Wednesday, August 22, 2012

you liar

so we're in CT. (and can i just say that despite the fact that the drive down to florida is twice the length of the drive up here, i would rather do that one in a heartbeat. so. many. tolls. and our gps tried to take us through ohio to escape them? yeah, i dunno what it was thinking. probably just jealous that it never got a name, because jasper's GPS was shouting at us not to listen to it.) but anyway, we get here and check into our hotel and call my grandma who arrives to take us on a small driving tour of the town i haven't seen in twelve years and my husband hasn't seen ever. then we went to dinner and came back to the hotel to unpack or watch tv or something equally boring.

while booking this hotel, i read a few reviews that said that the walls were thin. understatement of the century, people. the people in adjacent rooms might as well be living with us. every cough, every opening of a drawer or click of a pen can be heard as if i was sitting right next to the person. (which oddly didn't bother me too much.)

anyway, the guy to the room on our left was talking to his son on the phone. i only paused to listen because it sounded like he was having an argument and nosiness runs in my family. so anyone i hear him saying, "when i say, 'ian carlos' (i'm not a hundred percent sure of that one) you say, 'yes dad.' and apparently his son was just not getting it because he kept repeating it and repeating it and getting more and more frustrated. finally he said, "yes! yes, dad." so i guess ian figured it out, and then he said, "okay ian, i need to make a few business calls. good night." and he hung up. and then do you know what he did? he watched tv! for the rest of the night until he went to sleep. no business calls no nothing.

and i just felt that, if you're going to yell at your son on the phone for ten minutes while out of town and then make up a lie to hang up because you get bored quickly, then the least you can do is make it a good lie. i need to make a few business calls? pshht. how about, i need to go slay a dragon that's terrorizing the pizza place next store? or i need to go, my flying lessons are about to start and i still haven't gotten my cape? or i need to go fight superman?

liars tend to make interesting stories, though, so i'm keeping an eye (ear?) on you, ian's dad.

*Liar - Mumford and Sons


  1. anonymous hippopotamusAugust 22, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    omg the hotel of my actually no i would absolutely hate that! thin walls suck. only good for hearing gossip but for sleeping...awful!

    hope you guys are enjoying yourselves. we nearly died driving home....both hisham and i were sleepy and i had the genius idea of driving home at night. and we didn't get home until 4 am :| al7mdulila the boys slept and are well rested and the night ride was definitely a better ride for them the the daytime ride of 7 hours cooped up in the car.

    1. i can pretty much sleep through anything and i've been sleeping and waking up early so it doesn't really bother me.

      haha you're so smart. did you at least take driving/sleeping shifts?

  2. Oh man. I'm going to ignore the fact that Ian Carlos is about the strangest combination of names ever, and cut right to the part where I say, "Jeez, parents are weird." I feel your pain about the tolls. We had to drive through them when we went from KY to NY, and we're doing it again in approximately two months. I'm so excited about the "driving" part that I'm choosing to overlook the long toll lines and inevitable, generic fast food meals.

    1. isn't it? that's why i thought i was hearing it wrong, but it really sounded like that. and parents are weird. wow KY to NY. how many hours is that? VA to CT is only around six, so it really seemed like the entire ride was just tolls. when i was younger, my parents used to pack food so we never got any "generic fast food meals" so the first time i was able to just get mcdonalds on a road trip i was pathetically excited.

  3. anonymous hippopotamusAugust 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    maybe it was juan carlos? juan is kinda close to ian..

  4. no no i am 100% sure of the ian part. because later he said ian a bunch of times.

  5. anonymous hippopotamusAugust 23, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    hmm i cant think of anything that kinda sounds like carlos other than carlos. :/