Thursday, October 13, 2011

Random Things Simone Digs

And now friends, it's time for another installment of "Random Things Simone Digs."  Because when it comes to random things that I dig, no one should be left to wonder.

Here are some things I currently dig:

The aluminum block letters outside Lilah's high school that look like they're from the 1970's. They are missing an "N", so that they only read "Gym asium."I dig that. I hope they don't put the N back, or replace all the letters with something more updated.

The Town Topic patty melt. I dig it. I want to go eat one right now. I could too. Town Topic is open all night.

A road I just discovered that goes from Lenexa to Olathe, alongside the railroad tracks and warehouses of that ugly industrial stretch that parallels I-35.This road is continuous and unbroken but seems to take you nowhere. It would be deserted on a Sunday morning. It would be a good road for driving on bleak winter days when one is feeling bleak

My secret stash of chocolate. Don't ask. But know that I dig it.

The electronically rotating tone wheels of a Hammond organ from instrumental lounge recordings of the 50's and 60's, as heard on my new "Organs in Orbit" cd. God I dig the sound of that Hammond! Imagine "The Girl From Impanena" played in an otherworldly space-age style.

Bean soup. Dig it.

Ham radios. Dig.

Stay tuned, for more Random Things Simone Digs.


  1. If you got rid of the "y","m", and "i" and went with the bean soup...well, it could be like a double-dig.


  2. Hal, it would be a double-something alright!

  3. I want to know how you found that road to nowhere.

  4. I was coming back from a volleyball game in Olathe ---a part of the greater metro area I don't know very well. I had seen a road called Kansas City drive on the map that looked like it cut a big diagonal, from southwest to northeast, so when I happened upon the road I decided to try it, and I just followed it, and it turned into a road to nowhere, though it did eventually lead me all the way back to Overland Park.