Thursday, September 25, 2008

Craigslist Bargains

Good point. Why would you pay $800 to $1000 when you can get it custom for $250.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Well, it is a Red State

When not stressing about the potentiality of buying a house, I have been trying to process what is means to live here during an election year.

East Nashville is pretty diverse, so we see a good shuffling of campaign signs, including a fair number of Ron Paul and Clinton signs still up.

But this story is about how I found out McCain named his Veep.

I was at work, working with a customer on the retail floor and was forced by proximity, volume and absurdity to overhear half of a cell phone conversation.

Yeah. Yeah. She's a woman. They just announced it.

I had to turn around to observe this speaker, gripped by the southern accent I had incorrectly assumed to be a parody, and by the fact that I could imagine this statement being the setup for several decent punchlines. The speaker's accent was a real as his dirty off-brand 80's hi-tops, his cutoff sweat shorts, his white sleeveless t-shirt, and dirty "trucker's" cap.

No, no. She's good. I read all about it on the wikipedia. It was already up there.

Pause for other party.

Yeah, it's good. She's the Governor of Alaska. She hunts moose. Anyway, I'll call you later.

So, I guess Palin appeals to more than the crossover vote.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Survey Says...

Number of people I've seen walking around with a machete:

California: 0
Tennessee: 1

Number of people in the supermarket who don't seem to get the connection between physique and the contents of their shopping cart:

California: 10%-20%
Tennessee: 80+%

Number of times cops have stopped me to ask if I've seen anyone around fighting:

Tennessee: 2
California: 0

Number of times I've discovered I could afford to buy a house:

California: 0
Tennessee: 1

Number of species of creepy bugs found in my house (not including spiders):

California: 2-3
Tennessee: 5-10

Percentage of musicians:

California: ~10%
Tennessee: 90%