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Everyone, gather 'round! And hear the story of my...



...After the events of the day before rolled on into early morning today, I realized that I was not going to get any sleep at all. The bus was scheduled to depart at 9:40, and I wanted to get to the station at 8-8:30 in case the ticket line was long.

As soon as dropped Daniel to L5P Starbucks where he had parked his car, we parted ways, it was 6 a.m. I rushed home to pack a suitcase and whatnot.

It was raining. Hard. And the nice thing about it was, as I drove, the windshield wipers gave out for a good several minutes, leaving me to drive in the pouring rain on the highway not knowing what the Hell was going on in front of me. Scary. Thankfully, teh wipers stopped being Fail at some point and I made it there safely.

...Then to my Dad's, where he took over the van and dropped me off at the Greyhound station. After he forced me to change my pants, as the one I was wearing was clearly too big for me. XD

...SO. This is where it all began.

...I purchased my ticket, and stood in line. It was nearing 9:15 at the time, so I stood in line for a considerably long time. The plan was that I would be able to get to Birmingham by noon, so that we could head out to the wedding by 2.

...At 9:40, the announcement was made that the bus was going to be late. About an hour late, actually.


...SO. At about 10:50 am, we board the bus and I was on my way to Birmingham, Alabama.

...Considering I had not slept at all the entire night, much of the night being spent with Maya and Daniel at Cafe Intermezzo's (which kicks arse), and I had a terrible stomachache from ...whatever I had eaten from The Vortex, I had slept - or, at least, attempted to catch a nap - inside the bus.

...My eyes opened soon enough to witness the bus breaking down.

...So, the bus broke down at the side of the highway as we were heading west on I-20. The engine blew up or something. I don't know. O.o

We waited 3 hours until a rescue bus came for us. I had a feeling I would be VERY late for the wedding.

...Everyone cheered as the spare bus arrived. Wait, 'Spare bus'? We all piled into the new bus...

...Just to find out that they parked in right into the mud. We were stuck for another two hours as they attempted to get the bus out of the mud.

...They had us get in and out of the bus several times as they attempted to lighten the load and drive the bus out of the mud with no avail.

...So, we had to wait for a tow-truck to arrive. People cheered as the tow-truck pulled the bus out of the mud.

At this point, I had to convince Mell to go to the wedding without me. >_>; So, I missed my own performance.

...FINALLY, we were headed to our first stop - in Anniston, where we would drop off/pick up passengers. At that stop, the bus driver allowed for some time for everyone to get food at the nearby Sonic Drive-thru restaurant.

That took some time, and then, as everyone piled into the bus and we were driving off...

...we realized someone was missing. The same weird guy that had been causing trouble for the bus driver before. We just knew it.

...Apparently, he had gone a long ways off to another restaurant, and despite the instructions to go to the nearby restaurant and return to the bus as soon as everyone recieved their order, he sat and enjoyed his meal leisurely.

The bus drivers exited the bus and, as we all watched amusedly, tried to coax him out from the outside window.

...And even funnier, he took his precious time...slowly packing his food,

...cleaning the table and making sure it it was spick and span,

...going to get re-fills on his beverage,

...going back to make sure the table was clean,

...going towards the exit, then to change his mind and take the exit at the other side of the establishment.

...Everyone laughed as he got onto the bus. His existence epitomizes Fail.

...On a quite uncomfortable note, he sat right beside me and tried to strike up a bit of conversation with me. Yikes.


By the time we reached Birmingham, it was nearing 7 p.m. We were 8 hours late.

Unlike most other people on the bus, I was more...amused than enraged by the entire situation. Even though I did miss Trina's wedding. D=

...I still hope I get a free ticket out of this. At least. =D

Date: 2008-04-06 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furyfaux.livejournal.com
I still say you should have voted the bastard off the bus /:

Date: 2008-04-07 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com
...But he was amusing. XDD

Date: 2008-04-06 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigergirl-ph.livejournal.com
Heh, out of my three cross country trips on Greyhound... defiantly not surprised about your experience. Although Greyhound says they will leave your butt stranded if you go over your break. o_O

Sorry that you missed the wedding.

Date: 2008-04-07 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com
CROSS-COUNTRY?! XDDD Oh my goodness...you tolerated the Greyhound CROSS-COUNTRY?!

Date: 2008-04-09 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigergirl-ph.livejournal.com
XD Yep, I am amazing... or just insane o_o

Date: 2008-04-07 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mamtanaidu.livejournal.com
How sad you missed your own performance ...:(

Date: 2008-04-07 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com
...How sad I missed my friend's wedding. XD At least I gotta few laughs outta it XD
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Date: 2008-04-07 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com
They took all our names and confirmation numbers on the bus and said they'd call on our behalf, but...XD I will get in touch with them myself XD

Date: 2008-04-07 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rapidfix.livejournal.com
...Wow. That's some epic fail right there. I hope you get your money back at LEAST.

