Oh Yes It’s Ladies Night!
This past Friday, I went out for a girls night with two close friends and one new friend. Our night was filled with wine and snacks at my new friend Victoria’s house in Lombard, which for me required a drive. My intention was to head out right after the kids went to bed, but while we were eating dinner I got a text from my friend Beth (who was also going to be at girls night) saying the Metra had hit a pedestrian and she had to get off at an earlier stop and they weren’t providing transport to additional stations.
I explained the situation to Nick and headed out toward the station to pick up Beth since she wasn’t immediately able to get in touch with anyone closer. Before I was able to leave however, Charlie (who overheard our conversation) insisted that I take an ice cube with me for the person who was hit by the train, because clearly an ice cube and a kiss would make all the boo-boo’s better.
In the car headed towards the Berkeley station near Lombard, and traffic is miserable. My GPS is set to steer me around traffic, but generally I ignore it and stick to the route I am familiar with. This night, however, I decide to follow it’s recommendation and take the surface roads and avoid the expressway.
Everything was going fine until I looked up and witnessed a drug deal taking place right in front of me as a waited at the stop light.
“Oh s**t!” I mumbled to myself, as the dealer and I locked eyes. Fortunately, the light changed and I gunned it outta there. I. Hit. Every. Single. Friggin. Light. After seeing the first deal go down, I looked around and realized how out of place I was in the neighborhood I was in.
“Oh s**t.” I said out loud again, when I saw yet another drug deal going down. What the hell, it’s still light out for Goodness sake’s! These deals aren’t happening on the sidewalk, or shielded from the traffic in anyway. It’s brazen, and in the middle of the damn road. That was the moment I realized that I was listening to a Justin Bieber song. Loudly!
When I turned it up, it was the Black-eyed peas. When it ended, I was distracted by the open air pharmacy that I had stupidly driven in to, and wasn’t paying attention.
I am positive that the Biebs crooning a heartfelt tune about wanting to be my boyfriend, didn’t help me blend in whatsoever.
Who wants to play “Spot the Geek!”? It’s not hard, just look for the idiot.
Phew! Finally! Made it to the burbs an hour and fifteen minutes after I left (Beth had been picked up in the meantime, so the poor girl wasn’t standing around forever). Who knew it was hard to get out of the damn city!
Girls night was great! We laughed and talked about the typical stuff, family, friends, work, husbands, kids, etc. Wine and snacks (and several waters for me since I had a journey home), and suddenly it was 11:30. Dang! The kids are going to be up bright and early. Gotta jet.
The ride home was thankfully uneventful. Until I was exiting the expressway. I went up the hill to the surface street and when I got to the top, there was a car completely engulfed in flames! Totally en fuego! No fire truck, to cops, no pedestrians, nothing. Just a burning car…..What on earth?????
Oh what a night!Out and about, Uncategorized by Sandee Harned