Saturday, January 13, 2007

Tales from Last Night

"Let's have an adventure."

"Okay, where do you want to go?"

"Let's just drive and see where we end up."

"That never works."

"Okay, let's flip a coin at every major intersection and let the coin tell us where to go."

"That could take us to exciting places we have never been to before, or it could just take us to boring places we've been to before the long way."

"Actually, it could take us in a huge circle and we'd end up right back where we started."

About an hour later, it did just that. So we threw away the quarter and went to Wegmans. It was that or a diner, because nothing else is open in the suburbs at 2:00 a.m. And diners cost money.

One day, when I'm rich, I'm going to have a proper adventure. With a 20-sided die at the international departures counter.

1 comment:

Mike Timonin said...

We've done that in the backroads of Virgina, without the coin. To avoid the whole big circle thing, we alternated left turns and right turns for a bit, and then tried to find our way home. Obviously, we were successful (which is why we're in New York now?), but it was a good time.

Of course, left to my own devices, I tend to end up at the airport in Ottawa.