Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Fucking Valentine's Day

So, we did our typical thing and celebrated Valentine's Day on the 13th. I made a nice dinner, we opened up a very nice bottle of wine and enjoyed ourselves.

Tomorrow at 5 a.m., I leave for Missouri. Yes. Missouri. Where at this very moment, it is 1 degree below zero with wind chill (yes, Shaz, I know it's far colder in Chicago). The kicker is that I just found out that the house I will be staying at does not have a shower. That's right, no shower, only a bath.

Now, to some people this is not so big a deal. They would say, "hey! At least you have some option for cleaning yourself." Me? Not so much. I know that I'm going to visit a person who has a higher temperature tolerance in her house than I. So, I'm always cold. For the last couple of weeks, I was thinking that even if I'm freezing, at least I can take a shower to warm myself up. Oh ho ho! Not now! Nope, I get to stew in the bathtub juices of 2 other people for 5 damned days. And getting a hotel room would be tantamount to murder to our host. I suppose my only option is to get a hotel room which I only use to shower. This trip, this very inexpensive trip has just doubled in price. And I want to kill someone.

Yeah, I know. Overreacting. But, this is one of my issues, my things, my standards that I sort of have when I visit somewhere. Preferably a separate room to sleep, but more than anything else...a shower.

Poop.

2 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh Gees. Yes it's cold here, but it's also a bit warmer here than it is in Missouri I think, the Lake helps. I wouldn't wish these kinds of temps on anyone and if I could send my big down "muffin" coat to you I would! :) Yeah, and baths don't help keep you warm either. And depending on the type of heat in that house you'll need something for your angry dry nose and skin. I have to sleep with a vaporizer to keep my nose from bleeding constantly. Wrap a scarf around your face when you're outside too. It gets kind of gross, but it's worth it. I hope, like ripping off a bandaid, it's over quickly.

Rebcamuse said...

Did I know you were going to Missouri? I feel like I'm completely isolated from reality or something. Maybe I am.

Option....draw the bathwater. Stand up in said bathwater and have M. pour it over you. That would be JUST LIKE a shower...not.

Hey, if you are near KC, go to the Nelson-Atkins museum...I bet it is warm and it will rock your world. The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is also cool but will not keep you entertained for long.

Good luck!