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i'm ready for my close up mr demille
Location: Indianapolis

I've been sitting here since 5am - I don't have to be anywhere until 9am in the morning and I'm only three hours from there (Ferdinand). I've been basically goofing off and reading journals for the past 7 hours or so. I think in a bit, I'm gonna head on to Ferdinand with a detour through Martinsville, Indiana. There are two reasons why I aim to do this:

1) There's a really cool pawn shop that has loads of used CD's and vinyl records on their shelves. Last time I was there they had an X-clan CD I wanted to get put put it off because they were getting ready to close and I didn't wanna be one of those customers. But I imagine it's still there so I think I'm gonna stop in and get it. This IS protected by the red, the black, and the green... with they KEY.... SISSIES!

2) Probably more importantly, there is a mother fuckin' Mr. Gatti's right across the street from the pawn shop! Not a "Gatti Town" but the old-style Gatti's with the wood block tables coated in about three inches of clear plastic, the straight-back wicker charis and a projection TV screen in the corner.

Any of you Lexington children of the 70's and 80's know what I'm talkin' about.

Aww yeah, I'm gonna chow.

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awww...yeah! I've only lived in Lexington since 1990, but even *I* remember the Gatti's on South Limestone where the Wok N' Go moved in (and, I think, out.. not sure what's there now.. some thai place?). And of course, Gatti's in other towns, like Dallas (TX).

Going to Gatti-Town is like taking a detour straight into hell. I keep expecting a lake of brimstone right around the corner from the Carousel.

There used to be a Gatti's almost directly behind where the Gatti Town is, on Wilhite behind the Red Roof Inn, the building is still there, but there's some dentist/doctor/insurance office in there now... as a matter of fact, I think there may have even been a Lex BBS get-together there one time ... the two I remember attending were at that Gatti's on Wilhite and the Godfather's pizza that used to be on Richmond Road in Idle Hour plaza....

I had a few meals in the one on Limestone, too... but the one on Wilhite off Nicholasville Road is the one I remember best... back in the day when the water slide and the skate-park was back there...

Oh YEAH! I remember there was a Gatti's on Richmond Road where that Godfather's used to be?? That was my *first ever* BBS party. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Godfather's at that point. And yeah I remember going to one on Wilhite too... jeeze. How could I forget that? Those were the DAYS, man, when people kept telling me to relax and enjoy my youth cause being grown up was gonna suck much worse than being 14.
While I'm not totally convinced they were right, I'm becoming more convinced that I need to relax and enjoy more before I'm back to wearing diapers and drooling, eh?

Life's too short to worry about it too much... ;-) what was it John Lennon said? life's what happens while you're busy making plans

Mr. Gattis'? Oh, hell ya. The best place for hanging out when I skipped class - it was right down the street from my high school. Well, OK, I was too chickenshit to skip school, but if I had, I totally would ahve gone to Mr. Gatti's.

I was so excited when Gatti's came back to Lexington in the little gas station place out near Hamburg... it didn't last there long but at least now there's Gatti Town on Nich. Road.... there are still a few of the old locations around central Kentucky... I'm pretty sure there's still one in Campbellsville and maybe one in Frankfort but I won't swear to it.... this one in Indiana is the only one I'm ever close to on a semi-regular basis.... I totally pigged out last night... yum

Yeah, the Gattitown here kinda sucks, but it's a good place to go to eat a whole lot for cheap. I prefer Cici's pizza now.

We have a Mr.Gatti's across the boarder in VA at home. I know exactly what you are talking about. I love that place.

Really, where else can you get all the pizza, pasta and salad you can stand for under 7 bucks... and gooood pizza.

Gatti Town

If you have children...

Gatti Town >>>>>> Chuck E Cheese


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