didn't it rain?
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 ...
HORROR THAT WAS MY SUMMER VACATION!!!!!!