Sunday, October 08, 2006

Katy Blogs

So you think you have too many blogs to read? Well too bad because here is one more to add. My sister has started a blog and though her updates are about as frequent as Midwest or BBQ, there they are. Some of you out there may have met my sister before. Some have not, but perhaps all have heard the oft told story of how she drove a bunch of drunken college students home from a party.

The party was at Midwest's old apartment and for some reason Katy was in town and for some other reason I took her to this party. Even though she was 15 and had a learners permit, we had no intention of letting her drive.

As the party progressed, someone, lets call her Margaret needed a ride home. I volunteered, but was told that I could not drive. M also decided she could not drive, so we volunteered Katy to drive. Why not?* Its legal, she has a learners permit, so the four of us along with Mel-a-rific and possibly someone else piled into the car and we were off. We let Margaret sit up front so she could direct....I confess this story is not as good as it should be as all I remember of the trip was the car lurching across 26th street into the left lane of a residential street as another likely drunk vehicle was coming at us in the proper lane. Scream, scream, scream and we were all sober. After dropping off Margaret (if that is her real name), M took over.

Truthfully, it was not Katy's fault that she so unprepared for the Austin streets at 15, but we still never let her forget it.

*Later it was revealed that Mel-a-rific had given Katy at least 2 beers sometime during the party.

7 comments:

G.J. McCarthy said...

Wow -- talk about memories!! Those were good times, and yes, you screwed the pooch telling this story -- we need the tall Floridian (not the fat, hairy one who likes Feta) to give her first-person; it's the best. And I'll consider this the "official" lambasting for not having updated in like, what, a month!? For the sake of Pete ... I'm on it!

tiny robot said...

That Mel-a-rific sure is a bad influence on the youngsters. Funny how she works as a teacher now. Heh!

Anonymous said...

you know what's weird? you were my age when that happend.

Uncle Joe said...

Katy's sobriety also came to the rescue when D's mom locked us on the balcony at SPI and then fell asleep. Katy and M's sister were out walking and just came in the front door and rescued us.


Joe

Stella Artois said...

what brutal comments. katy also did the same thing in McAllen one time scaring the shit out of me. Bad Katy bad katy bad Katy.

Anonymous said...

That one time I pulled out on the wrong side of the road on bicentenial one of my teachers actually saw me. But in my defense mom makes drivers nervous.

DM said...

Amen to that Katy!