I owe Ioway…

12 July, 2009
Rat Fink

more than I can ever pay. (Special prize from the Secret Vault goes to the first person who can tell me what show that ridiculous song is from.)

Actually, the picture below is of Illinois, just shy of the Iowa border. But I don’t know any cool rhymey songs about Illinois. And by the by, that’s Ill-i-noy. Not Ella Noise. I get a little snarky about that particular Schmenglish mishap, seeing as how that is the state in which I was hatched all those many moons ago. I mean, what if I said, “Oh-hee-oh,” or “Grennitch” instead of “Green-witch.”  I could snark. I could. But I won’t. (But I could.)

Anyway. No coffee yet, feel me?

I took this while zipping across I-80 west, singing along with the Jackson 5, near Davenport. Dassum flat land, fiends.

I worked on some session prep and channel-flipped for awhile last night. It was actually fun, and tres therapeutic.

Since I get up at the butt crack of dawn anyway, it won’t surprise you to read that I am wakey-wakey at 4 a.m. local time. So I inspected the disinfecting pod in my room…

Whatever happens, it ain't our fault.
Whatever happens, it ain't our fault.
…and perused my responsibilities as a hotel, inn, eating house and/or steamboat inmate in the state of Iowa.

And Starbucks isn’t open yet, either. It’s going to be a long wait.

So this morning, it’s off to Lincoln. Should be an easy drive. Looking forward to hanging with the fellow choir geeks tonight.

Are you behaving this weekend? Show the Fink some love. I can’t believe it’s only been eight days since the 4th of July. It seems like months. Has this week gone slowly for you too?


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Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
12 July, 2009 12:15 pm

What a fantastic disinfecting pod.


Fink on the road Reply:

Ain’t it though? And the nozzle thingy points straight down. I totally channeled Karen Silkwood.


12 July, 2009 2:07 pm

State Fair? Your trip sounds fantabulous. Oh and in England it’s pronounced Grennitch and THEY should know. Norwich is pronounced Norridge, too. ReplyFink on the road Reply:July 12th, 2009 at 6:53 pmDing! Greggy wins! Watch yer mail when I gets back from the prairie, dog. ReplySuzanne Reply:July 13th, 2009 at 12:36 amUhmmm I believe I won. ReplyFink on the road Reply:July 13th, 2009 at 6:32 amAaaack! You are right, Suzanne! I don’t know why I got you and Greg mixed up…god knows you don’t look alike! HA Hey, when’s the trip stateside again? PKPudlin Reply:July 12th, 2009 at 4:54 pmIs… Read more »

12 July, 2009 5:01 pm

PS – I was born in the Great State of Illinois as well – up on Lake Michigan at the Navy Base where my daddy was stationed and played his French Horn in the band. The state motto is “Please Don’t Pronounce the ‘S’.” PK ReplyFink on the road Reply:July 12th, 2009 at 6:47 pmPK! You were born at Grayslake? I was born in Zion, and Mavis in Waukegan. Small woild… ReplyPKPudlin Reply:July 13th, 2009 at 10:40 amUmm, it’s “Great Lakes” Naval Base, unless, of course, you were in the service at that time, in which case you called the… Read more »