... yesterday, the Wife and I drove into town for dinner at a local watering hole... see, today's the day and she has to suffer at work, so we used yesterday as a surrogate... we ate... wandered through various shops... and just generally meandered as whimsy caught us... and at one point, we ended up in a shop that sold CDs and DVDs..

.. this, of course, is where the whole scenario went tits-up... I, on one side of the aisle, was fingering a copy of "Elvis - Live from Hawaii" which I was coveting... she, on the other side, deftly whisked a CD off the shelf, asked for my car keys, and headed towards the checkout....

... when I arrived out at my silver sled, the needling that assaulted my eardrums caught me totally off-guard... I knew something was wrong even before I opened the door, though... seeing the Wife's head swaying side to side in musical bliss as I approached the car from behind had me worried... her musical tastes being slightly above that of.. well, I can't think of anything that has worse musical taste than her.. hey, don't get me wrong... she's definitely lovable, just don't let her near your stereo...

... and yet, I smiled as I slid into the seat... saying nothing... patting her leg as we drove home... all the while the screeching strains of Karen Carpenter were chaffing my nerves like the cheese-grater of the Dark Lord himself.. indeed, at one point as we hit the driveway, I was almost wishing for ABBA.. almost, but not quite....

.... verily, anyone who willing listens to The Carpenters probably likes lima beans, hangnails, and dripping lemon juice into paper cuts...

... anyway, today's the day... and much like Velociman's marvelous missive, I am off to cleanse... not my soul, though... although it probably needs it, it's just fine in the funk it's in... instead, the object of purification is my Audi's bose...

... I plan to drive up to a friend's house in the mountains alternately blasting AC/DC, Dean Martin, Tom Waits, and George Thorogood at painfully loud decibel levels...

... hey, it's my birthday.. I need a relaxing drive through the country... and my stereo needs it's mojo back...

by Eric on October 14, 2005 | Bullshit (32) | TrackBack (8) | SWG Stories
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Bullshit So Far

Happy Birthday! I hope the the Bose gets a proper cleansing and you have a wonderful day.... :)

Bullshitted by Richmond on October 14, 2005 09:23 AM

Happy Birthday! *raises glass to ya!*

Bullshitted by oddybobo on October 14, 2005 09:31 AM

Happy Birthday, Eric!

I can't do the Carpenters. ABBA, yeah, it's from my childhood. But the Carpenters? MMM. Not so much.

Bullshitted by Bou on October 14, 2005 09:43 AM

There's nothing wrong with lima beans, or dripping lemon juice into fresh paper cuts... but the Carpenters and hangnails are definitely in the "not so good" category.

Happy Birthday!

Bullshitted by That 1 Guy on October 14, 2005 09:55 AM

Opps, was one post too early.

Happy Birthday! Here's my toast:

I wish I could drink like a lady
I wish I could make a good toast
But one drink and I'm under the table
Two drinks and I'm under the host!

Bullshitted by Raging Mom on October 14, 2005 10:08 AM

This is the only day in the year that is totally YOURS. Make it happy!

Bullshitted by Indigo on October 14, 2005 10:09 AM

Happy birthday, dude!!!!!

Bullshitted by zonker on October 14, 2005 10:09 AM

Have a good one! Hope you don't blow the speakers!

Bullshitted by Sarah on October 14, 2005 10:11 AM

Happy Birthday!

Bullshitted by Maeve on October 14, 2005 10:26 AM

My friends got me a blog site for my birthday. What did yours get you?

Happy birthday, sir.

Have a great day.


Bullshitted by RSM on October 14, 2005 10:29 AM

Happy b'day, Eric. Remember, birds sudenly appear only when you call "Pull."

~Ain't love a kick in the head?~

Bullshitted by tommy on October 14, 2005 10:45 AM

Happy Birthday!!

Bullshitted by phin on October 14, 2005 11:18 AM

"Rainy days and Mondays always get me down..."

Oh my GAWD I love the Carpenters!!!!!!!

My hubby swears it makes him physically ill though.....what a puss!

Hey...hold on a sec...let me get my CD out..

Oops there it goes..."I'm on top of the world looking down on la la la la la.."

