||[Jun. 7th, 2009|05:42 pm]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
Subject: Area Code 61401, Summer 2009|
Galesburg Summer Incident #001, Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
East Tompkins Street, heading East to Innkeeper's Coffee ...
Wearing a Cub t-shirt (Zambrano, #38) a federal employee of the postal service shouts from the side of his vehicle, "Go Cardinals!" at me. I don't think federal employees are allowed to identify a favorite sports team while in government garb. But I am vindicated because the Cardinals just lost two games to the Rockies in a big way: 4-11, 1-10.
Galesburg Summer Incident #002, Saturday, June 6th, 2009
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1612 East Main Street ...
Waiting out 19 minutes in the lobby in order to get two Original Recipe breasts of chicken, Meg, Perrin, and I are approached by an old farmer-like man, who tells Perrin he is going to get arrested ... for sitting with two pretty girls like us. After leaving our table, he returns again asking Meg and I if we'll join him in an exercise, we agree. He asks us to fold our middle finger under our palm, laid out on the table. We do so. We are instructed to wiggle our pinky finger if we like cookies. We each wiggle our pinky. Next, we are to wiggle our pointer finger if we like sex. We laugh nervously, looking back at one another, and he tells us just to go along with it, it's a joke, he reminds us. We wiggle it to humor him. He then asks us to wiggle our ring finger if we are any good at it. Of course, we physically cannot wiggle our ring finger. He gets his laughs again, walks away.
Galesburg Summer Incident #003, Sunday, June 7th, 2009
Post Residence Hall, 461 West Street ...
Campus security enters the suite asking if I'd seen a black male, brown t-shirt in the building, for apparently a man of the aforementioned characteristics had broken into Post 5 on the other side of the building. Let it be known there are no more than 10 people left in the residence hall, all awaiting the summer move across campus/departure for home. Neat. A break-in on the first day.