Monday, August 3, 2009

Not Me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

This is my first attempt at Not Me Monday. It was fun. I just remembered this event in my life a couple days ago and remembered Not Me and thought I'd try to write it that way. Hope you understand and enjoy my first attempt. I did.

When I was 23 years old, I did not drive across the United States in a Ford pick-up truck with no AC. I did not bring an un-neutered cat and a 9 month old female dog that had Parvo with me. The dog did not refuse to eat and did not throw up for most of the trip.

The cat did not spray inside the cab of the truck right before I went into the real estate office to sign papers for the sale of our townhouse.

I did not bring my SIL who couldn't drive a stick shift and my BIL to help me drive. We did not camp in the canopy together with the cat and the dog every night until we got home.

I did not go almost blind from driving for ten hours a day with cheap
sun glasses on. My eyes did not burn so bad that I couldn't do much of
anything, but apply ice and wait for my eyes to get better.

I did not climb in the back and let my SIL, instructed by my BIL drive the truck until we found a place to camp.

The cat did not get loose in one of the campgrounds and climb 25 feet up a fur tree and have us chasing him all over and calling him to "Please, please, come down" for an hour.

We did not go inner tubing on a river in Montana on the way home and see a snake swim across the river just ahead of us.

I did not try to pass a WA State Patrol officer at a pretty fast pace in his unmarked pretty blue car when I was only three hours from home. I did not just drive all the way from Virginia Beach, VA at this same average speed without getting stopped by the State Patrol in any state.

I did not posses an OR registration, a VA License plate and a WA driver's license and avoid getting a ticket. I did not say "I'm a military dependent and my husband is out to sea and we just sold our townhouse in VA and I'm trying to get home and I've been driving for five days and I didn't notice that you were a State Patrol."

He did not say, "Well when you're driving a long distance like that, be sure and slow down when you get near the cities."

None of this happened in the scorching temps of July 1981. No, I would never do things like that.


  1. You did great! That was very funny!
    EEEWWW! the cat sprayed in the truck. I don't think that smell ever goes away. Bummer!

  2. Girl, you constantly amaze me with your stories! Who knew? Sounds like a lot of fun that you didn't have, lol!

    Looks like you guys had fun at the waterpark. I haven't been there in awhile but I love the wave pool and the lazy river. I really don't love the big water slides at all. Especially the biggest one.

  3. Sounds like a trip...glad you didn't get a ticket.

  4. This is such a fun meme! Loved all the things you did not do in the scorching heat of July 1981!!

  5.!!! What an adventure! haha So glad you didn't get a ticket!

  6. That Don't sound like something I would do!

  7. I can't BELIEVE you didn't get a ticket with all that 'against' ya. How funny!

    But I'm glad ya didn't!!! Good job!

    PS - I tagged you.

  8. Wow, Nannette, what an adventure!

    I could handle it all, minus the dog and cat. :)

    Is this a picture of your truck, or is this a photo of a truck like yours???

    You did a good Not Me post…every enjoyable.