Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Three Boring Things and One: "Oh my gosh, did I just do that!?" Thing.

1. I am sorry for the boring post but my mind is empty. It's been a stressful week at work with interviews and reports and job insecurity worries. I am enjoying a boring day off, enjoying the quiet house, the sound of laundry, the little birds chirping on the snowy deck. The snow has finally stopped falling, we've got about 6". Snow is a great insulator, it really quiets things down.
2. Lee Dewyze and Andrew Garcia: for my money they are the only two guys worth watching. Andrew's coat was way too small, painfully tight in the sleeves and across the back, but I love his funky glasses and style. Yes, he was a "little pitchy", but he's so refreshing! Lee sounded like Daughtrey, and every other A.I. rocker, but he's cute. I like his casual style and his "sensitive bad boy looks". Yeah, that's my description. I'm going to tag that s.b.b. from here on out. So the next time you hear me say, "look at that guy, he's soo s.b.b, you'll know what I mean and, friends, you know how very often that subject comes up in our usual conversations! haha (Notice the semi-colon, colon thingy in my first sentence. I know I have almost certainly used it incorrectly. Semi-colon, colon thingys and who/whom, perplex me.)
3. Watched Zombieland last night and I liked it! It was funny, silly, gross. It took me a while to recognize Abigail (Signs)Breslin and I love Jesse Eisenberg, once described as a hot nerd in Rolling Stone. He has such a beautiful, expressive face. Woody Harrilson is usually such an odd-ball. I want to see him in The Messenger before the Oscars... that means I have to see it tomorrow. Is it still in theaters?
Okay! Now for the "OMG" thing...
I was on my way to a meeting in the middle of the school day. For those of you who work, you know there's a guilty pleasure being away from your desk, outside of your building, driving in your car, in the middle of the day. Yes, it's an excused absence, but for me; I always feel a little bit like I'm getting away with something!
So, I'm tooling along and have to stop at a red light and I'm thinking to myself, "it's so nice not to be in a hurry." I had left earlier than usual because the past two times I have been to this meeting, there haven't been any seats left. I start down the road again and the lights start to flash at the TRAX crossing. I was just going fast enough that I had to decide whether to speed up and race through or come to a pretty quick stop. The truck next to me hit the gas and I thought I had better stop, as a law abiding citizen.
Ding,ding,ding,ding, ding! The rail-crossing arm starts coming down. Its movement catches my eye to the left and I realize it is about to come down right on my car! What am I supposed to do! The arm continues to come down! I have to make a split second decision and I step on the gas and fly over the tracks! Oh my gosh!
It seems like it is happening in slow motion, even though I am going fast! I can see the drivers facing me, one woman's eyes wide with disbelief, her hand to her mouth. The guy in the big, white truck behind her is shaking his head, sneering. I know that the prevailing opinion must be "WHAT was she thinking! I am so embarrassed and, although I was never in any danger of being hit by a TRAX train, a little shaken.
The TRAX arms lift back up. Since I am making sure that I drive under the speed limit, so as not to appear that I sped under the arms because I was in a hurry, the cars that were with me at the stop are catching up. I cannot "face" those people! I hurry and turn into the nearest neighborhood to avoid them and wind my way through the streets until I find my way to my meeting and THAT is my OMG story!
But there is more!!
While at the meeting, I won a 25.00 gift card!


Breezy said...

I just hate those TRAX crossings.. I hit the gas every time I cross one. They give me the hee bee jee bees..:)

( but at least you got a gift card )

design gal said...

i didn't know you won a $25 gift card! :)

that story still cracks me up! hehe

Barry Cann said...

What a great story! I'm glad you won. Also, I'm glad you weren't hit by a train. That would just ruin my year....

just call me jo said...

I used to feel like that when I left school for excused absences. Always felt I was playing hooky. When I did get away from school in the day, I was amazed at how many people were out there in the real world shopping, eating, driving. I sort of thought everyone was locked up in a room somewhere during the day like I was. That's great that you won something--anything. I never win.