Archive For May, 2007
I promised a vacation entry, and here I am. I’m not going to bore you with all the minute details of our trip, and my carpal tunnel is flaring up, so here is a brief summary. We arrived at lunchtime on Wednesday. Of course the first thing we did when we got in the rental [...]
Sadly we are back home in Memphis. Yes I will relate my adventures to you, o faithful reader, but you’ll have to wait until at least tomorrow, because I’m going to bed as soon as our 200+ photos are finished uploading to my Shutterfly account.
When you live in a “Needs Improvement” kind of city like Memphis, and you visit another city, you notice things. Specifically, things your city government could be doing to improve the quality of life for its citizens, but doesn’t. I know that comparing Memphis to Seattle is like comparing a banana and a steak (You [...]
I was a Blur fanatic in high school. Still love them. It’s been, what, four years since “Think Tank,” which was not only their last release, but their last before Graham left the band to pursue his solo career (I believe he only plays on one song on the entire record). Since then it’s seemed [...]
I’m not sure whether it’s just a local myth, or nationally-known fact, but along with our crime rate and spectacular barbecue, Memphis is known for its bad drivers. What, I think, it boils down to, is the fact that drivers in Memphis disregard not only the rules as outlined in the Tennessee Driver’s Handbook, but [...]