That That That and That – #1linerWeds

If you follow this blog, you know that I don’t often stop anywhere near the one line that I have to offer. Today is different. But still, to keep the “Dan doesn’t understand the rules” streak going, I have a few one-liners that tell the story:

“We made that trip.”

“We were at that game.”

“We drove home behind that tropical depression.”

“We would all love to do that again.”

I arrived home late last night, from a five-day trip to Pittsburgh. Faith and I drove down from Connecticut. My brother drove in from Iowa. We had a very nice long weekend (despite the score on Sunday). I am working from home today, next to a happy pup.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.



  1. You wouldn’t be Dan without wordiness. It’s like the Pope without his Catholic. Or Picard without his shirt-pulls. Just wouldn’t be right and then who would I have to blame when I also get wordy on One-Liner Wednesday?

    Pennsylvania is a pretty state, except for all that truck traffic. Sorry for your football loss, Dan. I’ll give you 50 sympathy points today. Not sure if that’s worse than our bad ref call and a tie, though, or worse than the Minnesota kicker.

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    • Thanks Mary. Trust me, I’ll be back to my wordy self.

      The Picard shirt-pulls are worth a few bonus points back to you. The loss was bad enough, but the drama surrounding the divas on this team has to go.

      Welcome to the “yes, we have a tie” club.

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    • Thanks Judy. The Chiefs played well. Our defense did not. It’s tough to win when that happens.

      PA is a beautiful state. We went for the chance to get away, be together and enjoy ourselves – we accomplished all those goals.

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  2. Lol Dan….you finally captured a rainbow! Beautiful. And Maddie looks so cute and so sleepy. Pretty scenic shots of Pennsylvania. So glad you and Faith had this getaway with your brother and you outfoxed the weather system!!
    🔹 Ginger 🔹

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    • Thanks Ginger. I had to wait until this morning to get the shot of Maddie in. She was too crazy last night.

      We out ran the storm on the way down, and it outran us on the way back. Good timing, for sure.


  3. Once you know the rules you learn how sometimes it’s okay to break them with a few extra “That’s” and words. 😊

    Central PA is gorgeous. I remember how surprised and in awe I was the first time I was driving through and around Western PA. That farm with the silos! SWOON!

    The rainbow is lovely! What a treat to see. I like the bridges around there, but some of them are scary to drive on with the metal grid as a road rather than pavement. There’s one like that from Monessen to Charleroi I drove over to get to S-i-L’s place and a lot of other places, but the way my tires would slip on it always scarred me.

    What was that thing, a tunnel digger?

    So glad you, Faith, and your brother had a lovely reunion and got a game in, but I’m sorry about the loss. They were none too happy here in my household with the drama either.

    Also happy you made it there and back again safely!

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    • Thanks Deborah. I still remember the first time Faith drove in and around the area. Between the hills, the bridges and the tunnels, it can be challenging. This time, we also had to be on the look for flooded areas, as they had had 6″ of rain earlier in the week.

      I have no idea what that rig was. I’m just glad it was red. The game was awful to watch, but at least we were among friends. The next night, the Pirates walked off a win in the 9th inning with two outs.

      It’s a long ride through central PA (big state) but it is pretty. I-80 is non-stop trucks, but we managed to make pretty good time.


  4. Hi Dan – that was a good post, with a great list of ‘thats’ … so glad you had that time with your brother at the game and that pup Maddie must be delighted you’re home with her … have a good week – cheers Hilary

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  5. Ha! Those were great lines, Day — because they tell me you enjoyed yourself.
    That big red weird thing on the truck… I can’t imagine what it is, except that it would be dangerous in the hands of Cornelis Drebbel. LOL.
    I hope the rest of this week is a nice down-the-midweek-hump coast. Hugs!

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  6. Such pretty views! It’s a lot like here, but with bigger hills :) Big red barn and rainbow are my faves. I like how you got excited about the bridge. I get excited when we hit the skyline. Home. It’s close!
    Glad y’all had a decent drive despite the weather and the traffic.
    They closed our Perkins. I don’t know where the drunk people go now. I doubt they drive to Noblesville — the only one left around here.

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    • “ I don’t know where the drunk people go now.”

      I love that! We had a great time. Good trip, good eats, drinks, sports (almost), attractions and doors – weeks worth of doors. I’ve seen your skyline once – impressive!


  7. Now you could with this post boil it down from one liner to one word: that! Thanks for the series of likes of all my recent posts – haven’t been long enough on wordpress to know if it’s like FB, or if people like a response back?

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    • Thanks. I like posts that I like and I leave comments when I feel I have something to add. I also understand that people are busy and may not be able to respond. I never expect a response for a ‘like’ – just my way of saying “hi, I was here and this is pretty nice.”


  8. This was a pleasure to travel with you to PA through photos. Love how you started and ended with a rainbow. Must be a good sign. And yes, what was that cool gigantic red thing on the back of the truck?

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