Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 24-30 July 2019

Below are snatches of #hourlydaily conversations from the past seven days; overheard here & there.
(Imagine that!)


Tu 30 Jul, 2019


Eating out. Next table.
-Hold on, let me take a photo.
-Of what? Of my lunch?
-Yeah. Can you spin it?
-It’s my lunch.
-A bit more.
-It’s a plate of fucking food, mate.
-That’s it. I’ll tag the café. It’ll be sick.



Mo 29 Jul, 2019


Parents organising, City.
-Yeah I aim to be home this afternoon for the kids.
-So… you’ll be home after school?
-No. I said I would aim to be home.
-Well… will you be home or not?
-I can’t tell yet. It depends on work.
-What good is that to me? How am I supposed to plan my day?



Su 28 Jul, 2019

Two women walk past a playground packed with young children.
-Yeah! Then what?!



Sa 27 Jul, 2019

Toddlers see a muddy puddle; jump in the muddy puddle.
-Yeah! Muddy puddle!



Fr 26 Jul, 2019

Woman in elevator, work, lunchtime Friday. Man enters, leans on wall.
-Ahhh… I can’t wait for this day to be over.
-What’s happened? You ok?
-No… yeah… I mean… It’s Friday.
-Two and a half hours to go.



Th 25 Jul, 2019

On the tram.
-Look – he’s posted another photo of his kids.
-Has he?
-He has.
-Why would a man do that?



We 24 Jul, 2019

A workplace; kitchen sink.
-Hey I had this dream last night and you were in it.
-Wow. Where’s this going?
-Oh, you were teaching a class.
-Yeah. And you were REALLY GOOD.
-I mean… You should put that in your resume. You were REALLY GOOD.
-Err… Thanks?



Last week’s #hourlydaily


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About David Wilson

David Wilson is a writer, editor, flood forecaster and former school teacher. He writes under the name “E.regnans” at The Footy Almanac and has stories in several books. One of his stories was judged as a finalist in the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2021. He shares the care of two daughters and a dog, Pip. He finds playing the guitar a little tricky, but seems to have found a kindred instrument with the ukulele. Favourite tree: Eucalyptus regnans.


  1. Henry Ballard says

    Adore this column mate, right up there with the brilliance of Humans of New York. (If you’re not a fan yet, you may well be)
    You’ve got a reader for life in me, or for as long as random conversations are still heard in the wild.

  2. E.regnans says

    Very kind, H Ballard.
    Glad you like ’em.

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