Monday, June 6, 2005

Traffic School, Vader, And RTB

I had a small mental breakdown when I saw Maili's recent column over at Romancing The Blog.

The witch stole my idea!

OK, so it was technically her idea first. And it's my own damn fault for not e-mailing her, because when I saw the title of her post before it went live, I had a feeling that was what her focus was going to be on.

I could have probably kept my original column on child characters in romance novels, since my ranty focus tended to be on toddler characters and the lisp - but thought it would be in poor taste to have two very similar columns so close together. So I spent my weekend thinking up a new idea - and came up with one. Just got done writing it and it's set to go live on June 10.

And I think it's fairly original - so I'm not fretting about the other posters this week.

My weekend was basically shot to hell thanks to Traffic School. Yours truly made the mistake of not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign a few months back - and the young, cute police officer had the nerve to give me a ticket! With visions of high car insurance costs for the next 3 years, I took the option of Traffic School.

Never again. Never, ever, ever again. I would rather have 3 root canals and my finger nails pulled out simultaneously than go through that 8 hours of hell again. Most...Boring...Day...Ever.

But I made up for it on Sunday. The Boyfriend and I went and saw Revenge Of The Sith on IMAX. Very, very cool - and here's a shock, we both really liked this movie. Of course going in with absolutely no expectations helped considerably. Expect nothing = walking away pleasantly surprised.


lost said...

I'm very, very sorry about the RTB thing, especially when we consider the fact that I'd be 100% happy to poke anyone's eye to read your take on this topic. Any chance that you would post it to your blog?

I'm a great fan of 'Expect nothing' when going to cinema or watching a DVD. I get more fun that way.

Wendy said...

No need to apologize. Like I said, I should have e-mailed you when I saw the title of your post. I just had that feeling ya know?

Maybe I will post it to my blog. I'm not sure if I can tinker with it much and post it over at RTB at a later date or not. Your column pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter, and there's not a whole lot I could add to it.

Jill Monroe said...

We're living the same life! I received a ticket for not coming to a complete stop as well. Although I got the option of taking drivers school on-line - 3 hours, but oh, so much better.

Although I didn't go to a movie afterwards, I went to bed.

If only my cop had been young and cute, mine was the stereotype of mean and rude. He even made my 6 year-old strapped in her carseat in the back cry.