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August 10th, 2005


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02:15 pm - The Family Vacation Is Cut Short
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“So, as Mal would say, here's how it was. Yesterday, we went to the Great Smokey Mountains. And, let's see, what did I learn of the Great Smokey Mountains? Well, apparently, the Great Smokies were formed hundreds of thousands of many years ago, when North America and Africa had literally earth-shattering sex. The kind of sex that I myself aspire to have someday. The Great Smokey Mountains National Park is the only one in America that doesn't charge a fee, apparently. Um, there's a really cool salamander called "the hell-bender." Um [deep sigh], there are a lot of trees in the forest, on the mountains. They're smokey because, like, they're high, and, um, the cloud makes it look like smoke. Um [deep sigh] [sniff] [pause]... Yeah, yeah, they're not really that great, personally. I mean, they're mountain-y, and they're kinda cool if you like that kind of stuff. But there are bears that'll eat you. Um, Burger King Chicken Fries are not very good. Um, we passed by Dollywood and stuff, but we didn't actually see it, but it was there. Um [pause], yeah, there's really not much to say about the Great Smokey Mountains.

So, anyway, after the Great Smokey Mountains, we went to Chattanooga and stayed the night, and whatever, but, you see, we got a phone call last night, and, as Tigh would put it, "It really fracked things up, Bill." 'Cause my aunt's dad died - uh, he was old, and, like, it wasn't like an accident or anything like that, uh, I mean, he was supposed to have died two years ago, but he kept on living. But he finally did die yesterday - last night - and, so, the funeral's tomorrow, because, I don't know, we like to take care of things really quickly. Um, and that is how, as [?] would say, our vacation was cut short.

So, my parents and the rest of my family had to hightail it back home, but obviously I could not hightail it back home, because my flight goes out from Atlanta on Saturday. So I have been dropped off at my other aunt's house here [long pause] in Georgia. And, basically, I'm trapped here in Bremen, Georgia, the Golden Eagle Motel, for the next three days, until my flight on Saturday, with pretty much nothing to do. I have <i>Dreamcatcher</i> to finish, and I don't know about Internet access - they have a computer, but I don't think it's connected.

Uh [deep sigh], yeah, it's gonna be really boring. So [long pause], I'm callin' out to, you know, anyone in the - Bremen, Georgia is, like, about an hour West of Atlanta - so I'm callin' out to all the people, you know, in Georgia, Atlanta-area, I'm looking at you. Lindsay and Leanne, most likely. <i>[Sorry if I spelled your names wrong. -<lj user="nsfinch">.]</i> And I know there are Buffistas in the area, but I don't remember who they are. So, if anybody in that area would like to come get me and [laughs] make- spend some time with me, so the day's not boring until I go to sleep, that would be great. And, uh, I think I might be in Atlanta on Friday. Like, actually Atlanta. Might be out there on Friday. So that might be easier for some people, so if anybody in the area might - and there's no parental supervision, so it should be easy to see people, although - yeah.

Uh [sigh], that's pretty much it. There goes - my vacation's pretty much over now. Except [sigh], I hope to be able to see people now that I've been stranded here, in Georgia. Uh, and, um, yeah. Really bored. And... lonely. And [long pause] I'm probably going - I don't know why I'm feeling all weirdly emotional - you can probably hear it in my voice - which is why it's good to make a phone post, 'cause you can hear the emotions that are coming through in my words.

And this family vacation wasn't that bad, actually. I guess I could say that my dad wasn't really too mean about anything. I mean, it's the same practical things, I just take it the wrong way, because, he's never been really supportive of the writing thing. But, yeah, well, I don't need to talk about [cuts off].”

Transcribed by: nsfinch

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From:hobviously
Date:August 10th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
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Sorry all is woe, cow. *hugs* I hope Deon Sanders comes to play with you, or something.
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From:alliterator
Date:August 10th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
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Aw, your vacation ended like my vacations usually end: catastrophe.

Anyway, I wish I lived in Georgia, but I don't. And it sucks having no internet access - you'll probably have a lot of messages in your inbox when you get home.

I would transcribe this, but I have to get to work in five minutes, so I'll let siklilgirl do it again.
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From:raelee
Date:August 10th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
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Thank you ever so kindly.
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From:schnappycat
Date:August 10th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
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Aww, cow is sad. So sorry for the crappiness. I wish there was something I could do to help other than send happy thoughts your way.
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From:raelee
Date:August 10th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Taking a moment to respond before transcribing. Awww. I'm sorry your vacation ended that way. If it weren't an 8 hour drive and I didn't have a Relay for Life, I would absolutely come keep you company or, at least, bring you other entertainment. I hope that you find something to do to help make the ending a little better before your flight home.
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From:debetesse
Date:August 10th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
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::hugs::
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From:raelee
Date:August 10th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
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I think only he can fix it. I had some mistakes in my others as well and I couldn't figure out a way to edit. Silly LJ.
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From:punzerel
Date:August 10th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)

i may be incoherent, but i am sympathetic.

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Oh dear :/ I can't listen to the post at work, but I read the transcription and I just want to give you a big bear hug. so, *hug*. Next time, arrange to get stranded somewhere around Montreal and I'll definitely come entertain you. Only I hope there isn't a next-time-you-get-stuck.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 12th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)

Re: i may be incoherent, but i am sympathetic.

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*hug!* Thank you!

Your icon is so cute. You look like my little cousin Krishna.
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From:carpedi7
Date:August 10th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Sorry about everything and {{Hugs}}
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From:pandora_17
Date:August 10th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
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That sucks. If my car would start I'd drive up there and hang out with you.
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From:petunia846
Date:August 10th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
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Geez. Suckage. *gigantic hugs* Why couldn't you have gotten suck here?! You could have come to work with me and slept on my comfy couch and played with the bunnies! Sorry you didn't have much fun in the mountains. I guess that's why I couldn't really think of many things to recommend doing. Don't be too say you didn't go to Dollywood. It really sucks.

*ponders possibilities of going to GA*
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From:soleta_nf
Date:August 10th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)
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Wow, you sound so sad in your phone post. *hugs* I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your relative. And to be stuck someplace for three days where you don't want to be after hearing such news (and missing the funeral) - that's really crappy. :( I hope you can find people to do things with and things to do to pass the time. I'm so sorry your vacation was cut short. *hugs again*

This kinda seems inappropriate now, but I wanted to say:

when North America and Africa had literally earth-shattering sex.

*spurts Coke all over her computer screen* Brilliant!
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From:electricmonk
Date:August 10th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
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I like mountains and trees. I am jealous.
I'm sorry about the bad news. I have a friend named Brandan who's in Atlanta. He's pretty cool. You guys should hang out.
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From:glasseseater
Date:August 10th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
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It's too bad you didn't get to see Dollywood. The musical about her life is enthralling.
I am sorry to hear about your family and strandedness. This part I actually mean.
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From:jeeperstseepers
Date:August 11th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
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Aaaaw, Cow. It's my turn to send you a bagillion hugs now. I'm sorry things suck. And I'm sorry I don't live in Georgia. Yeah, not much else to say. I'm sorry.

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