Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Word to the Wise, or,

What $100 Will Buy You...

Last night was my ring-making class at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. I had a wonderful time and learned many great techiniques. It is 45 minutes away, and it is country driving. I spend the drive home keeping an eye out for deer. As I apporach home, my thoughts turn towards what I had learned that night.

Well...

Last night as I turned onto my road, I was contstructing rings and necklaces in my head. My brain was full of grandeur; glass, copper, silver. It was all good. A spectacular song came on my iPod, so I decided to drive around the block. Passed my house, turned at the next intersection with a light. Turn right. The light was red. I slowed, but did not stop.

*sigh*

BTW, failure to 'Stop & Go at a Red' is $100.

8 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Bummer!

Spirited Earth said...

oh no..bet you had other places for that $100..
now i can't swear to this..but i have heard that it's worth going in to contest..if the officer is not there you may get a reduction in the ticket..might ask around if that's so in your town.

Linda Starr said...

so sorry about that, perhaps traffic school to reduce the points on your license, so your insurance doesn't go up?

one-eared pig said...

Good suggestions, thank you! I will explore them.

Courtney said...

Sorry about the ticket, but it almost sounds like it was worth it! Great thoughts/ideas, good music. Sounds peaceful!

one-eared pig said...

It was worth it. :)

Sue Doran said...

Ooops, bad luck! I bet the rings you make will be worth it though :-)

The bead that I won in your giveaway/dinner combo competition arrived all the way from the USA to the UK yesterday and I love it, many, many thanks!

Pretty Things said...

LOL. I have to admit that sometimes my mind gets going so fast that I end up completely not where I meant to be. Like, I meant to go to the library but end up in front of Zack's school. So you're in good company!