Ah, Sweet Relief

21 Responses

  1. Rocco says:

    Good thing they make post-its in jumbo sizes now.

    I can’t believe you’re hating on the roosters. They’re God’s creatures too, you know, and probably not very tasty, like you said. I think your piss and vinegar should be directed at the rooster owners.

    I’d like to you see your post-it notes for Duluth, the US, and Minnesota.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Rocco–You own a rooster, right?

  3. Hammer says:

    My grandmother made tons of afgans all my life until her arthritis prevented her from making more. Everytime I go visit her she is always sending one with me.

    The closest I’ve been to Guatamal is Chizen itza. It was so hot that I don’t believe I would survive more than one day before expiring. like a hapless rooster in a crockpot.

  4. Dave says:

    Kleenex, TV trays, Afghans … I could swear you are speaking about my father!!! 🙂

    The memories we have of our parents!

  5. mist1 says:

    Do they still sell Folgers in the states or do we send it all to Guatemala?

  6. Dorky Dad says:

    I’ve lived in apartments that could have used more passed-out drunks instead of the stay-up-all-night drunks.

    Stupid drunks. Not drunk ENOUGH.

  7. Le Nightowl says:

    It hasn’t escaped you that, would the roads be straightened, the pollution lessened (well, maybe not this one), the firecrackers drowned, the poultry killed (not this one either), the tamales promoted (I vote for this one), the drunks hobbled (no comment on this one), Guatemala would lose a big chunk ot its charm.

  8. choochoo says:

    our neighbour had several roosters. For some reason. None of’em ever bothered getting up before noon, at the very earliest. That’s my kinda rooster.

  9. Glamourpuss says:

    Thank you for this post – it engendered an epiphany: what Chez Glamour really needs is an afghan, a TV tray and a box of tissues. I’m sure it would be much cheaper than a new boiler and central heating system.


  10. Rocco says:

    You know, a rooster is actually one of the few pets I never had. But since you asked, we did have five ducks growing up. All they did was eat all the grass in the backyard, poop a lot, and quack at ungodly hours. So they provided a constant din and tranformed our backyard from a field of grass to a field of poop. Despite all this, they lived a full, happy, and very loud lives. Maybe they were so happy because they were safely free from your crock pot.

  11. Jazz says:

    Ah, but then Guatemala would become America and people would bitch because it’s not folkloric enough. And you’re 100% right, roosters must die. The ones in Vietnam started at 2:00 a.m. Imagine a rooster crowing at 2 in the hotel’s enclosed courtyard. Enough to have you dreaming of coq au vin.

  12. CSL says:

    Mexico has those loud obnoxious roosters, too. Your fun list makes me wonder what Guatemela would write on their sticky note for us?

    Also, liked the trip photos that preceded it. I just did the same thing with a recent visit to Australia and loved being able to vicariously have friends and family travel aliong with me.

  13. emily says:

    my sister used to live in spanish harlem in NYC and her neighbors had roosters. it was soooooo annoying! they would crow when the sun came up in the morning and the would crow when the sun came out from behind a cloud.

  14. Steven Novak says:

    Roosters are the sign of the coming apocolypse!

    Or maybe I’m just being overly dramatic. 😉


  15. Odat says:

    Ha…great post…nice lead in with the tribute to your dad….

  16. urban-urchin says:

    do you remember the old Folgers commercials with Rula Lenska? Why the hell do I know her name? That’s disturbing.

    Passed out drunks are way better than loud drooling incoherent drunks in my book.

  17. velvet girl says:

    Maybe the roosters were drunk, too. They just lack the thumbs to mess with the stereo.


  18. Dan says:

    Oh no!!! You’ve turned into your father!!!

    Hey! What you wrote is a lot to put on a Post-It note … and just where on Guatemala are you going to post it?

  19. Christina_the_wench says:

    I need an endless supply of Post-Its. God help my family and home.

  20. furiousBall says:

    although Afghans require a lot of grooming and a daily brisk walk they do make decent pets from what I hear. I think your Dad had his shit wired tight.

  21. Crankster says:

    I enjoyed the end of the post–as much as we hate these irritating inconveniences, they are a huge part of what makes the trip.

    Poland: needs central heat and more vitamin-C rich foods.

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