Thursday, August 11, 2005

day 20; mile 002696

NORTH
a short pedagogic drama about where to travel next
(transcribed from an original event)
Outside Memphis, Tennessee, 102 degrees and humid like a bowl of steaming soup. A VW bus with no air conditioning. Current direction: south.
Christie: Uh....it's hot.
Nate: Yeah.
**pause**
Nate: Let's drive north now. Sometimes it's cooler up there.
Christie: Yeah. Let's turn around.
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6 Comments:

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6:11 PM  
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6:27 PM  
Blogger Mike Rolig said...

Hey, the high is down to about 90 in Boise today!

7:30 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Aw, c'mon! Don't get soft of us! .... I'm tooling around in a 1983 Isuzu Trooper in the middle of the Sahara......no A/C either. Rain is coming so it's humid, too. Try having that improv with only one person, though........!

11:56 PM  
Blogger jes said...

guys, you're thoroughly fabulous. oddly enough, i'm actually working on a performance piece at the moment comprised of various vignettes from conversations i overhear and participate in on a daily basis. for example, there's a comparison of the various believability factors and convenience merits of chitty-chitty-bang-bang vs. the batmobile vs. kit the night rider car vs. the green lantern's hoverthingy. there's also a conversation detailing what attributes are actually necessary to constitute a "gay boy shoe"... you get the idea. the opening scene of the piece goes as follows.

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jes: it'll be composed of... you know... scenes... skits... snippets-

cassie: (interrupting) vignettes.

jes: (slapping knee emphatically)
VIGNETTES!

james: (in a singsong voice) vignettes, vignettes, vignettes... vignetty-vignettes...
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so i wish you cool breezes on humid days, interesting detours, safe drivin', and quality beverages.

p.s. hi nate!

2:41 AM  
Blogger christie said...

sorry, i wasn't suggesting that we were in the *hottest* place, just that we were hot.

:)

p.s. jes, as always, a worthy piece of art.

7:31 AM  

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