November 16, 2006

"Weather channel says it's clear up there now. Those 80 mph winds, they're long gone. No, really!"

"Ellen, it's eight o'clock."

"But it's clear. If we leave no--"

"We'll be there at four am. If we're lucky."

Long, thoughtful pause... Me, looking over with genuine alarm, "Wait a minute, you've been way too quiet---"

"If we head for Amber's house, we'll get there by midnight, arrive at mom's by seven!"

"What part of four gin and toni--"

"I'm driving! Olivia! Let's go!"

In the distance, upstairs, stage right, unannounced, "Mommay!!! Need binky!!!!"

Me: "Gggrrroaaannn"

So there we have it folks. Neither exercise, nor TV, nor absurd alcohol consumption, will stay these couriers from their mission. I shoulda been more suspicious that she was so completely on the wagon tonight.

Ayup. It's a weekend with The Inlaws. Including an encounter with A Gramma. Starting in about, oh, twelve hours. With someone who is cheerful at 3 am*. But this time, we're bringing pets to them. Two cats. In a car. For, like, six hours.

"No reward is worth this."

Lord help us all.

* All names have been changed to protect Suzanne my mother in law the qween mutha an anonymous benefactor. Get it? Get it? Aiight?

Posted by scott at November 16, 2006 08:58 PM

eMail this entry!

Hmm - on my end it was all squealing about Ellen coming, seeing snakes, etc.

And now let the cleaning commence...

Posted by: ron on November 16, 2006 09:03 PM

Come on up, we can be drunk by the time you get here.

Posted by: Amber on November 16, 2006 09:41 PM

OMG please let me know that you are OK.

Posted by: Pat on November 17, 2006 12:50 PM

OMG, I can SO see this entire exchange happening!

Just like that quote from the old movie Gunga-Din:

You're a better man than I, Gunga-Din!


Posted by: Mark on November 18, 2006 03:28 PM


The Ohio State University


Geaux BUCKS!!!!!



Posted by: ron on November 18, 2006 09:36 PM

Razorbacks, except for the first game, are doing quite well also. I turned off the OSU/Michigan game at the half so missed all that excitment. Bet you almost wet your pants, Ron! lol

Posted by: Pat on November 19, 2006 11:45 AM
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