Sunday, October 29, 2006
OLE MISS BY DAMN
BUT SOME SOLACE WAS HAD in the halls of Square Books, as several kind souls traveled to Oxford to visit with us, some from as far away as memphis, some bearing brandy and nutmeg.
(Thank you, RANDAL)
IT WAS A LOVELY TIME, and I am grateful for the company, some of whom invited me to search the moonlit swamps of nearby Taylor for that area's legendary swamp monster (pronounced, in Oxford, as "swamp booger.")
(Thank you, HANK, but no)
MANY DID NOT RECOGNIZE ME until I donned my signature Hawaiian print novelty visor, but after that, we had a very fine time before the brandy and the nutmeg disappeared, and it was on to the City Grocery for whiskey and fellowship and unexpected reunions.
TODAY we will rest quietly and visit some of Oxford's other fine groceries (Betty Davis and Taylor included), which, as you know, stock primarily the groceries known as "barbecue," "catfish," and "alcohol."
TOMORROW we shall move on to Austin and Book People, grateful and exhausted, to meet with you Texans.
MEANWHILE, enjoy this first of several Hobo-Lanterns to come.
That is all.