Right before I left for Greece, my coworker Ddot relayed a crazy pregnancy story about his wife.
When she was pregnant, she spent a lot of time on bedrest. One time while she was upstairs, she called downstairs to Ddot because she was hungry.
Ddot: I just finished up the dishes. Want me to bring up some of the ham we had yesterday?
Ddot’s Wife: Are you trying to kill me? ::begins crying::
Hormones are crazy things. While he comforted his wife, he asked her what she wanted instead. Her answer: a Whopper…with cheese.
I found the story hilarious and relayed it to Kiefer…and it became the tagline for our entire Greece trip.
- We ordered shrimp…which came with the heads on them. ::shudder:: I said, “Are you trying to kill me?”
- We ate frozen yogurt. Greek frozen yogurt does not taste like American frozen yogurt. Kiefer said, “Are you trying to kill me?”
- An hour later, I wanted a popsicle. Kiefer said, “Are you trying to kill me?” Amateur….
- The day after I arrived I slept from 8 AM to 1 PM when Kiefer finally made me get up to go to the Acroplis. I said, “Are you trying to kill me?”
- The stones at the Acropolis are very slippery. Kiefer was definitely trying to kill me.
- Kiefer made plans to stay on the island of Milos…which meant a 4-hour ferry ride. I get motion sickness, so I said, “Are you trying to kill me?” Death by puking.
- When a little girl hounded us to buy a fan from her and my polite declines didn’t deter her, Kiefer scolded her in Russian. The look in her eyes said, “Are you trying to kill me?”
We spent our time in Athens and on the island of Milos. And I learned a lot, such as…
- The correct pronunciation of Greek for “please” and “thank you.”
- You can’t take pictures in the Acropolis Museum. Oops.
- Baklava has nuts in it; therefore, it counts as a protein. I ate a lot of protein.
#25 on my 35 Before 35 List completed!
Favorite Comment From Last Post: “I saw Home Alone as an in-flight movie once. When it was over, a kid got up and very carefully arranged a bunch of little toy cars in the plane aisle.”—Laura