I take notes. While driving, while talking on the phone, while reading a book or watching TV. If you say something interesting or (better yet) funny, I will write it down. If you say a word that resonates or makes my heart sing, I will write it down. This is irregardless of whether it's a legitimate offering or a made up word.
I write notes on receipts, gum wrappers, to-do lists, tax forms and even my very own person - whatever I have laying around. I use pencils, pens, sharpies, even eyeliner. You can imagine the clutter around our house - little bits of papers and whatnot here, there and everywhere. Can you see why I need a mePhone? So as to consolidate my notes into one nifty little device!
On the first day of our Wasatch Crack expedition, I was driving the car while Hillene was the designated navigator. "We should take notes." I said.
"Notes?" said Hillene. "Why?"
"So we can document what happens."
Hillene says "Okay" then grabs the nearest pen and piece of chemically processed tree. She proceeds to write: "10:13pm - Rabid said we should take notes. Ha Ha."
10:15pm - Hillene says she wants to Jump Himene. Found out he's in the Ogden Canyon. Rabid is driving and thinking about Sandwiching the Spouse.
12:00am - Rabid announces it's her birthday and everyone should sing. Downhill Diva has a bee-you-tiful voice! Where did that come from?
1:48am - [At this point, Hillene and Himene are in their van, the rest of us our in ours]. We smell at least four skunks and phone Himene to verify that it isn't his wife. "She does have night emissions," he says.
1:51am - We see the first walker.
1:52am - Crystal Meth [our talker extraordinare] has quit talking. Is she asleep? Think so. How can she sleep with this noise? How can she sleep in that position?
1:55am - We see male human that's running with bunny ears. Docteur Scott [the resident Frenchman - for he really does come from France] tells him he looks good.
1:58am - Shirtless guy running. Docteur Scott hits on him. We realize this nonsense will not be funny tomorrow.
1:59am - Out 'n Back receives inspiration for a title for our notes: "The Ramblings of Van 2."
2:30am ish - Get in sleeping bag and try to sleep.
4:34am - Awake and refueling. Docteur Scott tells me my food stinks [turkey wrap with hummus and spinach].
4:45am - Docteur Scott offers to share used dental floss.
4:48am - Hillene sings "We Are The Champions" in her finest opera while waiting for our runner. Dances too. Foxes are filming the performance.
4:55am - Docteur Scott [out the car window] says, "Pardon me. Would you happen to have any Grey Poupon." Then yells like angry France person in French. We laugh.
6:03am - We see a train.
6:27am - Out 'n Back installs weather app on Docteur Scott's Crackberry.
1:05pm - Rabid announces the time of her birth. Everyone sings. Docteur Scott wakes up long enough to sing, then passes out. It's raining.
3:30pm ish - Hillene discovers that her sister beat her time on the beastie hill. [Her sister is on another team and running the same legs as Hillene. We'll call her Sisterene.] Hillene is bummed. Rabid comforts her with, "She lives in Colorado. The air's so thin there, she gets a workout in her sleep." Hillene opens her sleepy eyes big and wide then says, "True. True... TRUE. We need to move to Colorado."