July 22, 2003

Incense, Sandals, and Dry Rubs: Stream-Of-Consciousness Vacation Memories

Finally pried the vacation pictures out of the digital camera I borrowed for this vacation (for those of you scoring at home: an HP315 camera, a 64MB CompactFlash card, and Windows XP do not play well together). Most of them aren't anything special, just standard vacation shots. There is one, however, that serves as another reminder (like this one) that only a few miles away from our tourist trap island is rural North Carolina: Blades R Us: Knives Swords Blowguns Incense

And speaking of our tourist trap island, I do have a word of advice: if you ever rent a beach house, make sure you get one with an outside shower, preferably enclosed. It's just the thing after a beachy afternoon to rid yourself of "Oak Island Dry Rub" - sea salt and beach sand, beer marinade optional (credit to Chumley for the expression).

And speaking of beach, here's a description of one of the hazards inherent in driving on an island that is mostly sand (from Oak Island/Southport's local paper, the State Port Pilot):

A 2001 Dodge ran into the rear of a 1994 Cadillac slowing down for a traffic light on East Oak Island Drive Sunday. The driver of the Dodge told officers her flip-flop shoe became caught between the brake pedal and the gas pedal as she moved toward the Cadillac.
--State Port Pilot, June 25, 2003, p. 7A

Posted by Chris at July 22, 2003 03:39 PM

Category: Random Vacation Thoughts

nice lookin' remodeling! btw, it looks like jargon watch is off the air... you might be able to re-fill that void with the office lexicon.

As far as the "rural NC reminder," I have, somewhere in my photo archives, a pic of a sign outside a gas station on the edge of Morgantown, WV:
fill dirt - $4
shit - $5

Posted by: chess h at July 23, 2003 07:10 PM

OK, jargonwatch looks gone, but there's always pseudodictionary.com (although a LOT of their entries are really lame).

Posted by: Chris at July 31, 2003 11:57 AM