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travel, or now I know to avoid gum

Thursday, June 22, 2006

I recently took two trips back to back and now no longer need to do any of the following:

a. sleep on a sofa bed that slants downhill (seriously, it did, and let me tell you, it's a strange sensation to wake up and feel a bit like you're hanging upside down)

b. stop at a store that advertises the following: LIVE BAIT, AMMO, TRY OUR LUNCH SPECIAL

c. hear a new "advanced" smoke detector go off in the middle of the night. Especially when there is no smoke or fire. No one needs to hear a loud yet eerily calm female voice bellow "FIRE. YOU ARE IN DANGER. FIRE." when one is in the middle of a really great dream where you're sleeping in a bed that doesn't tilt your head down toward the floor.

d. step or sit on gum. Yes, I managed to do both, and within a two hour time frame! The gum on my shoe wasn't bad, but the gum on the back of my jeans was...well, you can guess.