My Super Dooper Looper Week

Last week was one hell of a roller coaster ride. It went up, it went down, it twisted all around, then it went down some more . . . wash, rinse, repeat. Let’s review, shall we:


– Text from hubs “we need to talk.” Uh-oh. Never words you want to hear from someone you love. He was angry with me and we were gonna have a discussion later that evening. Oh boy. Climbing up up up . . .

– Driving home from work in traffic, I get distracted for a moment (something shiny I’m sure), and when I turn back to look at the road . . . car dead stopped about 6 inches in front of me. I slammed on the breaks, but could not stop in time and slammed into his ass. I am fine, he is fine, my car is fine, his bumper is hanging askew off of his car, but no other damage that I can see. We do the calling our insurance company to get our info dance, while sitting in our separate cars, after making sure each other is ok. We exchange info, I apologize for the bajillionty time, he is a super cool guy who actually says at one point after my 20 milliontyeth apology . . . “eh, shit happens.” Of course, being the super cynical and paranoid lawyer that I am, when I give him my email address and he says “oh, are you a lawyer?” my first thought it obviously I’M NOT RICH, DON’T SUE ME!! But he was only asking because he is in law school. Fingers crossed for no suing. We both drove off relatively unscathed and feeling pretty ok about the whole thing considering how much worse it could have been. Plummeting down down down (hands up and screaming!) . . .

– Later that night, massive fight with the hubs. That is all I will say about that. Bad night. Still plummeting and now twisting and turning and doing loopdy loops.


– Email to driver from accident to see if he is still ok, or if he has any mystery aches and pains, to once again apologize, and to just generally check in with him. He emails me back later that day saying that he was worried he might get whiplash (shit!), but woke up feeling fine and is still ok later in the day (phew!). Is once again completely cool about the whole thing and states: “All things considered, it was actually a pretty pleasant accident.” Going up up up again.


– Nothing much happened on Wednesday . . . I surprisingly didn’t have to be in court, I got to see a friend I had not seen in a bit when I went to my new Zumba classes . . . pretty tame day. Until the evening, when an incident occurred . . . which I would not discover until the next morning . . . . . . Just cresting the top of the incline.


– As I am pulling out of my driveway in the morning on my way to work, I see this:

Yep, that’s my mailbox. My mailbox with spray painted graffiti on it. I had been tagged. (the blurriness is my attempt to pixellate my address so as not to share my location with the world).

So, I take this picture, and then proceed to work, as I am currently running late. I figure that I will call the police when I get home that afternoon so I can be there personally to give a statement and file a report. I sent the picture off to the hubs to show him what happened (he was out of town that day) and he was the one that actually asked the question: “Does that say GAY?” And I believe that it does. So, not just vandalism, but possibly a hate crime?

The weird thing is that I live nowhere near the ghetto. I not only live in the suburbs, I could conceivably be described as living in the country, that’s how rural we are out here. There should not be graffiti artists tagging my mailbox.

I found out later that a few other mailboxes were targeted on my street, but those were actually hit with something, most likely trash cans, which tore one mailbox clear off. There were some other incidents in surrounding neighborhoods that evening as well. It was a regular crime spree of vandalism! Add to that the discovery that the replacement cost of the mailbox (which has to conform to all the other green metal mailboxes on the street) is in the hundreds of dollars! What the what?? Yeah, we are painting over that sucker, thank you. Plummeting down down down, twisting turning flipping . . . (Oh god, I might be sick!)

However . . . Thursday was also full of fun and happy occurrences. This was the day that I got to meet another blogger for lunch. This would be only my second meeting of anyone in the blogosphere, and I was pretty excited about it (despite the pall over the day from the mailbox incident).

Red from Doesn’t Speak Klingon is currently residing in Delaware. However, in a mere 2 weeks time, she will be moving back to her home state of Indiana. Since she is pending this big move, and also since she has lived in Delaware for an extended period of time, she has set out to visit places near her that she will miss when she is gone. My city just happened to be one of those places she had plans to visit. So, when I discovered that she was gonna practically be in my backyard, I invited her to meet me for lunch, if she was so inclined. Luckily for me, she was!

We went to a lovely little restaurant a couple blocks from my office. She enjoyed the beautiful weather by walking around for a bit before she met me there. When we met, she told me that I looked just like I sounded. ( :p to Jen and Johi . . . see? Not blonde!). We both ordered the Strawberry Basil Lemonade (yum!) and simultaneously also asked for a glass of water with our drinks. Look at that . . . we are like soulmates! (No offense Brett. I’m just saying . . . at least I’ve met her!). Then, because it’s the state law, I insisted that she order the crabcake. At least for the appetizer. It was quite good, if a bit high on the filler content. But it had a good taste and was a respectable crabcake for Red to experience before she heads to the midwest, the land of cows and corn (not with the crabs so much).

We commemorated the occasion by taking a picture of us at lunch:

Aren't we purdy?

Then she ran off for more fun and excitement in the big city and I ran off to get an iced latte before going back to work. Twisting turning loopdy loops, but in a fun, not gonna throw up, kinda way.

Then I left work and headed home. And when I arrived at my house, I found waiting for me an unexpected package. And inside of that package, I found this:

A personal note and 4 slap bracelets from the one and only, twice Freshly Pressed, Jules from Go Guilty Pleasures!! Woo-hoo. Jules had emailed me a few days prior and informed me she was sending these goodies my way, but with the week I was having, I completely forgot about it until I opened the package. Here is a better picture of the fantastic letter she wrote to me:

So full of awesome!!  Loopdy looping around and around and WEEEEEE!!!!


