Day 59 of the Keep This One On The D.L., But We're Still In Town Road Trip of Unexpected Delights
Chapel Hill, NC
On a day we were supposed to be barreling up I-95 en route to a snow-buried Brooklyn, we lost steam around 4pm and decided to stay in Chapel Hill, plans be damned. Tessa was cranky (it being Day 59 of a road trip that was originally only supposed to be two weeks or so) but after a sunshine run around UNC, she returned in great spirits. So great, in fact, that we treated ourselves to something we'd thought we'd miss this go-round: shrimp & grits and barbecue at Crook's Corner. Jesus, we've eaten well on this trip.
I'd forgotten about the basketball game tonight until my old buddy Andy Bagwell of the late, great Selected Hilarity group hooked me up with tickets so we rounded out the perfect Chapel Hill day with a trip to the Dean Dome to see my beloved Heels put on a paint-stripping, chassis-throttling shellacking of North Carolina A&T. True, going up against the 0-20 Aggies is a bit like playing the St. Hazel Rotary Club Choir, but a 360-degree dunk by David Noel probably added five minutes to my life. In the year 2067, when I am on my four-poster deathbed gasping my last, I will thank David Noel for giving me enough time to get out something really witty.
Later tonight, we went over to Matt McMichaels' place to show the trailer for The Pink House (I believe a very small version can be seen here) and talk shit well into the night. Yay for the simple, ancient pleasures of your college town!Posted by at February 18, 2003 8:12 PM