Notebooks & Jelly

North East, Pennsylvania. That’s a town, not a direction. I’m in a dock, being loaded with some sort of jelly or preserves that I’ll take down to a supermarket distribution center in Greensboro, North Carolina. From the amount of time they’re taking to load me, I can only assume that this company makes some of… Continue reading Notebooks & Jelly

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Sleep Is Cool

I stopped at the Kings Mountain rest area last night for a bumper nap and wound up crashing. Alarm didn’t go off. This is the first uninterrupted sleep I’ve had in awhile. I woke up feeling good and thinking “sleep is cool. I should do that more often.” Before I crashed I was flipping through… Continue reading Sleep Is Cool

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Encounter with Robo-Reptile

I’m such a dumbass. Made an impulsive purchase tonight. I’m now the proud owner of a RoboReptile. Ostensibly I bought it to torment Mama’s cat, Stripe. But if I had to be perfectly honest I’d have to admit that I just thought it was cool. Of course, now that I bought the thing, the rational,… Continue reading Encounter with Robo-Reptile

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Buford T. Justice

Headed to Atlanta. Had a run-in with Da Law on my way out. It was cold this morning, so Mama insisted on driving me the one block to my truck (I stayed with her over Thanksgiving) in Sherry’s car. Well, she dropped me off and had no more than reached the road when here came… Continue reading Buford T. Justice

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Thanks on Thanksgiving

Getting ready to leave. Sleepy. As usual. Spent Thanksgiving at Mama’s. She didn’t cook. Just some sweet potato pies. Needless to say, the diet went out the window. I have no defenses against Mama’s sweet potato pies. She went to have Thanksgiving dinner with her sister Sherry’s family. I stayed at Mama’s apartment. I was… Continue reading Thanks on Thanksgiving

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They Never Told Me

They never told me I’d grow old and weary with work and sleep and nothing else chafing at my bonds and cursing limitations choking on that bit that connects to the reigns spewing venom at my friends so that when at last they have all run away I can stare at the empty spaces and… Continue reading They Never Told Me

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Nutjobs On My Radio

Listening to the madmen on Conservative radio. They’re insane. This guy was talking to Bob Barr, and they agreed that President Bush “is not really a Conservative” and suggested that he might get along better with the new Congress than he did with the last one. I literally shouted at the radio, “What the fuck… Continue reading Nutjobs On My Radio

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Veterans' Day Thanks

You know, today, Veterans Day, I’ve been hearing on the radio the often abused phrase “Freedom is not free.” I don’t think most people fully grasp what that really means. But I heard a self-described “hillbilly preacher” on the radio who summed it up quite well by telling a compelling story. He told the story… Continue reading Veterans' Day Thanks

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Ohio Again?

Grove City, Ohio. I’m waiting for a load to get me home. Not that I’m in a hurry. Mama has relatives coming up from Georgia this weekend and she’s adamant that they won’t stay in a hotel room this time, but with her. Which I suppose means that I’ll be staying in a hotel room.… Continue reading Ohio Again?

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Sparks

I just picked up a load from a place called Seamless Sensations in Chester, South Carolina. I rarely ever mention a customer’s name, but I did so this time for a reason. First off, who knew there were so many pretty women in Chester, South Carolina? Secondly, there were a few sparks between me and… Continue reading Sparks

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