It just goes to show you.

December 20, 2008

Drawings, Journal

So, even though it was bitterly cold today, we went to ukulele night. I had already RSVP’d that we’d be there, and it was just cold – not snowing or anything. The interstate was as clear and dry as could be, but getting into Omaha I slid a little bit at a stop light. We knew to be careful leaving.

The evening was great. There were seven of us, and we ate delicious food and played Christmas songs for a couple of hours. I say ‘played’ because my voice was shot. (The other girl, Beth G., also had a cold.) Lloyd was very happy because we played two Elvis songs – Blue Christmas and Mele Kalikimaka. He really hammed it up!

Finally it was time to go. We loaded up the truck, started it up, started it up….. I said “STARTED IT UP”. What???? No start.

The weather was just too cold, and our battery is just too old. God bless our ukulele friends who spent many chilly minutes trying to jump the engine (which didn’t work) and eventually push-started us! It just goes to show – uke people are the nicest people you’ll ever meet!

I didn’t really sit in the driver’s seat.  I have no idea how to push-start, so I just pushed.

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16 Responses to “It just goes to show you.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Great, now I have a choice of either having “Day-O” stuck in my head all day, or “Mele Kalikimaka”. Maybe I could just sing both at once:

    “Daylight come and me wanna go Mele Kalikimaka…”


  2. Beth Said on:

    So, did Lloyd jump start it? Or some genius uke-er?


  3. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Walmart’s batteries have as good a reputation as any.


  4. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Oh, whose belated Birthday or early Christmas present will the new battery be?


  5. Peggy Said on:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the picture!! Sorry about the incident. And thanks for choosing a ’68 Elvis…black leather Elvis is my FAVORITE Elvis…Mele Kalikimama!


  6. Peggy Said on:

    PS That other video is hilarious! And this is the song that has won out in my head…sigh…


  7. Deborah Said on:

    Have you heard Porky Pig’s version of Blue Christmas? I’ll see if I can find it.


  8. Marko Said on:

    Ahhh shucks it was nothing folks. That little truck in sub zero temps …no problem.

    Frosty Ukulele playing…. New sport!



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