Monday, August 31, 2009

Friday Night Fun

Last Friday night--or was it Saturday morning--on my way home from critique I met up with...

A DUI checkpoint. And all I'd had to drink was water.

Okay, so it way about the time folks would be heading home from the bars, and I was on a busy street. Thank goodness I had my seatbelt on!

After driving down a long stretch of street lined with traffic cones, then being blinded by what had to be the brightest flashlight in history, I handed over my license and insurance card. Luckily the officer decided he didn't need to see my registration--the glove compartment isn't the neatest.

Question--Have you had anything to drink tonight.
Answer--Nope, nothing but water. (and quite a lot of that. Should I tell him I'm only about a mile from home and the bladder knows it?)
Then questions about the stop. Did I mind? Naw. Do I think checkpoints help stop DUI? Ah, now there's the question...

Let's see. They had to give fair warning of the stop. And the lighted sign was positioned far enough away from the stop if thinking cells were present the driver could turn off. (Actually, the sign's what saved me with the seatbelt issue!) But I'm not sure a DUI person would have those thinking cells in operation. If they did, they wouldn't be driving.

And it was rather imposing to have half a dozen officers milling about nearby...just in case.

But with a smile and a thank you from the officer, I was on my way...

I've got to say a huge thank you to the men and women who strive to keep the streets safe! A brief stop anytime is worth that!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

some things you just gotta do

I don't often take 'quizzes' folks send me, but since I use the Keltic world in many of my books, how could I not see what random Irish Gaelic phrase I am...

Which Random Irish Gaelic Phrase Are You?
Is maith liom bananai
Is maith liom bananai
Is maith liom bananai - 'I like bananas.'You're laid-back and you enjoy the simple things in life. Some might say you're a little too laid-back. Just what is it you're smoking, anyway?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Group blogs

I'm blogging about group blogs at Charge of the Write Brigade. Post a comment and let me know if you think group blogs are friend or foe!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dancing with the Stars

With the new cast of Dancing with the Stars announced... I've picked my two pre-dancing favorites.

Donny, well, because he's Donny. Not that I had much of a life in college, but I would spend that one evening a week with the Donny and Marie Show. Yikes! How much does that age me?

Mark-uh... abs! Besides, I love Iron Chef and he looks pretty darn good in a suit as well. Imagine this...
tight Latin strutting pants.

'nuff said.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Dragonfly days

...of summer!
*Click on me to see
how much larger
I can be!