Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 7-13 August 2019

A few months ago I had the idea of capturing the words of people; sometimes the connections between people; that I come across each day. This record plays with the idea that the suburban ordinariness of life is what makes it extraordinary. Below are snatches of #hourlydaily conversations from the past seven days; overheard here & there.
(Imagine that!)

 

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Tu 13 Aug, 2019

Two men, waiting.
-It’s just… I dunno.
-Yeah.
-How much is enough?
-Exactly. How much is enough?

 

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Mo 12 Aug, 2019

Changing room, City.
-Why don’t you tuck that shirt in?
-Ahh… it’s alright like this.
-But it could look so much better. How many times have I told you?
-Well… I think it’s OK…
-You’ll never learn, will you?

 

 

 

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Su 11 Aug, 2019

Phone call.
-Yeah hi, could I book a table for tomorrow night? For six of us. About 7 o’clock?
-No need to book, honey. Just rock up.

 

 

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Sa 10 Aug, 2019

Man walks dog.
-Come on, little mate.

 

 

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Fr 9 Aug, 2019

One end of a conversation; woman on the phone.
-Yeah that’s true.

-It really is.

-Hmm. Are you gonna get one?

-Has it? Oh no.

-Yeah but still…

-Yeah, that’d be nice.

 

 

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Th 8 Aug, 2019

Two middle-aged men, city.
-Mate. She’s awesome. So good. Just… awesome.
-Great to hear.
-Remember when you couldn’t do anything wrong? It’s like that.
-Yes mate; I remember.

 

 

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We 7 Aug, 2019

Woman unsuccessfully tries a conversation with a friend’s toddler son. The boy plays on.
-You’re an engineer aren’t you?
-Your mum’s an engineer and you’ve got her engineer’s brain.
-Like your sister.
-Your sister’s an escape artist, isn’t she?

 

 

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Last week’s #hourlydaily

 

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Comments

  1. roger lowrey says

    Do you think James Joyce had this sort of idea in Ulysses?

  2. Pub.

    Older PhD candidate: My thesis is with the examiners right now.

    Retired academic: One of my examiners died marking mine.

    Others around the table: What?

    Retired academic: Head on the desk. They found him at the start of Chapter 5.

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