Saturday, January 22, 2005
So, after taking nearly every bend, curve, and turn at greater-than-prudent speeds and excessive yaw angles, I made a brief stop at McDonalds to pick up a couple breakfast burritoes. For some reason, I felt the need to make the 60 ft trip between the drive-thru speaker and the first window in a sideways fashion, and just about took out the big electrical box residing in-between. In the process of recovering from that, I made a real good attempt at parking it right about where the cash register sits inside the building. How I built up enough speed to pull this off, I'm not sure, but I think it involved a lot of throttle. Fortunately, a lot of quick steering input saved the day, the register operator missed the whole event, and I was able to hand over my $3.92 without much embarassment.
Upon reaching work, I found that a fair amount of the parking lot had yet to be plowed, and so I got a few good runs through some grill-deep stuff (which is fairly deep on a 3/4-ton truck) before shutting 'er down and trudging to the door. Unfortunately, manufacturing was running on this particular Saturday morning and so I didn't get to enjoy a unplowed lot, but I'll take what I can get.