Some revelations, re-acquaintances, and queries.
Revelation. I hand-washed a shirt yesterday, because it’s a new shirt and I always get stains on new shirts the first time I wear them. It’s something every one of my shirts has to go through — t-shirt hazing, I guess. So I washed the shirt and hung it over the shower head.
In the morning, it was completely dry.
Query. Who eats at the approximately 2 million restaurants on the highway between Dallas and Austin?
Re-acquaintance. The Philosopher drained his Chick-Fil-A sweet tea in about 2 minutes. We were wondering if we should spring for another one with the coins in our pocket. And employee came over to our table. “Now, I’ve been eyeing that drink for a few minutes now. Could it be that y’all need a free refill? Let me take care of that for you, sir.”
Revelation. And then she and I talked about England for about 5 minutes. It’s rude not to talk to people here.
Query. Is 55mph too slow for anyone else, or just us?
Query. $2.19 for 5 chicken drumsticks. What!?
Re-acquaintance. Trader Joe’s. Long live the chocolate covered espresso bean. (Or chocolate covered sea-salted butterscotch caramel bites, pipes up the Phil, in a single breath.)
Revelation. Shopping for laundry detergent: though variety is often considered the spice of life, it can be a curse too.
Query. Are the fact that Americans seem like giants to me accounted for by the chocolate covered espresso bean?
I’ve got questions, you’ve got answers. Hit me.