May 10, 2004


There's a greasy spoon diner in Hillsdale, out past the all night diner where students are regulars, called Lulus. It's a truck stop that specializes in hamburgers, with a giant neon 'EAT' sign, graffiti in the bathrooms past the pay-to-use showers and plastic trees.

"Why do you have plastic trees?" asked one of girls in our company.

"Because," said the waitress, "they're plastic trees."

And they were.