I Stopped By Salem
Trip Start Nov 10, 2009
46Trip End Dec 18, 2009
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I was trying to get the grog and drag out of leaving PDX and really thought Coos Bay was in reach but, I was falling asleep at the wheel. I pulled off and replaced one the pillows I lost at Fergus Falls and then after some Qdoba kept rolling until it became clear that sleep wins over road when your eyes are trying to shut all the time.
I tried to go to this really great pizza place in town, Christo's. It was shut down for Sunday night. The next day I try to hit breakfast at a nook called Word of Mouth. It isn't open on Monday's the night before I ordered what I thought was Sesame Chicken and the woman even confirmed back that I asked for Sesame Chicken and I got some breaded Chicken Fingeresque stuff, no sesame's in sight
There is a picture of it in this entry and it said that I would overcome all obstacles this week. But, it said there would be obstacles.
I left Salem heading for Eugene and The University of Oregon Ducks. I love their colors yellow and a darker shade of green. In year's past they have had very cool jerseys too. So I went shopping and checked out the university scene.
I saw so many bikes and some ridiculous one credit courses. You can take a class in partying. I kid you not. They have even appropriated John Belushi's image from Animal House to sell this crap.
I got out of there without a purchase and dodged tons of kids going to and from class I zipped up the road and headed down it once again.
The university is picturesque and very quaint. The vibe is mellow, as you would expect in Oregon but, C'Mon man these one credit courses are a joke
Having said that I wonder if you need any special qualifications to teach such courses. For instance I have always sucked at drinking/partying but, I've seen a lot of people do it really well, some as an art form and others as an athletic feat does this qualify me to teach said classes and could I also add some other one credit numbers in there like Driving Long Distances at One Time 101. The Vast Indian Motel Management Syndicate 102 or When To Get Rid of Your Car 104. I could make a nice living talking nonsense about this stuff. Perhaps I could find me a lawyer to write me an opinion deeming these sorts of things necessary. McCain, D'Agosto, Guidorizzi, Butler, Baal-Guidorizzi, Price and Goldfaden get on this for me would you. (If you are a lawyer, somehow connected to me and not on the above list the lack of mention does not constitute level of respect or recognition of your practice. I'm tired and the Indian Mafia is after me).