“Working’s for suckers”
-Jake Epstein repeating often repeated phrase upon
seeing workers at EMC
take a lunchtime walk. 6/11/2003
“You have to go to see Tucker Max in Chicago.”
“That’s the dirtbag I’m going to
-nonsensical conversation with Mandy 6/11/2003
“Do you know where Hawaiians go for vacations?”
“They like to gamble.”
-Josh making conversation in traffic going in to Chicago 6/15/2003
“Yeah, hi Josh.
Larry wasn’t sure you were going to show up so we gave away your
-The strange response we received at the
Big Sky Motel in Rapid
about the room we reserved.
burgers make my stomach hurt”
-Excerpt from journal 6/18/2003
“What do you want?”
“It’s Pee-Wee. Let me in.”
“You got the wrong room, man. Get out of here.”
“Get out of here!”
-Josh talking to a kid named Pee-Wee who
was rapping on our hotel room door
at 3 am
6/19/2003. I was
barricading the window with chairs and frantically
for my pepper spray.
“I hope that cowboy has his pilot’s license!”
announcer’s comment after a young man was violently thrown off of
bull in to the air and landed on his back.
Here is a close-up of my leg from the
picture of me from Glacier that is on the main page. That is bear grade pepper spray I’m
This sign was
“Can you shoot a bear under any circumstances?”
“Tssss. Protected species… and what-not.”
“What if they’re attacking you?”
(softly but proudly)
“’Round here we practice the old ‘shoot, shovel and shut-up’”
conversation with Doug the cowboy hat salesman at the
Supply” store while buying a hat.
“Do you think
“How about the
“Yeah… but maybe the
“What do you think the odds that the Yeti exists?”
“What are the odds that Bigfoot exists?”
“Like… point five
conversation with me after a long ride through California
on our way to San Francisco. 6/29/2003
“These guys had the whole ‘E Coli’ thing where a couple
people died a few years ago. But… they
make a fine chicken sandwich.”
-Randy with a smile in line at Jack in
Burlingame, California. 7/2/2003 about .
Driving from the airport to San
Francisco I felt like Maverick flying without Goose
in Top Gun. I hadn’t lost my rio [radar and intercept officer] to a freak jet
wash/ejection seat accident in an F14.
He had just gone back to Massachusetts.
Talk to me, Josh.
“These are the skeaziest girls
I’ve seen since I’ve been out of prison.”
-Scott at the Saddle Ranch Restaurant and Bar in Universal City.
About , 7/3/2003
Here is a close up of part of the picture in my “calendar”
on the main page. This was the least
crowded section of the beach and that was only because it was a rocky section
of beach where people could bring their dogs.
Anyways, the crowds took some getting used to. Apparently\a warm Saturday on a long
weekend in Huntington Beach (AKA:
is a little different than a sub-zero Tuesday in February in Rye,
Note to S.U.D.S. members: waist to head and pretty clean.
WHO LOOKS COOLER IN THIS PHOTO, JOEY? HUH?
In L.A. I hung
out mostly with Joey and Katy. One of
the most profound moments came when, while watching the 1992-1993 video
yearbook, I realized Katy:
A) Has arrested the aging process.
B) Is an android.
As you can clearly see from the picture above she looks
virtually the exact same as 10 years ago with the only possible exception of
being more tan.
“Is this curiosity traffic? This better not be curiosity traffic! Curiosity killed the cat.”
“Actually, I was a
suspect for a while”
-Jason cracks a joke
while I steam over being in California traffic once
“13 has a nasty dog leg… the front 9 isn’t bad but the
back 9 is where they separate the men from the boys…hole 17 or 18 you’re hitting
over the water off the tee and it can get pretty hairy.”
-Jason and I stayed
at the Torrey Pines Hilton right on the golf course
in La Jolla
outside San Diego. Jason has
played this course extensively on Microsoft Golf
and was describing
it to me poolside.
“Let’s get the hell out of this town.”
“Do you have a barf bag in your back seat?”
-Jake, Aaron, Jason in order
walking from the Paris Hotel to the
to leave Las Vegas. 6/16/2003
“Man, before you know it vending machines will have tip
jars next to them.”
venting our mutual disgust at tip jars everywhere including
icee booth we just bought an icee
at in Sedona. 7/19/2003
“Ok, now there is something you don’t see a lot of in Texas. Subarus.”
Peter making a comment after leaving “The Drink” in
Austin, Texas. 7/23/2003
“Drinking Red Bull is like burying yourself in the Pet
Cemetery. Sure you’re awake but you feel just plain
off the Red Bull energy drink for the 50th time 7/24/2003
Mike enjoying his beach shower way too much
Mike surprised to see me snapping a photo.
I needed a stop over between D.C. and Boston. Aaron’s place in New
Jersey was the logical choice. This is how I found Aaron when I showed up.
Notice: sleep mask, airsoft BB
pistol and highlighted script (for “Synergy”).
“Aerosmith is Boston’s
low rent version of the Rolling Stones.”