street entertainment.

Now that I'm an unemployed recluse, I miss seeing all the crazies that I used to see every day while staring out the window at my old place of employment. There are a few old favorites still lingering here in San Luis; Ed, the elderly man with glossy jet-black hair who carries a sign with apocalyptic Bible quotes on it, or Elvis, the tall skinny old guy with sideburns and a leather jacket, who I saw yesterday arranging some Mardi Gras beads on his head like a crown.

The thing about both these guys is that they're not all that crazy...well, they're pretty crazy, but since I kind of got to know them personally when I worked at the local frozen yogurt shop many years ago, it's different. Like, I know that Elvis has an ailing wife whom he cares for, or that Ed used to pick up his little grandchildren from school sometimes. When I turn crazy, I'd like to be able to do my crazy business, but still get to do other stuff too.

Last week, I read a nice article in the San Francisco paper about a Market Street fixture. It reminded me of old times, and old crazies. Here's the link. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/02/06/PKGVIB4E271.DTL I wish I remembered how to make the link say "article about crazy guy," instead of all those letters and numbers, but I don't. Anyway, this guy rules. I think he has some really solid ideas, and I can't wait to meet him.


some dude said...

article about crazy guyNow I forget how to get it to show the actual source :D maybe ask your browser to show you the source of this comment.

ted said...

if you can't make blogspot make the link work (I don't know how blogspot adds links) you could go to www.tinyurl.com and they will at least make you a tiny URL, like this one, it points to your article: