Monday, January 11, 2010

Where to start...?

Well, quite a lot has happened since Friday, and I guess I'll start from the beginning. Yeah, very boring and conventional, I know.

Friday evening, Silver and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet my blogfather, Big Dick, his gorgeous wife, Kelly, and his son, Dick, Jr. at Babe's Chicken Dinner House. Yes, I know he'll shake his head and roll his eyes at being called my blogfather, but too bad, so sad! He'll just have to suck it up and deal with it!

Not only was the company exceptional, but the food was to die for. Hands down the best fried chicken I've ever had. A foodgasm was easily achieved.

Saturday was my first day at the new job, and though my colleagues were grousing about it being slow in comparison to the usual Saturday, I was thrilled that I had services, despite being the therapist with the least seniority, and there being five other therapists there that day. Shit, at my last job in Vegas, *I* had the most seniority, so I was the therapist booked first, and I STILL wasn't getting any work. Now THAT'S slow, People!

After I got home from work, it was time to load up Silver, all her plethora of crap, the dogs (speaking of crap...;)), and drive up to Oklahoma to take her to the airport. Winter break is over, it's time for school again, muahahahaha!

She's arrived safely and I'm back home now, too. God, I hate long drives, especially when I'm tired, especially when it's after dark, and ESPECIALLY when there are so many stretches of highway under construction. I had a douchebag in a tiny car behind me for about half an hour who had four ultra-bright headlights competing to see which would blind me the most and cause my head to explode from the pain. I finally just risked getting a speeding ticket and zoomed away.

Also, it's freaking COLD. I mean, really, REALLY COLD. Ugh.

This could have contributed to something amusing that occurred in one of the aforementioned construction zones.

You know those electronic signs that the authoritah puts up around construction zones to advise drivers of crap? Well, on one stretch of highway, Silver and I counted at least six of these things, and every one advised us individually of a different speed in the construction zone. And no two consecutive signs stated the same speed! Either someone had fun hacking into the system, or the cold caused some snafus, 'cause the first sign stated, "Speed limit 49 ahead." WTF? 49? The next one said 47, followed by 49 a couple times, then 46, then the last sign said, "Speed limit 38 ahead." Weird. Especially because the only non-electric speed limit sign in the entire construction zone indicated that the speed limit was in fact 55.

Oh, well. At least Silver and I got some lulz out of it! We arrived at my wonderful friend's house and got a quick nap in before it was time to drive Silver to the airport. Having such good friends ROCKS! I also had the opportunity to eat at Cracker Barrel for the first time EVAR (weird, I know!). They certainly cook a bang-up breakfast! Finally I hit the road again and made it back home in around three hours.

Anyhoo, that's my weekend wrap-up. Tomorrow I have some training at our spa location in Plano, and my work schedule for next weekend is already shaping up nicely.

Also, a mini-blogmeet is in the works for next Friday. As soon as arrangements are set in stone, I'll share the details!

Hope y'all have a good week!


Angel said...

you think it was cold there?! I live in missouri and it's been warmer in alaska than it has here. The high the other day was -35 with the windchill, no windchill you say? -11. Now that's COLD.ohh not to mention it's been snowing about every other day since before christmas! i can't even get out my bck dr b/c it's up to my chest and i'm 5'6!!There are "drifts" as tall as my bf and he's 6'1.

Christina RN LMT said...

Angel, you win. Or should that be, you lose? LOL. I guess there are certain areas of the country I will never, ever live in. Unless it's just for the summer and I make like the birds and migrate with the seasons! Stay warm and drive carefully!

Buck said...

Heh. Cold. I'll not make any more alGore jokes here; the 'net is awash with 'em.

re: those construction-zone signs. There's an explanation: Zombies.

Glad to hear you're settling in!

Christina RN LMT said...

Buck...ZOMBIES! Why didn't I think of that?

SCI-FI said...

re: the odd speed-signs: My in-laws' camp lives on a stretch of dirt road with a "6mph" speed limit.

When I first saw that, I asked why, and it was explained to me as: "People are more likely to remember -and pay attention to- an unusual number than the usual 5-10mph increments.

Strange, but probably true.