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06 March 2008 @ 09:32 am
you can take the boy out of vacation, but...  
Random thoughts from vacation:

--Since pretty much nothing grows in Iceland, all the food and drink are imported and pretty darn expensive. I'd say noticeably higher even than at comparable Manhattan businesses. Even shopping at the grocery store doesn't get you off the hook, although buying liquor at the Duty Free in the airport definitely helps a little. The prices aren't bad enough that you shouldn't go, but you need to be prepared.

--I'm still a little shaken up by the car accident. Most of the time, I'm fine, but then I'll hear some car hitting its brakes and I'll suddenly get a really intense rush of fear and dread and helplessness. Then I start thinking about the especially annoying noise that particular vehicle would make when I didn't have my seatbelt fastened and what might have happened if I had given in to my instinct to ignore it.

--Since our flight from Boston was changed, we got picked up for security inspection at the airport. At first, K. and I both wondered if it was because we'd been to Amsterdam. Thank Vishnu I didn't decide to bring mushrooms home with me. There was no strip seaching, but we did have to stand in the airpuffing contraptions and get everything in our carry-ons wiped down with swabs. I have this battery-powered, ipod speaker with a hard orange shell and when the lady got to that in my bag, she gasped and unzipped it extremely cautiously with a terrified look on her face. I tried to tell her what it was so that she wouldn't be worried, but she just narrowed her eyes at me in a "That's exactly what a terrorist would say" sort of way.

Listening to: Stephen Trask - "Wig in a Box"
Diary of an Ass Monkey: comics: doom fistassmonkeydiary on March 7th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, one of our companions lost a big bottle of some expensive Avon lotion. Now, he'll never be able to build his Lotion Bomb!