Saturday, July 19, 2008
My inebriated cheering section
Tonight after the kids were in bed and after I finished watching the continuation to the Anne of Green Gables series (which I just found out about, but was released in 2000 and it's about time to finally get some closure on the Anne and Gilbert love drama) I decided to go jogging because it is so nice out and I've been slack sooo...It was 10:00 and dark but I went anyway on my regular and well lit route. About a 1/4 mile from the house I started to hear what sounded like a loud party getting closer and as I rounded a corner I saw a house ahead on the opposite side of the street with about 40 people outside with lawn tents set up and everything and you could tell there was some drinking going on. Well, I kept my course and as I approached a woman started shrieking (yes she was) THERE is someone JOGGING!, she got louder and repeated it three times so by that time everyone's attention was on me so I raised my arms into the air like Rocky and kept running and they started cheering for me - "Woooo!" and "Forget about your health and come join us!" Well, I kept jogging and not 5 minutes later a police car passed which one of the other neighbors probably called because of the noise. I had a small glimmer of hope that maybe they wouldn't be outside when I had to pass them again but not so. On my way home they were still there (but not as loud) and of course I didn't escape unnoticed. So I yelled "Woooooo!" back at them." "Hey jogger! Way to be dedicated!" "Hey jogger, free beer!" I must say it made the run much more interesting and funny. Also I finished the BOM again recently and have restarted it and just happen to be on Lehi's dream - so of course some parallels came to mind there.