Monday, March 10, 2008

girl, I must warn you

I have had a version of the following conversation with no fewer than four coworkers:

Me: Hi, how are you?
CW: Fine, you?
Me: Fine. Did you have a good weekend?
CW: Not really, with being snowed in and all. How was yours?
Me: Oh, great! I went to Springfield on Saturday.
CW: . . .
Me: Don't worry, we took my friend's SUV.
CW: . . .
Me: I wouldn't have gone, but it was important.
CW: . . .
Me: I had to get to a bachelorette party.
CW: You're crazy. How were the roads?
Me: Oh, they were terrible!
CW: Yeah?
Me: Awful, and the visibility was not good.
CW: Well, I'm glad you're alive.
Me: Me too.

I don't always make smart decisions, that doesn't necessarily make them BAD decisions. I'd travel a lot farther than Springfield in a KILLER BLIZZARD for something that's that important to one of my best friends. Even though there were far fewer of us than there were supposed to be, those of us that could make it (including Heidi, once we rescued her in Nancy's aunt's monster truck Sequoia) made absolutely sure Nancy had the best time she possibly could, given the circumstances. And INDEED a good time was had by all. We even ventured out of the house Saturday night and a good thing, too, because we were ready to be as obnoxious as possible. And obnoxious we were, even ending up at our old college bar and commandeering the dance floor. Seeing as how there were maybe 20 people in the entire bar, the DJ was graciously accepting requests, which is how Heidi and I ended up on the dance floor, all by ourselves, doing the running man to Bel Biv Devoe. I think Turk would be proud.


  1. Who wouldn't drive through a blizzard to dance to "Poison"? Anyone who wouldn't is no friend of mine. Well done.

  2. Heh! Besides, someone had to distribute the penis cookies. Glad you made it safely!

  3. Anonymous8:31 PM

    I drove up to Michigan on Friday morning and I thought I was going to die. I hear it got even worse by Saturday! Poor you!

  4. There's nothing healthy about a person who willingly drives to Springfield in *good* weather. So you, my friend, are completely fucking nuts. But thank god those penis cookies were handled, so to speak.

  5. I'm not saying this was a smart decision, but I didn't die so it couldn't have been THAT bad. Hee.

  6. It was all over the national news, how the snow consumed Ohio. But I was all, "Psh, Jennie is out at a bar. It can't be THAT bad."

  7. I wasn't driving so we were perfectly fine.