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    extra special bitter
    hops are bitter. life is bitter. coincidence?

    Wednesday, February 01, 2006

    gone daddy gone

    In less than 24 hours Mrs. Bitter and I will be boarding a plane for Placencia, Belize, where we will be spending 8 days in a virtual decompression chamber called vacation. Our goal is to avoid snow, ice, frost, impatient customers, incompetent suppliers, ineffective management, impeachable presidents, incessant phones, irrepressible faxes and inconsiderate pages. Instead our plan is to indulge in the warm sunshine of an isolated third-world Central American country, where English is grudgingly spoken as the “official” language and the choices for beer are Belikin and a semi-polite smirk. We will attempt to muster the courage to resist the urge to patronize the local internet cafe. We will attempt to read all of those books that have been collecting dust in a stack next to the bookshelf.

    I will bringing the following, listed in no particular order:

    Junky - William Burroughs
    Guided By Voices: a Brief History - James Greer
    Go - John Clellon Holmes
    Book of Dreams - Jack Kerouac
    Slanky - Mike Doughty
    A False Spring - Pat Jordan
    All the Presidents’ Pets - Mo Rocca


    Mrs. Bitter will take numerous photographs. I will write poetry on something other than a hand-held device. We will walk everywhere in sandals, shorts and cleverly imprinted t-shirts. And when we’re done with all of that, we'll do nothing. By then, of course, it will be time for us to come home.

    4 Comments:

    Blogger Joefish said...

    I read Junky. I remember not caring for it too much, but loving the ending. I also read Book of Dreams, but remember nothing about it. Let me know what you think so I can decide if I should read it again. :)

    Have fun, mate.

    10:25 AM  
    Blogger jonny-no-stars said...

    Sounds like a proper hol: I hope it's as good as you make it sound!

    6:08 PM  
    Blogger Aydreeyin said...

    Banana Monkeys: A delecious concoction of dark rum, Kahlua, and blended bananas and cream. AKA a Dirty Banana.

    Please drink one for me.

    12:24 PM  
    Blogger mcbickle said...

    junky and slanky. two words that strike me as perfect vacation words. slumpy, too.

    1:10 AM  

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