Thursday, May 19, 2011


This morning on my way to work I saw this sign.  I decided that I'd try to remember to take a photo of it on my way home.  Significant because the price is down about 6 cents from a week ago.  Not nearly enough, but at least it's finally going in the right direction.

On the way to work this morning the temperature was about 51.  On the way home it was almost 80.  Yup, typical upstate NY spring.  One minute it's winter, the next it's summer.  Anyway, I decided to go through the McDonald's drive through to get myself one of those yummy StrawberryLemonade smoothies (if you haven't tried one yet, you should).  There was a long line going through the drive-through.  In front of me was a huge American-made pick-up and when I looked at the rear window I saw this great sticker.  Well, as usual the camera was in my purse on the floor in the back seat (you'd think I'd learn to keep it up front with me and out of the case), but because there were so many cars ahead of me and it was taking so long, I contorted myself enough to grab the purse and yank it into the front seat.  By the time I got the camera out, though, my view of the sticker was obscured by the lawnmower the truck was hauling. 

As we inched along, I decided to throw caution to the wind...while we were both stopped I hopped out of the car and ran over to ask if I could take a picture of the sticker.  He, of course, said yes.  I got my pic, jumped back in the car and moved ahead with hardly a delay to the others behind me. 

As I drove away with my drink and my image, I started to chuckle.  All I could think was that it was a good thing none of my kids were with me.  They would have been totally mortified and embarrassed and they would have hounded me half-way home.  You know, there are some things I miss about having young kids, but that's not one of them.  (yeah, I can put onions & celery in my tuna salad, and walnuts in my brownies now!!!). 

So, a few more happy endings on my way home:

1-I had to take a package to the Ship & Copy place and discovered they do passport photos--that meant I didn't have to make a special trip
2-Went to the fabric store with my surprise scratch-off discount coupon and discovered I could get 60% off one item
3-Remembered to take my glasses to the Vision place to get them tightened and came away with two new cases to replace the grungy ones I've been dealing with
4-Maybe this is the BEST one.  Right now, as I'm tying this, I discovered that I actually can get American Idol on my TV.  I never knew that before.  Now I can see the finale of what I started to watch in Hawaii.  Woot, woot.


~she~ said...

I love how you take pictures of random things as you're out in the world each day! It's not just kids husband would be mortified if I jumped out of the car to take a picture of someone's truck. But it totally sounds like something I'd do anyway!

trishalyn said...

I enjoyed your story and accompanying photos! You dropped one shoe, though...what did the gas price sign look like on the way home? Just curious! :-)