Street (I love Plumpjack Cafe). Maybe it makes sense to ship some local wines. Last time I was here, I spent a lot of time in the Marina district, Russian Hill, Union Square, and on Haight St. I could go to The Castro area. Perhaps Gay Max’s apartment will be set there. I don’t really feel like "shopping." I feel like walking and browsing different neighborhoods. I suppose I’ll go to a specialty tea shop, since it’s all I drink lately. I could so live here. I love San Francisco.