7.24.2011

It's already been well documented how poorly Susan does in the heat, how she immediately and completely decompensates leaving only the extremely rotten parts of her personality in evidence. Heat and Susan are not friends, they can't even give a civil nod as they pass one another on the street. And, don't even mention that f*cking b*tch, humidity. Oh, how she hates humidity!

Susan walked on boiling hot pavement all week, first through Philadelphia then through Washington, D.C.


Susan walked till she couldn't walk any more, then somehow found the strength to keep going specifically, but not limited to, the Lincoln Memorial. It was the hottest place Susan had ever been at 10pm, like wading through an airless, steamy landscape, she could barely put one foot in front of the other. The husband referred to their nighttime trek as the death march.

At the end of the next day after walking a thousand miles across the surface of the sun Susan saw the Lincoln Memorial and said

Ooh, I'll be right back then sprinted away like a gazelle to ascend the steps and pay her respects again.

You don't get much better than Lincoln is what Susan thinks.

She had a wonderful, educational, visually spectacular trip and didn't even get blisters or a sunburn, although she got two mosquito bites and a cramped toe had to be massaged back into shape.

5 comments:

The Zadge said...

Big Linc and Tommy Jefferson. My two favorite people in D.C. But can you imagine the cramped toes and skeeter bites and sweaty death marches I collected in 37 years living there? Do you see why I moved 2000 miles away to a land without bugs and humidity?

Cupcake Murphy said...

I just love Abraham Lincoln and all of his mighty ability to withstand tragedy after tragedy.

Dawn in D.C. said...

Only 2 mosquito bites?! I'm jealous, as I sit here scratching at my bite covered legs like a dog scratching fleas. Hate.

But I'm glad you had a good time in DC!

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

I am impressed at Susan's ability to navigate the death marches of life and give her family a historical vacation with flair. Good work!

Bee said...

Susan and Ms.Bee think very much alike......Ms.Bee also hates the heat and especially the humidity - DC is very hot in the summer - we have decided to go the the North Mountains of New Hampshire this year - hopefully a bit cooler! Kudos for Susan for getting through the Death marches!