Wednesday, May 28, 2008

old russian men are lovely, whatever you might say

Do you guys remember that week I had to go without Sundrop? Well, it wasn't so bad actually. The first morning after the first day I didn't have any, I had a headache and was just generally tired - that and I somewhat frequently thought about how much I really just wanted some. But no crazy withdrawals, nothing like that. Actually, at one point during the trip - or so I'm told - I started sleep talking. I said, "I don't see it." Pause. Then, "Oooh, now I see it." So, while I have no recollection of this, clearly I must have been dreaming about Sundrop.

Something you should know about this soda: it's not really distributed much outside eastern North Carolina. In fact, if you're not from here, you probably have no idea what drink I'm talking about and exactly how amazing it is. I can usually get it in the middle part of the state, but any farther away than that, I'm pretty much out of luck.

Well, on the way to Virginia, just before the border, we stopped to get gas. And of course since it was a gas station and I was already slightly panicky at the thought of not having Sundrop for a week, I decided I was going to at least try and see if they had some. One last bottle before we actually got to camp. I looked through the giant fridge things and didn't see any, but I refused to give up, and so I went up to the register, and this is what happened.

"Excuse me," I said. "You guys don't happen to have any Sundrop, do you?"

"No," the guy said. He had a Russian accent, which surprised me and was wonderful since I love Russians. "But I can make you some."

I think I was kind of smiling at him and his accent. "Oh yeah?"

"I'll take the sun and put it in a cup. Just for you."

When I walked out, it was without any Sundrop, but there was something else sunny inside me.

1 comment:

nicolioliolio said...

but not quite as lovely as my russian boyfriend! :-P