July 26th, 2000
"By the time I get to Arizona"
-song by Public Enemy-
I've had that song stuck in my head ever since we crossed the state line.
Tonight Jason and I are cold chillin' somewhere close to Tucson in a cheap
motel. I'm not trying to be hip when I say "cold chillin'" I mean it
literally. Jason has some kinda weird freezing fetish and insists on
keeping the air conditioning in our hotel rooms as low as they will go.
Right now it's like 46 degrees in here and I have to keep rubbing the
laptop's screen to be able to see what I'm typing . . . . .ok, maybe I'm
exaggerating a little, but I tell ya, Jason is a freak!
Humm . . . I can't believe I just called Jason a freak, kinda sounds like
the pot calling the kettle black huh? (Don't you just love those homey old
sayings? . . .yeah, me neither)
Good trip so far, lots to see and do, traveled into Mexico on a little
sightseeing tour when we woke up in El Paso today. Got an interesting story
out of some guys at a bar, I'll tell you about it later in a full write up
but for right now let's just say it involves some very weird dogs.
Speaking of dogs (gotta dig that segue way) Here's a pic of everyone's
favorite robotic Freakylinks mascot, Sherlock Bones just minutes before he
falls to his death over a cliff.
Naw, just kidding, Sherlock Bones is resting comfortably here next to me and
would speak thru the internet to you but his cold metallic paws can't move
the mouse that well.
(insert sarcastic theme music here)
Curiously enough I saw yet another fire as I was rolling thru New Mexico.
This one was small but we had to drive thru the smoke. Maybe I should start
taking all these fires as signs from God (or the devil)
And finally on the grand tour of weird things you can do in the middle of
the desert, if you are ever on I-10 about 60 miles east of Tucson I highly
recommend that you stop at "The Thing?" at mile marker 322.
What is "the thing?" I can't tell ya but trust me, it's worth every penny
of the dollar admission price.
And if free and freaky is more to your liking I suggest you check out the
new ghost story I wrote in the Freakopedia. The Crybaby Bridge is sure to bring you minutes of free fun. (and isn't free what the internet is all
OK, that's it for this report; I'm hitting the hay. Looks like Jason the
cold miser has fallen asleep (either that or he now snores when he's awake)
so I'm cranking the ac back up to normality and calling it a night. Talk to
Derek "heat miser" Barnes