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i was a teenage werewolf... braces on my fangs
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This week I have a guest onboard, livejournal.friend wendy_sue. She's from the Bay Area, but has recently been living in Santa Rosa while learning to become a casino dealer. How cool is that? For several years now she has flirted with the idea of becoming a truck driver, and now that she's in the midst of a career change, it's at the forefront of her consideration. She flew out here on Monday and she's riding with me this week to see what the life is like. Unfortunately, given the nature of my current type of truck driving work, we've travelled all of 250 miles, haven't left Ohio, and have been sitting all morning waiting on load info.


In the never-ending saga of how I am woefully ill-informed of current events: I didn't know Cramps frontman Lux Interior passed away. For that matter, I didn't realize he was two years older than my dad. Everyone has random memories they associate with music. For the Cramps, mine is a simple one from just a few years ago. I had gone to San Diego to visit an internet friend and fellow Beastie Boys afficionado, to see the Beastie Boys in concert. The next day, we got up and went for coffee, then she took me on a car-tour of her town. It was a typical brilliant and beautiful SoCal day and we rode around with the windows down listening to Songs The Lord Taught Us on the CD player. R.I.P. Lux. Thanks for the rock.

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250 miles and still in Ohio... sounds right.

Why does Ohio seem to stretch forever in all directions?

The extreme power of sucking warps the physical earth in such a way that it appears to stretch forever.

How young is your dad?

I think I'm mildly shocked to hear you're a Beastie Boys aficionado. I might have been made aware of this at some point, but it didn't stick the first time.


My dad turns 61 this coming week.

Yes, I've been a Beastie Boys fan since I was like 15. I'm even responsible for this website though I haven't updated it in ages.

That's funny. Your dad is not much older than mine. He just turned 59 in January. But my parents started late. Or possibly had problems conceiving. In any case, they were married at 22 or so, but didn't start a family for 5 years. Otherwise I would have been born in Alaska or on some other Air Force base.

I remember that site now. Either you or your wife has linked to it before.


Aww man, when I first started reading I thought you might be coming to town.

That's one thing that sucks about the company I work for right now is that I never get out to the west coast any more.

Regardless, even if I never get there again in the line of my trucking duties, one of these years Welf and I are going to come out there for one of your big camping trips when time and money allows.

I did not realize that he had died either. Wow. Good memories of that band, last saw them in the mid 90's and it was great.

Stuck in Ohio! Whatta life.

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