Friday, February 6, 2009

Still writing from the Ritz

Unfortunately, even the Ritz doesn't have the magical powers to heal the nervous stomach. Or the overindulgence in rich foods, too much red wine, and quite possibly, some sort of parasite implanted in our systems through the wonders of flat-screen technology. I knew we shouldn't have watched Grey's Anatomy last night.

4:20 a.m. - I am awakened by The Dancer who is throwing up in the bathroom.
5:30 a.m. - What are those rumblings in my tummy? The person who chose last night's group dinner menu should be shot. (It was me.)
7:00 a.m. - Will The Dancer make it over to the University of Georgia for her auditions?
7:14 a.m. - I need to get downstairs to check the continental breakfast. My hair is still frizzy and I'm sitting here typing.
7:20 a.m - Call and email UGA, seek to reschedule audition for Dancer who is now sitting on the posh toilet, contemplating calling someone, anyone to make her feel better. Makes a joke about diarrhea dialing. Very nice.
7:45 a.m. - The Valet has the car ready. "Something is wrong with your locks." Fabulous.
8:00 a.m. - The Dancer gets in the car through the passenger side to leave for UGA. She's still sick, but going to try to get there anyway.
8:02 a.m. - The Dancer is now locked in the car and cannot get out of the possessed vehicle.
8:10 a.m. - Hand $20 to valet for helping me rescue The Dancer from the car. Go back to meeting. Wish I was someone else.

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  1. Nerves, pure and simple. Stage fright to the nth degree.

    Unless, of course, she had some peanut butter crackers. . .

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  2. Poor babies...I so know how it is.. like I said from traveling before I can relate.. bless your hearts and souls.. and tummies..

    hope The Dancer makes it through her audition safely...lol

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  3. Here's hoping her audition goes well! What was that devil car from the Stephen King book? Christine?

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  4. I bet it was nerves, too. Good luck to her, let us know how it goes!

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  5. is she the nervous type(I wonder if I really need to ask that...)?

    this happened to me at the last "posh" hotel I was at...it landed me in the ER, and NO cute doctors either...I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for both of you that you make it through the hell trip in the hell car...what that's about anyway??? if I was trapped in a car with diarrhea and vomiting, I would go directly over the edge!

    lots of wishes, prayers, blessings and spit, just in case that helps too...

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  6. I have a feeling there are as many cases of food poisoning at high dollar hotels and restaurants as at the cheap ones. After a bad case, I stay away from seafood at Chinese restaurants.

    Your car is "Christine"??

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  7. Oh, man, I'm sorry about that. Dreadful. I hope she's better fast.

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  8. Ginger ale and plain ole pretzels, that's what they used to give for fucked up stomach action.

    I was going to joke about Puttin' On The Shits, but didn't want you to send any of your Georgian rapture neighbors after me.

    She'll do fine, trust us.

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  9. Randal and I are again basically on the same page so to speak--saltines and 7up.

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  10. Give the Dancer my best. Hope it went well and I am sorry about her upset stomach. OK, what did you do to the car?

    MaryCatholic

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  11. OMG - hope you and Dancer are feeling better and the audition goes well. As far as the "freaky" car goes...I have no answers except ----RUN!!!!

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  12. I don't think your car was evil like Christine. Maybe it was just "challenged." Would that make it a Challenger?

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  13. but I am certain the KIA execs are evil. I feel like the car is an idiot not smart enough to be a clown car even.

    So the dancer and Resident Evil are two peas in a pod.

    Question:when did they deliver the ritz crakers?

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  14. I so hope she is feeling 100% better and that you are both feeling calm and well---and that you have ditched the possessed car.

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  15. Does she know you blogged her stomach issues?

    :)

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  16. Hope all is going better by now...and you both are feeling well!

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  17. And after all that....I bet it all went fine! Well, I am hoping so anyway. I like happy endings.

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  18. my best wishes to the dancer hope all well now

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  19. Electronic locks on the car?

    Take the fuse out.

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  20. Hope it all worked out. I've had food poisoning four times. You know it when you get it. And with the exception of the sushi fast food place, I got sick from food at "good" restaurants. The last time I was shivering for over 36 hours and couldn't keep down a glass of water. No runs though. There's that.

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  21. Ginger Ale and plain crackers. Works every time. Hope she's feeling better. Sorry she's not well.

    =(

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  22. I really hope your feeling better. That said the Ritz is a really nice place to be pampered if your not feeling well.

    Just got home yesterday from a business trip to orlando. We were at the Hilton, and trust me Paris would not stay there thats for sure.

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  23. Whatever you find to cure it or prevent it next time, bring it to India :))a

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  24. Oh goodness, you poor, dear girls! I'm sure everything is all better by now. But please, don't wish to be "someone else!" We need you!

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  25. If I were an editor, and it's pretty clear I'm not, I would circle the phrase "too much red wine" and comment, "unclear, perhaps not possible".

    But that's just me.

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