September 8, 2003

hanging from a cliff bleeding

I barely got out of Utah alive. I was hanging from a 100 foot cliff, bleeding on a rope dangling over rat infested waters. I felt like I was in an Indiana Jones movie. My nature guides told me it was going to be a quick little hike. I didn't know it would include rappelling down seven cliffs. I can't wait to do it again. My knuckles are finally healing and the infection is waning. I swear it was one of the greatest days of my life in my short little stint here on this planet. Dag and Nick were swell teachers.

Texas was a blur of driving and more driving and bbq and lots of cool shows thrown in for good measure. Austin and San Antonio and Houston and Dallas. I slept in trailer parks and drank tequila with politicians and waxed poetic with Jason and Josh on an Austin deck in the yard of a recently released felon. Anya sang her ass off in Dallass. Thankyou Texas. I am now leaving your country and returning to the United States. By the way...if you ever get a chance to visit the Kimball museum in Fort Worth I highly recommend it. They have a beautiful Rembrandt that will give you goosebumps. I added my signature to it and the security guards seemed to love this.

I ordered a pizza to be delivered to my gig and the guy was more than 30 minutes late and his head exploded. I think Dominoes is taking this service thing a little too far.

Thanks to Sean and Sarah for letting me do my laundry at their cool house. Clean underwear make the trip much nicer on my butt.

I am off to Minneapolis. Mapquest says 956 miles to go. I have already gotten 2 speeding tickets in 2 weeks. I should have my license revoked by Christmas.

buh bye,

Steven (Nascar's my middle name) Poltz

Posted by steve at September 8, 2003 5:46 PM


Just remember, Steve...

Fines double in construction zones.

Schuba's on Friday! Woo-hoo!

Posted by: Rob at September 8, 2003 8:41 PM

All Hail Poltz...or Love whichever,

If I make it through tomorrow...Wednesday can't wait I will have to tip the Bartender chick to take me home afterwards

Posted by: Maximilian at September 8, 2003 10:53 PM

Oh shit that's next Wednesday...where the hell is my mind

Posted by: Max at September 8, 2003 10:59 PM

Who wants to start a donation fund for Steve and his "moving violations"!?!

I don't have much, but if we all give what we can, we can keep him on the road for at least another 8 months!

Posted by: Carrie at September 9, 2003 8:15 AM

I'll start selling PB&J sandwiches to people in the subway to give to the folks who walk through asking for money to eat with. And I will give it to you...and every time a siren wails another person gets a nice warm cause it's been in my pocket all day PB$J. And it was Good.

Posted by: David at September 9, 2003 4:02 PM

Are you solo sugar? What games do you play on the road to entertain yourself? What are your favorite roadtripping songs? Are you eating nutritious meals? Do you take frequent stretch breaks? Are you keeping hydrated? Are you keeping kosher? Are you changing your socks and underwear daily? Do you have enough WetOnes? Are you vacuuming out the cookie crumbs?

If you get tired, pull over! If you get hungry, eat something!

Missy P

Posted by: Anaday at September 10, 2003 5:37 AM

The Houston show was a blast.... My friend Ruby was all giddy to see you... I guess I was too... Something about a Pisces-Aquarius has that affect on us...

Stay Safe... See you down the road...

Posted by: Matt at September 10, 2003 12:35 PM

It's 2:30 and I'm pissed!

Posted by: Westy at September 11, 2003 11:32 AM

Westy, who are you so angry with, and why? And what does the time of day have to do with the price of tea in Boston?

Posted by: Confused at September 11, 2003 12:19 PM

Pissed as in piss-drunk! Vacations rewel.

The time of day is always fractionally proportional to the price of tea in Boston at any given time.

Posted by: Westy at September 12, 2003 7:46 AM


(I knew that. I was jealous.)

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