6.08.2007

WHEN YOU HAVE TIME, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING






(dying shopping malls in Ohio)

The start of my trip has been a bit rocky. The bus breaks down in Toledo, OH, stranding me between deserted storefronts, fast food joints, and a spooky empty shopping mall. My plan of hanging out with a friend in Chicago for the night before my morning departure for Iowa is dashed. Smooth sailing this is not. Here's hoping it is not a trend that will continue. . . and be glad that for some reason I am still entranced by empty parking lots and vacant buildings.

[update:] The bus broke down twice more, stranding us on the side of the highway, and at a service plaza. I got in to Chicago at 6 am, after leaving Cleveland at 4 pm. Normally a 6 hour trip, it took 14. Megabus might have to change their name to Megasucks.

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MP3:

This song is weird, quirky, and really catchy. And it has wanderer in the title, which is what I am right now.

• Planningtorock - Bolton Wanderer

A band's place in myspace.

3 comments:

  1. wow that sucks. and this is not the same bus that had problems last year on the way to the boat, huh? that one was to be expected, at least. i know what you mean about photography saving the day. ever since i discovered how fun it can be to shoot strangers in airports, i stopped caring about delays, and that doesn't even compare to dead malls.

    stay safe sucka.

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  2. you forgot to mention sitting still for 3hrs straight watching 'blade runner' in a lincoln park bahrrr.
    i will mail your soap and some mondo bug spray for those ginormous mosquitos.
    watch out for the rudder that bites and the goats that chew.

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  3. i live barely 5 minutes from this mall!! imagine when i was a little kid 10-15 years ago, it was so busy you couldn't find anywhere to park! the results of urban sprawl.

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