October 16, 2007

Lost Again


I've been to my 47th year high school reunion, a picnic. This is the Depot replica, a perfect place for a meeting. We were mostly a group of prematurely bald men and prematurely blonde women.

I had a great time coming home yesterday when I realized I'd missed the turn for Hwy 27 in LaGrange and was on Hwy 219 where I'd never been, and without a map. I kept on 219 until it turned south and I kept east. When I came to a 4-way stop, I turned south again (the road name was Hamilton-something) and went down Pine Mountain on a good paved, winding county road. Great views, ending in Hamilton. Took a left and a right and I was on 27 again by sheer luck.

Here's my travel philosophy: with a gas credit card and a compass, you can keep going. If I come to water, I'll know if it's the Atlantic, or the Chattahoochee River and I'll know which way to turn. If I'm going north, eventually I'm going to reach Atlanta or Chattanooga. South, I'll reach I-10. I know the way home from all of those. I can always find a familiar landmark in Atlanta, where I've been lost before numerous times. "Oh, I've been lost here before," I say, and turn left, turn right, turn around.

October 05, 2007

Monkey with an Invisible Tail!


Fancy hotels and cruise lines' staff roll guests' towels into animal shapes, I'm told. Someone online is selling the instructions on a video for $1.00 per animal. I found the booklet from Royal Caribbean online: Monkey, Lobster, Cat, Boat, Frog, Elephant and Swan. The Monkey and Elephant are my favs; they require one towel, one washcloth. I used an extra red washcloth for my monkey, so his red smile would show up similar to a sock monkey. His eyes are circles of blue post-it paper. Royal Caribbean accessorizes their animals with sunglasses -- I guess they use the passengers' specs. A clothespin helps him to hang from the shower rod.

Out of the Shadows


I thought this was just a photo of us with Bo until the scan was done and it was brightened -- in the background was that grinning little face. 1970's.

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