Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Eagle has landed.

We left Chicago at 5:30 this morning. We encountered some snow. Not too much, but Ohio was kind of tricky in spots.

I got pulled over for doing 70 mph in a 55 zone. In the snow. The police officer reminded me that I was driving my children. He gave me a $135 ticket. Thereafter, I'm pleased to say that sanity prevailed.

So I mostly drove at the speed limit. Yes, Virginia; there is a Sanity Clause.

We arrived in New Hampshire at 1:30 a.m. Eastern time.

The car is unpacked and the wine is being drunk.

Life is good!

--P.

6 comments:

  1. And you doubted the capabilities of AWD! HA!

    My next burst of bad influence will be to get you a radar detector.

    -J.

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  2. Hey, I've got an idea for you. If you're worried about driving on snow when you're in New England, why not rent a car with AWD?

    Yes, I'm full of brilliant ideas like that. Stick around--another one might pop up any time now.

    --P.

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  3. WTF did you think I'd rent??? And one one with chains and studs, b/c I'm kinKAY like that.

    -J.

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  4. Well, you're such a cheap bastid, I had you figured for a Pontiac Sunbird.

    --P.

    p.s. Word verification: eulbj. As in "Ewwww--LBJ!" I guess it's the infamous appendectomy scar picture.

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  5. Not the appendectomy scar picture, the 1964 election results.

    -J.

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  6. The police will say that to parents they pull over here too. I think it's excellent. I sold my car when I moved to live in the city (Toronto) but when I was driving everyone was speeding around me and most of the biggest speeders were driving SUV's with kids in them.

    I was living in a town which was dipped down into a valley. The roads all around the town could be pretty slippery in winter. Twice someone who sped around me (because I wasn't speeding) went into a good spin through the snow. One went off the road and I just drove by and waved at the flaming moron. :)

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