January 24, 2007

Thankfully, Not the Most Wanted

Insanity reigns right now at the House of Bou, but really, what’s new?

I’m in the process of getting ready for the school festival and that truly is INSANE. The carnival workers are at the school setting up, testing the rides. The kids are reverberating with excitement, to the point I wonder if it is possible to have some sort of cellular damage within those small bodies from the reverberations.

Meanwhile, as I watch the workers test the rides, I remember how much I pray during this damn carnival. And I remember my vow of three years ago that was along the lines of “Thou shalt never again stand under the Ferris wheel with other engineers and discuss stress, metal fatigue, and wear out modes.”

I got a note from my TL at work today… we don’t sit next to each other, but rather across the room, so sometimes we email to harass each other. He said something like, “I didn’t bring in cookies today so you couldn’t tell me I suck.” Heh. Yeah, I guess I said that too yesterday…

On our way home from school today, I had to stop at the grocery store. As I was taking a left onto the highway, I could hear sirens.

I hate that. I nearly jump out of my skin trying to figure out where they are so I can get out of the way.

I saw them behind me, two big white Police pick up trucks, or as the boys said, “Mom, I didn’t know the Police owned Monster trucks!” They were hauling ass, and I had my blinker on and was pulling off to the side as fast as I could.

As they passed Bones said, “Mom… they weren’t after you!”

Me: *blink* Umm. No. they weren’t… you thought they were?

Bones: Yeah. I thought they were! And you pulled over like they were! But I’m really really glad they weren’t chasing you.

That just cracked me up…

Posted by Boudicca at January 24, 2007 10:27 PM | TrackBack

That would really have made his day, you know. Cops chasing you in Monster Trucks. How sweet is that?

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 24, 2007 11:03 PM

Hmmmm... I wonder if I know someone in the police department that could talk a monster truck into pulling you over. Only problem is knowing if the kids are in the car. GRIN

Posted by: vw bug at January 25, 2007 07:06 AM

I tried to get out of the way of a fire truck this morning. I could hear the sirens (and I saw him pull out of the station seconds after I passed it), but because of the rain and steamy windows, I couldn't see him. I was in the left lane, so I put on the blinker and got into the right lane, which ended up being the exact wrong place to be. Luckily, there was a shopping plaza that I was able to immediately pull into.

Sometimes those sirens can make me so frazzled.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at January 25, 2007 09:21 AM

We were sitting in the pea soup restaurant in Buellton way back when I was about 12, and a California Highway Patrol car came screaming up and stopped blocking the intersection. He was clearing traffic to make way for a flatbed semi hauling a bulldozer.

Posted by: triticale at January 27, 2007 10:15 PM