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Kevin Wolf

The women who work diner counters are a special breed and one of my favorite types of people.

Next time you're in Salem, Lance, have your lunch at Red's.

How bad's the coffee
How good's the pie
If you call me "honey"
Honey, I'm gonna cry
A whole lot of sugar
A little pinch of salt
You cut my bitter
With your sweet talk

-- John Hiatt, "How Bad's the Coffee"


perfect! what a great story.

mac macgillicuddy

Just one question: While all this was going on, where were Eddie, Jon, Hank, and Nina?


Very nice story. It's fun to reminisce.

But how about a story and details about NYC and yesterday's Event???

C'mon, Lance. Share!

Gray Lensman

New York is a great place to visit. Test: pick up a city map and stand on a corner looking lost. You'll have to fight off the help with a stick. The best part is the yelling and arm-waving as they disagree about the best way to get to your destination. Six people pointing in twelve different directions.


I love New York.



We'll be in the Boston area in the fall. Meet you at Red's?


That's perfect. When I was living in Indiana people there always asked me the difference between New Yorkers and Hoosiers. I always told them, that if you're lost in Fort Wayne and ask for directions, people will be very polite about telling you they don't know the way and hurry off. While in New York you ask somebody where something is, they'll say, "What the fuck's the matter with you? You're practically standing right in front of it, asshole. Go two blocks down and hang a fucking left!" Helpfulness is an effect not an attitude.

mac, Hank was still in junior high and the others were upper classmen I was too shy to talk to yet.

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