My Interesting Weekend

Yep, it’s another “daily life” blog. This was a pretty interesting and busy weekend for me with lots of time spent in the car! Here is the run down:

  • Friday I drove down to the Dameron homestead to hang with Dan, Chad, Greg and a few of the UCF guys (it is strange not knowing UCFers!). We ate lots of bad food, shot each other and hit each other with swords.
  • Spent the night at Chad’s, went to bed late.
  • Got up early to make the trek to Spokane for David’s surprise party with Chad, Meghan, and Dan.
  • Snoqualmie pass was just a bit wet with a few patches of slush. Piece of cake.
  • Visited a rest stop to take care of business.
  • Played Dan’s Mad Libs.
  • Stopped in Moses Lake for lunch. Had to drive WAY of the freeway to find ANY food. Really annoying.
  • Drove too fast (well, according to some). :(
  • Made it to David’s house right on time. David was to arrive 30 minutes later.
  • We find out that Jae has left David a message and David was calling him back. This makes us nervous.
  • Dan calls Jae to try and distract him. Gets his machine.
  • David makes it home and open up the door while still on the phone, we yell “surprise!”
  • David tells us that Jae asked “how was the surprise party?” Only Jae could manage this from thousands of miles away! ;)
  • Dan still has Jae on the phone so we all yell “Jae sucks!”
  • We party. Lots of food and good people. I put the smack down playing pool… and got smacked down as well.
  • My five hours in Spokane came to an end so Dan and I turned the car back around and headed back towards Seattle. Sorry Kristin, I guess I just couldn’t make it to Coeur d’Alene!
  • It starts snowing. A lot. So far the roads are fairly decent.
  • We gain elevation… it starts raining? Oh, ok, the snow comes back.
  • Some … special… driver refuses to pass the snow plows forcing everyone behind him to drive slowly up the pass. Remember kids, momentum is your friend, USE IT!
  • We make it to the pass. Driving down the hill he still refuses to pass the plows forcing everyone behind him to to frequently break down the mountain. Remember kids, momentum is your enemy, be careful of it!
  • I lose traction. Slide left into a jersey barrier. Bounce off and spin around backwards and then back squarely into the barrier. I turn the wheel back down the slope and drive on. Yes, I just did a 360 on I-90.
  • Dan and I stop in North Bend to check the car. The damage: a cracked corner on my rear bumper! That’s it! I am pretty amazed. There were lots of cars on the road and no one came near us. The jersey barrier just hit my wheel without scraping the side. When my back hit, it hit solid and square spreading the force. As far as accidents go, that was a pretty damn good one.
  • Make it back to Chad’s where Dan’s car is parked. I kick him out and continue my never ending road trip.
  • Ah, back to Bellingham at 2:00am.
  • I wake up nice and early so I can make it to both church services.
  • I become a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bellingham!
  • So there is the majority of my weekend! It was pretty good times, apart from being expensive and, you know, terrifying. Here is a quick clip of David coming in (sorry it is a bit shaky!).

    David is on the phone with Jae. Andy asks “did he tell you?” David nods. Andy yells at Jae. We jeer. Dan is leaving a message for Jae and tells us to tell him that he sucks. We do. He does. Heh, sorry Jae, you know we are jut giving you a bad time! But only you could ruin a surprise from thousands of miles away!

    Here are few pictures from David’s surprise party weekend and the link to the YouTube video.

    Categories: Daily Life
    1. November 13th, 2006 at 18:25 | #1

      a. ha!ha! speeding ticket
      b. I’m completely offended that you would choose your actual friends over weirdos on the internet.
      c. Icy wrecks on I-90, we’ve all been there. Good times, good times.

    2. November 13th, 2006 at 19:43 | #2

      I don’t know if I ever want to go driving with you, but it sounds like quite the weekend! I’m glad you’re safe and well-partied. :p

    3. November 13th, 2006 at 21:23 | #3

      Yeah yeah. Maybe if I had been in Spokane for 5 and a half hours instead of just 5 I could have made it over. ;)

      Hey, I am a good driver! I can’t help it if I speed and other drivers don’t know how to get out of the way!

      Stupid I-90.

    4. November 13th, 2006 at 21:26 | #4


      it’s official. i am like a necklace of feces and I should never be invited to another surprise party ever again.

      shoot, i even knew parties never start on time. And now I know that surprise parties don’t even have a “start” time.

      I’ll post more about this later - but seriously, i wish i could’ve been there with y’all. This funny mess made me quite homesick. Afterall, it’s hard to adjust when I suck and Minnesota blows.


    5. November 13th, 2006 at 21:30 | #5

      btw, from the looks of your bumper and future insurance bill, you must be accursed. what gypsy midget did you toss into a crick?

      i’ll be praying for you, monsieur tough-luck magnet.


    6. November 14th, 2006 at 02:54 | #6

      Heh, it was quite comical. We all thought we were safe! Luckily David was still quite surprised, especially that us Seattle folk were there.

      but seriously, i wish i could’ve been there with y’all. This funny mess made me quite homesick. Afterall, it’s hard to adjust when I suck and Minnesota blows.

      Yeah, you were missed (if you were there, you couldn’t have spoiled it!), it was a fun party that just wasn’t the same without you, especially since it was on your home turf. Sorry that MN blows, at least know we were thinking of you!

      I may be accursed, but I am going to count my blessings cause that accident could have been MUCH worse. I am just amazed that no cars hit us cause there were lots around! And really, as far as the speeding ticket goes, you know how I-90 is in the middle of no where, it is pretty easy to hit 85-90 MPH without realizing it. They tagged me 3 times from an airplane and 82 MPH was the fastest of the three. Sucks a lot, but again, could have been worse I suppose.

    7. Eun
      November 14th, 2006 at 17:23 | #7

      Hey Matt,
      Glad that everyone was alright after unexpected 360 spin at I-90. The video of David’s surprise party is cool.

    8. Nancy
      November 16th, 2006 at 20:15 | #8

      Matt…slow down, we love you and want you around!!! 82 in a 70 is pretty fast! The speed limit is there for a reason!!! Glad your spin out was not any worse. Please, slow down!! )

    9. Becky
      November 16th, 2006 at 23:20 | #9

      Haha, great time with ol’ timer UCFers. :P Oh I miss that crowd. I hope you are doing well Matt. :)

    10. November 16th, 2006 at 23:27 | #10

      Thanks Eun, it was good to see you! You represented the Choi family much better!!

      Hehe, I know, I know Nancy. But really, I-90 in the middle of Washington? Not much danger there and they are engineered for much higher speeds. And the spin occurred at pretty low speeds and it would have been fine if the guy had let everyone who was patiently waiting behind him pass… but that is neither here nor there… ;)

      It really was a lot of fun Becky! Thanks! I think I am going to try and make it to the UCF thanksgiving next week, so that should be fun!

    1. November 28th, 2006 at 13:33 | #1

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