Saturday, December 27, 2008

Caught in the Mist of Another Ice Storm on Tuesday!

Hey there blogspot fans,
I was caught in another ice storm on Tuesday! I woke up at home and to my surprise while getting ready for work and drying my hair, my sister, SC yelled to me from upstairs "Hey RC, you better get going, it's freezing rain and sleeting right now". Pretty sure, she was right-SC was. It had already been freezing rain and sleeting. So I hurried up and finished getting ready. I had to take my bags outside still too. Finally I got ready to leave. When I pulled out of the garage, it was a mess outside already. I decided to take the country roads to work, which probably was not the greatest idea. I made it to the highway and I'm like oh man, I knew it was really bad because the people on the Interstate were going really slow. Plus I saw someone in a jeep on the highway that braked and they started fishtaling. So yeah, I knew it was pretty bad. Then I got into town in Eff. and I got to a stop sign and I could not stop. My antilock brakes took in effect and they would not make me stop. It was bad. Fortunately, no one was coming or I would have been in a wreck. Thank goodness.
Later on thru the day it finally stopped freezing rain. But it started to turn over to just rain. Not to mention there was already ice on the ground from the freezing rain. Anyway, to make a long story short, I about fell getting to my car after I got out of work. I had to scrape the ice off my car too. In accomplishing that, I ended up getting my socks and shoes wet from the rain puddles, not to mention I was standing on ice patches too where the freezing rain hit earlier. I forgot to mention that I called my cousin again-LH-to see if she and her husband were going to be home. That was around 5:00 before I had to clock out from my job. She said no, that they were at another party. I'm like "Are you Serious?" "For Real?" At that point, I'd pretty much given up on going to their house that night AGAIN. So I just decided to find another motel room for myself. I stayed in Super 8 Motel this time. It was nicer then the other one I stayed in before. Plus I didn't have to wallk upstairs outside. They did have stairs, but they were inside the building. They also had more channels on cable tv. Thank goodness. I love cable tv. It's pretty awesome. I was able to watch Illini play their basketball Braggin' Rights. They one which was cool too. Anyway, it was one of those days where it turned out to be okay. I can't complain too much, because I had a place to lay my head down again and I was by myself again too. I might like it so much in staying in these motel rooms, I might want to do it everytime. Well, everyone take care. Talk to you all later.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Major Drama Problems on Thursday Evening!

Well, I guess I really should be thankful on Thursday night that I had a place to lay my head down and didn't fall on my bottom and break a leg. It was major drama folks on Thursday evening. First, the weather center channel was calling for a bad ice storm and sure enough they were right. About 4p.m. it started freezing rain/drizzle. So pretty much when I went to get in my car after work at about 6p.m. the windshields were covered in an 1" of ice.
I got on my cell phone and called LH-one of my cousins and she said she was not going to be home. I'm like, are you serious? I told/asked myself. I didn't really want to spend like 3 hours shopping nor 3 hours with her husband DH by myself. I didn't think that would look good. So I called CC and asked him if I could check in to a motel. So sure enough, that's what I did. I went to check in at a motel. Not to mention that it was icy still and freezing rain and it was a mess outside. So I got a room and the room I stayed in was not in the main building. They had another building that was part of the motel, but I had to drive to the other building which was not too far away.
So, when I got ready to get into the other building of the motel I had to walk up steps. Lo and behold, I about fell down on the ice before getting up the steps because it was so icy and I about fell on the steps too. Not to mention I was trying to walk up the steps with a big duffel bag I had filled up with a weeks supply clothing. Finally, I got into my room and there was a window with a blind. I opened the blind up and realized there was another entrance. I thought to myself, maybe it wouldn't be as slick over on this other side. So while talking to Sunshine, I got the idea of doing exactly that-parking on the side closer to my room.
Before I moved my car again, I had not ate anything as of 6:30p.m. So I told Sunshine that I would be leaving the motel room and driving over to a Steak 'N' Shake close by. That's exactly what I did. When I got over there to the restaurant, it was slick on the roads already. I'm like this is nuts. So I went inside and not to mention I was already flustered by all the major drama that took place before I got into the restaurant-LH not being home, almost falling down on my bottom due to icy conditions, etc. I didn't realize there was a sign-PLEASE WAIT TO BE SEATED. So instead of waiting and not seeing the sign, I decided to seat myself-woops! But I did. I pretty much embarrassed myself, but I guess it all worked out okay.
After I ate, I went back to my motel room. When I got back inside, I had a dilemma in the bathroom. I pretty much plugged the toilet up so to say. It took me like 6 times to flush the darn thing, because I plugged it up. I'm like for pete lands, are you serious. I thought I was going to have to call the main office and say "Housekeeping, I need a plunger down in room so and so with a toilet plugged up", "could you get a plunger to come fix it". But that wasn't necessary.
Anyway, overall, I had a good time staying in the motel room by myself. I got to watch cable until midnight which was a highlight. I hope you enjoyed the major drama story of Thursday Evening!! Hope it was an enjoyable drama story!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Karaoking is Awesome!

Hey there blogspot fans,
I had my first experience at Karaoking at my Christmas work party. One of my friends, Sunshine, even got up and did a little bit of Karaoke. The songs I did was "I Walk the Line", "Folsum Prison Blues", "Jackie Blue", "Cheers theme song"-had no clue really how the song went, "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night, "Diff'rent Strokes" and "One Toke Over the Line" to mention a few. Yeah, my friend Sunshine sang 2 I liked alot-The Weight by The Band and It Never Rains in Southern California. Yeah, it was awesome. I loved it. SC though never got up to Karaoke. Oh well, I guess. It was a great time though. I added some of the songs we sang on my playlist that I liked. You'll have to check them out.
P. S. I love this blogspot!!:)