Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Tale of Two Tires

I got up at oh dark early with the birds and hit the road for Longmont.

I was passing through the Wildcat Hills by 4:15 a.m.
One might think I was anxious to see Jamal's football game.

I swear it had nothing to do with getting my new camera!

Jamal had a 9:00 game, but had to be at the field by 8:00.
The game was in Erie at the Conroe Field
 so we had to leave Longmont by 7:30.

Jamal was really excited about his game
and trash-talked all the way to Erie.
Not really, but that sounded better
than he acted like a goon.

We dropped Jamal off at the field and
Momma gave him the standard pep talk:
"Go out there and kill someone, but stay hydrated!"

We had to leave so early poor Marissa didn't
even time to fix her hair but she managed!

We were going to hang out at the field until game time,
but instead met up with Tara, Mary's friend 


and went off in search of Starbucks!

But unfortunately, before we got there
Mary's front tire had a minor mishap.

It's no wonder .... they were completely bald.

Grrrrr!  I hate changing tires!

In a matter of 7 minutes (Tara timed me), I had the tire
 changed and the wonder donut put on.

Mary didn't want to drive around on her donut so we went back to the field and got Tara's CR-V and once again went off in search of happy juice at Starbucks.

I think it sucks that they closed our Starbucks.

I miss it.  Almost as much as Pioneer Woman misses Starbucks.

I decided to be adventurous and try something different.
I ordered a green tea lemonade.

However, I got a green tea latte.

Kinda looks like a sea weed shake, but
I have to admit that I really liked it.

Everyone else ordered pumpkin scones and hot drinks.

Not me, though.  I showed incredible will power.
Just like the night before when I limited myself to two orders of fries!

The game was enjoyable.
Jamal is very small for his age, so he didn't
play much in the first part of the game.

Sister Two, I want you to know this photo was taken
from ACROSS the football field! 

My new camera rocks!
I wore out a battery during the game.

This mohawk was about thirty feet away.

Beagles are great dogs.  This guy looked about as interested as I was.
He was sitting about 35 feet away.

This Pyrenesse was at the opposite end of the field.

I think I'll get a tattoo like this.
Zoomed in from 25 feet away.

Aren't football games fun?
Marissa thought so.  She said it beat studying anatomy terms.
I guess that all depends on how you're studying them!

Here is Jamal's coach. 
I think his name is Dick.

Jamal finally got in to play at the end of the game.
He runs so fast, he is just a blur.
(Can't possibly have anything to do with my hands shaking!)

Here he is on the line.
I added the arrow so you wouldn't miss him!
The guys he plays against are huge!

The other team had two female players.

That would have been a hell of a lot of fun!
I'm still pissed that I was forced to take home ec instead of shop.

The only thing domestic about me is that I live in a house.  At least if I had taken shop, I could have built the house!

Mary, Tara, and one of the other parents strolled down to the opposite end of the football field so that I could play with the zoom on my new camera. 

Finally the game was over and we were off for the real purpose of the trip:
The Colorado Quilt A-Fair!
Mary and Tara went with us.  Mary bought fabric
and she doesn't even quilt ..... yet.
It was a wonderful show with vendors
from all over the country.

Sister Three, if some strange woman shows up
on your doorstep and says hi, don't fret.
I sent her.

Quilts weren't the only interesting things ....
 I definitely want some boots like these.

I would be sure to tuck my jeans in like the chick wearing them!

This is the raffle quilt that I'm going to win.

I won't bore you with more quilt photos, since I did that not long ago.

After we were done there, we went to Johnny Carino's to eat.
That is going to be a post all it's own later this week! Let me just tease you with this overheard conversation in the bathroom:

"Grandma, are you out there? Great-Grandma? I need help with my wedding dress."

After that we went to pick up Mary's car.  She had dropped it off before the quilt show to get two new front tires.  She wasn't very happy, but we told her that shit happens.
While we waited for her, I played with my new camera.
Do you think that perhaps I need to clean my windshield?
The tire place was on the corner.  These two people were on their porch (across the street and halfway down the block) minding their own business.
That's kind of scary, isn't it?
Anyone could be snapping your photo at any time.
She got her new tires though and is now very happy!
Our day was a lot of fun, but we were glad to get home last night.
Especially so I could download the 673 pictures that I had taken yesterday!


Anonymous said...

You couldn't pay me to drink that green tea drink. Yuck! It pretty much looks like goose poop. I think I will keep drinking my plain old no frills ice tea.

Mary said...

It's crazy how much better the car drives when it has new tires! LOL