No Fruit in Ottawa, Illinois

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 10:09
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Let me explain. And sorry for what I am about to say, and sorry if you call Ottawa, Illinois, “home”.

I just drove across country; from New Jersey to Portland, Oregon. I needed a change. I’m almost thirty, all my friends are married, and like the Allman Brothers say, “Nobody left to run with anymore. Nobody left to do the crazy things we used to do before.”

So I hit the road a few weeks ago. But the second day into my 2,500 mile drive, about 120 miles from Chicago, my car craps out in the middle of route 80, and I’m stranded for four days in “lovely” Ottawa, Illinois, with nothing to eat.

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