Sweet Home Alabama

Day 81, November 18th

Day 81, November 18th

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Fort Conde, Mobile, Alabama

Fort Conde, Mobile, Alabama

Downtown Mobile, Alabama

Downtown Mobile, Alabama

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John: (Singing) Sweet hooome Alabama. I be coming home to you.

Shelley: Oh my God. Stop.

John: What?

Shelley: You’ve tried to sing that song ever since we arrived in Alabama.

John: Alabama? (Singing) Sweet hooome Alabama. I be coming home to you.

Shelley: Please stop. You’re ruining it. Those aren’t the right words. And even if they were, you need to sing more than the first two lines.

John: FIne. When we get back to the campsite, I’ll download the words and learn them. But first, I need to buy an  University of Alabama T-shirt. Let’s see… No. No. Annnnd no. Maybe this one. No. This one looks like it just might work…. Ummmm no. This is getting frustrating. I can’t find one I like.

Shelley: What about this one?

John: Shelley. I am not a kid. I can’t wear a shirt that looks like a football jersey.

Shelley: Of course you can’t. What was I thinking?

John: Hmmm…  This one says, “I’m an Alabama Fan.” But technically I’m not an Alabama fan.

Shelley: Then why are you buying a t-shirt if you don’t support them?

John: Because we’re in Alabama. Ah! Ha! This one’s perfect.

Shelley: Excellent.

John: Except it has long sleeves. Long sleeves will be too hot. Just my luck, there aren’t any like it with short sleeves.

Shelley: This grey one has short sleeves.

John: Shelley, you don’t like me in grey.

Shelley: I do now.

John: Don’t be silly.

Shelley: OK…  Ohhh Kayyyyy. This one?

John: The sticker’s too big. It’ll make me sweat.

Shelley: And we sure don’t want that to happen. Here we go. Everything you wanted. Short sleeved. No big logo.

John: Won’t work. It’s not red. The Crimson Tide’s colours are red.

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Shelley: Red it is. This one’s red. Old school. Very trendy. What do you say?

John: No.

Shelley: Why not?

John: I don’t like it. That’s why.

Shelley: That’s not a reason. Give me one good reason.

John: Because it looks like it’s been worn a thousand times.

Shelley: But that’s the style. You know what? Never mind. Andrew (Our youngest son) will love it for Christmas.

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John: Sigh. There’s nothing here. Let’s go. You’re getting restless. It’s too bad. I really really wanted one. But know this, once we leave Alabama, I’ll never ever get the chance to buy an Alabama T-shirt again. Just think, I didn’t  buy a Crimson Tide T-shirt, the 2011 and 2012 USA National Football Champions. From Alabama.

Shelley: Holy S@#T!!!! Enough. Buy the long sleeved one. It’s perfect for the freezing California nights. Here’s a medium.

John: I should probably try it on. Just in case.

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Sweet Hooome Alabama. I be coming back to youuuuu! Whhhhhoooo. Hooo. Hoo.

Shelley: And he’s off.

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Shelley and John

PS: John and I constantly listen to podcasts. I’ve decided to share our favourite ones, one post at a time. If you have ones you recommend, please share.

“This is That” hosted by zany commedians, Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring from CBC Radio. Click here for their site.

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16 thoughts on “Sweet Home Alabama

  1. Please put John and that t-shirt on ebay.com (not the co.uk. version) immediately. Starting price 0.99$.
    No Brit should be allowed to wear such……nope.

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  2. I’m a big fan of Radio Lab podcasts. They do science communication, and their stuff is really interesting. The one that they did on ‘Blood’ was great – fake blood in movies, real blood in art & blood bank price wars.

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