Like all Americans, I was excited to hear that BinLadin had been captured. And my husband was quick to hoist the flag this morning. It's a whole new world today and we are proud to be Americans. So if someone wants to be a flag wavin' maniac today, then I say go for it.
I had to make a run to Ikea for some items that were out of stock when we were there on Saturday. We are redoing our kitchen in the house here and found exactly what we were looking for there. So even though it's an hour drive to the store, it will be worth it in the end when we get our new kitchen finished. I was returning home at around 6:30pm this evening on the cross-town freeway doing the posted 70mph when suddenly the traffic came to a dead stop. After creeping along for about 10 minutes, I decided to check in with my gps device to see what the traffic issue was. All it said was that there was traffic congestion for the next 1.8 miles. Knowing that it was less than 2 miles and it would open up again, I sat there with everyone else waiting. When I finally reached the front of the congestion, I didn't see an accident or traffic entering from another overcrowded freeway. What was it? It was a flag waving maniac on an overpass. Everyone was slowing down to take a gander or a picture or maybe even a video of the crazy lady on the bridge. Horns were blowing and chants could be heard; U!S!A! I have to say, that was a first. And it almost made the traffic back-up worth it.