Sucker-Punched will return next Friday with no story missed. After all, it's almost Christmas. Is anybody REALLY reading blogs today?
I didn't get the next episode written because Collin really, really wanted to go to his favorite Chinese buffet for lunch. I don't like the place much, but he likes it, so I go. Even two days before Christmas, breaking my own rule about not going anywhere between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
Big mistake. Huge.
Traffic was horrendous. I hear the exit ramps on the interstate were parking lots. Our neighborhood wasn't much better. The restaurant is less than a mile away, but traffic was bumper-to-bumper all the way. Coming back, it was even worse--and it was raining. The bus had to go through the mall. It took almost twenty minutes just to do that. We did manage to make the bus driver laugh. Some guy in a red pickup truck was distracted just long enough for the bus driver to get into the line of vehicles waiting to exit. Collin and I started a running commentary about the guy's body language that got a lot of laughs--especially the part about the bus being able to crush his truck like a soda can.
Anyway, I hope everyone who does read this has a wonderful Christmas!