||[Sep. 15th, 2006|12:11 pm]
The Diary of Jerry Pepys
The populace is much concern'd of late by a certain festival, to be held at the limits of the City of Austin.|
To-day I traveled to the very limits of of the city, by way of a cart driven by a kindly stranger. But arriving at the edge of the city, I found not a festival, but a vast expanse of identical houses and many taverns owned by a proprietor named "Applebee". I was struck that this festival is not what it appears to be.
Anon I come to discover that the festival is near the very center of the city, near the banks of the river (or the Lake as they most irritatingly call it). One must ask the question why this festival, should it be an important affair, has been named so deceivingly.
I wonder how long I can bear to live in this weird place.