October 24, 2003


This weekend will be an enforced absence from blogging, the Internet in general, and even from using a computer at all. Mrs. Green and I are meeting some friends and spending the weekend at a cabin in a state park, where there is running water and electricity, and even a television, but no phone and no cell phone reception. We spent a weekend there last year, and the most wonderful thing about it was the complete absence of noise. Living in a city, you forget how much ambient noise there is. Planes, trains, trucks, buses, sirens, car alarms, the ever-present bass thump from a Chevy Cavalier decorated with tasteless decal work and a neon purple license plate frame being driven by a suburban white boy who thinks that making people a mile away aware that he’s listening to an angry black man yelling to a beat makes him a 21st century James Dean and not a suburban white boy in a cheap car with an expensive stereo, my idiot neighbor screaming for the third time today at his wife/girlfriend/babymomma/whatever about how she’s such a stupid bitch, and yes she is a stupid bitch, and she needs to shut up, and he’s getting sick and tired of this shit, and whatever else it is he expounds on after I turn up the TV. At the park – silence. You can sit on the patio and have a scotch and a cigar and hear nothing but the wind and the occasional animal sound. You can even see stars, because there’s no light. Perfect.

See you next week.

Posted by Mr Green at October 24, 2003 09:52 AM


Posted by: Ted at October 24, 2003 10:52 AM

Go Notre Dame!!!!

Just checking to see if you were really gone. Must be 'cause I'm still breathing.

Have a great weekend.

Posted by: Blackfive at October 24, 2003 08:19 PM

Ted: Thanks!

Matt: You suck. And thanks!

Posted by: Mr. Green at October 24, 2003 08:39 PM