JEB: Big sale at Nordstrom’s going on here
CLONE 1: Nordstrom’s possessive?
JEB: Nordstrom’s singular. Just the one up on Geary.
CLONE 1: You’re in San Francisco?
JEB: For a tick.
CLONE 1: What for?
JEB: Involved in a professional creative endeavor that brought me out here.
CLONE 1: But I thought you just moved?
JEB: I did. I’m back for a few days to tie up this loose end.
CLONE 1: How’d it go?
JEB: Today was one of two. Went bad. I knew it was pointless for me to come back here, but they wanted me to, and they paid for my airfare, so I did. It’s a film shoot. I was in the way and trapped feeling all day, going apeshit on the craft services table, chatting up the P.A.s. I ended up going into the office there — unrelated, mostly, to the reason I was there — and asking if I could just do miscellaneous work for them, just to be useful. I ended up editing some blog posts.
CLONE 1: Weird.
JEB: Around four I felt that my alienation had sort of topped out, so I left without saying goodbye. I just got a text from the guy being like, “Where are you? Did you go back?” Made me feel like a stoned fearful teenager. I’ll go back tomorrow. Sorry.
Then I went to Nordstrom’s because I had a gift card and bought a shirt.
CLONE 1: Your bag says Barney’s.
JEB: I changed the name because I was embarrassed.
CLONE 1: Don’t be embarrassed. You went to Barney’s because of the gift card. You didn’t ask for the gift card.
JEB: Walking through the Mission with a bag from Barney’s is much worse than walking through the Mission wearing a shirt from Barney’s.
CLONE 1: How much did the shirt cost?
JEB: More than the gift card.
CLONE 1: How much more?
JEB: Does anyone in San Francisco want to get a quick beer? I’ve got dinner plans at 8:00 or 8:30. It’s about 6:00 now.
CLONE 1: What else?
JEB: I wanted to do a misc hex dump, Dad.
CLONE 1: What are you waiting for?
JEB: …for you to turn up the background
CLONE 1: ok. go
JEB: where’s my beat
CLONE 1: boom tss tropp
CLONE 1: people now peoplesoft grab a garabedian
JEB: soft pomeranian lefkowitz insaneian
CLONE 1: lobestar rodeo for Rudy (1993)
JEB: Banagrams w/ Rufio’s the only Lucky Peach you’ll need after the sex-change operation.
JEB and CLONE 1: [together] Whoa!!!
JEB: Veiled bra reduction soft is cancerous and bleeding
CLONE 1: Delete the softest tone in that tone poem’s loft hearth
JEB: label labia libel sokal hoax got supersoaked
CLONE 1: mysql childhood?
CLONE 1: pornstar.
JEB: prada-paseo prado
CLONE 1: destinos,
CLONE 1: island culture deaf squad
JEB: vegan squab; Thanksgiving
CLONE 1: gypsy marijuana trailer coat is dusty warm and febrile
JEB and CLONE 1: [together] Cool!