| Tuesday, April 11, 2006
|Upon my arrival back from New York City, I learned that one of my favorite bars closed down. The Double Wide, with its $1 Pabst Blue Ribbons and trailer-trash charm, shuttered its doors after three years of great live shows and endless tornado footage. I pour my PBR out to you, dear DW.
And now on with the NYC recap.
Celebrities spotted: Alice Quinn, poetry editor for The New Yorker, and Jorie Graham, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
Number of pizzas eaten: One slice, which I made Kim share with me.
Number of hot dogs eaten: One, at the Mets game.
Scary statues encountered: Two
Scary vegetables encountered: One (my friend, Julia, pictured with it)
Number of thongs seen in a restaurant: One
Number of times I offered up anal: One
Number of times I raised a glass with my friend Mike: Three
Best misunderstood question: "Do you have a sandwich?" I replied no. However, she really asked me, "Do you speak English?"
Best bathroom message:
And finally, best example of pro vs. con smoking in bars: Top ceiling tile, pre-smoking band; bottom ceiling tile, after smoking ban.
It was a great trip, and I'm looking forward to my next visit, where Kim and I will attempt to either hijack David Letterman, Conan O'Brien or Andy Samburg...or maybe all three.
Poem of the Day for National Poetry Month
by John Ashbery
These are amazing: each
Joining a neighbor, as though speech
Were a still performance.
Arranging by chance
To meet as far this morning
From the world as agreeing
With it, you and I
Are suddenly what the trees try
To tell us we are:
That their merely being there
Means something; that soon
We may touch, love, explain.
And glad not to have invented
Such comeliness, we are surrounded:
A silence already filled with noises,
A canvas on which emerges
A chorus of smiles, a winter morning.
Placed in a puzzling light, and moving,
Our days put on such reticence
These accents seem their own defense.
Song of the Day
"Corazon" by Bishop Allen
|posted by pimplomat @ 2:02 PM
bishop allen is one of my favorite bands! excellent choice
You forgot "UP WITH JESUS, DOWN WITH SIN," or should I blog that?
That is the best picture ever of Long Division
Anon: Thank you.
LD: You should blog it out.
Ragna: The thong one?
you're back, good. Doublewide shutdown, oh gawd! I'm going to have to pour a pbr out for the homies myself. And your photoblog was GREEEA888TTT!