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Thursday, August 09, 2007

didn't it rain?

oh yes it did rain. our basement flooded. again. we were lucky. at least we don't live in the part of brooklyn that had a ... what's the word? ... TORNADO. oh yes.

anyway. it rained and thundered and the kid's room looked like Studio 54 on Free Blow Nite -- lightning-induced strobe galore. and she woke up at 5:30, which is actually a good thing becuase otherwise we wouldn't have known that it was the Second Coming of the FLOOD in our wee yellow home and that our basement was, as we said before, flooded.

this is all neither here nor there. the main point is that i have precisely 12 minutes to write the remainder of this post. we are boarding a plane that will take us to germany. it will take 7.5 hours. we have a toddler who DOES NOT FLY WELL. so. we commissioned a study. we bought an OTC generic brand benedryl and dosed La Fille on thursday to see if she would A) sleep or B) not sleep. the verdict: inconclusive. we have no idea what effect benadryl had on our child. and that's too bad because we're giving her the FULL DOSAGE TIMES EIGHTEEN as soon as we board our red-eye to germany in three hours (the car comes in T-minus 11 minutes)(ok i just got a call from the car service telling me they'll be here ON TIME so i'd better wrap this up)

we're going to be out of town for the next 11 days or so. don't expect updates. i will try, but i am not optimistic. i hear the internets in chermany comprise a series of tubes, which could be problematic. will see what i can do. in the interim ... watch some nice stax video footage, have a mani-pedi, treat yourself to a few cosmos and then come back to see the ...



Blogger CroutonBoy said...

Guten Tag, mein Freund! Genie├čen Sie Deutschland!

Flooding? I hope nothing was ruined. I guess that's one advantage of living on the 6th floor.

And belated congrats on your milestone post!

8/09/2007 4:32 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Hope the flight worked out ok! Have fun in Germany. Looking forward to your vacation recap.

8/10/2007 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We (!) have color-TV, telephones and even internet these days in Germany. Still - what a holiday destination! Although benedryl sounds a bit scary in this context, and a bit as it had been developed in the distant past when Germans still were drilled, I'd like to learn more about it. What happens when you smoke it?

8/12/2007 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

enjoying my mani-pedi, thinking about Free Blow Night while watching stax video--loving MY summah vacation!

8/14/2007 12:05 PM  
Anonymous anthrokeight said...

Oh, well. Thanks Mr. Really Readable Blog of Interestingness. I was skimming some of your archives as a tool for procrastination, and what do I come across but MASH UP, the band-book game. Oh, how I hate you so.

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I hope you have a relapse of Mashupitis.

8/15/2007 12:50 AM  
Blogger JustLinda said...

Children's chewable dramamine.

Hey, she MAY have motion sickness. An ounce of prevention and all that...

(Hi, long time no see. I've recently crawled out of my den of self-pity and rejoined the blogging.)

8/18/2007 7:28 PM  
Blogger Cherlyn said...

Ah, Benadryl. The traveling parent's best friend.

8/22/2007 7:01 AM  

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