Monday, January 16, 2006


You might have thought I was just horsing around last March when I posted a photo I'd taken of a delivery truck from a local produce distributor.  Silliness, you thought.  Sophomoric digression. 

Well, the email came today requesting an interview.  I answered with my cell number.  Then came the phone call. It's going to be a story about the Syracuse Banana Co.; I was told it will run in the Daily Orange later this week, probably Thursday.  No telling how many of my insights they'll have cause (or column inches) to include, but I hope they work in the part where I rattled off a version of, "We're accustomed to ordinary delivery trucks; then rumbles along a bright-yellow load of good from Syracuse Banana Co.  Wow! Because it's a riff on the university's hyper-orange mood, it's memorable.  When you're new to campus, it's the odd thing that's still with you at the end of the day."  Okay, so it was much more coherent on the phone.

Added: From the DO's Pulp Section, Friday (1/20): "Search Peels Away Banana Truck Mystery." Bookmark and Share Posted by at January 16, 2006 7:30 PM to Orange


Be leery of the Daily Orange. Very leery.

Posted by: Tamika Carey at January 17, 2006 5:51 PM

Honestly, I thought for a long minute about that problem, and considered shrugging off the invitation. But then I doubled-back and figured, no harm in chatting about how odd and interesting the SBC trucks are. I definitely paused on it though.

Posted by: Derek at January 17, 2006 7:32 PM