Strange Changes...

... as I was coming home from work today, a few observations struck me... I believe that I am changing slightly.... nothing earth-shattering, but changing, ever so slightly... a few things came to me as I was sitting at the junction of Old Federal Road and 411 waiting to pull out onto the Southbound lane...I don't understand these changes, but they are there...

... it seems that lately I've taken to driving faster than is my usual... normally, I obey the limits set by the local minders... but, to and from work these days?... well, I've been zipping, children... up until now, I've always been the cruiser... enjoying the scenery... not at all the boy racer.. and yet, these past weeks, I have been absolutely throttling the old A4... throwing her into curves that'd make a motorcyclist cum his pants.... the new tires for my baby simply will NOT slide... believe me, I've tried...

... no big deal, right?... here again, something mundane rears it's head... sunglasses, friends... I was gifted a pair in June, and I've just started donning them... I've never worn sunglasses very much... I'd rather see the world as it was intended... not through some tinted plastic or glass... still, I found myself waiting for a gap in traffic today with my tinted goggles on...

... lastly, my sunroof.... I've enjoyed my car for almost 18 months, and the sunroof had never been used.. that is, until two Sundays ago..... I eased her back and let the sun shine in... it was a spontaneous act, really... I just reached up, and twisted the dial... with German precision, the glass retracted, and I was free... actually, as I write this, I see a chain reaction... and, it all began with the sunroof...

... see, here in SE Tennessee, we had a stretch of cool weeks a while back, and I didn't need the air conditioner.... but, I still needed some air flowing... and without a conscious thought, I'd opened the sunroof... a few minutes later, with the sun beaming into the cockpit, I grabbed the sunglasses from the dashboard, and slid them onto my face... a mile or two later, without even thinking about it, I was doing 80 on a rural backroad with my turbo growling like it had been built to.... What gives?... I am confused.... am I beginning to re-live the childhood I missed?... or, am I subconsciously deathwishing as my 32nd birthday swings into view?... I just don't know... but, either way, I don't really give a damn... driving home from work today with Stevie Ray booming Mary Had a Little Lamb from the sunroof?... it was a ride I'll remember for a while... and you know what, children?... I'm going to do the same thing tomorrow...

by Eric on August 19, 2004 | Bullshit (5) | SWG Stories
Bullshit So Far

Ummmm... A4... with a turbo? Please tell me it's a stick too! How in the world did you ever drive just the speed limit?

As soon as I can get rid of my awful mini-van - that is one of the cars I am considering. *sigh* I'm so jealous!

Bullshitted by Teresa on August 19, 2004 08:01 PM

.. it's got the tiptronic 6 speed, Teresa.. you can drive it either way...

Bullshitted by Eric on August 19, 2004 08:07 PM

Yep, it's starting. You are gonna start enjoying the little things in ways you never expected. I envy you!!

And I'm jealous of that drive tonite. Sounds like a piece of heaven. I was stuck on I4 traffic watching the linemen work (that at least had it's moments!) ;)

Bullshitted by Tammi on August 19, 2004 09:05 PM

change can be a good thing. very good indeed. i am going through changes as well - on a constant basis - and i like to think all of mine are for the better as well. have fun with it, be happy, live hard and love hard...

Bullshitted by K on August 20, 2004 12:27 AM

Male change of life. You don't want to know what happens next, let it be a surprise.

Bullshitted by James Old Guy on August 20, 2004 11:35 AM