Flashing Lights and Spinning Rooms

I wasn’t around this weekend to do any blog hoppin’, as most of you probably noticed. It was time for a Mom and Dad night out on Saturday. It’s been awhile since we were able to go out and “let it all hang out”!

Saturday, my Mom, volunteered to watch Ace while Momma and I went out with my brother and some friends.

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On the way to my Mom’s house I got pulled over (again) for speeding. Ever since I got pulled over in October I have been very careful with my speed. I rarely go more than 5 MPH over the speed limit.

I was driving through a small town called Mechanicsburg. I turned down a side street that leads out of town towards my Mom’s house. I knew that this road was 25 MPH for a long ways. There are no houses there, but there is a park on one side of the road. After you pass the park the speed limit goes up to 55 MPH.

I wasn’t paying attention to my speed and was just driving, talking to Momma, and accelerating up to 55 MPH. When I popped over the small hill just before the 55 MPH speed limit sign and came into view of Mr. Officer, I was already doing 54 MPH (according to Mr. Officer’s radar). 😀

The next few minutes were filled with flashing lights, me digging through my center console and the glove box looking for my registration and insurance card, me stuttering trying to explain that I don’t have an insurance card but do have insurance, and then just sitting there wondering how bad of a fine/punishment I was going to receive while Mr. Officer was running my plates and driver’s license.

To make a long story short… Mr. Officer was exceptionally nice to me. If he would have marked my speed as 55 MPH I would have been charged with Reckless Operation (big fine). Since this was my 2nd ticket in 6 months the fine automatically goes up as well. He said that he could have easily given me a $450 ticket. But being the nice guy that he was (and since I was from out of town and just passing through) he gave me a $150 ticket. I got off easy!

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Well, I didn’t let this little mishap spoil our fun times. We finally dropped off Ace at Grandma’s and made our way to the bar. Momma didn’t feel like drinking so she was DD. My brother and I drank quite a bit. We started at Winger’s. When it got boring we moved to the 68 Lounge and closed it down. Then we moved onto The Fountain and closed it down too. I don’t remember a whole lot about the night other than it felt good to let loose… 😀

We got home at 4 AM and felt like crap the next day, but it was all worth it.

No Smoking Update: Well, I did good until the weekend. I’ll write a post about it in the next few days.

Ace Update: He’s starting to walk. Usually just a few steps at a time, but today he did 18 steps. I’m going to try to get a video to post here because he is so funny when he walks. 🙂


  1. zoeyjane says:

    yay and boo for walking…it’;s all downhill from there. in an often delightfully entertaining way!

    glad you got to go out and have enough fun to feel craptacular the next day!

  2. jen says:

    wow Ace is walking well done to him

  3. Stacey says:

    Glad you had a nice time–other than getting the ticket!

    Mechanicsburg–are you in PA (if you don’t mind me asking)?

    Would love to see a video of Ace walking! Yay kiddo!!

  4. Kim says:

    Doesn’t it stink that when we parents get to go out and let loose we pay for it for at least two days? UGH. So happy to hear you had a great time though.

    And congrats the little man taking more steps.. only a matter of time until he is running!! 🙂

  5. Greg says:

    I’m still in college, so flashing lights and spinning rooms is all part of a day’s work for me! 😀

  6. Jared says:

    ZoeyJane: Yeah..it’s cool and all, but I know here shortly he is going to be running around 100 MPH…and my top speed is not that fast. 🙂

    Jen: Thanks! He sure is proud of himself. 😀

    Stacey: Yeah it was fun (minus the ticket part). I’m in OH. There is a small town here named Mechanisburg too. However, I think I have been to Mechanicsburg, PA. It is by Harrisburg, right? I’m going to try hard to get a video… 🙂

    Kim: Yeah…seems like it takes longer to heal as I get older. 😀

    Greg: Oh yeah…I remember those days. 😀

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  8. tanya25m says:

    Hooray for Ace’s accomplishments!