Vienna 2 – Virginia

September 28, 2010


I’m still here.

I was going to leave a couple days ago. Really, I was.

But I lost my wallet.

I lost my wallet because of a Kid’s Scoop of Chocolate Fudge ice cream.

It’s been hot while driving across the country, and as I result my car ran low on coolant. So Friday afternoon I drove to the Vienna auto parts store to get some. I went to the Mini to add the coolant, but I decided to wait a bit to let the engine cool down (that’s what it says to do). In the mean time, I went to the Baskin Robbins across the street and ordered a scoop.

I’m not sure exactly what happened, but I must have put my wallet on the counter to take the ice cream and been so captivated by the Chocolate Fudge that I failed to retrieve my wallet.

I realized that evening that I didn’t have my wallet, but when I returned to Baskin Robbins, they said they didn’t have it.

Staying in motels with a dog requires plastic, so I called the banks to get new credit/debit cards sent here to Steve and Diane’s house. It takes 5-7 business days to get the new cards. So I’ll be here for a while longer.

When I told this to my mom, she said I was going to start smelling like a fish.

I talk to my mom almost every day, and she’s my favorite person in the world, but I had no idea what she meant.

She explained that people say that a guest who stays over three days begins to smell like a fish.

I Googled it and found that it’s a Benjamin Franklin quote: “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.”

Surely not.

One Response to “Vienna 2 – Virginia”

  1. So sorry to hear about the lost wallet! But that quote is cool! You surely have had your share of adventures. 🙂

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