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Most of this site is dedicated to my journey into the
convenience store subculture, from the point of view of
a regular type guy consumer. The whole "generation X"
(and post-gen X, I'm not sure when it goes from one to
the next exactly) involves growing up with the
convenience store mentality -- that is, we like things
that are convenient, open 24 hours, and just slightly sleazy.
In the spirit of originality, I hope to keep from
linking to things you can find everywhere else. That's not
to say that everything here is completely obscure, of course,
but if you like "South Park," "The X Files," and porno-links,
hopefully you have the wherewithal to find these things
I keep promising to do a major revamp, but it's hard to get started on something like that. I don't think I know enough webmastering to make super-duper improvements. I don't have the same kind of free time that I did when I started.
I don't update very often. It's a shame since I've done traveling and seen 7-Elevens in new places and whatnot since this started. 1996. It's 2006 now. That's a bit crazy to think I've had this up for 10 years. So as for updates, I have been officially divorced for over 5 years now, so any references to a "wife" in there somewhere are outdated of course. Who knows. Big difference between then and now, though. I guess that's not necessarily a bad thing, to go through changes over 10 years. Kids go through lots of changes from age 1 to age 11, for instance.
Otherwise, 7-Elevens haven't changed that much over the years. Sure they occasionally try new things, like deli sandwiches or various finger foods, but the basic idea is the same. Open 24 hours a day, large fountain beverages, expensively priced groceries, and basically all the legal vices you can think of, from cigarettes to chocolate to alcohol. 7-Eleven even has its own line of wines now, which is interesting. I wonder with Slim Jim, should I have a pinot noir or a chardonnay? If I put chili and nacho cheese on my Big Bite, is it proper to wash it down with a blush? I think they have a chart of which wines go with which finger food.
My other websites on geocities (which is now yahoo) are also not very well-updated. I have the page with some writing stuff, which doesn't have anything new. I have the page with travel stuff which has some updated stuff since I was divorced, and with the girlfriend I had after that, but not since the girlfriend I have now (which is now the girlfriend I had, to be replaced by the current one.. I know, why keep track?). For the girlfriend I have most previous to the current one, I suppose I could have put a page on here about Wawa, which is a convenience store in the northeast US. I don't know if it's any better than 7-Eleven, but it seems to have better feng shui. That is, it's easier to get around in. Some 7-Elevens aren't ergonomic, so to speak.
And there's the update for 2005. If I had really big news, like selling a novel or having a kid, I would probably put up a whole new website for that. As I have no links for those new websites, I'll let you figure that one out.
I'll leave that there, but it's 2006.. like, late September. I'm updating to make sure there's activity here so it won't be deleted. I'm bad about updating, though I haven't seen any 7-Elevens lately taht are worth noting. Oh! Except a new one in Clairemont, I think it's on Clairmont Mesa Blvd, near Ruffin Road. It's new and has some new-fangled fountainry, like flavor shots built into the fountain and stuff. Funky. Speaking of which, they seem to keep adding flavor shots (bottles with flavorings that you can squirt into your Big Gulp cup). It started with vanilla, lemon, and cherry. Now they have lime, chocolate, and banana. Banana! What's up with that? Nothing is quite as lovely as artificial banana flavoring, you know. Anyway, I guess that'll do for now. I might get around to more updates some day, you never know.
You could always visit the Happy(dead) page! (It's been what.. 15 years since Happy the Dog died.. and we still talk about him.. occasionally, but he's still in our collective consciousness)
If you want to hear my lovely voice, then c'mon in! (wav- 100K)
At first glance, you may wonder why I'm sitting in the 'BourbonStreet' section of the GeoCities community. Sure, it doesn't really look like I've got the Southern-Hospitality/Cajun-Food/Jazz-Music motif going, but I've composed a little rationalization, if you care to see it. You can hear a cool song there, too. If anything, it fits that the initials are 'B.S.'
Hey! Check out all the new stuff on the 7-Eleven page! We moved, so I thought I'd get off my ass.. rather, back on my ass in front of the computer.. and change some stuff. It's cool, man.
Hope you enjoyed it, or something.
Since March 29, 1996, I had a bunch of people come visit.. But they changed counters..
So now an estimate of recent visitors is about:
Sure, I know it's bogus, but I don't care, man.
I've been here for over 5 years. Can you imagine? Sheesh.
In that time, they've changed the guestbook around. So there's the classic guestbook and now a new one.
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