The Beards of Asheville

The kidnapping went slightly awry at the last moment, as two of the kidnappers dropped out on the day of the event. So, seeing as how it was just going to be the two of us, Stacie came out and told me the options: we could either go to Washington D.C., or Asheville in west North Carolina. We couldn’t make up our minds, so we consulted an oracle. Having found Leigh in her workplace, we explained our predicament, and she looked at us funny. Eventually, it was decided that Asheville was the place to be.

A quick three hour drive later, and we were in the centre of Asheville. Watching a drumming circle. That seemed to be there just because it was what caught people’s fancy that night. A little curious. But then, Stacie pointed out a disturbing fact about Asheville: all the men have beards. And it’s true (aside from out of town folk, obviously). At first, it’s funny, but then, you start thinking about the reasons, and come up empty. It’s a vast beard conspiracy! No-one is safe!

So we spent a day in Asheville, having a marvellous lunch in Doc Chey’s Asian Kitchen, meeting Stacie’s friend Kate, and buying an impressive amount of soy milk. Then, back to Carrboro, where further adventures awaited us…

currently playing: Cat Power – Love & Communication


I’m back. Hopefully, more soon. Oh yes, more indeed…

currently playing: Girls Aloud — The Show

A Question

Is a Star Trek Murder Mystery dinner the geekiest thing ever? Or is it my avoidance of contractions last night so people wouldn’t get the impression that I was Lore instead of Data?

I’m being kidnapped today, so entries for the next couple of days may be on the thin side.

currently playing: Rachel Kiel – Lights On (Second Draft)

A Stream!

Believe it or not, I used to walk across that pipe almost every Sunday when I lived here.


We have officially reached the point in my travels where I need to spend five minutes taping my feet up before I can go out in the morning.

We went to Pittsboro last night to see Margee, who regaled us with tales from her holiday in Mexico and Guatemala, and I was mocked once again for my “it’s quite nice” response when asked how dinner was. I can’t help it! I go for brevity!

I’m amused that one of the things I stuck up in town back in July is still up on a lamppost outside VisArt.

The weather here is bizarre. It’s still rather warm during the day, and there aren’t any clouds in the sky at all. It does get rather cold at night, mainly because there’s no cloud cover. This is nice, obviously, but it does have at least one bad side-effect: the Triangle is beginning to run out of water. And seeing as how the 10-day forecast seems to be showing more of the same, its going to get drier…

currently playing: KLF – 3am Eternal

The Way We Were

Look how optimistic I was this time last year, eh, readers?

This is me the next day, turning into the cynical beast I am today.

Meanwhile, look! The CIA is running secret prisons all over the world! Just another example of how Mr. Bush is Doing A Good Job, Dammit.

currently playing: Girls Aloud — The Show

And this time STAY out

Hurrah, hurrah!


While I’m watching Gillian try and hide herself in the background of the World In Motion video, a round of applause to Senator Harry Reid, who seems to have kicked the Republicans’s collective asses, and fired a warning shot in the upcoming Supreme Court Nomination. Hurrah for a spine. Now, remember, it turns to jelly unless it’s used frequently…

currently playing: New Order — World In Motion

Also, I now have THIS


Franklin Street 2005

Just me and 70,000 other people.