Thursday, June 11, 2009
On the way....I stopped to
take pix of the blackeyed Susies. They were gorgeous and running along a fence line from the 2 lane back road I was on. I was heading up to see Shane, and it was POURING. Now in Florida, when it rains, people freak. Seriously. They forget how to drive. And at the first drop. They slam on the brakes and keep their foot their just in case. ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY. So instead of getting annoyed and pissy, I jumped off and went the back way. It poured so hard I couldn't see my hand in front of my face, BUT ON THE WAY BACK. The sun came on out. Now I've taken this run a million times and always thought I really REALLY NEED to stop and take pix. DID I??? Not until NOW. I had my camera. In the front seat. I was armed and dangerous. Snort. Soooo....I stopped the car and hopped out. Now of course NOOOOOOOO cars were on the road until I stopped and hopped out. Sigh. The old shed is actually near Shane's dad's house.....so I started out right. The next house was on the way and I watched its decline over the years, which is sad because it could be a cute lil dwelling out in the middle of nowhere and there is still a ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE being used. How cool is that. And then the blackeyed Susies calling my name. Of course they were across the road. Of course they looked cool over by the fence. Of course I had my good stuff on because we were celebrating Shane's birthday. Of course being on a mission I forgot the monsoon that passed by. Of course when I made an elegant leap (laughing hysterically on that one) across the ditch, I came up short (no surprise there) and landed RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DITCH WHERE THERE WAS ENOUGH WATER FOR ESTHER WILLIAMS TO DO WATER BALLET.....where my NEW SANDALS were drenched and I had mud up to my thighs (I mistakenly decided to be girlie and had a skirt/shorts under on (Didn't they call that a squart???) Showing.my.age. HATE that.LMAO..... Sigh. Anyway I took a couple of shots, all the time multi tasking w/this rationale on my mud soaked sandals. During my last foray in the mall w/my pal Chris, that had SALES GALORE. By one pair of sandals for $35.99 and get the second pair for a PENNY. I decided that I ruined my PENNY sandals. Its all about perspective. Snort.