July 31, 2011

quote of the moment

"i hate the mississippi...its wild and filthy waters, boiling and eddying...how uncertain is traveling in this region of high pressure...i cannot help feeling a disgust at the idea of perishing in such a vile sewer to be buried in mud and perhaps too be rooted out again by some pig-nosed alligator.

-- frederick "cap'n feddy" marryat