New Rule


Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:44:09
Subject:
Re: I’m gonna rock the world soon!
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Eleanor Cooney

On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 1:22 PM, Eleanor Cooney wrote:

{{ Love the postcards. }}

Weren’t they fun?

{{ Also love the no-nonsense exposay of the corrupt medical system. You go! }}

Ya gotta do wotcha gotta do! I had another Larkin breakthrough just
last night, BTW:

Decided to have a drinky-poo or two at Toad Hall, now that I know Larkin sometimes goes there these days. No pool table, so I guess My Delinquent Diplodocus has been 86’d from yet one more gay hootch dive. ‘Cause he /never/ goes to a bar that doesn’t offer billiards! (Except for Twin Peaks Tavern, since their plate glass windows permit a panoramic view of Castro & Market, and thus can spot me when I swing by, and sometimes step out to exchange badinage.)

Passing to the back, where Toad Hall’s open air patio is located, I looked for barkeep Irene. She’s read my book, and is a staunch admirer of my mission. Yep, there she was! As she poured my two vodka tonics, I declared as quickly as possible so as not to cut into her earnings:

“So you know Larkin, eh? He’s the hero of my book, Arwyn Miles. He’s gotten me kicked out of many bars, calling me his stalker. But that’s not true at all. I’m his best friend.”

My drinks were now ready for sweet imbibition, so I politely withdrew into the joyful crowd (thanks to Marriage Equality’s passage) as Irene gave me a goodbye wink and a grin.

I milled about, growing ever more snockered till I found myself at a small table close to the front door. The bar was already quite mobbed, for it was Friday eve and 9:30 PM. Lo and behold, who comes walking up towards me from the patio, but Sloan!

She tends bar down the street at The Mix, and is a good friend to Irene. However, she kicked me out two years ago, as Larkin told her I’m his stalker. She refused to let me speak in my defense, so just before I exited The Mix I proclaimed:

“Maybe I’ll send a letter to the SF Bay Times and tell them what an
asshole you are!”

Since that time, she ignores me whenever our paths cross (which isn’t very often), and I likewise ignore her. Anywayz:

Here she comes right up to me, smiles and extends a hand in kindness. We shake, and I speak:

“I’m sorry Larkin put enmity between us! I never wanted things to go that way.”

“Oh pshaw, no worries,” she replied.

No more words needed to be said, for I was already cognizant that Larkin (and many in the community as well) was simply running me through a gauntlet of adventures, that I may grow wise and happier beyond my craziest dreams. I therefore assumed at this point, that both Irene and Sloan are players in this secret organization that has been guiding me towards leadership (and Larkin) for many years now! As she drifted back outside, I called twice:

“Thank you!”

Now here is what I’m sure is gonna happen next, Ellie:

No bartenders in The Castro will serve Larkin anything, or even let him step foot inside, for now on. Unless /I/ am with him…and he treats me really nice and buys me booze, and introduces me with tremendous respect. In fact, I decided to have a little fun with this new change in my silly world. I’ll send a postcard to each bar, stating:

NEW RULE: Do not allow Larkin Kelsey to enter, or remain in, any gay bar, tavern, saloon or the like, without my company.

In light of recent events, I also expect that surprise party in my honor to go down very soon. And that is when Larkin will “pop the question.” And when Randolph Taylor will return to me. And so on. Guess somehow, some way, you and Mitch will be there too.

– Zeke


Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 15:38:24
Subject:
Re: I’m gonna rock the world soon!
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Eleanor Cooney

On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 3:03 PM, Eleanor Cooney wrote:

{{ Wouldn’t miss it!!! }}

I sure hope not! You’re one of my greatest heroes!

– Zeke



Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:31:18
Subject:
Re: Hardy-har-har!
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Eleanor Cooney

On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Eleanor Cooney wrote:

{{ Classics, all! }}

I am the boss of everyone now…especially Larkin.

Funny to see Sloan hanging out at Twin Peaks Tavern these past few days. Never seen her there before this week! Same for Irene, but I have yet to see them there together. I guess some are being assigned shifts at TPT.

Things are getting very funny in The Castro. I wouldn’t put it past them (meaning those members of my Blue Rose Militia) to provide yours truly with free drinks at any gay bar I visit…and refuse my tips as well.

I’d bet your life on it.

– Zeke


Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:42:08
Subject:
Let this fly like a bird from its cage!
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: My E-frenz

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