Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Florida: Day one, part 2

(Part 1.)

So then we went to the Melting Pot.

Man oh man. Our waiter was a salesman. Very slick. Upsold Dad to the Big Night Out instead of the less expensive and more practical Fondue for Two like that - *snaps fingers* I did like that he talked Mom out of her usual white zinfandel in favor of a riesling; white zinfandel is just plain nasty, IMO. It's the wine you get when you don't know shit about good wine.

Grandma had never been to the Melting Pot - and Grandma is.... kinda slow these days. So I spent a big part of the evening just being Grandma's fondue coach.

I did have some sort of allergic reaction. I'm pretty sure the lobster was to blame. Not that I ate any, but Granma was cooking a lot of it in our pot. Itchy eyes and coldlike symptoms = consistent with shellfish allergy. (All of my allergies present different reactions. 'S weird.)

So when we went home, I went for a walk to clear my head.

I'd forgotten. I'd forgotten that I need to do this every time I travel. docorion knew - he took me out and walked me around Malden as soon as we arrived. But I'd forgotten.

I need to walk the perimeter.

I need to feel where I am.

Florida air is the northern air as Guinness is to Bud Light. Florida air is the air that breathes like a meal. It's heavy.

Florida wildlife is toads, snakes, lizards, not squirrels and chipmunks. We are close to the Everglades there, and it shows. A random rampaging alligator would not be very surprising.

This is where I come from.

So I walked - kneeling to observe a toad. Petting the dogs who were puppies when I left, the puppies of my favorite (now-deceased) neighborhood dog. Marking my way - there's the spot at the lake where I made out with the boy I liked. There's the spot where I found the dog that literally followed me home. Careful - there's a snake!

And when I came home, I was no longer out of sorts. And I went to bed.
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.