So, you guys, a few weeks ago, I was making a turn at an intersection, and suddenly I was blinded by flashing white lights all around me. Unfortunately, it was not any kind of glorious message from heaven telling me “well done.” Instead, it was an evil camera machine that took my picture when I was supposedly running a red light. Here are my numerous thoughts:

1. Those things should be outlawed because that camera has a super bright flash and it temporarily blinded me, which could’ve caused me to run a red light and get in a horrific accident. And the accident would’ve totally been the evil camera’s fault.

2. I really didn’t think I ran a red light! I was pretty sure that it turned yellow while I was in the intersection, and also, it is not fair to give me a ticket when I didn’t know that intersection was monitored by a camera policeman who would take pictures of my illegal doings.

So, I was all ready to contest the ticket and fight valiantly for truth and justice, but then I got the ticket in the mail the other day. They sent some lovely photos, courtesy of evil camera policeman.

It clearly showed my car before I entered into the intersection, and the light appeared to be a very bright crimson color. But, hello, technology! The evil camera totally could have changed the color of that light with its technologically deviant ways. Whatevs.

There was also a picture showing my car all alone in the middle of the intersection because no one else was idiot enough to run the very red light along with me.

They also sent me a lovely close-up of the criminal’s face full of malicious red-light-running intention. Seriously, look how evil and focused on breaking traffic rules I look!

However, even if I did run that light (which has not been proven!), I still think it is rude of that evil camera machine to give me a ticket. I am new to Denver, and not yet aware of all of the city’s crazy traffic rules. Like, how am I supposed to know what a red light means when I’m at an intersection in Denver?! It could be totally different from the meaning of a red light in Colorado Springs, right?! Exactly.

You guys, I am off to visit Jaci today! She lives in Austin, Texas, which is super cool and trendy and hipster. I’m not sure that I will fit in, but I’m packing my giant-framed glasses, my skinny jeans, my scarves, and my copy of Stuff White People Like, so at least I’m trying.  I’m excited to check out the city and of course, to see the kindred. We probably won’t spend much time being trendy or hipster. We like to focus our time on the important things in life: cupcakes, Harry Potter, LOST and naps.

Welp, the semester is more than half over. I am very near to failing all of my classes and getting fired from my job for turning my lessons in late. All is going well.

My sweet former roommate Sarena got married last weekend! It was such a lovely service, and I was so excited to see her marry a great guy. We lived together for six years and have gone through a lot together, and it was a great blessing to see how God has provided for her in such beautiful ways. Congrats, Sarena!

OK, I hafta go catch a plane and things. Have a jovely day! I’m sure I’ll have lots of Austin hipsterness to report on soon.