April 14, 2010
Wake up, Lubbock
"What are we gonna tell our friends when they say 'ooh la la'!" "Every day...roller coaster" and many more great lines from the pen of Buddy Holly echo in my mind as I sit in his birth place. Next to him on the Walk of Fame (it's in the picture, but you can't really tell) is Waylon Jennings and my readers know he means a lot to me too, but perhaps you didn't know that Buddy and Waylon were friends and Waylon's selflessness saved his life in the "Day the Music Died" saga. Look it up, if you don't know the story. Also of interest might be the annotated notes on the "Day the Music Died."
I'm here in Lubbock scouting for new digs and meeting my new team. The market here is very affordable since there isn't much around in terms of natural beauty or industry. Lubbock is officially in the middle of nowhere, but my first impressions of Texas Tech are positive. Like anywhere in Texas, I personally feel that there is much work to do here, but I have found allies, good vegetarian eats, and a great grocer. There is a nice place to walk Dixie, complete with Mutt Mitts, close to campus and within walking distance of all the houses I'm looking at.