Sunday, March 05, 2006

My Weekend

I went back to visit the parental units back in WI and also see my brothers and sisters. My younger sister is having her first baby and so it was baby shower time. I was able to leave and go to Fred's bar and restaurant for hands down the best burgers around and introduce my son to properly made deep fried cheese curds, which he absolutely loved.

What's that you say, you think you're place makes better burgers? Juicy Lucy you call it? Please. These are half-pound, never frozen, fresh ground beef daily with phenominal seasoning burgers that kicks the snot of of anything around. Add to that that the cheese is not sliced crap you peel out of a wrapper from Kraft, no sirree Bob, this is liquid cheese that was lovingly made by WI cows. Now that that issue is taken care of, back to the story.

The low-light of the weekend was that I got a speeding ticket. Yes, my first one in over 8 years. One of those brain farts on my part where I just drove stupidly. Luckily for me and my wife, I did not extend this stupidity by being a smartass to the cop who pulled us over.

Of course the cop asks, "Do you know why I pulled you over?" and we all say "No, officer, I don't". Now, what the hell is the point of this question anyway? It's not like I'm going to suddenly have a breakdown and say "because I'm a drug dealer?" or "because I'm a crossdressing evil midnight bomber, the evil which bombs at midnight!" or even "because you really wanted my number?" (hey, it was a female cop and I am me, it's not totally ridiculous). Just say what's on your mind officer and let's get this whole show on the road here. Not like we're on game show and I get some great prize if I guess correctly like a years supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat. Crikey.

Needless to say, she did tell me that if I could drive back down there in 3 weeks for a mid-day court date on a Thursday. Really? I can take a day off, drive back 6 hours to this crap town to dispute some ticket, then drive back home another 6 hours? Thanks officer, really. So methinks I'll just mail in the money and be done with it.

I've decided to just take the advice that my good buddy Gabe has on the situation. Seeing how often I have speeded and not received a ticket, this one is simply my way of paying for the last 8 years of speeding. So looking at this that way, $15/yr to speed really isn't all that bad.


Curt said...

After your horrible Carl Eller joke of last week, I look at the speeding ticket as divine punishment.

Curt in Grand Forks

Anonymous said...

You are a card, I'm still laughing.
BTW: why would a lady cop want your number, she could clearly see YOUR WIFE who could kick her ass if she tried anything with you. And your ass, too don't forget.
Your loving wife (whom you foolishly trust to cook for you)