Well, if it can go wrong, it will, right?
One of our flights was cancelled. OK. THey didn't tell us WHICH one. For our trip overseas in September. Uh... Which flight? The one over the ocean? The one home? Hello? So after using my very poor language skills (I speak English poorly when upset, let alone anything else)... I finally got an answer. Had to sit on hold for 90 minute already today. But... it's not an "impomrtant" flight.
I really hate airlines... But if you want Murphy's Law exemplified, let's look at my SIL. Yep, she's back, back, back, back again-gain-gain...
Nope. She's still in Vegas. Viva Las Vegas! They decided to do a nature hike. In late June. In Nevada. They didn't turn into an episode of "Too Stupid To Live" or similar, but she managed to get sunburn to second degree.
Because she thought she put on sunblock but it was just regular lotion
And she didn't take sunblock in her pack
Because she leftit in the RV
And in that pack was also her water and snack bar
I'm feeling very sorry for her at this point, I want to note, /c that's like a survival show ready to happen, or an episode of "Vanished!" or something equally depressing.
Then she sits down in the shade (whatever shade that was?) and manages to get... wait for it... bit by a Bark Scorpion. Which is nocturnal. How she managed to get that one in daytime? Murphy's Law
Then she has to deal with second-degree burn sunburn *and* a scorpion bite on her... ah... posterior. OK, fine, it bit her in the ass.
At this point, I'm sorry, I snorted one of those hate-myself-for-laughing laughs. Yes, my bad.
So... She's laid up in the RV, getting her butt poulticed and her exposed skin poulticed, and yes, she was wearing short sleeves OUCH and not enough hat (not a broad-rim) and ... She doesn't want to drink water. She wants wine. OK, fair enough. In her place, I'd be whiimpering for some forgetfulness, too. Unfortunately, the worst thing she can do is drink alcohol. And... yep, they found that out because she snuck two glasses (read: two big mugs) of wine, and in vino veritas, folks.
The rest of the RV summer excursion is cancelled. She will return to Minnesota in mid-July, when she feels she can travel. The docs said she can go in a few days, but, well, y'know.
The bad news is... she may never leave Minneapolis again. The good news, she'll probably never leave her *house* at this rate.
Interesting note: Scorpions are among the few critters seen at atomic test sites... alive. And seemingly unharmed. Now, the question remains, were they tehre DURING the explosion, or did they wander in after, or what? They and the roaches aren't telling. But apparently radiation doesn't bother them. Which, honestly, bothers me.
of course, scorpions and their ancestors go back waaaaay before even dinosaurs. Before any land-dwellers, in fact. Who knows what they can endure? I'm not asking.
May Murphy's Law spare you. And, yes, my sis-in-law. Wow. BTW, when hiking in Nevada, I recommend you not forget the sunscreen, the day pack, and the wildlife guide about where not to sit. Scorpion in the butt. Yeowch!
HUGS TO ALL
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