Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 6:54 AM
Subject: Mashed Potatoes
Late in the day I reached my destination in
Wyoming, the US army had the roads closed, some nonsense about a chemical
spill or something, but I was not to be deterred...
Drove around to the far side of Devil's Tower for
what I hoped would be a great sunset, the smoke in the air had been turning
the light at sunset into gold, but after I snapped a few pictures, the sun
went behind some clouds and I lost my light......
And then the aliens showed up!!! and the sky went
all crazy!!! and the mothership sucked me in, and the worst part of it was the
alien probes. No really, it was terrible, you see, they don't probe us,
they want us to probe them!! I told them that I didn't feel safe in that
environment, and that having just come out of a bad marriage I had serious
boundary and intimacy issues, at which point they just beamed me
back to the van in disgust.
After that adventure I decided to hang out for a
day before leaving and catch up on some emails and just relax at the base of
the tower. As I was leaving the park the next day I saw some deer
by the side of the road, and this one turned around just in time to get
his picture taken.
P.S. The answers to the last set of trivia
questions are as follows...several people got the correct answer regarding
George Harrison and the Chiffons, but I'll let my friend Scott from the UK
break it down for you...
Chiffons sang a song
called "He's So Fine", which sounds almost
exactly the same as "My
Sweet Lord", well, the tune did anyway. So the
writers of the
Chiffons' number successfully sued our George for
the fact that George freely admitted he did nick the
tune, but from
God. Who perhaps was at the court's bathroom when the
given and forgot to intervene in any way."
and the song I scammed at the beginning of
the email was "Sitting in Limbo" which I know as a Jimmy Cliff song,
but my friend Rob tells me is actually a Grateful Dead song.