I had to rent a storage unit last week - yet another storage unit in a lifetime, it seems, of renting storage units - and as I surveyed my new kingdom, I realized that yet again I had managed to rent a unit with no electrical outlets, running water, or drain in the floor.
So what’s the big deal? Why am I whining about such a minor detail, when all I really want it for is to store my stuff? I suppose it is the principle of the thing. Every time I catch an episode of Law and Order SVU, Wire in the Blood or Dexter (one of the best shows currently on TV) every serial killer on the planet seems to have a storage unit with all the amenities of home, even to the point of soundproofing, I suppose.
Not that I really want a Killer’s Lair away from home, but how does one even go about finding one? Do you just march into the rental office with a list of requirements?
And wouldn’t the people you rent from remember this kind of stuff?
“Oh, yeah, and I need a drain in the middle of the room. I gotta have a drain!”
“Oh, yeah, I remember that guy Drake. He really, really wanted a drain and a soundproofed room. He was a bad one, I could tell. How soon can I auction off his stuff?”
Miami is so gonna be wiped out by Swine Flu
Watching an episode of CSI Miami recently, I realized with great sadness that this great city would be one one of the hardest hit by the Swine Flu virus. I mean, this is a totally realistic show, right? Sure it is!
All of these murder suspects who don’t wash their hands, take showers or change their clothes after committing murder? That means these idiots aren’t even washing their hands - ugh - after going to the bathroom.
And who knows how many people these rocket scientists are interacting with between the murder and their ultimate prison cell?
So long, Miami.
Quote of the Day
I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. - Mark Twain
On the Air - Pretty Little Lies
W.R. Mayo will be my guest next week to discuss his book, Pretty Little Lies.
Pretty Little Lies is an unflinching look at the Mayo family, a family which in which much of the familial myth seemed to be based on outright lies and denial of reality. Far from being a fine southern antebellum family, the Mayo family seemed instead to be one in which people fought for dominance over other members of the family, often nursing bitterness over many years.
In facing the truth about his family, W.R. Mayo also reveals the grim truth about the myth of “Southern Nobility.”
W.R. Mayo, an attorney, makes his home in Brazil, but also maintains a residence in Fayetteville.
Show days and times
Monday - Aug. 24 (7pm)
Tuesday - Aug. 25 (noon)
Saturday - Aug. 29 (6pm)
C.A.T. is shown on Channel 18 of the Cox Channel line-up in Fayetteville.
Those outside the Fayetteville viewing area can see the program online at:
Programs online are shown in “real time,” meaning that they are shown at the same time as they are shown on C.A.T.