Saturday, September 20, 2008

I'll Take My Adoring Fans Wherever I Can Find Them

Last night I was driving to my friend Kate's house for what we call a "Mommy Playdate". This involves sitting around after our children are in bed and chattering away for a few hours. Depending on the diet status we do this either eating ice cream or sipping water.

She's currently about 6 months pregnant and I'm in that "Eat everything you can before you start the new diet" phase so last night involved ice cream. Two different kinds.

On my way there I was sitting at a red light on the Homestead High Level Bridge (sorry I just can't wrap my head around ever calling it the "Homestead Grays Bridge") overlooking The Waterfront. I was absolutely absorbed in an exceptionally stupid commercial for a local grocery store and probably had a look on my face that could only be described as slightly stupid, complete with vacant eyes and slack jaw.

I was vaguely aware of being able to hear a voice outside my window but didn't really register what the voice was saying or where it was coming from. I just assumed it was someone's conversation from another vehicle.

As the light turned green and I started to drift forward and re-focus my brain the voice penetrated my consciousness and I turned and realized it was a man in the passenger seat of a pick-up truck next to me on the bridge.

And he was leaning out the window talking to....me? With a look on his face that was either admiring or drunk.

Considering it was Friday night, and I was basically wearing pajamas, no makeup, and driving a minivan?

I'm putting my money on drunk.

3 comments:

katherineolivia said...

Haha...you were getting picked up going to a mommy playdate! In your mini van with no make up and melting ice cream beside you! LMAO.

Really I am SOOO jealous that I am not up there to join you guys!!!! I like ice cream too =(

Irishembi said...

You need to come back to Pgh. before Kate keaves! You are soooo invited to a Mommy playdate.

I can't guarantee there will be drunks to hit on you though. :-) Considering it's Pittsburgh though, chances are good.

Norkio said...

This old friend and I used to cruise around the beach towns looking at boys. Seemed like the times we went after working out or digging a ditch were the times the boys actually noticed us. :-)