Excuse me. Could you tell me how to get to Arlington Avenue? The question was presented to me as I was getting gas for my truck at a little quick shop near Furman. I pride myself on knowing how to get around Greenville, one of the most confusing cities for driving in the whole of … Continue reading Greenville, NORTH Carolina
NOTE: This restaurant has closed. I headed out early for my kayaking trip on the Enoree River this morning, with the intent that I would get breakfast in route somewhere. I didn’t have to meet my fellow paddlers until 9:30, so that gave me plenty of time. I knew there were several Waffle Houses along … Continue reading Scenes from a Whitmire Truck Stop
Paul and I made our annual trek to the Anderson Jockey Lot. We always try to take a newbie with us – someone not yet immersed in southern flea market culture. Lately this has been a new faculty member at Furman, and this year was no different. Karen Buckmeuller was our victim this time. She … Continue reading Audio Journeys – The Anderson Jockey Lot
I was running a bit late for lunch today so I decided a quick hamburger at Hardees was in order. As usual, I had my current book with me, and planned to read a couple of chapters while I ate. When I take my book into fast food places, especially around here, I tend to … Continue reading VE Encounter
Maestro, it’s time for a break. But vwe have one more piece! Veel break zhen. That’s tomorrow’s dress rehearsal. Zhis frustrating, no? Thus, the Union speaks.
Tom, I almost didn’t recognize you. You’ve gained so much weight! I didn’t recognize you, either. You’re so old and decrepid now. At least, that’s what I wanted to say.
So what’s that you’re reading today? Oh, it’s just some science fiction novel I picked up on the bargain table. Me, too. It’s called Revuhlations. (Holds up book entitled Revelations Unyielding.) You know, the End Times, they’s coming, and it’s gonna be bad. I wonder if she knows that she just called the Book of … Continue reading What a Revelation!
The following is an amalgam of actual phone calls received at our district office this morning… We’re on a two hour delay, right? What, exactly does that mean? Just add two hours to the start time. If my child’s school starts at 7:45, do I bring him at 10:00 or at 9:45? 9:45 Well, what … Continue reading Delayed Math Skills
Normally, conversation while watching a football game doesn’t involve discussion of chemistry. Laura mentioned her discovery of www.madewithmolecules.com, which prompted him to relay the tale of this e-mail he received while at Harvard… Dear Dr. Goess: My roommate had the chemical structure of her antidepressants tattooed on her ankle. She didn’t have the atoms labeled … Continue reading Unusual Quotes during Football