Today has been rather filled with some pretty bizarre moments. Well, okay, only a couple. But still. On the bizarre-ness scale, these ones rank high enough to be the equivalent of a day full of one "average" bizarre moment after another.
So - back story. We're going to Salt Lake tomorrow to see The Lion King. It's our anniversary present from Luke's parents and I am SO PSYCHED. And depressed when I think of how I haven't seen a Broadway show since my Les Mis birthday present . . . when I was 17. We are definitely going to have to start seeing more shows. But I digress.
So. Lion King. Tomorrow. Psyched. And since right now we only have my car (btw, we sold Luke's car a couple of weeks ago - did I mention that? It's been interesting.) and as we all know, Old Reliable she kinda ain't, we're borrowing one of my parents' cars for tomorrow. Because, even though my parents have certainly had their share of car problems lately, their cars are still much less likely to randomly explode on us halfway through Sardine Canyon. And today I went to make the switch.
Coming back was such a PAIN. There must have been half a dozen or more over-sized loads up in front of me or something because I had to practically slam on my brakes just before Beaver Dam and the rest of the trip was spent crawling. LAME!!! It took an hour to get back to Logan . . . and I know for a fact that one can get from my parents' house to the light at Main & 200 North in 25-30 minutes. Not that I've, you know, done that myself . . . or anything . . . anyway . . . HUGE traffic pile-up. I couldn't even see the vehicle at the front of the whole thing causing the slow down. Ever. And there are some spots where you can see for a couple of miles ahead of yourself! It was so bad that some of the roads - you know, where you NEVER see more than one car waiting to get onto the highway - had six or seven cars waiting . . . crazy! And it didn't clear up until the highway became 200 North . . . so obnoxious.
All this, however, is not the bizarre thing. No, that happened just past Beaver Dam. I see this SUV waiting at a stop sign, and the driver's facing away from me. And just as I'm thinking to myself "that's some pretty big hair, even for Utah" the driver turns my direction, and it's not hair, it's a clown wig! And while they appear to be wearing normal clothes, the face is full on clown make-up . . . and a dead ringer for that creepy Unsolved Mysteries ghost that still freaks me out. Good times. I'm not typically the clownaphobic type, but I am seriously still shuddering at that one. What the what? Who drives around dressed up like that?! CREEPY!!!!!!
So I finally get into town and start heading up Main Street for a destination - the awesomeness thereof will soon be known to all - and when I hit 4th North I see this massive wave a motorcycles heading the other direction. Seriously, massive. Like, motorcycles riding down the street three abreast. Now, while the insane density of this wave soon petered out to a slightly more normal seeming amount, the bikes just kept coming. I was still passing bikes when I hit 14th - ten blocks of motorcycles!! And while I had to stop at three red lights, they had the cops out letting them go on through . . . meaning the real equivalent is probably more like 20 blocks. What the what?!?! Who are these Hell's Angels wannabes and what the crap are they doing taking over Logan of all places?! Holy. Freaking. Random.
The bizarre didn't stop there with these guys though. Oh no. There I am between the mall and Charlie's Ice Cream (which is pretty tasty, as we've recently discovered) and I see a biker dude with a passenger dressed like Sean Connery in The Avengers. I kid you not. I saw a dude (or possibly dudette . . . couldn't really tell, you know?). On the back of a motorcycle. Wearing A TEDDY BEAR SUIT. What the WHAT?!?!?! Are you kidding me?! Geesh, every time you think you've seen everything . . . you discover you haven't seen someone ON THE BACK OF A MOTORCYCLE IN A TEDDY BEAR SUIT. Dude, forget how bizarre you look . . . surely they were dying out there. I mean, it may be the end of September (yeah, how's that for crazy?) but it was nice and toasty out today. I don't imagine it was very comfortable.
So yeah. That was all pretty bizarre. I'm a little weirded out. But moving on - that awesome destination I mentioned? Kohl's. And I just have to rave a little bit. I decided to use that $10 off door hanger that they put out back at the beginning of the month. Sadly, I did not find a whole lot of things I liked, and most of what I tried on didn't fit for some reason or another. Blargh. But I did walk out with 3 cute new shirts, 3 awesome pairs of Halloween socks (one pair glows in the dark!!!!!), and two awesome pairs of earrings. The original total? $124.43. However, everything was at least 30% off - and most even more - taking the total down to $73.55. THEN I used to door hanger coupon AND a 15% off coupon they were handing out at the registers. Making my total . . . (*insert drum roll here*) . . . $57.49!! There are no words to describe how much this made my day. Yay for splurges! I also got a 20% off coupon for Maurice's in the mail . . . guess who's going shopping again next week? Yay!!
Things have been going so well lately I keep thinking I should mentally prepare myself for some sort of disaster. Because, seriously, the awesomeness that has been building up and up and up for the last nine months is bound to come crashing down sooner or later, right? Here's hoping it's much later.
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A word of advice - forget what's being said and just enjoy the hilarity of how it is being "said." Because this? Just might be my new favorite thing ever. EVER. (note: in case you're unfamiliar with this new musical genre, no words were put into anyone's mouth. They actually said it all, it's just been auto-tuned. Otherwise known as awesome-ified.)