Thursday, July 31, 2008
This is a view of the Chesapeake Bay from the vicinity of Bethel Beach. It's some beach in between Haven and Bethel and so help me I can't figure out what it's called. Or I knew and I've forgotten. I forget practically everything these days. My brain cells went on strike after my children were born and they've never gone back to work. I need to fire them and hire some new ones.
Folks, it is time for a little quiz. See if you can answer the following questions correctly:
1. Yesterday, Chesapeake Bay Woman went to the Court House (village) to run some errands. What happened?
a) She had to write down in excruciating detail every single stop she needed to make and what she needed to do or procure at each one. If she did not carry this list with her, she would get to the Court House and not remember one single thing on the list. Nary a one.
b) She stopped to get gas, which she HATES to do almost as much as ironing, which she never does and would sooner throw an item away or wear it wrinkled than ever pull out an iron. She realized she needed to get a Gazette Journal (the local paper) and ran into Zooms to pick one up while she left the gas pumping. She does this all the time with no problems whatsoever. Today, though, she was flustered more than usual and she drove off from the gas pump. With the nozzle still in the gas tank.
c) All of the above and I need a vacation.
2. Why does Chesapeake Bay Woman refer to herself in the third person sometimes, but not always, and not even consistently within the same post?
a) She's nuts.
b) She needs a vacation.
c) She forgets that she is Chesapeake Bay Woman and thinks she's writing about someone else.
d) All of the above.
Stay tuned, everyone. Hopefully later today I'll post one of my mother's stories. Right now I have to tackle a list of 145 things to get done before vacation, and I am stressing more than usual. Forgetting stuff and driving off from a gas pump without removing the nozzle doesn't help matters. Not one bit.