Monday, May 13, 2013

A Triumphant Victory

Yes, I know it's hard to believe that I was actually awarded the Triumph Trophy 'cause considerin' my life has been pretty shitty lately, there certainly haven't been many victories. But, I think my hilarious and kindred spirit friend Menopausal Mother just felt sorry for me so she let me in on the action. I loosely follow the rules with these awards anyway (must be the attorney in me trying to find the loophole in anything I can) so here they are according to moi:

1. display the trophy on your post
2. start your piece with , "I didn't kill _____ today". It doesn't have to be a person; it can be an appliance, a business, or anything else you choose
3. this award is now passed on like an STD to any other triumphant blogger who just needs to vent or rant and rave. Have at it blogging friends!!!

I didn't kill any other drivers today. Actually this post relates to yesterday when I was fortunate enough to drive the 8 LONG hours back to North Cackalacky from PA on Mother's Day. After visiting my extremely ill father for 5 days and making the final arrangements for his eventual demise, I decided my reward would be to travel back home on Mother's Day in anticipation of a nice cold Debosa waiting for me upon my arrival. Timing is crucial. If I left by 6am I could avoid the Baltimore and DC traffic and be home by early afternoon sippin' Debosas on the back porch.
  Everything was goin' according to plan and I was zippin' along about 75mph when, BAM, all traffic suddenly comes to a standstill because of this stupid freakin' sign. Three lanes of traffic are goin' to be merging into two lanes ahead. For the life of me I can't figure out the physics behind the phenomenon of bumper to bumper traffic on a highway for 45 minutes going absolutely nowhere just to merge lanes two miles ahead. Yeppers, people honkin', yellin' out their windows, and screamin' obscenities that would even make a sailor blush. Okay, that was just me, but this Mama had a very emotionally taxing few days and this traffic jam was puttin' a serious monkey wrench in my drinkin' plans.

You will all be happy to know I put the pedal to the medal in that bad boy, made up for lost time, stayed off the law dogs' radar, and had my Mother's Day libations as planned. Now that my friends was a victory indeed!!!

21 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Also, that most of your Mother's Day was spent driving.

    On a brighter note, as a fellow red Mustang owner, the only thing I can say to your ending is YES. Though I have to say, there's nothing more hilariously terrible than being in a high-powered car, completely at a stand still in traffic. All the good those horsies do now, huh?

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  2. Stuck in traffic just plain blows, literally as away the horn and swearing goes haha glad you got home with no ticket and enjoyed some of your day.

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  3. So glad you made it back safe and sound with time to toss one back! I'm sad for you having to make those plans for your Dad. That sucks and i'm sending you a hug. xxxxx

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  4. Quite the award, glad you were able to enjoy your day a bit

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  5. Oh...I am so, so sorry to hear about your dad. I'm happy you are home safe and sound. And yes, hugs sent!

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  6. I'd like to see a remake of Smokey and the Bandit with you playing the Bandit. Sorry to hear about you dad, I hope he's not suffering.

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  7. Glad you made it home in one piece, and sorry about your dad.

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  8. Wait till you get stuck in traffic for three hours just to find out it's because everyone is slowing down to look at a dead deer by the side of the road.

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  9. So glad you were able to make it home safely and ticketless in order to enjoy some drinks. You did have more than one, right?

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  10. I'm sorry about your dad. Traffic can really test someone's nerves, but at least you got home safely.

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  11. Sorry to hear that your dad is in ill health. I hate "not moving" in traffic. It really blows when you creep along only to find out there is no real reason for the bottle-neck in the first place. (like a lane closure with no clear reason why the lane is closed)

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  12. Sounds like a bittersweet day, but nice that you made it home in time for the libations :)

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  13. Sounds like my weekend in a nutshell. Complete with windng up the badass mobile and letting it Rip! I swear I drove Formula 1 cars in a previous life. Nothing like the need for speed to ease an estrogen mind.

    Please share the formula for a Debosa. I'll raise my glass to that. Cheers!

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  14. I am diggin' that "Joy Ride." Absolutely too cool!!!

    And Libations to boot... Sweet!!!

    Have a great week, Slu

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  15. Sorry to hear about your dad. *hugs*

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  16. I'll drink to that. I'm glad you finally got out of there in style and celebrated in style.

    Sorry life has been so taxing for you lately, and for your dad.
    Take gentle care.

    xoRobyn

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  17. Traffic, is the bane of existence

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  18. I hate those bumper to bumper traffic too

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  19. on a side note, I hate driving in Charlotte. People drive like madmen over there. I got the bird 3 times and I was still going ten over.

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  20. sorry to hear your parental unit isn't doing any better, dear :(

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  21. I'm driving from PA to VA tomorrow, then from VA to PA on Thursday, then BACK to VA (a different part, mind you) from PA on Friday, and finally BACK to PA from VA on Sunday.
    It's gonna be a long, long weekend.
    I'll get back to you.

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