Paco JB Rasta Adventure - Part 2
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:12 am
John Street, the mayor/guy we picked up in Philly when we (Paco and I) tried to go find Rasta to tar and feather him... caused all sorts of havoc last night. When the hookers realized he only had plastic they started quite a commotion and I guess he'd tallied up a large bill of services rendered. Even odder, this guy was dressed up like a clown by morning. Orange hair. The nose. All of it - the shoes even! Luckily the lobby had some instant cash machines although a few heads did turn as he got the money. Not only because of the bozo outfit but because he kept honking this horn he had. I've had my fill of him. We are going to drop John Street off in Virginia Beach when we get there. I did some searching on the Internet and that son of a bitch actually is the Mayor of Philly?!??! Can you believe it? They have a picture of him that matches and he has all the ID as well. No wonder the city is in such hard shape. We can't be dragging him around with us. Along with tarring one Spencer James and feathering the other - now we've added abducting the Mayor to our list. Street says he can clear it all up but wants to booze it up one more night in Virginia Beach. He's going to get us some more cash to help us along our way so what the hell.
See ya all on the road!
Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:39 pm
Well here we are in beautiful Virginia Beach at the Webcity Cyber Cafe. What a nice day. A balmy 55 degree day - pretty windy but very nice compared to Wisconsin. We just crossed the Chesapeake Bay using the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. That was so cool! It sucked because of the tolls some but otherwise what a cool highway! It's about 25 miles across and under the ocean... you hit four islands along the way as well. Very cool.
Paco and I have decided to let John Street off here at the Cyber Cafe even though he wants to come along with us. He's a bit more pleasant sober but is already looking for some booze, finally settling for a house coffee. We can't deal with the trouble should Philadelphia ever notice that there Mayor isn't around. He kindly got us about $2000 in spending money for our trouble though. He was starting to grow on me... in a way.
I had to talk Paco into it but we are going to make a detour to Durham to try and get into the Duke - UNC game Thursday. From what I've heard we need to schmooze up with one of those rich kids in their tent city and see if they can buy us a couple extra pair of student section tickets. I wasn't planning on going but since 9 out of 10 things I wear come from the Duke University Bookstore anyway I'm covered should we get into the game. I'm so excited!!!
Paco thinks he can get his portable to work with this wireless gadget so we can start to check in from the road or from places where he can get a good signal at least. May have to just write some down in Word and send them when we can. It's about 4 hours to Durham from here on Hwy 58 and then I-85. I've been to Durham about 3-4 times but not in quite awhile. My sister use to live there with her husband (who went to Duke) but they are in Syracuse now.
Sheesh. Street is hassling someone about something over in the corner. That guy is pretty confrontational. Glad we are leaving him here. Anyway will check back in when we get a chance. Hopefully, Paco can get his portable going...
Tue Jan 13, 2004 2:42 pm
I got the old laptop up and running. It seems a bit slow, but it works. It's nice here in VA Beach. Sure beats Wisconsin. I've been trying to keep in contact with my fiancé but it hasn't been easy with Beadle and my hectic schedule! She thinks we are nuts, but gives us her blessing on our journey. I hope Mrs. Beadle isn't too upset with him. Sometimes you just have to go and do what you think is right.
I'm not so sure about this Duke game idea, but if I do this, I might be able to convince him to do something I want. Well onward we go on our journey. Check in with you all later!
Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:43 pm
Not much happening. We spent the last day or so waiting in the tent city and finally we got a student to buy us some extra tickets when they opened up the office at noon. He didn't much go for the bribery bit so we let it be known that we still had some extra tar and feathers and were not against using up what we had left... He was persuaded more by that veiled threat than anything it seemed, chicken boy that he was. He also accepted an extra $50 a piece for his trouble. I've been keeping an eye out for security but so far we seem okay.
Hope John Street got home safely. We are going to go and crash a party or something or just see what downtown Durham is good for. I'm starting to wonder if this is a dry state?
Not a bad day either... in the low 50's. Nicer than Wisconsin. I think Paco is getting a bit anxious. I lost track of the guy we tented with but maybe we'll see him at the game. So keep an eye out for Paco and I Thursday night in the student section of the Duke-UNC game. I've never seen Duke live so I'm super excited.
Then it is on to Key West, Chicken City!