October 01, 2003

Born to be wiiillldddd....

Ok you are definitely going to find this really weird, but i promise, its amusing, yes i know i am a dork, but i am proud of myself....yay!

Tonight I went to NTB and Giant Eagle, all by myself. Well, Colleen was with me but I drove. See the exciting thing about this is I drove. Ok, you still don't get it do you? I drove on Route 30. I am from Avonmore, the country, hicksville, the place where when you state its name people look at you and go huh? Its miniscule and it has nice two lane roads, that go both ways, you know, the ones with the yellow lines down the center? Not the confusing two lane one ways and four lane two ways we have here. Having not grown up around here, I was a little afraid to drive, as i do not know my way around. The fact of my accident only added to my slight fear(if you don't know, please don't ask). But today, Colleen and I went to National Tire and Battery, where I got new tires for my car by the way, and to Giant Eagle. I didn't get into any accidents, I didn't get lost, and I didn't come close to any accidents. I was so proud of myself. Yay, I drove on Route 30. Hey, I warned you this would be really weird...but you clicked to continue so its your fault you read it! One can't help being proud of themselves even when it is for something really strange and off the wall....but at least I am brave enough to throw myself out to all of the criticism I may receive, not many people will do that.

Posted by Lori Rupert at October 1, 2003 11:51 PM

My wife was born around here. Her female relatives are not very fond of driving. One very doting husband backs the car out of the garage for his wife. A few weeks ago when we pulled up at a family gathering, and everyone saw Leigh behind the wheel, the women looked at her with awe. So I fully understand the cultural significance of taking a long drive by yourself. Congratulations, Lori.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at October 2, 2003 12:42 AM

I can totally identify with your excitement. I came from a town like that, too. On dirt roads, you make your own lanes. People do that in Greensburg, too, but it's not the same thing. It's impressive that you didn't almost wreck because everything's one way. I went the wrong way all the time when I first got here. Now just remember that you take EAST 30 to get to the WESTmoreland mall, and you can get anywhere. If you get homesick for a place to drive around on backroads, take the West Newton Exit off 30 and turn right or go down the hill next to the mall. You might get lost, but sometimes that's what you're going for.

Posted by: Jess P at October 2, 2003 05:07 PM

Thanks, Dr. Jerz, that made me feel not so much like a dork. It is exciting, I mean, Colleen and I were high fiving each other every time i took the right turn or was in the right lane....and when we got back to school too.... numerous times.

Posted by: Lori at October 2, 2003 07:14 PM

Being a commuter has opened my eyes to the goings-on of traffic.

Before I became a commuter student, I had no concept of the horn. Now I am an avid user.

Going down the "big roads" of Greensburg was quite daunting at first. Now it seems as if, like learning at Seton Hill, I am developing as a driver too.

It is such a shock to go back to high school football games and notice how much you have matured, and see the ones that haven't.

Or maybe, I am just 18 going on 60.

Posted by: Amanda at October 6, 2003 11:34 PM

yes you are one wild and crazy girl! but i wouldnt want it another way! im glad that you have a scence of humor and can laugh at yourself! way to be :]

Posted by: leah pore at October 9, 2003 11:06 AM

Lori I am soooo proud! My mini me has grown up so big! Driving on her own. hehe tHAT IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF! But hey that's alot more then I can say for myself. I don't even drive. I have a car yet no liscense, there has to be some kind of twisted irony in that. But hey I have my permit and soon I'll have my liscense, then you can teach my to be wil and crazy just like my lil Lori!

Posted by: Steph at October 9, 2003 08:49 PM

Leah and Steph,

I am glad you girls are proud of your little lori. Mommies i have grown up....he he but ill never be as tall as you guys..or anyone for that matter. Anyways, at least we know i am big inside, but I will always be little and cute, and your little Lori. Girls, you complete me. The little one loves you.

Posted by: Lori at October 9, 2003 11:43 PM
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