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Monday, March 10, 2008

Thoughts on the South

Thoughts on Florida:

1. They LOVE Jesus. I've seen more emo wear for Christian kids down here than I ever have in one place in my life.

2. Given how cheap everything is down here, The Lady and I can sort of live like royalty. Bearing in mind, if we did the jobs we did here, we'd collectively make about $25,000.

3. The graphic design is a little lacking. To be fair, this seems to be more of an American phenomenon, but it's like typography in American store signage is limited to the proprietor's name and the items they sell. So we get red block letters of MAC'S DELI LIQUOR HOT PIZZA or JENNA'S COUNTRY BUFFET. As a design geek, it's interesting, yet heartbreaking.

4. It becomes very easy to determine how obesity became an epidemic in this country. I know it's an epidemic in many developed countries, but when you look at the menus of most roadhouse/greasy spoons around here and see not only what they offer and how cheap it is, of course the pounds are going to pile on. Fruit salad for $5 or two eggs and bacon for $2.50? What would you choose?

Though as a fatty myself, it makes finding clothes in my size easier than it's ever been.

In other news, we've had the pleasure of enjoying SIRIUS satellite radio whenever we have the Trail-in-Laws car. Channel 43 is a little number called Backspin, commercial free hip hop all day everyday. It's awesomeness knows no bounds. It's enough to make me pick up a receiver.

But Trail, you have an iPod.

This is true, Windsor. But what makes radio so awesome is the fact that you never know what's coming next, the surprise factor. With an iPod, no matter how many songs you have on it, you'll never forget you have a song on there, so shuffle's nice, but never a total surprise. But today, listening to 'The World is Yours' by Nas and losing my mind when 'The Magnificent' by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince came on afterwards was something that regular corporate radio can't do anymore.

In other news, it was sunny and mild today. I almost broke a sweat.

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