Friday, December 28, 2012
Tales From North Platte
I'll be here until Sunday. What the social life in this town is like these days I don't know. It's shit cold at night and I haven't even considered stepping out. I would guess that there's still a great deal of macho posturing and alcohol/meth intoxication that often leads to nasty fights, but like I said I don't know. Thankfully this town does have its very own tabloid in spite of its size so that you can know who's being arrested for this or that almost as soon as it happens, from anywhere in the world. It's tawdry yes, but if you saw the television news here (I believe that this is something like the second smallest town in the US with a major network affiliate) you would agree that there truly is not anything else of interest that happens here. You won't find me in the blotter though. I'm staying in, like I said. By day I gorge on Christmas candy and cheap coffee. By day I gorge on Game of Thrones and 'Blue State' bourbon gotten for half price from the City Discount Liquor . It's a good life, though certainly a comatose one and improper to maintain for any great length of time. I'm happy.