Monday, January 26, 2009

Life in the Fast Lane

Ugh. Yesterday I got a speeding ticket. Only my second one {of any kind} ever...and the last one was 12 years ago. I'll spare you the details because they're not that interesting. Suffice it to say that I was zoned-out on a two-lane road in small-town west Texas on the way back from my parents' lake house. I never drive at the speed I was driving. But the one time I do, I get caught doing it. That's life. And moments earlier I was zoned-out and realized I was driving under the speed limit and told myself to speed up a little. Note to self: don't zone-out while driving. Either way, it's not a good idea.

While I am certainly not happy about paying the fine, that's not what bothers me the most. What really annoys me is the fact that I broke my record. Twelve years without a traffic ticket. After I pulled back on to the road, I told Casey, "I never get tickets." He smiled at me {as if he was actually amused} and said, "well, you do now." Thanks.

And on a related note, I received my new driver's licence in the mail today. I got to take my picture again. The last time I took my picture, I had just gotten married and changed my name. This time I had Ethan with me. I carried him in the baby Bjorn because sometimes it's just so much easier than the stroller. And it was. Until picture time and I had to make sure he wasn't showing in the picture. I had thought of this ahead of time and decided that I would un-hook one side of the carrier and tip him horizontally across my body. Hopefully, I thought, he won't show. And he didn't. But there is still evidence that he was there...

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4 comments:

Becky said...

i'm sorry you got a ticket, but i must admit it makes me feel much better about the ticket i got 2 years ago. (my first and only speeding ticket by the way.) if it can happen to you it can happen to anybody.

Mary said...

Feels like you throw your money out the window when you get a ticket, doesn't it? I HATE that!!!

Stormy said...

I am with you on the ticket, I got my first ever speeding ticket today! I was thinking and not really focused. OUCH!

Lynn Leaming said...

I can't claim to be ticket free, although my last one was 15 years ago. But Steve has never recieved a ticket at the ripe ol' age of 56. He takes great pride in that :)