Friday, April 15, 2011

Five Question Friday

Okay, so I haven't done this in a couple weeks.  I always mean to... I just don't necessarily remember.

1. What is your favorite sign of spring?  Green.  My favorite sign is seeing green.  Things don't stay green here, seeing as we live in a desert.  But there is usually at least a bit of green in the spring, before it all turns brown again.

2. What was your best birthday ever?  Ugh, not sure.  I don't tend to have good birthdays.  If I was willing to blog about it, I could probably give you a rundown of my top ten worst birthdays.  But most of that stuff I'm not really wanting to blog about.

3. What is your favorite dessert?  Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie.  No question.  And it has been years and years and years since I've had any.  <sigh>

4. What is the best excuse you've ever used to get out of a ticket?  I'm not sure I've ever really used an excuse to try to get out of a ticket.  I did bite back a couple of snarky responses, and was really grateful that I had when I wasn't ticketed.  The one was on I94, heading back to the U on a Sunday.  I was going along, over the speed limit, and being passed constantly.  Constantly.  Flashing lights in my rearview mirror, and I pulled off to the side so the cop could catch whoever he was after.  Well, he was after me.

And yes, he asked, "Do you know why I pulled you over?"

It took every. single. ounce. of self-control to NOT say, "Because I was the only one you could catch?"  I don't know what I did say, but I was polite.  He ran my license, ran my plates, and told me to keep my speed down and have a nice evening.

My other favorite "I didn't get a ticket" story was when I was with the kids.  We were looking for a museum, and had circled a few-block radius 4-5 times.  Apparently, I didn't signal a turn on the 4th or so trip around.  So I roll down the window, and the officer was greeted by all the boys who were clearly quite excited.  One asked if he was having a good day, one said something about praying for police officers, and one said, "Sir, could you can tell my mom how to get to xxxxx?"  (I don't remember where we were going now).  

He looked at my license, told me I hadn't signaled my turn, and that circling the block like that was against town ordinances, and gave me directions.  And told me he appreciated kids who clearly respected the police. 

5. Do you wake up before your alarm, with your alarm, or after hitting snooze several times?  I rarely use an alarm.  Rarely enough that when I do, I don't dare to use the snooze because I'm not sure I'll do it right.  

So, to read other people's answers, click the button above.  You at least have to go read the answer on the host blog for question #4... hysterical...


the Mcclanahan 7 said...

If I didn't set my alarm...I would probably sleep til noon.

Anonymous said...

I love how the kids got you out of the ticket. I think is was the saying of prayers for the police that put you over the top!

Debra said...

I think the kids talking about praying for the police did it too :)

Though, honestly, I think he was mostly trying to determine that I wasn't up to no good with my 'cruising' behavior... I know I thought at the time, "I ought to train the kids to respond this way!" LOL! (I haven't... )