On Guam, there are several stretches of road that are popular for roadsive "waves" and rallies. It all started with political campaigns. Candidates and their supporters stand alongside a heavily traveled roadway, holding signs and banners, and wave to passing motorists. It's actually a very effective campaign strategy here on Guam, where it's small and everyone knows everyone — or, at least, knows someone who knows someone else.
Then others picked up on it. There are roadside waves to promote environmentalism and recycling, or to let people know about the dangers of cancer or some other disease — pretty much just as a way to get information or spread awareness about something to the public.
Sometimes, it's religious zealots out "spreading the word" with megaphones and clapping and crap.
This is what I saw yesterday while out on an afternoon break — three young kids out with signs to promote the legalization of pot. LOL ... Luckily, I had my camera handy to share this with you. Unfortunately, I didn't have the window all the way down and I was moving and the sun was behind them, but it's not a bad photo considering all that. Hope it gives you guys a kick, like it did for me. :)
And now for something completely different:
• I think a really good idea for a restaurant would be something called "Cafeteria." It would be like a school cafeteria, but better food and a little more of a selection, but still relatively cheap. Oh, and it should have hot, sexy lunch ladies.
Sometimes I just want some cafeteria-style food. Maybe my memories are just wishful, but there were some dishes that were sooooo good. I loved spaghetti day. And chili con carne day — I didn't like chili con carne, but I liked the ice-cream cup. And burger day was always a good day.
• What I really want is a restaurant that cooks food that my mom and dad would cook. It's really hard to find eateries that offer plain, homestyle food sometimes. They always want to jazz it up. There's this place I love near where I work, but it's only open in the morning and afternoon — it closes around 3 p.m. So if I'm craving that cuisine for dinner, I'm shit outta luck.
• One of the best feelings in the world is waking up and looking at your alarm clock and knowing you still have a couple of hours before you really have to get up, then snuggling back into the covers and dozing off.
• I have two $2 bills. I've had them since the 1970s. I wish I had more — I really like $2 bills.
• I haven't played poker now for more than a week. I've passed up three different opportunities to play cards. It really sucks when you have enough money to get through to the next payday, but not enough to be able to afford throwing any of it away in card games. It really sucks not having discretionary income.
• There are new sunset pictures — complete with a Shakespeare sonnett (a little something for you, ell) up over at DZER's Guam Pics
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• One of Guam's main industries, back before World War II, was the producation of copra. The island boasted several coconut plantations. The Chamorro word for coconut is "niyok."