This was published on Monday, July 10, 2006. I aparantly was in a wierd mood that night.
Well the unthinkable has happened. Something of Catastrophic proportions has occured in Rockford, Illinois. Oakview Truck stop, which has been the source of great coffee and many many many late night incredible conversations has temporarily removed their third shift. Which means they close at 10:30 p.m. instead of being open 24 hours. What is that about? Last night we actually had to lower ourselves to go to Oakview at 9:00 p.m. just so we could get some of their delicious coffee. I don't understand how we're going to make Oakview the movie now.
For those of you who have never been to Oakview you are truly missing out. It is this little hole in the wall place connected to a shady gas station right off the interstate in Rockford, IL. There is no non-smoking section. There is one table reserved for non-smoking but it is still in the smoking section. The waitresses have attitude. They will serve you when they are ready and don't you dare try to rush them. The Coffee flows like water and it is divine. The Food is unbelievably cheap. The Breakfast Special is only $5 and comes with Eggs, Hash Browns, choice of meat, toast, and coffee. They very lovingly pour grease on your food at the end for quite a lovely finishing touch. There is normaly some old scary truck drivers in the corner, but mostly it's people who know your name. It's kind of like the truck driver version of Cheers.
It's a sad day when you can't even count on Oakview to stay consistent. It's no wonder our world is becoming victims of moral relativism.
Mike: What are we doing tonight?Jose: Let's go to Oakview!Mike: Nope we can't they're closed!Jose: Ok Well then let's get drunk, smoke crack, and have lots of illigitamte sex!Mike: Sounds good, I guess there is nothing else left to do.
It's what happens when Oakview closes at 10:30!