Adventures in the Lone Star State

SoCal Stories

It has been a busy month. I have only been home for four days, but it feels like it’s been longer. Sadly, I will be leaving the family in a few days. However, not all is lost; I will be spending the rest of my vacation with Diane and her family. I’m looking forward to it. Anyway, let me recount some funny stories from the past few days.

1) My mom picked me up at LAX on Thursday. Within five (yes five) seconds of putting my luggage in the trunk, a policeman (on a motorcycle) pulled her over. My mom had not parked at the white curb because there were too many cars in the way. Rather, she stopped in the middle lane (no cars behind her) and popped the trunk. I thought this was perfectly reasonable, but the policeman did not. My mom pleaded with the man to be lenient with her, but he seemed rather unforgiving. After checking her ID and record, he finally let us go. We both would have been ticked had he actually given us a ticket; I mean, we literally were stopped for less than ten seconds!

2) While running some errands with my parents, I had to make an exit near my dad’s office. I figured that I had plenty of time to move over two lanes to exit. I have done it in the past and I plan to do it in the future. Anyway, maybe it was withdrawal from California freeways, but I had a difficult time getting over. There was little room to move, I had pressure from the guy behind me to hurry up, and road was quickly running out. In a matter of seconds, I had to make a quick and decisive action. I turned on my blinker, waited a second, and then made the quick transition across two lanes to the off ramp. I think I gave my parents a scare, but that’s okay; they give me a scare when they drive. :)

3) Upstairs in the bonus room, we have joined our two couches to create what we lovingly call the “family crib.” It’s so much fun! Sometimes, we all jump in and hang out as a family, chatting about whatever, watching TV and movies. You’ll have to try it sometime, if you have the opportunity. Here’s a pic.

December 24th, 2007 at 9:04 pm

3 Responses to “SoCal Stories”

  1. SarahLee Says:

    Wow, the ‘crib’ looks comfy!!! :) i’d probably be hanging out there all the time! Enjoy your time away from Provo :) Merry Christmas!

  2. Diane Says:

    oh so THIS is the crib?! wow, I’m shocked I didn’t guess that. What was I thinking??

  3. Fernando Says:

    Seriously, Diane…I was surprised that you didn’t even mention the couches upstairs that we chilled on during the summer. :)

    Calling me a gangsta. HAH!

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