I haven’t written much about my Southern Scamp from last year. It was an interesting trip, with plenty of beauty and kitsch and hospitality. (And barbecue. Obviously.) But there were also some odd moments. Creepy, even.
Tag Archives: Weirdness
I’ve got a hypothesis and I’m just going to put it out there. After hanging out in Del Mar recently, I’m wondering if one reason Americans have a harder and harder time holding their attention to one topic, task, or Hey, look! Nicolas Cage!
I’d heard Cadillac Ranch was somewhere near Amarillo, and I was excited. I’d get to visit a real brothel! I pictured myself schmoozing with the pros, picking up dating tips, maybe even sitting around at the end of the day, swapping stories and passing a bottle. It would be fun in a prostitution-is-only-fun-in-the-movies kind of way: think Paul Newman and Lolita Davidovitch in Blaze. Or […]
I’d rate my maiden voyage with Sadie a success, since a) I did not blow myself up lighting the stove, b) I did not run over animals or small children while pulling into a campsite, and c) Sadie did not come unhitched and go sailing by me on the highway. (Thanks for sharing that story, Ginger! Didn’t even know that was a possibility!)
Roswell says it’s the Dairy Capital of the World, not, like you might assume, the Crazy Capital. And though I searched and searched for true weirdness – people in aluminum-foil hats, cow mutilations – Roswell seemed pretty normal. Especially if you think normal is a Wal-Mart big enough to supply the entire town and a whole colony of aliens. Seriously, I considered one of those […]
"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks." - Daniel Boone
"What is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?” - Mary Oliver
“There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen
“I was a fantastic student until I was ten, and then my mind began to wander.” – Grace Paley
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." – Catherine Aird