Peter Lyons

Dos Equis with Charley

January 25, 2009

I've only tried about a dozen beers so far and honestly I'm still not that interested. However, I had a Dos Equis tonight and it was quite delicious. It's dangerous how much I like Mexican food these days. I actually tried to get some Thai but I couldn't find one place and the other place seems permanently closed. Anyway, I'm sitting here stuff full of ski fuel for tomorrow and am quite contented.

At the restaurant I started reading John Steinbeck's "Travels with Charley in Search of America". You know, between my Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins, they have probably read 50,000 books, yet not one of them recommended this book to me before my trip. As a matter of fact, I don't know how this ended up on my amazon wishlist, but here I am anyway. After the first paragraph I was hooked. Jamie Sue, you must read this immediately. Here's a line from Part One:

The techniques of opening conversation are universal. I knew long ago and rediscovered that the best way to attract attention, help, and conversation is to be lost. A man who seeing his mother starving to death on a path kicks her in the stomach to clear the way, will cheerfully devote several hours of his time giving wrong directions to a total stranger who claims to be lost.

He gets bonus points for the Oxford Comma.

My beloved Green Machine is now up for sale on craigslist and has been through one test drive already.

Winter Park got 11 inches of snow last night. I'll be there tomorrow to enjoy it.