Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The one where Violet and Mary Alice go offroading (almost)

Tuesday night is my date night with Mary Alice. Most weeks we just have dinner, either in or out, and hang out. Sometimes we do stuff.

Since tonight was the first warmish evening of the year, we decided to take a drive. Very romantical, no? We ended up out in the countryside, in an area neither of us had been to before. Turning as the whim took us, we found ourselves on this road:

Cruising along, we noticed this sign:

and laughed. Mary Alice, the pilot, reduced from warp speed to the speed of light in deference to the sign.

Good decision.

instantly becomes

See the skid marks? Mary Alice earned her Stops on a Dime badge this evening. I ever so calmly stated, “Holy shi*GASP*!!!” Did you know that if you’re with someone else during a death-defying moment, you can see both lives flash before your eyes? It’s true. Now there really are no more secrets between us.

It’s hard to tell in the picture, but there is about a 5-foot drop in about 20 feet of “road.” If Mary Alice had lain down on the road to take this, only the top of my head would have been visible here:

Pay no attention to the shapeless, baggy t-shirt. Had I known I would be playing the part of Vanna White in this episode, I would have dressed accordingly. Who knew this WAS the night for the spandex and sequins??

Mary Alice did not lay down because she met this precious woodland creature as she framed her shot:

A lovely evening was had by all.


  1. Gotta love date night with the BFF. =)

    And I have no idea what that dead thing used to be...

  2. You're lucky you were with Mary Alice - I have a tendency to ignore signs like that.

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  4. Holy crap! I bet you were terrified. At least you walked away...unlike that other creature.

  5. Ewww...gross. That poor thing. Probably didn't know there would be a sudden 5 ft. drop in the road.

    did you actually do anything fun?

  6. Hi! I found you through Midwest Moms – I live in Urbana too, and just thought I'd drop by to say hi, so HI!

  7. No offense, but I don't think I will go on a road trip with you!!!!