Date: 2008-04-07 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lord-darkseid.livejournal.com
Oh, man... and I thought Trailways was bad back in the day....

Wonder what it's like to take a train instead...?

Date: 2008-04-07 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lord-darkseid.livejournal.com
Ah well, c'est la vie. Glad you made it safely at least.

Hmmm... L5P Vortex is usually pretty good to me.

Date: 2008-04-07 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com
..I had a burger there that had my tummy aching pretty much all day D=

Date: 2008-04-07 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mintytrina.livejournal.com
AWWWWW ROSE! I was so sad to hear your plight! We were looking forward to you performing at the wedding...and I wanted to see you!!!

But I am glad you are safe. :) We'll have to find another excuse to see you perform sometime in the future!

Date: 2008-04-07 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com

...I am so sorry I did not get to make it...Oh Gosh, you really have to send me some pictures! I wanted to see the beautiful bride most of all!!

Date: 2008-04-07 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mintytrina.livejournal.com
I'll be posting pics as soon as I can on LJ and my flickr account


Don't have any yet, but soon :)

Date: 2008-04-07 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kageisuke.livejournal.com
*laughs at the fail as well* If I had a book and my MP3 player, I would have not cared in the slightest.

But I totally would have left that guy behind. Being so inconsiderate should have cost him being stranded.

Date: 2008-04-07 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com
...Yeah. Had those things on hand, haha, so I was pretty okay. Sad that I missed the actually event I was coming for, but...>_>;;;;;

...IAWTC. I would have loved to see him running after the bus. XDD

Date: 2008-04-07 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kageisuke.livejournal.com
Yeah. Weddings shouldn't happen that often that you can afford to miss one. =_=

I would have just shook my head. Everyone else would have laughed. |D~

Date: 2008-04-07 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xinexpressiblex.livejournal.com
Lol roadtrips. At least the fail and lawl made for an EPIC STORY!

Date: 2008-04-07 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] new-wave-angel.livejournal.com
Holy crap,Batman! You went through all that and didn't even make it?!
That restaurant dude does sound funny. I bet he's used to buses breaking down in the middle of nowhere. Good thing you made it back in one piece!

Date: 2008-04-07 10:51 pm (UTC)
infiniteviking: A bird with wings raised in excitement. (6)
From: [personal profile] infiniteviking
Aw.... it's sad that you didn't get there in time. What a comedy of errors, though. That weird guy deserves the dweeb award of the week.

Date: 2008-04-08 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com
Hey you! I made us matching icons. ^_^b




Date: 2008-04-08 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proudgreenauror.livejournal.com



*saves instantly* You are TEH WIN and we have got to use these for the sports event.~~~ Thank you so much!

Date: 2008-04-09 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steaksteak.livejournal.com
I WOULD BE SO HONOURED IF YOU USED IT T____T *TEARS OF JOY* *Sets as personal journal's default* Can we plz to be Gryffindor twins nau?

Date: 2008-04-09 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steaksteak.livejournal.com
Ur hur...This is Rose...posting from Casey's computer. XDDD

Date: 2008-04-09 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com

...I prove myself.

Date: 2008-04-09 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com
OH BTW! The Kana on the respective icons say, 'Rose' and 'Sorah' =D

(Or 'Roozu' and 'Soora' anyway XD)

Date: 2008-04-09 03:00 am (UTC)
infiniteviking: A bird with wings raised in excitement. (6)
From: [personal profile] infiniteviking
*finally logs in to my own journal instead of Gai's*

IT IS DONE. This... is a solemn moment. *strikes a pose in the potent silence*


This is Rose...posting from Casey's computer.


.........I prove myself: yes, but I knew you were awesome.~ YOU RISE EVER TO NEW HEIGHTS!! I was going to ask what it said, figuring it was "Lee" and "Gai" -- but this is just... aww. *HUGS*

Date: 2008-04-09 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theflamingrose.livejournal.com


I will relay the message to Casey! ^o^

Ah! And in case you're curious, Lee and Gai would be, 'リー’ and 'ガイ', respectively. Or, if you're more curious -
Rock Lee = 'ロック・リー’ and、
Maito Gai = 'マイト・ガイ' =D

Date: 2008-04-09 06:59 am (UTC)
infiniteviking: A bird with wings raised in excitement. (Default)
From: [personal profile] infiniteviking
*IS PROUD* T_____Td


*stares* Oooooh. It's so funny how similar some of those letters are to Hebrew -- if I squint, Lee looks like "Yanu" and Gai like "DOOM"!! =:O


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