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?