So. I’m driving home from Four Green Fields tonight and I stop to grab some donuts and beer. After 11 pm everything in Tampa closes, even on the weekends, so I have to go to the Shell down on Gandy and Dale Mabry. Guy I know there is behind the counter as usual and I see he’s looking at something he printed from a web page. “What’s that you’re reading there, Ellis?” “Oh it’s for my job. Here.” and he hands me a cassette and a business card. Some type of lawyer thing. “You’re on line?” I ask. “Oh yeah, I love the ‘net.” “Hey check out my page –,” I say. Girl in line behind me says, “Hey! Check out my page!” and we all start talking. Nice people. Sometimes, I am just astonished at the things that happen on this planet. Nobody showed at FGF; but I met some nice people and I always have a good time singing shanties.

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