... a minor emergency with my sainted Mother belayed the chili consumption for a while last night.... a drop in her blood sugar resulted in a late-evening ride over to her house for a few supervised glasses of orange juice... all was well after a while, and as I left to head home I was afforded a new experience....

.... driving at night with the top down...

... in a word?... Wow... driving through the warm, dark air was amazing.... the feeling is completely different than the one you get from driving the convertible during the day.... it was like being naughty, almost - the feeling.... places at night take on a different aura, I guess.... and as you quietly round those country road corners, you just feel... well, wonderful.... like every new curve is a place you have never been before...

... anyway, I just delivered my Mother back home... we had a standing lunch engagement from a week or so previous, and today I paid the bill.... I grilled three pounds of boneless pork ribs, baked some beans, and tossed a salad.... she brought over a dozen or so deviled eggs... and a mighty feast was enjoyed... and just as I pulled the perfectly-sizzled ribs off of the grill, a thunderstorm struck... so we sat at the kitchen table dining on some exquisite grub while lightning flashed and thunder rolled....

... all in all, not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.... and I really, really, really can't wait to drive at night with the top down again....

by Eric on August 20, 2006 | Bullshit (17) | TrackBack (0) | Psycho Rants
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Driving with the top down at night - one of my favorite treats....

The top of the car I mean. ;-)

Bullshitted by Tammi on August 20, 2006 04:32 PM

.. it was something new to me.. and it was awesome...

Bullshitted by Eric on August 20, 2006 04:34 PM

Sounds like an AWESOME day.

Bullshitted by Dana on August 20, 2006 05:28 PM

You may already know this, but honey works much better and faster in cases of low blood sugar. My boyfriend has Type 1 diabetes, and sometimes gets some extreme lows. A couple of spoonfuls of honey usually brings him back up pretty quickly (depending on how low he is). With orange juice, he usually has to drink a large quantity, and it often doesn't work as well (and it has more calories). So we always have honey on hand. We even keep some in the car. (You can usually find little honey packets at places that serve coffee, so we grab a few to keep with us.)

>/public service announcement

Bullshitted by DogsDontPurr on August 20, 2006 09:27 PM

Drivin' at night with an open air view of the stars, and a feel of the breeze is an awesome thing. I never had a convertible but I did have t-tops. Probably not exactly the same, but close... Don't look up too long. You'll get amazed by the stars, and the sky at night. Keep your eyes on the road bro... As they say, if you're lookin' at the road at night with the top down, "Drive it like you stole it"...

Enjoy it man.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on August 20, 2006 10:02 PM

Tolja about the top down at night thing...ain't it grand?

Bullshitted by Pammy on August 20, 2006 10:47 PM

I dunno if the rain out your way was as perfect as it was on my side of the mountain, but if it was, it woulda been a perfect day for ribs and stories.

I gotta try that top down at night thing, sound great.

Course, i gotta get me a convertible first.


Bullshitted by tommy on August 20, 2006 11:46 PM

I believe in sunday dinners, and I am so glad you included your Momma...

Bullshitted by armywifetoddlermom on August 21, 2006 07:52 AM

I have not had a ragtop since I blew my reenlistment bonus on a down payment on a 1964 V8 Falcon Futura Convertable. What a beauty t was. White with REAL red leather upholstry that would blister your butt on a hot summer day when you crawled in all wet from the beach. I learned that it was better to put that ragtop up during the day and down at night..except for a few bugs whipping just right over the windshield

Bullshitted by GUYK on August 21, 2006 10:37 AM

Sounds perfect. And I do so hope that the SWMom is feeling 100% today....

Bullshitted by Richmond on August 21, 2006 01:03 PM

One other benefit of the "topless" vehicle. You don't have to toss the bottles over the roof to hit the signs... and you can easily use either hand.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on August 21, 2006 06:01 PM

Yep, RedNeck. Also makes it a lot easier to jacklight deer. Just stand up and shoot over the windshield

Bullshitted by GUYK on August 21, 2006 06:10 PM

You make it something to be desired - sounds enchanting.

Bullshitted by Donna on August 21, 2006 06:42 PM

Take care of your mom, Bro.

Bullshitted by Dash on August 21, 2006 09:24 PM

Yeah, those low blood sugars are bad. They really take their toll after awhile.

Bullshitted by Kelly on August 22, 2006 09:05 AM

Nice to know you were there to check on your mom. Glad she made some Devil'd eggs... sounds yummy!

Bullshitted by vw bug on August 22, 2006 09:23 AM

When my husband had a motorcycle we would take some summer night rides and it is nice. I think it's that all the smells are more pungent. You knew when you passed some honeysuckle; the creek bottoms had their cooler, damp smell. And you knew when you passed a house where they were smoking pot!

Bullshitted by Lolly on August 22, 2006 02:03 PM