Fine, except for the attempted murder

October 4, 2012

Drawings, Uncategorized

So, the Illinois presentation is done. I didn’t barf, and the people I presented with, Thad and Annette, carried me along so all was well.

Except for almost killing Kim.

Kim was getting a ride with us from Lincoln, as she was giving her own presentations and we like her very much. Annette drove for quite a long way, but when we stopped in Shelbina, which is by Shelby and Shelbyville*, she said someone else could drive.

Anyway, in Shelbina I volunteered to drive. We stopped for gas, got some snacks, and got in. I heard noises from the back that I thought were doors closing, and started to drive away.

Um…… Kim was not in the car.

Well…..her head was, but not the rest of her.

Annette’s yell brought the car to a screeching halt and all the blood drained from my body as I looked back and saw Kim’s rightfully shocked face.

Dang dang dang.

She is the most forgiving person on earth, though, and even came up to the driver’s side door, opened it, and gave me a hug. (Thad thought she was doing it to deck me.)

Sooooooo….. Aside from nearly killing an educational treasure, yeah – it was a good trip.

* They are not super-original about naming their towns around here. We passed by a Mechanicsburg. Really.


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10 Responses to “Fine, except for the attempted murder”

  1. Peggy Said on:

    Kim sounds like a real good sport. And if there happens to be any damage on her head, gently remind her that Halloween is coming up so she should be go to go.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    I take it you didn’t do any driving on the way back.


  3. Brad Said on:

    Huh. I thought I already wrote a comment. Maybe I’m losing it. Peggy, what does that book you’re reading say about forgetting to write a comment on the daily blog post?


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  5. Kris Said on:

    “Thad and Annette carried me along”? I beg to differ. I heard from someone who heard you speak. She said your passion was apparent and that you did an awesome job. (She didn’t ride in the car with you, though….)


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