Dear Sweet Things,
It is now the crazy season here in my end of the world, prom nights, seniors thinking they are going to be free, special events, getting ready for graduation---"Gaudiamous Egiture" or something like that.
No my baby sister is not graduating, she has another year---and I am going to be there for that!
No, what it is, is that a number of our staff are taking vacation time for their children's graduation events, be it 5th grade, 8th grade or high school or in one case Kindergarten. So everyone else, myself included have to take up the slack.
Long days and nights---I don't feel like traveling back and forth between my home and the city, so I've book a few days a week at my favorite hotel, so much easier on me. And the traffic has been horrendous coupled with this heat wave, and they say it's going to be a record breaker all week.
And my poor little air conditioner has died. First the sliding glass door window now the air conditioner. Well at least the glass door has been fixed and I've got several fans going full blast,
the heat is so bad that nothing is moving, nothing sane that is.
There is someone who has either a t.v. program or a cd playing and all I can hear is drums, nothing but drums---I am NOT Tondalayo.
I think it's one of my neighbors who has a back yard done in Polynesian style and not a Tiki Bar to be seen. Oops It has to be them they've switched to Martin Denny's "Quiet Village" with all the bird songs. Mai Tai anyone?
Well it is better than the drums. Lillian is coming over with Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream, vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream and root beer, cream soda and coca cola.
She said "we are going to make Cows" What is a Cow you ask?
Well for some of you who can remember it's a type of ice cream float---a brown cow is Root Beer with Vanilla ice cream, a white cow is vanilla with cream soda and a black cow is chocolate ice cream in coca cola---O.K. maybe the last doesn't sound P.C. but if it's cold and wet, I'm all for it.
And what is with the Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream----well Lillian says put it with cream soda and you have a Juan Valdez. But I didn't say that.
Don't worry we're not going to eat it all by ourselves, I have friends coming over, so it's going to be an "ice cream social" but some of them are bringing beer as well.
So if I'm not posting for a while---well that is why---it's the crazy graduation season.
Take care my Sweet Things, the ice cream is now at my door.
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