After my scooter ran out of gas and I pushed it to the gas station, I went to the coffee shop. I went to a different coffee shop than the one I usually go to, I went to the one with matching silver chairs and newer design in a building with lofts on top. The coffeeshop is called “Ugly Mugs” but the people in there look better dressed than the one across the street. People … [Read more...] about My Headphones Are The Largest In This Coffeeshop Right Now
This could be the end. But I’m too lazy to know. My scooter stalled out at the stop sign. This was embarrassing, because I had to signal the driver behind me to pull around. This was also embarrassing because the driver behind me was riding a motorcycle. Motorcyclists and scooter riders have a fraught relationship. There’s an inferiority complex. Most cyclists have a … [Read more...] about My Scooter Stalled Out At The Stop Sign
The day after moving in to my new house, I walk my dog in the park across the street. At the entrance, written in chalk on the sidewalk is this: “F*** white people. (Neighborhood) Crips.” Not my actual neighborhood park But — I don’t think any “gang” member actually wrote it. The writing was just a little off, and a little too on the nose — it wasn’t tagged or in a … [Read more...] about The Sidewalk Says “F-White People.” I’m White.
A few months ago, I ordered two books from the N+1 publisher people. One was called “What We Should Have Known” and it was a panel of very earnest English lit people talking about the books they liked, the ones they didn’t, the ones they read too early and the ones they read too late. The book “What We Should Have Known” only has one review on Amazon, and I did not write it. My … [Read more...] about I Left A Book In My Honda CRV And Rain Got On It. No Regrets.
Parking lot I crossed by the 2nd-largest mall in America He had a spinal cord injury. A really bad car accident. Something about his vertebrae plucking at his spinal cord and he wasn’t sure how much he could walk again. He was the store manager at WaWa’s; had spent his whole career there. But then the injury. And his “gait” was bad, he said. So he was on disability. And … [Read more...] about I Stayed At A Hotel Across The Street From a Mall and Whole Foods
Five Points Pizza is this place in Nashville, TN. It is located in the Five Points neighborhood and it's fairly near my house. But not close enough. Like a mile and a half from where I live which means at lunch or dinner it's a pain to get there because of traffic but if you go later at night, like after 10pm, it doesn't take much time at all. I need Five … [Read more...] about I Usually Go to Five Points Pizza in Nashville
I’ve been watching a lot of Anthony Bourdain lately (his shows, not him, but he is the star of the show, so maybe it’s one and the same). He’s the chef guy with silver hair who has had a bunch of shows on a variety of television networks. Now it’s called Parts Unknown on CNN. I’ve never seen the other iterations, but I think they’re basically the same. The show is also on … [Read more...] about Why Am I Watching Anthony Bourdain All The Time?