weirdest christmas ever and the return of Randy
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Christmas has been a pretty big downer for me for a long time. I would go so far as to say that I used to get really depressed around the holidays. Nothing that heavy drinking couldn't numb, but not my favorite season. Having a son and a family changes everything. Christmas was awesome this year and we had so much fun with Noah and his Grandparents and cousins and it was just great. Then it got weird. My wife and I left Noah at Grandma's and went off to look at some houses. We were driving slowly, looking for a street, when this big deer bounds across the road, right in front of us. "Holy shit!" was my initial reaction. It was cool too see and of course I was glad I didn't hit it, but in the same instant, I thought "uh oh, there might be another one...BAM!" before I could even finish the thought. I was looking right in the direction it came from and I never even saw it. It kind of wrapped around the corner of my van. This big, beautiful animal was lying on the side of the road, flopping around. My wife and I were freaking out, of course, not knowing what to do. We managed to calm down a little, observing for a minute (not wanting to get kicked in the head as well). Just then, the deer got up..."Yes!", then ran in a circle and fell down "shit". It lay there for a another minute and just as we were about to walk back to it, it stood up and ran off into the woods. It looked pretty stable and there was no blood, so we're hoping the best. Now, my van is another story. I will start by saying that it could have been so much worse and I realize and appreciate that, but it is fucked up. The grill is broken, the big molding piece under the grill is broken and this little side panel is dented really badly. Keep in mind that this is a VW van that they don't even sell in the US anymore. Oh well, I was just happy that the deer seemed to be okay. The van can be fixed.
Then it got weirder. Not more than five minutes after we left the scene of the deer incident, we found the house we were looking for. It was a dead end street and we were stopped a few houses away, getting a long view of the house. We were parked in front of another house and I glanced over and saw this.
I looked at my wife real quick to see if she saw it. Ugh. Yes. A semi-nude, saggy, older lady was just standing there, staring at us, wondering why we were in front of her house, I'm sure, but WTF? It wasn't like we just happened to look in the window and saw her changing her clothes. She was straight up standing at the window in full, disgusting view. It did help us to forget about the poor deer for a minute but it was weird as hell. I don't even remember what the house looked like, we scratched that one off our list due to omen-like circumstances.
With Christmas and weirdness behind us, I was excited to ride tonight but knew the park would be crazy busy. It was. Local hotshoes, home for the holidays, guys that have been MIA for awhile, little kids on Xmas break and then there was this dude.
There's always some old kook at the park who dusted off his ten year old bike and just gets in the way....