Monday, January 11, 2010


One time when we were standing around bullshitting, a Lifer named Rodriquez asked another Lifer if he had ever had frijoles. The other Lifer said, "Fuck no, I've always had to pay for mine!!"

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cold Temps

With all the talking heads on the tube talking incessantly about the cold weather, it reminds me of that winter on Cape Cod. I saw a headline on a Boston paper that screamed about "30 Days Below Freezing". I had a good laugh as I didn't think that was anything to put in a paper as news. Where I grew up 30 days with below zero temps was not news. The damp chill from being right on the ocean can cut through to the bone, but isn't news to anyone who has lived there.

That time on Cape Cod I didn't experience a complete winter. I got there at the end of one calendar winter and left half way through the next. On subsequent times living on the Cape I have been through several winters. Those times will be later in this narrative if I get that far down the road in my work history.