Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Grandfather's Clock

Just got home from my travels late last night.

Things I found that made me happy while I was away from the Internet:

A worn copy of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly on a shelf of old paperbacks in a mom and pop store in Germania, Pennsylvania, which the proprietress gave me for free.

A rack of zines, of which I bought ten dollars' worth, in a store with the alarming moniker Regulator Books in Durham, North Carolina.

A CD of blind folk musician and NC native "Doc" Watson's music at an incredibly cool record store in Durham called Offbeat Records.

True North Carolina BBQ at a cookout in a remote cabin near Carrboro, North Carolina.

That the Durham Bulls mascot's eyes light up, and smoke blows from its nostrils, when somebody hits a home run.

Updates on my adventures with the Polonia Brothers to come. Until then, give me a shout at johnoakdalton@hotmail.com.

1 comment:

Tom said...

It sounds like you had a great time, John, and you grabbed some cool swag as well! Hope the car lag wasn't too severe!