September 5th, 2003

i'm ready for my close up mr demille

greed is good

Location: Wheeling, West Virginia

There's a backdated post on September 3rd, for you completists out there.

Cape Cod was scenic and quaint, but it wasn't exactly fun driving a truck through. Lots of winding, small streets where if you made a mistake in a big truck, there weren't many opportunities in terms of places one could turn around to correct it. It required a trememndous amount of attention for someone who isn't familiar with the area. I finsihed getting my load of cabinets off in East Falmouth, MA and found out I was headed for St. Louis, without much time to get there. So this cut out the prospect of going to Plymouth Rock, but in retrosepct, I'm glad things worked out this way.

I picked up my load in Uncasville, Connecticut which lies just north of New London. It was supposed to be a "live load" but when I got there, a trailer was already pre-loaded for me. Excellent! No waiting around to get loaded, so I dropped my empty trailer and hooked up the the loaded one and was on my way. It's a heavy load, too. Heavier than I'm used to pulling anyway. Most of these cabinets loads are around 15,000 lbs. tops... this was a load of containers and the Bill of Lading stated that it weighed just over 42,000 pounds. Yay, this was gonna be fun coming over the mountains with.

I had decided on my way to Uncasville that I was going to go to the casino that lies close to there after I got done loading. I really didn't want to drive through NYC during the day so I decided I would wait until late in the evening. The last time I was in Connecticut I had visited the Foxwoods Casino, so I thought it'd be fun to check out Mohegan Sun.

It's very different from the other. Foxwoods is this nice, modern looking facility with small reminders that it is a reservation casino. Mohegan Sun won't let you forget. The entire decor is done in these huge wood posts (although they appeared faux) that ran everywhere. The casino was dimly lit and spacious in contrast to Foxwoods bright open windows and cramped playing spaces. In hindsight now, I realize how odd it was for Foxwoods to even have windows. Most casinos go out of their way to not have clocks or windows so that all concept of time is lost while inside.

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I headed out about 11pm and blew through NYC about 1am this morning. I stopped in Breezewood, PA to sleep about 6am and got up at noon. I stopped in Wheeling and had a very nice lunch at this brick-over pizza place I managed to find. In a few moments I will continue on and probably make it into central Indiana later this evening before stopping to sleep again.

One little interesting thing happened today. I was listening to this Thin Lizzy box set I've had for quite sometime but never really got around to listening to. I'm a big fan of Concrete Blonde's Free album... the one with "God Is A Bullet" and "Happy Birthday". There's a song on Free called "It's Only Money" which, turns out, is a Thin Lizzy song. An appropriate soundtrack for the day and a nugget of musical knowledge to boot.


You don't believe in love, you don't believe in hatred
You put your money in the bank, it's the only way to save it
You won't
You tried to make a buck, but you haven't made a penny
You need a little love, but you know you won't get any
You won't

For money

You don't believe in God, you don't believe in glory
Got a brother in the clinic, he tells the same kinda story
He won't
If he had another life, you know I would be waitin'
If you had another soul, you could sell it all to Satan
You won't

For money
It's only money

You don't believe in war, you don't believe in Jesus
Got a sister in New York, you know how she pleases
Walkin' the streets on the southside of the city
Tryin' to make ends meet, isn't that a pity
She won't

For money
  • Current Music
    Thin Lizzy - It's Only Money
i'm ready for my close up mr demille

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Well if I were to have a male love interest, I guess could see doin' Johnny Depp, but Ashton Kutcher as me? Puh-leez.