I read this article on the Messy Nessy website about Japanese Truckers. There is a book about them too, called Decotora: 1998-2007 Japanese Art Truck Scene. I’m almost tempted to buy the book. I hope that semis in the United States start decorating their trucks. Perhaps this is already being done in the US, but I don’t see many fancy semis driving through Wisconsin.
I am bitter (and scared) about semi truck drivers who text and drive at the same time. When I’m driving in Wisconsin, more and more I see trucks swaying in and out of lanes. When I pass the semi truck driver he is looking down at his keypad. I guess truck drivers think there is a texting lane!
“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.” –Carl Sagan
The other weekend I had a Big Chill Weekend…by myself. I needed to get away from it all so I went to a hotel for a couple nights, using points. I brought 27 magazines that had piled up at my house, looked through them,
worked on my blogs, swam, and watched cable TV. We don’t have cable TV and once again, from channel surfing through the cable channels, I am reminded and grateful that we DO NOT have cable! I mostly watched The Food Network and HGTV.
Oh, I also ate but was very chillaxed about it. I was craving TGI Fridays potato skins. (When I was anticipating my weekend, eating the skins was a goal. But other goals fell through the cracks.) I hadn’t eaten at a TGI Fridays in 6 years. Last time I ordered potato skins, I could order a half order (4 skins), but now they don’t have that option. So I ate 4 at dinner and 4 the next day for lunch in my hotel room. The potato skins totally remind me of my sister – eating them and drinking margaritas at TGI Fridays in Los Angeles.
The very nice waiter told me they started using better bacon and cheese.
I also ordered a wedge salad which consists of blue cheese dressing, iceberg lettuce, bacon and tomatoes. It was excellent!
Here comes the weekend Sure could use some relaxation to shake these blues Hand me my sun shades I’m checkin’ out of here I’m workin’ on a big chill Lord I’m workin’ on a big chill