Tuesday, February 24, 2009

best question about Hawaii ever

Look, I'm no expert on Hawaii (where we're vacationing), but right now, I'm feeling pretty savvy.

A woman (very clearly from the US) approached Dyami at the taxi stand in front of the airport as we were leaving the terminal.
"What's the word for shuttle?" she asked.
He blinked a few times, and said, "Excuse me?"

What he wished he had said, later:
"Honey, this is America. The word is 'shuttle.'"
"It's 'Aloha'"..

Monday, February 16, 2009


Nyquil is great, don't get me wrong.
That's why I took some last night, right? When the coughing woke me from a sound sleep, I poured some of the evil green liquid into a tiny plastic cup, gulped, and then collapsed back on the bed.
Drugged sleep = Glorious.

Except when the sleep is finished, but the drugged is not.
The small one woke me up pretty late, actually (please, God, is the pattern of 5 am wakeups over? Please?) but the Nyquil was just getting started. I didn't feel too bad--no headache/hangover/delerium tremens.
Only my brain was still someplace tucked in our rumpled sheets.
At playgroup, I wanted to manually coax the thinking gears into motion. Shouldn't there be a little crank or hand pedals someplace? I kept looking at the other moms and thinking--"Conversation. Right. Got to make conversation. Conversation....How do I talk again?"
Got through lunch at the hour before nap, watching the clock minute by minute.
Fell asleep like a log and barely noticed the time pass by. Two hours felt like ten minutes.
Thankfully, my head is now more clear. Except I missed most of the day.

Question: tonight, when I start coughing again, do I go for the Nyquil?
Oh, drugged sleep. How tempting you are. Except for the drugged awake part, you're totally worth it.