cupcake of a night.

So after a crazy day at work, I was ready to unwind somewhat. I was having dinner over at my friend Mayela’s.  But first I had a few stops.

First I went to Jackson Hewitt to present them with yet another problem with my NY State Tax Return…some how the military spouse act is NOT working properly for us…which is pretty annoying and adds just one more thing for me to think about each day. After them “not being able to assist me tonight, in order to seek help from higher up…”

I left and went to Best Buy to pick up a refund and to exchange our Bluray player. I got the new kid. The one who didn’t know what was going on. He was able to pull up my receipt on the computer- and told me to go choose a new machine. I chose an LG that some salesperson named Giuseppe highly recommended. As soon as I brought it to the desk, new kid says to me “Well since your return is after 30 days we can’t take it back, actually.” Actually? Well, actually, this piece of shit you sold me doesn’t work… regardless of the time frame. It’s not like I stuffed a piece of bread in there and pressed play. I put in bluray and dvd discs… So I’d prefer you just make the exchange for me, since I’ve spent literally thousands of dollars in your store in the last 4 months. Well they’d prefer I take it to Geek Squad and be without a player for a month or something. Do I have another choice? No. So I leave my $200 machine with the morons who sold it to me. Hopefully they will give me back something that works with discs. I don’t need a new toaster.

I then went to Walgreens where they no longer sell Physicians Formula makeup. And finally made it to Mayela’s. We had a nice night and it was nice to catch up with her. I left her house at about ten- and I asked her the fastest route home. I could make my way back to the interstate or take the back roads which “may be a little unsafe this time of night. “

I took the back roads. I made it all the way to the street where I work, and, after passing 3 cop cars, I knew  I needed to keep my for some reason scared unsafe-drive-induced speeding in check. But I was on a road I drive every day too and from work, and as I came over the top of a hill I put my foot on the gas instead of the break and was quickly met with flashing lights in my rear view mirror. I knew it was for me and pulled over quickly. The officer parked that spotlight right in my side mirror so it flashed in my eyes. “Hi, I pulled you over because you were speeding tonight.” ‘I know.” ::shields her eyes:: “Oh sorry I’ll stand in front of it to block it.” ‘I was speeding because my friend told me this way home wasn’t safe so I was scared and speeding to get back to Fort Carson.’ “Speeding because you were scared.” ‘Yes. Sorry.’ “You were going 49 in a 35.” ::thinks to herself- that’s not even speeding:: ‘I know, I’m sorry.’ “Do you have proof of insurance for this car?” ‘Yes I do.’ ::rummage rummage rummage:: ‘What does proof of insurance look like? A paper or a card?’ ::wow:: “It could be either one. That’s it! …okay you’re good. I’m gonna reduce the ticket for you.” ::she shrugs, then waits, then starts to cry, then holds a pity party, then wipes her tears:: “Okay I put you down for 44 in a 35 so you don’t get 6 points on your license. You just get one point and the fine is $105. Here is how you come to court…” ‘It’s okay I’ll just pay it.’ “Well sometimes points can increase your insurance so you might want to come and get it brought down to a moving violation.” ‘Okay well. Okay thanks.’ “Hey – slow down for me okay? If nothing else, I saved you from hitting any deer tonight.” ….I got a nice cop? I pulled back out making sure to signal and stay under the speed limit. I even pass another cop pulling someone over. They must be on a ticketing spree tonight.

Then as I’m pulling up to Fort Carson getting into the turn lane… I hit a deer.

…. no I didn’t, but that would have been the icing on this cupcake of a night, right?

I love my husband being deployed, just as much as I loved tonight.


  1. LOVE that sick burn at the end! LOVE IT!

    P.S. You have a very nice toaster.

  2. Quit it, Al!!! No more speeding. And DEFINITELY go to court for the ticket – they always reduce it and it won’t affect your insurance.
    And stop trying to have FUN – go home and play with your biting-machine puppy!!!!!
    I love you.

  3. Oh man that’s a rough one!

    (If you’re able to return the Blu-Ray Player, I would go for a PS3…its a PS3, Blu-Ray player, and it works with Netflix to watch movies instantly. I think the price dropped to $300. We have one, it’s great.)

    ::thinks to herself- that’s not even speeding::
    –Agreed, totally not speeding.

    Thank goodness today is a new day, I hope it’s a better one!

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