Print Story Well I hadn't done that in a long time.
By dev trash (Mon Dec 28, 2009 at 09:31:11 PM EST) (all tags)
A tale of what I do for fun round these parts.

I guess.

So I went to visit my friend. Walk into the house, after being blinded by Christmas spotlights and his wife was offering me up a margarita.  I hadn't thought that I was going to spend all that long with them, but oh hey booze!  So I had that one drink and it was strong.  I waited a good 45 minutes and then had another, that she poured when she saw the glass was empty.  Oh this was not going to be good.

But I get ahead of myself here a a bit.  The last half mile drive to the friend's house was quite uh exciting.  The roads wee clear.  They were wet though and I shoulda knew.  I get to this sharp turn area before his house and I slow down as I usually do.  I hit the ice and wow.  Later I was telling him about it and his advice was I shoulda had the 4 wheel drive engaged.

Okay back to the rest of the night.  I was tipsy there for a bit, his wife makes a mean drink for sure.  We hung out, ate, chatted.  The other guests left and my friend and his wife chatted some more.  Around midnight I figure it was time to head out, I had not had a drop of booze since 8:30, so I was good to go.  Until I look outside and see that it had been snowing and quite heavily. Roads were covered.  So I spent the night.

I get up early as I wanted to make the family at home breakfast, eggnog french toast.  The roads were still covered but had a glaze of salt and anti-skid.  I was optimistic that the main roads would be cleared.  I mean it was just an inch or so of snow in PA.

Side streets, bad.  In town streets bad.  State Road.  Crap.  Another state road, crappier.  Main road home was shitty.  One barely passable lane that, I think had real road under there somewhere.  I put it into low gear and got behind an 18 wheeler.

That guy pulled over at the summit of the mountain to do the downshift deal, and I kept on going.  There was a van behind me but they stayed at least 5 lengths behind.  At least I didn't have an asshole behind me.

Get down the mountain and notice another pair of headlights behind the dude behind me.  That car didn't start out with us, and must have been behind the 18 wheeler.  It also means he had passed the 18 wheeler on very snow covered lanes.  He also must have flown down the damned mountain.  Always one of that type everywhere, I guess.

The roads did not get to be decent til I was two towns over.

I spent the afternoon outside with the kids, as they found a patch of snow not melted ( in the valley we got none of the snow the mountains got ) and watched them sled.  Didn't stay out for long periods of time.  It was damned cold out there. 

So going to the farmer's market tomorrow, and then unless this latest storm heads too far east, I'll be heading back to my apartment.  So much to catch up on.

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I missed the part by johnny (4.00 / 2) #1 Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 08:19:25 AM EST
about how under the influence of margaritas and in the spirit of the season the friend's wife and you stayed up after everybody had gone to bed and one thing led to another and now you weren't sure if you had a real complicated mess on your hands or whether it would never be spoken of again or even whether your friend set up the whole thing for voyeuristic jollies. . .

Or did I misunderstand?

Glad you got home safe!

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)

yeah by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 05:53:35 PM EST
if I were more like some of my college pals, perhaps that woulda been a scenario.

Lotsa backstory that could fill these diaries for weeks.


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Someone needs to invent a backpackable by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 02:16:32 PM EST
snow making system, so one can cover a sledding slope more easily.

Isn't that called . . . by lm (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 03:48:03 PM EST
. . . the snoopy snow cone machine?

Fits great in a backpack. It's a little small for the designated use, though.

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the kids learn fast by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 05:55:40 PM EST
After the second time out they reminded me to bring the shovel with me so I could build them a jump.

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More snow, eh? by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 06:10:51 PM EST
So just one more day of vacation?

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yeah by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:14:29 PM EST
looks like Wednesday is the snow free day of the week.  So Wednesday it is.

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