I go to the source.


July 1, 2009 by sandwichcontrol

First off the bat, Happy Anniversary Pancake Land. I honor of our anniversary, we exchanged gifts. I received the mini tripod that you may have seen in the one of Daily Photographs from a few days ago. This past weekend I asked P.L. what she wanted and she said that she wanted a book on kayaking in our state that she had seen while out on a kayaking adventure. I felt pretty confident that I could find her this book, so I said “No problem.”. On Monday I began the in-town search for this book. No dice. Nobody has it. If they carry it, they are out of it and most places don’t carry it. So, yesterday I start the online search for the book and made mental preparations to pay out the wazoo for overnight shipping so that it would be here today for our anniversary. Well, overnight shipping costs more than the book. So finally I google searched “Name of Book + Name of Town” in the desperate attempt to find a copy in town. I noticed that the sixth article down talked about the author, so I clicked on it out of sheer curiousity. That is when the clouds parted and the light shone down upon me and the angels sang. He lives in here in town! Granted this all occured at 6:45am yesterday. So, having learned that the man who wrote the book that I am looking for is no more than 15 minutes away, I did what comes very natural to me. I grabbed the phonebook and looked him up. Sure enough, there he is. In the phonebook. I could go on a rant about how the phonebook is taken for granted and overlooked, but I will save that for another time. So, being a nice guy, and not wanting to blow my chances of getting the book, I wait until about 9:00am to call. I get his wife on the phone and she tells me that he is at work in a meeting and she will call me back if he has a copy of the book. She calls back, he has a copy with him at work and I can come by and get it. So, I go get the book. Turns out, by week day this guy is the president of a local metal company and by weekend he is an avid paddler. He is also a nature photographer and student of Tim Ernst. Check out his photography, it’s beautiful. So, of course I had him sign the book and of course I forgot my camera at home so I could not document this adventure in any other form except written. This is just one more example of how much I lurv Pancake Land or maybe just another example of how totally insane I am. Either way she got the book she wanted a day early (even though she would have been satisfied getting in 6-10 business days). This whole experience harkens back to my search to find another hat (ignore my stupid hair). Whew! That was a mouthful. Anywho, let me see what else is going on. Ah! June is over and I have posted the rest of the June Daily Photographs. I have also made the July page, but it is currently empty seeing as how we are only seven hours into the month. I also created a page dedicated to my short film In My Shoes for those of you who have not had a chance to watch it. I guess that about sums up today so far. Until next time. Safe paddling. ~SC


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