6.19.2006

Your Mother Is In The Car!


We’re at the beach again, this time, Fripp Island, SC, for the annual Portfolio Center Staff Retreat. I never thought I’d grow to love the low country the way I love the gulf coast, but it has finally happened. All these years of good/crazy memories—so many stories. If you lack for stories, try sharing a beach house for a week with the folks you work with and their families.

No Internet again, though, so I had to ride the monkey bike to the only office on the island with a dsl connection. In other words, I’m sitting in a little hole in the wall, because I’m a FREAK, when I should have my toes in the sand. And all I really have today, is a brief snippet of conversation:

Yesterday, my first-batch kids and I—Blue, Georgie, and JackMan—drove to Super WalMart in Beaufort (an experience in itself), a 45-minute trek, mind you, for groceries. We were listening to Counting Crows, the only cd we could all agree on.

Blue: If Adam Duritz asked me to marry him today, I would.

Georgie: Duh. Me too.

Blue: The first thing I’d do is get him to write a song for me.

(SOME WHISPERING I COULD NOT HEAR)

Blue: Yeah, true. The second thing.

7 comments:

MAMOO said...

yep, that's my granddaughter

Collin said...

I wondered where you were last night. We had a fab party and reading. I've got a copy of the anthology for you. Enjoy your...retreat.

minus five said...

how many vacations do you get a year? everytime i turn around, you're off on some island or at the beach or in a remote log cabin. meanwhile, i'm sweatin' it out in brooklyn... the land that doesn't believe in central air.

mamoo said...

minus five, does that mean i will be miserably hot in new york next weekend? don't all hotels have ac?? do i need to take a fan??
help!

minus five said...

tania's mom: you will be arriving in the the hottest of hot weather. it's incredibly humid, which is what is making it so bad. yesterday, i think we had 45% humidity. i stayed indoors.

i'm pretty sure your hotel will have a/c and even if it's a window unit, you should be alright while sleeping.

you might want to bring one of those portable fans that squirts water on you for walking around. and a hat. and some sunglasses. and please don't forget your fanny pack.

check weather.com for the latest on the forecast, but keep in mind that weathermen don't ever know what they're talking about.

are you calling me up? it could improve your image if people see you walking around town with me.

mamoo said...

i'd love to be seen with you and feel important. e-mail me your phone number at g.rochelle@cobbpeds.com. and i'll call you. maybe we can "do lunch" as they say. my mom, brother and sister in law will be with me. and, i just talked to tania. i told her you got her blog posted.

Anonymous said...

OK....SO HERE IT IS....THIS IS THE THIRD OR FOURTH HAUNTINLY BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF LO...YOU SIMPLY MUST GET A PORTFOLIO TOGETHER AND LET HER MODEL...THE ALL AMERICAN GAL....(SHE REALLY IS LOVELY)......WANA

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