I went to New York in October and before I left I thought a lot about turning off my network connection on my iPhone so that I didn't end up accidentally connecting to the US network and incurring major roaming charges, or whatever they are called these days. No problem. I did it well before the border and used the free Wifi connections outside of the myriad of Starbucks littering the city and yes, my phonecalls cost a pretty penny but I needed to stay in touch with the beloveds I'd abandonned. But no network charges!
So why do I keep dreaming that I've gone on vacation and forgotten to disconnect the network? It's a recurring nightmare and I get quite panicked realizing I've racked up such a sizeable bill. More importantly, how do I make it stop?
Fred suggests that such concerns are this generation's "Did I remember to turn off the stove??" Except we're still forgetting that too and he's especially bad at it.
Second recurring nightmare that I keep finding myself in concerns leg hair. I hadn't shaved my legs in a couple of months only because I kept thinking I might take it upon myself to book a spa appointment and finally experience waxing. Heck, I've had three kids at home with no drugs, I've had a tattoo, I get my teeth drilled with no anasthetic - what could be so bad about a little leg hair yanking? After all, it's not like I'm going for the Brazillian. Anyways, I'm clearly kidding myself when I think I'm going to remember to book this or line up babysitting for it.
As a result I keep dreaming that I find myself naked in front of some attractive guy only to realize that I have not shaved my legs and they are covered with unattractive, black hair. Lovely.
This morning I shaved. Merry Christmas to me. Here's to hoping the dreams STOP.
Look, I made more cupcakes.