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Dept. of Winter Fun

Mad Social Butterflies, That's Us.
(Or why little cars and big snowdrifts don't go well together)


So.

Bob and I were going down to see a radio play (yes, you can see a radio play. Hush) for which FB was being the foley guy and his most excellent girlfriend as taking part.

We got down to the theater. We looked for parking. 10 minutes before the curtain goes up, we find a spot - hurrah! Er ... no. It's permit parking. Well, that means we put our little Hyundai into reverse and find anot-

Scratch that. We put our car in reverse. And we get it stuck. In the snow. That's piled up all over Chicago.

We have a tiny shovel (since it's only 1.5 feet long, I suppose it's more of an entrenching tool. ) We get out. We shovel. The guy in the house next to where we've well and truly embedded ourselves in a drift comes out with a shovel ... says 'Hi!' ... and shovels his already clear steps. Then goes back in.

Half an hour later, the radio play is obviously not happening. But ... BUT ... we haven't killed each other, either with multitudinous "I told you so" comments or the entrenching tool. And we do get the car out.

(And someone actually stops on his way home and asks if we need help. He's a young fellow, weedy and thin, all dressed up, who could easily have passed us by, but who didn't. And he makes up for the other man. In fact, he restores a bit of my faith in humanity. We don't need his help by then, but I tell him he was our good luck charm.)

And we head home, while I text my son, hold back just a few tears and promise myself some hot chocolate and some codeine for my head when I get home. And I had the hot chocolate and codeine, and I think I'm going to head for bed now.

Do BB and I know how to have fun, or what?
Heh.

In other news, we saw Thor: The Dark World the other night and enjoyed it with the exception of the fridging of one character and the slightly phone-it-in feel of Anthony Hopkins' performance.

If I can get through this week, I have a week of vacation! Woo-hoo!



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gerisullivan
Feb. 10th, 2014 04:11 am (UTC)
Well that sounds like No Fun. Glad you and Bob were able to free the car and not kill yourselves or each other in the process.

Vacation now, vacation sounds mighty fine, indeed. Onward!
kaffyr
Feb. 17th, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)
Wow - I've been seriously out of LJ circulation; I rarely wait this long to respond to comments. On the other hand, I am now responding to you from the happy depths of my vacation. I'm about to do something really exciting - alphabetize my CD collection, and yes, it's something I've been looking forward to!

We're dealing with a lot of snow again - how is it in East Coast land these days?
a_phoenixdragon
Feb. 10th, 2014 05:46 am (UTC)
Arrrrghhhh!! What a night!! I'm sorry you didn't get to see FB in the radio play - and that people can be so awful!!! Glad that one young man stopped, definitely a shining star amongst the masses of humanity.

Ohh, cannot wait to see that!! Even if there are some Fails, it sounds like the movie was rather awesome from all the reports I get.

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Feb. 17th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
I was just telling gerisullivan that I rarely wait this long before responding, but, yeah, it turns out that FB is going to be this little group's foley guy for other radio shows, so we'll have another chance to see/hear him in action.

And, yes, the movie was really a lot of solid fun. I may even go back to watch the first Thor movie, which we tried doing a year or so ago, and couldn't get into. Now, knowing the framework of the Marvel Movie!verse, it might make it more interesting.
eve11
Feb. 10th, 2014 01:16 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, so frustrating! :( cities are the worst with snow. Rural roads can get really blocked up and isolated but at least there is room.

also was that firesign theater reference? "Don't eat with your hands, son. Use your entrenching tool."
dr_whuh
Feb. 11th, 2014 04:04 am (UTC)
Heavy on the thirty-weight, Mom!
kaffyr
Feb. 17th, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
I adore you.
kaffyr
Feb. 17th, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! Another Firesign fan!!! (And yes, I am answering days and days after the conversation started. This past week I was almost totally disconnected mentally from LJ/DW. Getting back on the bicycle during my vacation.)

I see my BB has answered you as well. This family is a major Firesign stronghold. I'm almost afraid to start quoting my favorite lines, because I'll never be able to stop. Heh.
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