tevan alexander
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July 7, 2005
Better than Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart has always low prices. Always. But have you seen its architecture? It has always uninspiring box. Always.

Prague does better than Wal-Mart in every sense of the word. The walls in Prague are intricately carved and painted; the marts and street vendors offer a healthy assortment of fruits, concert tickets, and handmade trinkets.

Every visitor freely describes Prague as "beautiful" until the aggregate definition surpasses the realm of possibility. Sure, Prague is better than Wal-Mart, but it's the nonchalance and comparatively undiscovered elegance of places like Cinque Terre, Italy and Malta that turn me on.

You can see Prague. But the ineffability of true beauty can be closer to a trivial serendipity in the next room. Like a ladybug on your pinky toe, outside always uninspiring box. Always.

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i've never heard of cinque, italy. i'll add it to my places to do list.

and are you coming back to chapel hill when youre done tripping?

Anonymouslink to this comment
July 08, 2005 7:21 AM

and, that was angela, i just forgot to leave my herbie hand-cock.

Anonymouslink to this comment
July 08, 2005 7:22 AM


cinque terre does you!

yeth, I will be in the hill for several years.

tevanlink to this comment
July 08, 2005 9:24 AM

tevan, the fact that you are here, there, everywhere, really frazzles my mind. despite the fact that you're overseas from me regardless of wherever you are, this moving around really confuses my poor head. haha.

trying to keep up,

zillahlink to this comment
July 11, 2005 6:33 PM

but zillah

I'm right


tevanlink to this comment
July 12, 2005 10:09 AM


I demand an update.


Cap'n Angela Simaan

Anonymouslink to this comment
July 18, 2005 6:27 AM

cap'n simaan,

your demand is my command or your money back.


tevanlink to this comment
July 21, 2005 8:20 PM