Called off work today in order to get a few errands done between slews of "White Death" (no not anthrax :P) and went to the post office. On the way back, I stopped off at Lucky's for some bread and eggs as I'm eating very healthfully (for me anyway) these days. Now I could have gone to the High's which is a block closer, or to the Stupor Fresh a couple blocks away which whatsisname prefers because stuff is like a whole nickel cheaper, WHOOP DEE DOO, he buys his overpriced lunch every dern day so po0p on that, or even to the 24-hour 7-11 where I feel safe getting hotdogs and nachos at 3 am because the cops hang out there. But I hadn't been to Lucky's in a while and I missed it. It's this windowless mom-and-pop deli run by this family of Large Guys who are always hiring other young Large Guys so there are about three Large Guys working every shift and probably with a gun and a bat under the counter, which explains why the High's seems to always get the robberies cuz they have only one person on shift standing in full view in a gigantic window and the cops like I said are all at the 7-11. I can't put my finger on what is so great about the place except it's obviously old and overcrowded and sells stuff like pork rinds and is open when you need to get Christmas breakfast makings and looks like about 100 other delis I've been in with Johnny or other Band People or with my 'rents in Nebraska or with Ted in out-of-the-way parts of Australia (Except they sell meat pies and weird candy over there). It's homey and egalitarian (there was some lawyer or undertaker-looking dude - there's several law offices plus a funeral home up the street - in there in a suit and black silky coat, along with me and several retirees and a few ghetto peeps) and the counter guys are nice and Large and I love it all to death. I left and and sat in my snow-grubby car in the parking lot and ate a potato roll and listened to "Ballad of John and Yoko" and "Rock and Roll" on the radio and felt like the richest person in the world.
BEEN A LONG TIME BEEN A LONG TIME BEEN A LONG LONELY LONELY LONELY LONELY LONELY TIME.