Monday 28 March 2011

The Best Leied Plans - Ken

Well, one and a half days till we leave for paradise.

I am getting or should I say trying to get things ready for the suitcase. The suitcase is a harsh mistress! I know that I am taking too much of everything and most likely inappropriate things at that. Calgary shorts and Hawaiian shorts are not the same. Sort of like women and men are the same yet not alike at all. Calgary shorts are of heavy weight fabric and are really bordering on being lined for those days you are caught out in a short snow squall in August. Hawaiian custom dictates grass skirts. No one wants to see me in a grass skirt. Who knows what might pop up and  surprise you when wearing one of those. The most challenging thing seems to be what cables go with which device? Get that wrong and you have lugged an expensive rock half way round the world. They all look alike! Let's not even talk about finding the right books to take to expand my mind and broaden my horizons.

I don't travel well! Like some wines there is a very good chance that I will be sour by the time I arrive. Oh, I know it will all be good, but my tendency is to over think everything. Expect the best and plan for the worst. I am just thankful that I am not Louise and don't have to travel with me. When do you think we should start calling her Saint Louise?

I guess I had best get back to my cables and shorts. That sounds dirty but it isn't. The to do list seems to be getting longer instead of shorter. If only there were stores in Hawaii where you could pick up the things that you forgot? Oh well, what is that saying, " If wishes were fishes we wouldn't have nearly enough tartar sauce." I have no idea what that means, but I am craving something deep fried right about now.


  1. Good morning,

    Got a good laugh from the "snow squall in August' comment, been there done that. You two are going to have so much fun that the long flight is well worth it! Have a few drinks and a nap on the way over and it will go quickly, again been there done that. anyway we will see you Thursday afternoon on the beach. Brian

  2. I do hope that we have a good time. I can't sleep on the plane!! What if the pilots eat some bad sushi? That's right, Ken to the rescue. Do you think that I should crash the plane full throttle with a steep dive into the ocean or try to keep the plane in the air as long as possible, letting the passengers contemplate the existence of God? My personal preference is to remind them about the fact their seats can be used as a floatation device and to say that there are only five parachutes and I will let them decide who gets them.

  3. Why can't you sleep on the plane, the pilots will be in all likelihood! Don't you remember those two pilots that over shot their landing by a few hours and landed in the wrong city. Hell you could end up in Japan hosing down a reactor for your holiday, just think how good your tan would be. Brian