November 27, 2003

Road Trip!

Yes, we did leave LeTourneau at 2:00 instead of 1:00. I kinda figured we would, even while hoping we wouldn't. Ran into traffic about 30 miles out of town and we were crawling along for almost half an hour. So that sucked. As a result, we hit Dallas in the height of rush hour, which was all kinds of fun.

Creepy thing: I'm driving along in Dallas and I look in the rearview mirror. There's a white van with an . . . "overweight" Hispanic guy driving. He drops back about a carlength or so, and then suddenly, an identical white van cuts in right in front of him . . . right behind me. And the guy driving could easily have been the other's twin brother. It was way trippy.

We stopped in Abilene to eat at Dairy Queen for supper, but I didn't get to get myself a Blizzard for dessert because a whole bunch of people came in while we were eating and we had to leave. Suck, again. By the time we finished it was 8:00. We were at my grandparents' house by 10:15.

I was gonna go to bed relatively early, especially I heard that the bloody cover for the bed of my pickup was supposed to be put on the next morning, and I had to get to the north side of Lubbock by 10:30. Except I didn't go to bed, of course. I caught sight of a book I had left behind for my grandparents to read (they did) and picked it up again. It was only 143 pages long, but it took a bit of time to reread it, and I picked it up at about 12:15. The book is Good Old Boy by Willie Morris, and it is highly amusing.

So, today, (to make a long story short) there was Thanksgiving dinner, and it was good. And it was followed by games, and they were good. And they were followed by more eating, and that was good too. And right now we are watching a rather . . . interesting version of The Hound of the Baskervilles that PBS did last year. I don't particularly care for the style, but it's faithful enough to what I remember of the book. I liked the Jeremy Brett version better.

And now I'm going to write an English journal. I hope everyone else is enjoying their Thanksgiving break.

Posted by Jared at November 27, 2003 09:25 PM | TrackBack