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Hallelujah Pizzeria Part 1

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I went and gave the stupid presentation, which was only stupid because four people showed up for a talk I drove over an hour and a half away to give. Why so few people? Because the silly woman (yes, the same one I referred to yesterday) who organized it didn’t advertise it. At all. I suppose the four who came just happened to wander in off the sidewalk for the free brownies. Oh, then came one more…a belligerent, arrogant professor from the local University. What a treat.

The whole thing started late (silly woman’s fault again) because she was hoping for more people to show up (wander in off the sidewalk). And because it all started late, I left just as the snow was falling. As I left the town, it was a gentle flurry. By the time I was on the highway, it was a full blown whiteout. Zero visibility and the snow was falling faster than it could melt off the highway. I quickly could see nothing but the tunnel in front of me, lit by my headlights. I was driving alone, having decided not to carpool with the silly woman, who had warned me that she was going to be staying late to clean up and chat with people.

It took only moments for me to realize that I was in trouble. Deep trouble. I could see nothing and there were no cars on the highway. It looked as though I was driving with a white sheet wrapped around the car. I passed an Exit. Not a good idea to get off and into an area I do not know, I thought. It got worse. I must take the next Exit, I mentally prepared myself. My mind was in full throttle, planning each subsequent step. I was mentally guiding myself as the Exit came up and I somehow managed to guide the car off the steep ramp, where snow was completely covering any sign of a road. I was in farm country and the roads and fields merged into one large blanket. Go left, go right? I did not know. Again my mind mentally guided each step, Go Right…Keep Moving. Do not panic. Stop if you have to. I was worried about stopping, though; the car could get stuck, another car could crash into me, without seeing it there, it was freezing cold and I could die….seriously, these were my thoughts.

I saw a glimmer of lights in the distance and my nerves immediately calmed…a one-stop- light town, which also happened to have one Pizzeria. Which was lit up like a Christmas tree. Hallelujah Pizzeria…

To be continued….Tomorrow…

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    OMG is all I can say...Thankgod your home safe and sound Cathy.. (even without reading part 2..I hope it didn't get worse. ) What a brutal winter were all having.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thankfully it only got better, but it could have been so so much worse...

  1. Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said:

    Gosh, Cathy, that must've been so scary. I guess you made it home safely ... you are posting your story !!! Looking forward to part 2. Stay warm, take care, Meow

  1. Blogger fb said:

    Wow! Everyday is an adventure. Sounds like you're ok...I look forward to hearing more.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    It was wet my pants scary (although I didn't :)
    And I don't mean to be a tease with prolonging the story; I just wanted some time tonight to read everyone else's blogs!

    This is my life. Strange at times, but true....

  1. Blogger Mise en Place said:

    Man, that could make anyone think crazy thoughts. I think I would have been a little freaked out to say the very least.

    I'm so glad you made it home and thank God for pizza!

    btw, I think I'd give that silly woman a serious tongue lashing!

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    So happy you made it home okay!

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    Well, continued or not, I know
    you are ok - thank bloody
    goodness! Dangerous!

  1. Blogger Skye said:

    Phew, you had me very worried as I read on, Thank God you kept your witts about you and made it home. (btw, thank you)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Oh, there's more to tell about the silly woman!

    It took awhile, but here I am!

    Yes...scary for sure and I am safe and going nowhere for awhile!

    That's half the battle in bad weather; keeping your wits! Thanks :)

  1. Blogger marellecone said:

    My gosh--that is some serious snow. That really sucked that you had to drive in it, although I'm glad that you are able to write about it. I will be back to hear your conclusion. :)

  1. Blogger x said:

    i was worried when i didn't see you at all yesterday.
    this stupid woman!
    you were right to think about cancelling it. she dragged you through the snow storm for 4 people?
    so, did you get everybody a pizza? hehe.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    I knew Pizza was good for something!! So did you stop to buy some?!! Glad to see your home and warm :)

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    You are just having some brutual weather. I would have been so scared. Glad you are safe at home telling us this story.

    Hope you got some pizza!!lol.


  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Also, Hellelujah Pizzeria is almost as fun to say as Amanwana. Maybe even more fun...

  1. Blogger Steve House said:

    well as your telling us about it im glad your safe and sound.

    I hate driving in even heavy rain especially in the dark when you dont know the area so congrats on getting through it

  1. Blogger JM said:

    Nice. I guess I shouldn't doubt a woman's intuition.

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    ah.. adventure! And a little scary.

    We are fortunate here that we haven't had that level of snowfall so far. It did snow form roughly 5:30 am to after midday yesterday. That was fun... very pretty. Not like you blizzard nightmare.

    Sorry your presentation was so poorly attended. I would have come, but the silly woman forgot to notify me.

    Waiting for Part II... and while you're at it, would you send me a large double cheese meat lovers' from your pizzeria haven?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I'm glad to be back!

    Mr.C had the nerve to ask me the same thing...:)

    Stay tuned for part 2 :)

    All you guys are wondering about is the pizza!? :)

    If my current career does not work out, I am going to open a Hallelujah Pizzeria in Amanwana...:)

    Well you would have been sh**tting your pants, then that's for sure! I'm glad I made it too!

    I always doubt it. Next time I'll heed it better...

    Another reason for me to be annoyed at the silly woman...I'm afraid the meaty pizza would be rather disgusting by the time it got to you....:)

  1. Blogger Foxy said:

    so glad you got home ok! i would of panicked too! i hope that pizzaria was opened...

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Enjoyed a lot! » »

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