Things From Chapel Hill

  • I promise I will stop with the list format soon.
  • My luggage had a desire to see Chicago.
  • Target sells all you need in a hurry, but don’t ask for two keys cut in Lowe’s.
  • Hurrah for bears and their blackboards.
  • I would never eat anything made on Iron Chef.
  • As Laura said a few days ago, Chapel Hill is a bubble; you could be forgiven for thinking that Kerry is running unopposed here. “Oh, George Bush is running as well? That’s nice. Could you be me a hand with this Kerry billboard?”
  • I always scare Sarah Miller when I turn up again.
  • I am still trying to remember just where I could have met the girl who said she remembered me last night.
  • Listening ti The Clash at full blast when entering Carrboro is a wonderful feeling.
  • I will never know what the people at Found Magazine found, but I did have a fun evening with Stacie and Naomi, and Collin, Rachel, and Laura when they eventually showed up.
  • Cats are very cute.
  • The comic shop is even better than it was before; they’ve improved the layout, got more trade paperbacks in stock, and they’re having a rolling sale of back issues which will see them priced at 10% of their original value on Sunday. If it wasn’t for that pesky weight allowance…
  • If you’re offered a shop on Franklin Street, you can’t run away fast enough. Even if it’s a major chain, you’ll still probably be out within a year or two.
  • My feet hurt.
currently playing: The Beatles — Penny Lane


One of four John Denver records sitting on a wall in Chapel Hill.

This town is weird.

Too much sugar!

You just can’t say no to pixy stix…


The Shamu Family of killer whales having a swim at Sea World


A house in Celebration, FL, getting ready for Hallowe’en.


The Lego Store was fun.

Things I Learnt In Florida

  • We passed the Bush/Cheney motorcade. Two hours later, mum became very ill. Coincidence? I think not.
  • The Orlando Wal-Marts are dimly lit and almost entirely populated by rude British people.
  • The iPod is a wondrous thing to behold.
  • Chocolate Fudge PopTarts are the Breakfast of Champions
  • More girls should wear Say Anything and Invader Zim t-shirts.
  • You can stay a week in Orlando and not visit the downtown area.
  • Lego makes Advent calendars.
  • Planet Hollywood censors music videos.
  • Just how The Sure Thing ends.
  • Americans don't understand the concept of queuing, going as far as cutting across grass verges on the I-4 to get to another road.
  • A visitor's flea market is not the same as the real thing.
  • Alligators will follow you when you're not looking.
  • Diving underwater is not good for your nose, especially when you're in the 3ft end.
  • Even teddy bears look fierce when dressed in leather and sitting atop a Harley-Davidson…

currently playing: Kenickie — Come Out 2nite (Peel Session)

I Get The Internet Working...And...

Are teenage dreams so hard to beat
Everytime she walks down the street
Another girl in the neighbourhood
Wish she was mine, she looks so good

I wanna hold her wanna hold her tight
Get teenage kicks right through the night

I’m gonna call her on the telephone
Have her over cos i’m all alone
I need excitement oh i need it bad
And its the best, i’ve ever had

I wanna hold her wanna hold her tight
Get teenage kicks right through the night

I wanna hold her wanna hold her tight
Get teenage kicks right through the night

He always said that they’d only get him to leave Radio 1 in a coffin…

John Peel — 1939-2004




Five of us in a seafood restaurant, and only one had fish!

currently playing: Dexy's Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson Says