You know you LOVE IT..hahaha..

Happy Birthday Babe!

Bullshitted by Sandy on October 14, 2005 01:00 PM

Hap Hap Happppppppppy Birrrrrrthday!!!!!

Bullshitted by blondage on October 14, 2005 01:05 PM

Happy burfday dude.

If you truly need to cleanse the Carpenter funk, I suggest some Otep or Clutch. They are the only way I can get Heinrich Himmler’s spirit out of my girlfriends BMW after a dose of Britney Spears.

Bullshitted by Ironnerd on October 14, 2005 01:20 PM

just like me, they long to be, close to you...

Happy Birthday, my friend!

Bullshitted by shoe on October 14, 2005 01:35 PM

Happy birthday, bloggranddaddy! : D Many happy returns!

Bullshitted by amelie on October 14, 2005 02:12 PM

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you...and many mooooore. (sang in my most drunken off-key voice)

Bullshitted by Kelly on October 14, 2005 02:16 PM

Happy Birthday to you. I'd sing it but I don't want to get chased away. ;-)

Bullshitted by vw bug on October 14, 2005 02:34 PM

Happy Birthday bro.
I'd love to say things, but everyone else beat me to it! I love the Carpenters too. Please don't hate me?

Bullshitted by livey on October 14, 2005 02:45 PM

Happy Birthday, man. I'm gonna have one bourbon, one scotch and one beer for you tonight to celebrate. Then I'm gonna be b-b-b-b-b-b-b-bad to the bone. Have a good one.

Bullshitted by Dash on October 14, 2005 04:09 PM

Yeah. Everybody funny. Now you funny too. Happy birthday.

Bullshitted by jm on October 14, 2005 04:25 PM

Happy Birthday, O Straight One!

He gathered his buddies together,
Drinking like the proverbial fish.
Recumbent, in chair of rich leather,
And only arising to pish.

He knows well the Law of the Yukon,
Where it's colder than Polar Bear Shit.
And he isn't so drunk that he's "pukon"
Or can't read the words that he's writ.

O Eric, enjoy this, your Birthday,
I hope that you have many more.
Now, what is this thing on your shoulder?
You can't brush it off: it's the floor!

Bullshitted by Elisson on October 14, 2005 05:59 PM

Happy Birthday.

But I gotta say - they told me at Disney that I sound like Karen Carpenter when I sing. Should I be worried?!?!?

Bullshitted by Tammi on October 14, 2005 06:56 PM

Hey man, Happy Birthday. I'll say this, Karen Carpenter is "still" head and shoulders above Yoko Ono... See what I'm gettin' at? I'm not a particular fan of K.C. either, or, far as that goes, or for that matter, the "Captain and Tenille", but now, Yoko Ono??? I think you get my point man. I hope the Bosepipes got a good cleanin'. Somethin' tells me that Vaughn Scott got the rough grain work, then George T, came in to make it a little smoother, followed by Warren, for the semi fine, and finally Frank for the "polish" on the job... I'm just guessin' though. On the order or work, that is. Yoko sucks as a singer though, and that ain't no guess.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on October 14, 2005 07:23 PM


And I adore the Carpenters. I think Karen has a beautiful voice. (And I do NOT like lima beans, hangnails, or dripping lemon juice into paper cuts.)

Bullshitted by TNT on October 14, 2005 07:34 PM

Happy Birthday! And nobody should have to listen to the Carpenters on their birthday-or the Carpenters' birthday either for that matter.

Bullshitted by GUYK on October 14, 2005 08:26 PM

Hey brother. I hope is was a good Birthday, and that you're still celebrating. I'm headed to the bar, so I'll raise one in your honor.

Bullshitted by Johnny - Oh on October 14, 2005 09:11 PM

Happy Birthday, Bro.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on October 14, 2005 09:25 PM

Yes, happy birthday, blogbro! This is what I get for not reading blogs all day - farooking ethernet port!

Bullshitted by Sadie on October 15, 2005 03:40 AM

Happy Birthday Eric!

Bullshitted by Sticks on October 15, 2005 06:30 AM

happy birthday, dude. may many more follow....

Bullshitted by mr. helpful on October 16, 2005 03:03 PM