Tuesday, August 12, 2003

No Show

I want to blog more about it, but meanwhile here is the set list from the George Jones concert Ereck and I caught up in Wausau Thursday before last, at the Wisconsin Valley Fair.

He kicked ass! I'm so happy I finally saw the Possum.

1. High-tech Redneck
2. Once You've Had the Best
3. The Race Is On
4. Bartender's Blues
5. Black Mountain Rag
6. I Always Get Lucky With You
7. Choices
8. You Oughta be Here with Me
9. Sinners & Saints
10. I'll Give You Something to Drink About
11. Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
12. Fire on the Mountain
13. Same Old Me
14. Mansion Over the Hilltop
15. I Know a Man Who Can
16. One Woman Man
17. 50,000 Names
18. The Corvette Song
19. Medley: Window Up Above / The Grand Tour / Walk Through This World With Me / White Lightning / She Thinks I Still Care
20. Happy Birthday to You
21. Happy Birthday to You
22. He Stopped Loving Her Today
23. Golden Ring
24. Rocking Chair
25. God Bless the USA
Spooky Tooth

Just came from the dentist. Hadn't been in 18 months. Got a scolding about that. When I was filling out the intake sheet, it occurred to me to lie about this in order to avert the scolding. But I'm on this thing where I don't tell lies, even white lies, so I told the truth. And got a lecture. And needed it.

The hygienist kept using this strange lingo when she was interviewing me about my teeth. "Do you get zingers?" she asked. Zinger, it turns out, means sharp pain. "Do you chew old maids?" she asked. Old maids are, I gather, unpopped popcorn kernels. I told her the word she was looking for was bachelors. No I didn't!

Strange experience. I felt like I was in a speakeasy, but with soft rock. That new Jewel song is great!

The good news: No Cavities! The dentist did note that #19 is a future crown, which sounded like it could be a country song.

(The answer to the old-maid question is no: I don't like popcorn.)

Monday, August 11, 2003

Helter Skelter

The guys who carry shotguns in their pants on the bus, they never look like Truman Capote.