Friday, July 20, 2007

Tasty Bugs

Awesome line from James Lileks today regarding a homeless guy hanging around the neighborhood pool when the pool if full of kids:

" don’t get to look like the fellow who shows up to collect the Hellraiser cube and hang around the kiddie pool."

Friday, July 13, 2007


This evening, on the way home from work...

...I evaded capture!

See, I'm coming around the 240 loop, heading south from Poplar, and I come around the turn right before the Nonconnah exit doing an easy 70, 75 or so. I'm in a pack of cars all doing the same speed.

So this Memphis cop is sitting on the inside shoulder, radar gun pointed at us. As soon as I see him he's in his car, lights on, and I'm all "motherfucker, I'm about to get a ticket."

But! But then, I see in my rearview that someone swerves onto the shoulder directly in front of the cop. The cop hops out of his car, yelling and swinging his arms in the air and giving off a general "what the hell do you think you're doing, possum breath?" kind of vibe.

I immediately (but safely, I assure you) scooted across several lanes of traffic and took the Perkins exit. Then I got down into the backstreets heading towards Getwell. And I called Sonya.

"Hey babe...I'm on the run, and I don't think they're going to catch me, but if I'm late or anything it's because the roadblock caught me and I'm in jail."

But I eventually made my way back to the interstate, and I was not arrested. Nothing better than hot, sweet adrenaline to start a weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Separated at birth?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Too many fireworks.

"I think we got too many fireworks," Jen said. Sonya, Jen, James and I were all lighting stuff and tossing it into the street.

"Nonsense," I said, "you can't have too many fireworks."

But a half-hour later, when we were all half-devoured by mosquitos and all the kids had gone inside except for John (who was sitting in the driveway blearily saying "I like being outside in the dark.") and we still had a bag full of fireworks left? Yeah, we got too many.

"We'll put these up for Arbor Day," I said.