Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Things I Learned Today (and all before noon!!) :)

Things I learned today:

1) When I enter the WV State Police Barracks, I leave my brain at the door.

2) People who drive enormous pick-up trucks are C.R.A.Z.Y.

3) I can buy more vegetables than I can carry at Jebbia's Market for $23. (Guess what's for dinner?)

Mental note to my children: Do not tell your mother that you feel deprived that you have never tried eggplant (implying negligence on her part) because your mother will stomp right out to the vegetable market and buy more vegetables than you ever thought existed for you to eat. YUM! :)

And there's MORE! :)

Things to NOT do in the WV police barracks (and which I did indeed DO):

1) Announce when being fingerprinted that it was MUCH easier this time than the LAST time you were fingerprinted.

2) When given the form to fill out, immediately fill it out with the WRONG NAME, and then be forced to either a) ask for a new form, b) SCRIBBLE IT OUT (Guess which I chose...)

And yes, I did indeed collect my brain at the door on the way out. Surprised as I was that they let me leave...

UPDATE: A reader just asked me if I was arrested today. hahaha ME! I have never even had a speeding ticket! So, I thought I better make a note that I was just visiting the State Police barracks to see the DMV for a driver's license renewal because the big 4-5 is coming up and my license is expiring. Honest! (My, this electronic metal ring they stuck around my ankle is itchy!)


Carpool Queen said...

So glad you clarified that!

Chris said...

LOL! :) Yes, I realized I should DEFINITELY clarify that.

Oh, and the first time I was fingerprinted was part of the process of becoming a teacher in Ohio. :)

Daisy said...

HA! Oh my! I thought maybe they arrested you for torturing your children by making them eat eggplant! That stuff is nasty. Ha ha ha ha ha! :D

I always say I learn something every day, if I'm lucky. Sounds like you had a lucky day. :)

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

That's nice of them to let you renew your license at the same time they were processing you!

Chris said...

Hi Daisy!

Well, ONE of my kids would have dialed 911 for help after I served her eggplant, that is for sure. She carefully removed every last bit of it from the rest of the eggplant parmesan. Hey, I tried! :)

I think I had a very lucky day, for sure. :)

Chris said...

Jan, why yes! It was nice of them! Maybe they were just afraid of me after they saw my extensive crimal record. (haha)

They were quite a cheerful bunch of workers, actually. It was a pleasant surprise. :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I think you were in jail .... yep

HEY! - so you tweet? I get direct twitter strait to my text message service. Ha haaaaaaaa!!!!!!! I really did not know WHO you were. You can never be too careful .... or you might end up in JAIL like you.


HA HA HAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!

..... prolly for stealing skim milk


Speedcat Hollydale said...

carrier pijjie quack bwaaaaaaak peck peck chicken time

weeeeeeeeee heheheheee

Speedcat Hollydale said...


Chris said...


So nice of you to write to me in jail! AND you sent me a chicken! Did you know a thin chicken can squeeze through bars? Truly. He's a bit worse for wear, but delicious. ;) Send another, please. And some skim milk.

I just started tweeting yesterday. I still really just use FB, but it's fun to be able to say, "Yep! I tweet!" :) hehe