Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Real-Life Matters

The Toll Roads
Saves time. And a whole lot more
That is the slogan written on the top the letterhead of the civil judgment concerning my violation for not paying the $4.50 toll, yet I never saw a toll booth to pay! I propose the toll roads slogan be changed to:
The Toll Roads
Saves time but costs a whole lot more!
I do commend the Toll Roads for their swift judgment. They received my explanation contesting the ticket and spit out an answer in days. They re-billed me for the mitigated amount of $29.50, which was half of the original ticket, but still way more than I want to pay for driving 20 minutes on an Orange County toll Road. I will pay it and rest my case so I can move on to real-life matters.

Like my new baby nephew. He is an angel without a name. Day three of his life and we still are calling him by his nick name, Hash (Last name Brown). Hash Brown. Really. And honestly, that moniker is starting to grow on me. My creative brother-in-law took a picture of the newborn …what do you think?

Another real-life matter? Our pet ate our pet. Yes, again! Our third and final mouse escaped the cage and was found by our dauchund, Sara. Poor little critter. I returned home to Jerry the Mouse lifeless, hanging from Sara’s mouth. With tears in his eyes, my ten-year old said he was relieved because he was tired of cleaning the smelly cage. Clearly, he was torn. But I’m not. I am happy to be rodent free! In the big picture, we lost a pet, but gained a cousin. What a lovely exchange for the things in life that really matter!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for stopping over today.
Sorry about the mouse but it sounds like an awesome trade. The is an adorable picture and congratulations!

Justabeachkat said...

Adorable photo of your new nephew. I kinda like the nickname Hash. LOL

$29.50 still sounds ridiculous, but I don't blame you for wanting to just move on.


Anonymous said...

aren't you gonna mention the real-life story of the hash brown baby? cute pic!! you know i love it. but auntie crista you need to brag a little :)

Cheeseboy said...

Pets eating pets sounds like a crime against nature.

There are toll roads in Orange County? Who would have guessed?

Anonymous said...

This is actually a well thought out post, thanks.

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