Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The weekend in review

Okay, it will take me forever to catch up on all these bloggies because Mom was Too Tired to turn on the computer yesterday. (Except to go on to eBay….) Just because she was baking in the sun all day Sunday. Heehee. Get it. Sun? Sunday? Heh.

Note from Fi’s Mom: Sunday was a great event, the course was technical and challenging, and I learned a lot, even if I hit a lot of cones, but sitting on asphalt in an open-cockpit car in 100+ temps? Ugh. I had other drivers who were spraying down their tires actually spray me, as well… All the stock car people with air conditioning were mocking me…. *sigh* At least my loving husband – who was working while I was driving – brought me lots of water. It was still MIGHTY hot. Anyhoo… Back to Fi.

I don’t know what Mom was complaining about. TaiChi and Bufus and I were Quite Comfy in the air conditioned House With Wheels.

And I had a great view on my teevee/living room window.

So I got to see the course.

And watch Dad standing around ‘working’. (He's the guy in the green vest. That doesn't look like work to me....)

And Mom hitting cones. (There aren’t any pictures, but boy… Mom hit A LOT of cones. And I talked to some of the other autocross doggies, and they say that you really ARE NOT supposed to hit cones. So my Mom is doing something wrong. According to Dad and Uncle Charlie, too, she is doing something wrong. But she’s getting better. So they say. Because she had 1 run (out of 8) where she didn’t hit any cones….). She also spun the car once. Which was kinda of cool, but I guess also not what you want to do…

Fi’s Mom here again: In my defense, my driver’s license is only 2 years old. Really. So I’m still on the low end of the learning curve. And here I am (below), NOT hitting cones (in the picture above, yeah, um... well, there was supposed to be a cone next to the one lying down...). At this particular moment.

In this picture, Mom is Going The Wrong Direction!!!!! I think the course worker is trying to tell her which way to go!!! Silly Mom; there are cones on the course that tell you what direction to go....

Dad drove really well.

And Uncle Charlie won the whole thing. Of course, he should, as he’s the National Champion, In This Car. So he should be fast.

And at the lunch break? Uncle Charlie’s kids came in the House With Wheels, and I got to try to steal pieces of their lunch (much to their dismay…. But I had fun!). I wasn’t successful, BTW. But neither was TaiChi, and she is the Master of Wheedling Food Off People, so I don’t feel too bad that I wasn’t successful in getting some lunch from someone.

Here's another autocross doggie..... Check out that tongue!

Anyway, I will try to keep up with bloggies now. Although Mom is hogging the computer again – she has been ‘writing’ – something that she hasn’t done in A Long Time, and so she’s sucking up all my computer time. I may have to talk to her about my own computer.

P.S. From Fi's Mom; the driving pictures were not taken by my, but by other photographers whose watermarks are on the pictures. Thanks to "Ray the Rat" for the hard work- I'm not trying to steal credit!


Mango said...

OK, this is confusing. You went away in the house on wheels so that your mom and dad could drive around fast and try not to hit cones? Oh yeah, and bake their brains in the process?

At least you have an air conditioned viewing booth.


Mango said...

Ya know, I was just thinking...
My mastiff estate has air conditioning and even though it doesn't have wheels, we could always relax in the dog cave together.


pam said...

We've gotta work on our Mommy to get us one of those houses on wheels with a teevee picture window.

Hey Mommy.....

Bobo and Meja

Daisy Dog said...

A house with wheels sounds like a fun thing! I wonder if we could put wheels on our house? Hey your mom must be pretty cool to drive a race car!

Daisy Dog said...

A house with wheels sounds like a fun thing! I wonder if we could put wheels on our house? Hey your mom must be pretty cool to drive a race car!

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

very cool - sounds like a great time

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Dory's Backyard said...

Wow, what a view you had Fiona!! Take it easy on your poor mama, it was AWFULLY hot outside that TV/window!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

And some paw that Mango is not too bright....

I think he pawed it khwite well!


Martha Basset said...

That looks a very exciting weekend Fiona - your humans obviously love the slow and fast pace of life - they sound cool!
Martha & Bailey xxx

The Army of Four said...

That is just SO COOL! Your mom must be wild to try that - I'd just LOVE her!! Ha roo roo roo!
Hey, Fi... can I call you Fi? Anyroo... do you ever get to drive one of those cool race cars?
Play bows,

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

My boys are so jealous of your house on wheels! Maybe we can borrow it for our 5000+ mile road trip in a few weeks?!? ;)

1000 Goldens said...

Spinning in circles and running over cones sounds fun to me. I think your Momma has the right idea :) Especially in a fast car with no roof.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Sure it was pawesome!
And you had the best place to see all the action!
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog hay now dada is giggling and saying sumthing abowt the wedding singer and he just keeps going "they were cones!!!" i hav no ideea wot he is tawking abowt as yoozhual ok bye

chicamom85 said...

I am so glad you were safe and cool inside. Humans are kooky sometimes. I hope you got lots of snacks while you were waiting.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We are so glad you had AC - we don't think we would have like the heat or the noise.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

hero said...

Hi Fi,

Good that you're in the cool House with Wheels with Bufus and TaiChi when the sun is so hot outside. You had the best seats in the house. Hope your mommy and daddy had a fun racing weekend. When is mommy taking you on the ride with her?

Heather and Pumpkin said...

That's so cool you get to go everywhere with your mommy and daddy.


Twix said...

Umm, it is just me or do you think it is strange that there are NEVER any pics of your Mom hitting the cones? Something seems amiss here.
Glad you had a great weekend.
Love and hugs,