Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Great Key Adventure


Hey Guys, 

Guess what happened at my son's baseball game? No, I didn't get a broken nose from a foul ball. No, I didn't trip and fall down the bleachers. (Although both are ridiculously possible for me.) 

The worst thing would be if I forgot to bring the Dibs ice cream treats to snack on. But don't worry. You can breathe a huge sigh of relief - I didn’t forget!


But they were part of the problem. See, here’s what happened. We arrived at my son’s makeup game. 

He got out. We got hungry. 

My daughter turned around right there on the sidewalk and said she’d snag some snacks. Yes!

Another son was in the car snoozing (he’d worked hard all day, but he wanted to drive us and log some time on his driver's permit.) I gave him the key in case he got hot, but I kept the unlocker-thing-a-ma-jigger so if he accidently locked the keys in the car we’d have a way in.

Okay, so the game started after a looooong delay, and they’d been playing for 38 minutes. I kept looking back towards the parking lot trying to see my kids. I couldn’t imagine what was taking so long. Yes, I could—I imagined them in the hospital since they must’ve been in some kind of wreck. I was a wreck!

Finally, they came walking up and before I could ask what on earth happened to them, they told me they tried to unlock the car door, but the key wouldn’t unlock it. The key works in the ignition, but not in the door lock. I'm serious. Totally, serious! (Believe me—afterwards, I tried it, my husband tried it, we all tried it.) They had to walk all the way back to the game.

So we knoshed on our Dibs—acquired at a great price—and a bag of salty-crunchy-munchy-stuff. When the game ended, we took off walking all the way from the fairgrounds to the downtown grocery store in the dark. A loooooooooong way!

I'm a crazy photographer-type person, so I snapped some photos along the way. 
And Voila! 

A travelogue of our 
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE TOWN.

Ready, Roll 'em— 


LOOKING BACK FROM WHENCE WE CAME. 
( PSYCHED WE LEFT THAT SKUNK SMELL WAY BEHIND. NO JOKE!)

AND FORWARD TO OUR BRIGHT FUTURE.

A SNACK! BUT ALAS, THAT LADY'S NOT GOING TO SASHAY OUT WITH TRAYS OF GOODIES FOR ME. I JUST KNOW IT. I HAVE A GOOD SENSE ABOUT THESE THINGS.

A GYM YOU SAY? I'M GETTING ENOUGH EXERCISE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AH, ARTWORK. I THINK I'LL SIT A SPELL AND ENJOY THE MUSEUM ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING. 

HEY KIDS, WAIT UP!



THAT WOULD BE ME. 
SEE, I'M NOT A'KIDDIN. I REALLY WAS THERE. 
NOW YOU KNOW A FAMOUS PERSON.



WHAT THE HEY! ANOTHER EXERCISE JOINT? FUHGETABOUTIT!


YOU WANT ME TO TURN IN FOR THE NIGHT? GIVE UP? NOT ON YOUR LIFE! 
I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN.



ARGH, NOW I'M STARVING, AND I DON'T THINK ANYONE'S WAITING PAST CLOSING TIME FOR POOR, CAR-LESS VOYAGERS PASSING BY IN NEED OF SUSTENANCE.


OF COURSE, I LOST MY CHARGER AND MY CELL PHONE IS DEAD, DEAD, DEAD. 
HEY! THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY! 
CLINK IN A FEW COINS AND ET PHONE HOME. ON SECOND THOUGHT, I THINK I'LL PASS—DON'T WANT TO BE CONTACTING ANY ALIENS JUST NOW.


NOPE, DON'T NEED A PRESCRIPTION. NOT THAT BAD OFF. TURN OFF YOUR LIGHT, NO ONE ELSE IS CRAZY ENOUGH TO BE OUT HERE.


GREAT IDEA—SKIP THE COUNTRY! I ALWAYS WANTED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD. 
BOY, THESE FLASHING SIGNS ARE GOOD AT SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES.


OH FINE, TAUNT ME, WHY DON'T YOU, WITH THAT HUGE, GLOWING KEY.

A GROCERY STORE BY ANY OTHER NAME IS NOT THE SAME. WE NEED KENT'S—WHERE MY TRUSTY STEED IS TIED UP.


YEAH, THIS IS SUMMER FUN AT ITS BEST! 
WALKING FOR-EV-ER.



KENT'S! I LOVE YOU—LET ME COUNT THE WAYS!
NOTE TO SELF: AHUM, THAT'S A LITTLE . . . EXTREME. TONE IT DOWN WILL YOU?



OH, DEAR CAR, PARTING WAS SUCH SWEET SORROW. BUT WE'RE REUNITED, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD.


AND A BIG THANKS TO THE MAN IN THE MOON FOR MAKING THIS ALL POSSIBLE BY PROVIDING 
EXCELLENT LIGHTING. 
THANKS MOON!
















7 comments:

Alyssa or Jace said...

Very Funny! Thanks for the tour!

Cindy M Hogan author of Watched said...

So funny! And boy you would never believe how scary that was to see her leg caught in the door like that. Everyone was frantic trying to help. She had a nice bruise after that, too.

Kimberly Krey said...

Wow! What a fun way to share your journey with us; that was great!

Danica said...

You're hilarious! I'm surprised you weren't farther behind me with all those pictures you took (I didn't know you took that many!) That was a pretty crazy night. It was kind of fun though, even though I had to walk it twice. :D

Katie Dodge said...

Good times! You're such a fun mom! :D

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

You're so funny! If life gives you lemons....go for a walk :)

Brenda Sills said...

Hey thanks all you wonderful people for your much-loved comments!

ALYSSA - You're so, so welcome! Aren't you glad you could just relax and go on the tour without walking it?!

CINDY - Thanks! And Oh, my word, I would've been freaking out seeing her leg caught in that door. - Hey everybody, if you want to read about what we're talking about here with the leg and the door go to Cindy's blog -just click on her name in her comment. Then when the window pops up, click on her blog titled CINDY M. HOGAN listed under MY BLOGS. Then read the post titled, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Please.

KIMBERLY - Thanks for having fun with me! And for your kind words! You're awesome!

DANICA - Hey thanks! Yeah, you had to walk it twice! And it WAS actually fun in a crazy, ridiculous way - we laughed quite a bit didn't we? If anyone saw us they must've wondered about us! It was of those out-of-the-ordinary experiences that make life fun and that you never forget.

KATIE - Ah, thanks! And it was great fun since I was with my kids. Now if I'd been alone, that would've been a different story. But going through it with my kids was a blast!

SHELLY - Hey, thanks! And your lemon wisdom rocks!