So my Saturday night plans seemed pale in comparison (not really, but it was equally as fun!) to the Friday night Olive Garden dinner and drinks and desserts (and ultimately a raucous and probably annoyingly loud but hilarious conversation between 3 couples). We followed dinner up with an equally entertaining poker night and round of inappropriate and hilarious commentary.
On Saturday, I planned to go see The Help with my Book Club ladies (some are my same girlfriends from dinner and poker) and then discuss the book and movie over coffee. Little did I know my night would end with talking about copious amounts of coffee to a police officer at a sobriety checkpoint.
The movie. was. AMAZING! I really mean it, I am hard on made from book movies. I tend to adore the book and despise the movie unless it can stand alone in it’s own merits. Truthfully, a lot was dropped from the book to the screenplay, but it was necessary. The book was chock full of well-developed characters that there was no way to stuff it all into a movie. Alas, that is a different post, for a more serious time.
On to Copious Amounts of Coffee and Turtle Loving Dykes…..On the way home from a 3 hour-ish discussion at IHOP, one of my friends and I were corralled into a sobriety checkpoint. They had like 15 guys milling around at the checkpoint and we were basically the only people on the road. Seriously, that’s our tax dollars at work!
Anyway, we pulled up and I rolled down my window. The cop asks the obligatory, ‘Ma’am have you been drinking tonight?’ To which my friends answers, ‘Copious amounts of coffee!’ and I say, ‘Coffee, coffee and coffee!’ The cop look taken aback and waved us quickly on. I am sure he was wondering if it was safe to let us overly caffeinated crazy women on the road but had no idea what to take us in for.
Then as we get back on the road we realize what we must have looked like on top of the caffeine excitement. We were both in sweats and t-shirts, definitely not club attire. Hey, that how we roll when going to a movie and a book club meeting, yo! We also had smeary makeup and swollen eyes, not sure what he thought about that, but it was an emotional movie…..so….um….yeah. Don’t worry we took the pic below at home, not on the road. Didn’t want to give him a reason to pull us over!
Suddenly my friend yells, ‘Is that a turtle in the road?’ She has a thing for turtles. It wasn’t, turtles don’t fly up on there side like a paper bag when a car drives pass, so we were good. I asked her what she would have had me do if it was a turtle? Pull a crazy u-turn after leaving the sobriety checkpoint to save a turtle? She said yes.
That cop would have probably just thought, ‘Those crazy coffee-drinking, turtle-loving dykes!’ And then he would have taken us to jail. : )