Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This-n-That Thursday

The things I've learned in the last 24 hours (The February Edition):
  • You cannot ever have too much wiper fluid in your car.
  • Never. Ever. Apply Alpha Hydroxy after a waxing session. Ever.
  • Always expect a tractor trailer to have sheets of murderous ice on top.
  • Always expect to be behind THAT tractor trailer with said ice sheets.
  • Serious lesson: NO Alpha Hydroxy after waxing.
  • That ice on the trucks? Will always explode right in front of you.
  • State Troopers can and will hide behind snow banks along the I 95 corridor.
  • If you happen to miss the ice, there will be big sheets of wood.
  • This wood will have nails.
  • Upward facing nails.
  • If you miss the nail studded wood...
  • There are the Potholes Of February.
  • The potholes try to be funny.
  • There is much misery and elastic pants in February.
  • February bites.
  • And the potholes are anything but funny.
What say you?

22 comments:

winetipper said...

You didn't get a flat tire, did you? Will be in touch later.

Decadent Housewife said...

Policemen hide in snowbanks? Ours hide in doughnut shops.

Maria said...

Loving your sense of humor - much needed in February.

phd in yogurtry said...

Those sheets of ice and wood with nails? Sounds treacherous. I do remember, years ago, driving behind a tractor trailer where sheets came flying off but missed my car, thankfully. And I am fully aware of the necessary fashion shift toward elastic waistbands in February. In my case it's derived from the phenomenon known as "less exercise but same caloric intake." Trying to jump start that.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

February is just awful. The cold, the dark, the depression, the excessive misery...reminds me of the Hee Haw song...if it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair and agony on me.

Magpie said...

So, those tires that used to live in your backyard? Did they come in handy?

Sounds like not a fun day there.

Trisha said...

The sheets of truck-ice and potholes have taken me back to life in Ohio. Some things I just don't miss!

Tammy said...

Gah! I can't wait for February to be over. March has to be better, right?!

TSannie said...

O dear....hope today's drive is much better!

Keetha said...

Goodness. What a drive that must have been!

A friend of mine was driving to work behind a log truck. A chain that was strapped across the cargo came loose and hit her car, the sunroof, shattering it. It scared her so badly. If the sun roof had been open, that huge chain would have injured her, probably seriously.

Another reason everyone should stay home.

Sandie said...

I have first-hand experience with everything EXCEPT Alpha Hydroxy after waxing & the state troopers along I-95. I also echo your sentiments about potholes being anything but funny. As an aside, why is it nearly impossible to avoid them?

Daryl said...

Cheer up the days are getting longer and the sun is still sort of still shining when I get home at something shortly after 5ish ...

Stop waxing .. invest in lasering it off and it wont come back and you wont ever need to worry about alpha hydroxy'ing again .. ever ..

Grandma J said...

I hate sneaky cops, but I love that pothole commercial. I think the pothole is a Texan.

noble pig said...

Murderous ice...you are so right.

big hair envy said...

Sitting here in my elastic pants and LMAO!!! I was behind that same tractor trailer recently. The only difference is that it was actually a Winnebago. I sacrificed my front-end alignment, and went into the pothole infested right lane just to get around him. Yes. Right lane. Imbecile!

Egghead said...

Our policemen don't hide. They come around corners and get you head on with the radar. Yes February. Yes.

Snooty Primadona said...

Oh Dear. Something tells me you have unwelcome experience in these areas. Ouch!Oof!

Emom said...

Ugh! February does bite.....sorry....

Diane said...

Yeah... the waxing. Good to know. I know to avoid it while on antibiotics.
As for the ice and nails... you and your car are okay aren't you?

Can't wait to see where your road trip takes you! Be safe!

Delora said...

Love that...

Life with Kaishon said...

Alpha Hydroxy. I don't even know what that is. The pot holes are insane. Where do they come from?

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

i'm surrounded by potholes.
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