This day was relatively uneventful. Except later in the day when I read my friend Johi’s blog and found that she was having a rough time. So I ended up spending the better part of 2 hours that evening chatting with her, which was lovely for me and hopefully the same for her. I always love chatting with my Jo-Jo, so it was a nice night.


This was a great day! This was the day where my family and I participated in a Walk for MS event. It was a wonderful event and a great day.


It was a warm and sunny day. My hubs, myself and the kids, along with a few other family members, walked 5k for an excellent cause.


I organized our group because I though it would be a nice thing to do as a family, it would be an event that would be good for health reasons, and obviously a great cause to walk for.

My husband has a very close childhood friend who has MS.  He has had it since college, but just recently has started to deteriorate a bit.  He had his own team walking in the race and was able to walk the entire 5K, with assistance of a cane, for the first time in a few years.

There were also a few interesting characters at the event.  A guy we called “MS Man” was there:

Then there was this beauty queen who sang the National Anthem:

And a random dude who was walking around after the walk, performing magic tricks for the crowd:

A good time was had by all, all for a good cause.  I would say that ended the week on a good note.  And thus the roller coaster ride comes to an end . . . hopefully!


30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thoughtsappear
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:23:01

    Sorry about the fight with Hubs, the mailbox tagging, and the car accident. I’m glad you’re ok!

    Woo-hoo for the blogger meetup!

    Soooooo…now that you have a slap bracelet, are we going to Cinnabon wearing them?


  2. Leauxra
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:29:56

    Oh man, that is quite the week. I am shocked you even had the energy to write about it. BUT. It looks like things are getting better, so maybe this week will be a nice, even, non-dramatic week with no spray paint.


    • mistyslaws
      Apr 27, 2012 @ 14:25:52

      Yes, my week was spray paint free, thank you!!

      And even through my trials and tribulations, I can always find just enough energy to bitch about what’s wrong in my life! I suffer through.


  3. Brett Minor (@brettminor)
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:29:09

    Low blow, but no offense taken. I hope to remedy to ‘having not met’ issue soon. Glad you guys have fun. I have never met up with another blogger. Other than friends of mine that started blogs.


    • mistyslaws
      Apr 27, 2012 @ 14:28:03

      I knew you could take it. Plus, just a few days and you will remedy that issue, right? 🙂

      She was only the second one! I love when I get to meet other bloggers. BlogHer is going to be a blast, but so overwhelming with all the many amazing bloggers I will get to meet!


  4. Jana
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:37:09

    Sorry Misty for the start of a crappy week, but at least it turned around in the end. Maybe this week will be a little better!!


  5. red
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 13:24:15

    We are TOTALLY soulmates! That was a great lunch date. And I TOTALLY still forgot to send you my ninja photos. Coming your way soon.


  6. gojulesgo
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 13:40:39

    Oh my gosh, Misty! I was reading through this with my stomach in knots – what a week!!! I hope everything works out with the accident?

    I’m SO glad things started looking up and you got to meet another blog buddy. And I totally wasn’t expecting to see slap bracelets in this post, so, yayyy!! I hear you’re going to Cinnabon in them… 🙂


  7. Andrea
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 16:03:46

    That was exhausting! I hope you got to relax and get off the ride for a little while yesterday!


  8. jen
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 17:15:33

    I call bullshit. You’re totally blonde. :p I’m sorry your week has been so bipolar; hope this one is full of rainbows, unicorns, and other freaks of nature you can capture with your wily camera phone. Love you lots!


  9. Andi
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 21:08:04

    At least it ended well! I would open up a can of whoop ass on any adult who used the expression, “We need to talk,” on me. I am not your teenager! Use your I words — either “I need to talk to you,” or some variation of “I have a problem,” is fine.


    • mistyslaws
      Apr 27, 2012 @ 14:49:51

      Well, to be fair, that was just the subject. The body of the email explained more about what exactly he wanted to talk about. But yeah, that phrase . . .


  10. Jeff Laws
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 21:50:18

    Wow! Definitely a roller coaster week. You lucked out on your accident. You could have had to dealt with someone not so understanding. Definitely happy for you there.

    Glad you and Red had fun. I’ve met a couple of bloggers off my sports blog, it’s always interesting meeting someone you’ve talked to but have no clue what they look like.

    I realize you did the MS walk for your husbands friend, but my wife and I thank you as well. Ours is in a couple of weeks, we are looking forward to it. We didn’t have a MS man last year, but we did have a couple of clowns.


    • mistyslaws
      Apr 27, 2012 @ 14:50:49

      Good luck on your walk as well!! Oooh, clowns. I don’t think that would have been quite as exciting as MS Man, to be honest. Hey, maybe this year! 🙂


  11. Vesta Vayne
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:20:49

    Oh my goodness, you had one hell of a week! Sorry to hear about the spat with your man, mailbox, and fender bender. But bad things come in threes, right? So you should be done for a while!


  12. Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 15:38:55

    Do you live near any teenagers? Mailbox tagging seems like something stupid teenagers or pre-teens would do. I’m glad you ended the week on a high note – who couldn’t be happy (and extremely confused) at the sight of MS Man?


    • mistyslaws
      Apr 27, 2012 @ 14:52:36

      Yeah, lots of teenagers. I’m sure that is it. It is not the first time it has happened in the neighborhood. Just the first for us.

      Extremely exciting! And also confusing.


  13. mark
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 18:24:17

    What a week! I’m glad it’s over for you and that it ended on a high note. Hate crimes against mailboxes? What has this world come to?


  14. Up In La La Land
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 22:25:19

    Gosh that sounds crazy, glad things got better towards the end 🙂


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