||[Sep. 20th, 2004|05:58 pm]
Something interesting happened to me Saturday evening...
Well, I was working at a different store location in Edmond, and I didnt know how to get there, so someone showed me the way. So everything was fine, until I got off work, and after a few wrong turns realized I didnt know how to get home. Well, I just figured Id stop at a gas station, and get gas and directions. So I went in to get directions, and the clerk was this eastern Indian person who still had a heavy accent and was wearing native-type clothes. I didnt get directions from them needless to say. So, I went out..and I mustve taken one too many wrong streets, and I eventually found myself driving on this long pitch black street, where all i could see was the road in front of me that my light lit up, and the sillouhettes of the trees. So I kept going..up and down hills, and then-all of a sudden, I hit a gravel road, going like 60. Well, my car went out of control a little, and I had to grab the wheel and jerk it around until I was straight. I also had to slow down to like 30 or 25. Then after a while, I was driving between big stocks of corn? or grass, I dont know. I was in this big field with a road through it, and every once in a while, Id see a random building structure. Then, once I finally made it to a crossing, there were no street signs! So basically, I was just going in arbitrary directions, being completely lost. After a while I made it into some small neighborhood, which lasted for a while..and by small neighborhood, I mean big out in the country houses, spaced about 1 per every half mile. So, I just kept going for a long while, and I notice a sign passing by that said "Oklahoma City Limits"..! By now I had completely acknowledged being lost, and I was just looking for somehwere to ask directions. So I drove..and drove..and eventually I ended up in...get this...Watonga...where I finally stumbled into a Loves to ask directions...and by then, I was exhausted mentally, so all I could say was "How do I get to OKC from here?" and well, they showed me..luckily all they did was point me out to the highway and tell me to go east. So i started that direction, and a couple times the road had detours and stuff, so i had to navigate around a little more, until i finally got on I-40, and by then I was feeling pretty good, becasuse I actually had a chance at knowing where i was going. So I started on the highway, and I passed a sign that said "OKC 41" by it..(miles)..and well, I drove some more. The entire drive I was playing the same cd, Forest-"s/t"..and it was pretty atmospheric with the scenario, which was cool, in spite of my hopelessness of being lost for the most part. That really brought out the atmosphere though. Anyways, as I was driving signs began to pop up with familiar street names on them, until finally PENN AVE came up..and I quickly took the exit. Then i took another semi arbitrary direction on Penn, until I saw May! and the area by best buy! It was the happiest part of the drive, because I finally new I was almost home. Then I arrived home at 1:30 in the morning, and my dad had the window shades open, and he quickly walked out to see it was me, and then went back inside. He had called all these different cop patrols to look for me..and he was pissed! He completely overreacted, although i know it was because he was really worried. He tried to ground me from my car for "not knowing the roads," which contradicts itself. He was all cussing at me and stuff to. So then I went to bed..and he has since admitted to overreacting.
On Sunday, everything was back to normal. I went to work, and came home and got on the internet and talked with Megan. I ended up staying awake until 3 AM..I actually woke up and felt alright though. Not too groggy for 3 1/2 hours of sleep.
Right now, Im just eating some snacks and watching a little bit of Seinfeld..