The weather last Friday was uncharacteristically sunny and gorgeous, not Black at all. We’d just finished cleaning up from Thanksgiving, hosted at Justin’s mom’s house, and we had the place– and her convertible— to ourselves.
We could have gone shopping, but getting jostled and trampled didn’t seem like a good time. So what do you think we did? We took that sucka out for a drive… Top down, speedometer up, scarves flying, and sunglasses on, we flew out I-90 and took the back way into Snoqualmie, through the countryside, over some fine winding roads, and back to civilization.
You never know what you’ll see out there in the sticks.What kind of cow is extra-fuzzy and has a white cummerbund? We did a Uey when we saw these weird beasties hanging out, chewing their cud like they weren’t some sort of Tuxedo Beef.
Even the brown Bessie had a white midsection, and one of the cows had perfectly round spots in her belly band. Weiiiirrrd. [FACTOID: The Internet says these are probably called “Belted Galloway” cows, aka “Oreo Cows.” It’s not the only cow breed to have some unusual markings. Did you know there is a miniature panda cow? No joke!]
And yes, that is a donkey. The theory goes that should a predator accost the cows, which are too stupid to protect themselves, the donkey’s short temper will save their hides. (Because “save their asses” would have been a really wretched pun.)
Well, there ya have it… By the time we were done, we’d lost most of the daylight and were all feeling seriously chilled. But we were in one piece, the car was in one piece, the house was in one piece, and it was the perfect way to spend Black Friday far, far away from the crazy consumer crowds. As hectic as life has been lately, I might need to ask to borrow that car again, real soon.