Thursday, July 27, 2006

The End is Near

Well, the two-week Southern Cali vacation is over- Darin and I head back up to the Pacific Northwest today. And not a moment too soon! I miss the hot days and cool nights, the best coffee in North America, the crisp air, the occasional cloudy sky... By the way, cloudy days in the PN are gorgeous, not depressing- I've called them "Poet's Days" since I was nine.

One thing I am not looking forward to? Seeing Dad in his underwear.

It's inevitable. There hasn't been a single visit without seeing my pasty father in his sick, white, thinning briefs. The question is, when? When I collect clean clothes from the dryer? A bathroom visit at 3 am? My morning coffee? Nothing is safe anymore, I tell you!

I must remember not to raise my voice after he goes to bed. If anything comes in the way between Dad and the Sandman, take warning sailor. A naked monster will emerge, grunting exclamations: "Uh? Ugh? I'm trying to sleep! Uh!"
*shudder*

I'll keep you posted.

On a fully-clothed note, my uncle gave me an exquisite amber necklace in gratitude for house and dog-sitting while he was in Poland. He doesn't surprise me with the unwelcome sights of hairless thighs and saggy rears.

10 comments:

Emily said...

Do spare us future details of half-dressed old men! lol. You'll traumatize us if you continue with updates like this one. Then again, maybe that's what you're aiming to do to your faithful readers. ;-)

Emily said...

hey... my parents and i have been discussing the weather in oregon... does it rain alot where you're at? are you in southern oregon?

Bernadette said...

my most recent ambition is persuading my brothers to wear belts. they're finally thinning out a little, losing the last of the baby fat, and the pants are getting looser...

I really wouldn't mind so much, if only they remembered to wear underwear or boxers *no further comment*

Louise said...

Emily,
My answer about Oregon weather is too long for a comment. I'll shoot you an email.

Angel Roth said...

Thanks again, Louise, for making me want to stab my own eyes out of sympathy. Nyer.
Yes, yes. I'd rather see amber necklaces myself. Although few things are quite as bad as the YMCA lockerroom right after senior swim aerobics. Someday I'll hook up the PA to play 'Jiggl Itt' when they're getting out of the water.

Emily said...

please shoot me an e-mail soon! my parents and I have been debating this weather issue for a while. lol.

Emily said...

here it is: the1wunderkind@yahoo.com. :-)

Black Mona said...

louise! first, HAPPY *FASHIONABLY LATE* ANNIVERSARY! second, you will need to take a picture of your necklace if its from Poland! oh my gosh! the memories are flooding.....good times good times. did i mention that i miss you terribly???

The Bard said...

Hey Lu!

I think that my best wishes on your first anniversary are rather more than fashionably late...but who said I was fashionable anyway?...so Happy Anniversary!

Thanks for the (one time) B-day wishes, bake in Ypsi to celebrate with friends here...and no LU!!! I got over it...just hope you will.

Best of wishes to you and Darin (Hi Darin!) in your future in Oregon...which I will someday visit, as I have always wanted to see the P-NW, and since I now have a cheap place to stay...

Meghan said...

Weezy! I'm going to Texas! University of Dallas. Accreditation is exciting.

Briefs........ergh.