Thursday, May 06, 2010

Toodle-oo

Boy I sure am getting lax in my blogging duties lately. Is this a foreshadowing of things to come? Probably. Five years might be a good lifespan of a blog, I don't know. Maybe it's just that when life is bland (and I mean that in the most positive sense) there is less to write about. I could get creative, but I think I worked the creative writing bug out of my system a good two years ago. I now know that I DON'T want to be a writer. What I really want to be is retired, but at 44, that's still in the realm of fantasy.

I was stopped by the police the other day. I had just been touting the fact that I hadn't gotten a moving violation in Quebec and then as I was speeding down a local street, I heard a little siren and looked in the rear view mirror. Uh oh. The police didn't park behind me but rather pulled up next to me and rolled down the window. Without wagging his finger, the police officer told me I was driving too fast and that the speed limit was 40, not 70. (These are kilometers per hour.) I didn't know what to say and stuttered out an, "I'm sorry, I 'm sorry" in French. Noticing my English accent, the officer said in English, "You drive too fast." I understood then that I wasn't going to receive a ticket and so I blurted out, "Merci, de rien." LAME. They took off but I felt like such the retard for saying "Thank you, your welcome" like that. At least I still have a clean driving record up here.

Tomorrow we take off on a whirlwind weekend in New York. I work in the morning and then Serge is picking me up and we drive to Burlington to catch a plane. Hopefully there will be no detention at the border because the timing is tight. We will hang out with my brother and cousins in New York and hopefully see a show Sunday afternoon, get in some shopping at our fave place Century 21, and of course dine out and bar hop. What? It's vacation. Then Monday morning we fly out at 7:30 drive back from Burlington and then I work in the afternoon. If all goes according to plan. Fingers crossed for no terrorist attacks! I'll likely not post until we get back, so have a swell weekend y'all. Oh and if you want to meet up for a drinky poo in NYC, just email me kay?

19 comments:

Anonymous, too said...

Enjoy the trip!

rjjs8878 said...

Have fun in New York. I love Century 21 too. Have you ever been to the Barney's sale?

Mark My Words said...

You're lucky you didn't get a ticket for saying what almost sounded like "Thanks, for nothing!" LOL. I heard they want to change the speed limit from 50 to 40 km/h in the Plateau, so maybe the police are out doing some awareness campaign thingie.

Have a great trip to NYC (one of my favouritest cities)!

Jay Simser said...

Give New York a Hug. I haven't been there since 1959. I am sure that there have been some changes. And don't forget to bring Georgie a present.

Rox said...

Boring? Whatever dude. Keep writing. I'm invested.

Have a wonderful trip to NY and give my regards to Broadway! :o)

A Lewis said...

A bit of a lead foot, eh? Hehehehe.

And it's nice to see you around...no matter how frequently it is. I don't think that a blog has to particularly have a lifespan. Make it your own.

GayProf said...

I figure if you didn't get the ticket, it doesn't really matter what you said.

Have fun in NY!

Rebekah said...

I love that you're embarrassed about speaking the language less than perfectly. I say cool. I use tears to get out of my tickets.

franck said...

Century 21 is such an awful shopping experience... but the $5 2(x)ist underwear totally makes it worth it!
Bon voyage!

Mel said...

Gah, it's been years since I've been to NYC, but I would love to go back to Century 21. It's kind of like upscale TJ Maxx - my clothing store of first resort.

Mel said...

Also, just in case you haven't been made aware, your e-mail account appears to have been hacked. At least I'm assuming that wasn't you sending out the link to a Russian sex chat (+/- computer virus) line.

Birdie said...

*Sigh* I've looked at getting a mini-room in NYC (at the Jane) just so I could afford to go there for a few days this summer. Maybe, maybe not. For now, I'll settle for your pictures.

Rick said...

The best defense when getting pulled over is exactly what you did: roll over, bare your belly and apologize.

Oh and I hear ya on the retirement fantasy and I'm only 43.

Lemuel said...

Re: your "faux pas" with the police, at least you did not do what I did in Hull a number of years ago. I got so flustered trying to respond in my limited French that I responded in German!

Cameron said...

I think that we have passed the apex of blog popularity and it is now on the wane.

People's attention spans are growing increasingly shorter as the world gets faster, hence the growing popularity of Facebook and Twitter. Life is becoming a series of small snippets of communication.

It just seems to me that the "energy" for blogging is dissipating; so many of the people who used to blog (including me, who was never prolific anyway) aren't doing nearly as much of it as they used to.

Perhaps it's time to move onto some other creative medium. Most of our lives are pretty mundane anyway.

. said...

Hey enjoy the trip to NYC!! Do you think if you had been pulled over in the U.S. you would have gotten a ticket? Maybe huh? Hope all is well. Have a great visit and take us some photographs!!

that's J-O-S-H said...

The first time I got pulled over, it was a week after I got my license and I was soooo nervous that I started shaking and crying and the cop thought I was on da hard schtuff. Then he realized that I have severe emotional/anxiety issues and let me drive home wiffout a ticket. Oh yeah...he pulled me over for driving too slowly on a desolate road @ 11:30 en la noche!

Butch said...

I must have a guilty face or I remind the policeman of someone he doesn't like because I always get a ticket when I am stopped. Thank goodness it has been once in a blue moon. It seems that police in this country are more interested in giving tickets than warnings.

Have a good time.

Patricia said...

I love how flustered you got about the cop. That right/wrong fear just kicks in for me everytime and I would've totally done something similar to the "thank you, you're welcome" thing. I'm glad you didn't get a ticket :)