Notes From das Boot 92
12/2/10 Pratteln, Switzerland
Holy shit, what’s that bright orb in the sky? I think it’s the sun. Economic times are so bad over here that Europe is even rationing the sun. After the 18 hr drive from Barcelona we got a hotel at an Etap, which is the Ibis’s (see my article in the Bild newspaper entitled “War Atrocities Continue with Ibis Hotels”) cheaper cousin, but the shower was good and it had a bed. Sad to leave Spain, there’s lots of great stuff there, except pizza. we got a pizza there that looked like flat bread covered in scabs (fig. 1). We also stopped at a french truck stop that had this amazing spread (fig. 2). With the cold weather being worse than i thought I’ve been trying to piece together a warm “ensemble”, I should have brought a real coat instead of a heavy jacket and a bunch of flannel shirts. I was going to pick up a cheap coat at a thrift store before I left but none of the places near where I live had any big coats. I never find any stuff for guys my size (fat yet gangly), never. I know there’s other guys my size out there, but all I’ll find is clothing of circus proportions (44waist, 22length). Are big guys being buried with all their clothes, are there giant oversized clothing bonfires? aaurgh!