“Fat ‘n’ far” is Kentuckian for “fighting fire.” I attended fire refresher today. To illustrate the importance of communication the instructors (one of whom was chewing and spitting into a Diet Sprite can) read us a list of things they heard when fighting fire in eastern Kentucky, which of course was completely unintelligible to those […]
I got a chance to look inside some of the other entrances to the cave. One entrance had this massive chamber with long skinny stalactites. There were bats and cave crickets and even a cave beetle. Later there were deer outside my apartment. I passed within twenty feet of one of them. Just another spectacular […]
My folks are in town. This is not high tourism season in south central Kentucky and a lot of stuff is closed. The weather is nice, though. My last week is coming up, then back to Mississippi. Sigh. There was a urinal at a restaurant yesterday that was simply to high for me to pee […]
Last week I went bowling. In Bowling Green. A very local place. There were even bowling Pentacostalists. I was assigned to Lane 28. The place had nice modern equipment and a good floor. The lane looked ready to go and the light was blinking at me, so I bowled. And then I saw a leg […]
Rain all day today. Might as well be in a cave. I’m going to give my first cave tour tomorrow. I am not a bit nervous. I drove down to Bowling Green again last night. I scouted out some places to eat. Couldn’t find the bowling alley so I went to see “Hoodwinked”. Not bad. […]
South Central Kentucky is more rustic and picturesque than Mississippi. I think Mississippi is pretty Old School, but Kentucky takes the cake.
I’ve been trailing the cave guides here at Mammoth Cave. A cave is about the exact opposite of an island in the Gulf of Mexico, where the sun is so bright they issue us sunglasses. The caves are quiet (they are mostly lifeless), whereas the Gulf Coast has near constant waves and wind, and birds […]
I power-washed one of our john boats. That was one dirtly little boat. It’s good exercise, I just wish I didn’t have to load the car tonight and hit the road early tomorrow, ’cause I’m bushed.
I’m headed to Kentucky for a month of work at Mammoth Cave. I got the final word a couple of days ago and I’ll travel Sunday. I’m glad to get a chance to work there, but I’m not in the mood for another long road trip. I’ve traveled a lot this past year. Part of […]
Wasabi is good shit.
More yoga tonight (ouch). Then… I made a successful hummus for the first time, using the new mini-food processor I got for Christmas. It was obscenely delicious.
Frontline is airing its monthly diatribe against Wal-Mart. Imagine being Wal-Mart. You discovered that China has millions of low-paid workers who are forbidden by law and by the threat of violence to unionize, vote, or criticize the government. What would you do? Yoga tonight. I am sore.
I need to lose at least ten pounds. I couldn’t fit into some of my uniform pants, which infuriated me to no end. They don’t have any leeway in them, and I notice it when I gain weight. Bah.
I got in okay last night, not too hung over from Evrim’s vodka milkshakes.
Happy new year.