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GRAND CAMPING
JULY 20, 2005 11:36 AM

So we "went camping tonight."
When that didn't seem to work out we were "going to have a great time staying at motel and enjoying the hot tub."
Then we just went home, defeated.
I have always had the suspicion about American cities that they start to entrap you as a huge suburban vortex after you spend too much time in them. Who has ever seen a beach that closes after a certain time of day? Who could possess the powers to close a beach, let alone plant little estates along the shore in such density that there is no room even to pitch a tiny tiny tent? Private property clearly is the root problem. I will not allow the conclusion that I am just too stupid to get myself a map.
I will go and see a movie by the traintracks on Thursday night. The "Portable Camera" will be screening "Closely Watched Trains" on the corner of Bridge and Alabama on an empty parking lot. For free, for everyone. Take that city planners and lovers of property.

its actually somewhat legit this time, the owner of the parking lot is really cool. you will find it to be a familiar space.

do you want to go see stealth and/or the island with me tonight?

george | July 20, 2005 12:05 PM

yes, but i'm at uica until 9:30.. probably noone wants to go to a late screening.
did you know the parking lot was a former coal yard?

nina | July 20, 2005 12:10 PM

its a free screening, at 730 only :(

really? your woodchips are still there!

george | July 20, 2005 12:37 PM

really? they are still there? i don't think the woodchips wedge was intended to be that permanent.. it used to be great for digging holes and hiding in them, now it's probably just a nasty big pile of half-rotten compost.

nina | July 20, 2005 7:18 PM

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