Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Impromptu

It was about nine o'clock last night that I realized I was bored.

My knees were aching from the long hours spent in front of the computer. I wasn't hungry. I wasn't interested in any of the garbage on TV. I sure as hell didn't want to clean. My eyebrows hurt from frowning at Hoop. He'd been sucked into his video game for three hours. It wasn't until my twenty-millionth sigh that my leading guy finally caught on.

"What's wrong, babe?"
"I'm BORED."
"Want to go for a car ride?"
"Yeah!"

I've turned into one of the dogs.

So we hopped into the car and popped in some tunes, a new CD from one of my near-n-dear (not to mention kick ass) blogger buddies. Then we rode off into...

...the middle of fucking nowhere.

WHY did we move away from the beach? The most we saw last night was a creepy dirt road and a lot of trees. Gone are the nights of shark tooth hunting and long drives down the coast into Daytona. *Sigh* But we made the best of it. We sang to the music as loudly and as horribly as we could. Ok, the "horribly" part wasn't intentional. And experimented with new car dances. My favorite was "CPR," performed by Hoop on his steering wheel.

We laughed. I laughed until I cried.


We drove until the tank ran dry. Then we filled it up and drove back home.

Hoop Quote Of The Day:
"Stupid dogs. They licked a hole in my side!"


Courtesy of
Odd Mix:

(We didn't go anywhere picture worthy this weekend. So instead, I've decided to drudge up some pictures from the past. Enjoy!)

Taken at this TIME last year (to the day exactly) for the WWC.

Missing


Big Florida Bug


Mirror


Sometimes I wish things could have REMAINED the same.

Did you play?

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30 Comments:

At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Chelle said...

That reminds me, I think I may take Brendan on a pajama ride soon. Who says you have to go anywhere? Mike and I used to do that all the time (well, just the ride, not the pajamas).

Sounds like you had fun! I really liked your pictures. I actually played this time.

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger geenalyn said...

OMG that bug freaks me out...seriously i do not like bugs...and that one is freakin' HUGE!!!

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Newt said...

It sounds like the perfect way to spend an evening. And I love your pictures!

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Sunshine said...

Did you hang your head out the window with your tongue flapping in the breeze?

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Jay said...

One of my favorite things to do is just hop in the car and go driving around. Especially late at night when there aren't many other people out on the roads. Of course around this town that's not long after sunset. I make most of my biggest decisions while driving around.

Love the pictures. I remember all of them. ;-)

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Nettie said...

That is something I have never considered. I will definately do that one of these nights. I can see where my daughter would love it. Cool pics btw.

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Maggie said...

Ooh ooh, I'm a dog too. I love car rides. Long drives watching old barns go by and listening to great music while singing off key. Oh and the requisite car ride food stuffs: beef jerky, pepperoni sticks and soda soda soda!

I'm with you about the beach. Noone should ever live away from the beach. Of course, then it would be super crowded, so maybe my theory doesn't really work...

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

Used to be my favorite getaway - driving. Now I wish I had a chaffeur for even the short trips.

You are so adorable...love those brows gurl!

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Peggy said...

Good photographs. I love the colourful grasshopper!

Its nice that Hoop will take you for a drive when you're bored. Did you go for an ice cream? We do that when we go for a summer drive.

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Tink said...

Chelle: I was wearing PJs last night on our late night car ride. There's something thrilling about dropping everything and going. No plans. No destination. Just music, munchies, and good company. :)

Geenalyn: Don't worry. I'm pretty sure he eats plants, not people. Hehe.

Newt: It really was. Although the beach would have been more scenic.

Sunshine: No, but we did a little air surfing with our hands. :D

Jay: I used to have a set path I would drive whenever I was stressed or had to make a hard choice. I called it my "Thinking Route."

Nettie: I guarantee you guys would have fun. Pick a direction and then randomly pick side streets to see where they lead you. Make sure you don't get too lost though!

Maggie: Mmm. Beef jerky and Coke are two of my favorite late-night-ride snacks. Ooo, and mini muffins. Not together of course.

Scottsdale Girl: Believe it or not, I hardly ever pluck them. They grow that way. I pluck near the middle maybe once every two months.

Peggy: No ice cream. Although if we ever find a gelato place it might be our new hot spot. That stuff is SO addictive.

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger meno said...

Did you stick your head out the window with your tongue hanging out?

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger mjd said...

Sometimes I wish that things could remain the same. However, with my luck, the bad things would stay the same and the good things would vanish...so onward and upward. May you and Hoop enjoy the many fun rides yet to come.

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Lefty said...

I got bored once. Then, at just that very moment, I found an old french fry on the floor. That kept me entertained for the next three hours.

Good times.

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

Um, you moved away from the beach because neither one of you wanted to sell your souls to afford a tiny shack there??? :)

 
At 22 May, 2007, Anonymous gawilli said...

Just when I wish things would remain the same, something crappy happens and I glad they change.

I love evening rides, particularly when I can do just that and let Willi do the driving!

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger captain corky said...

Then we rode off into...

...the middle of fucking nowhere.

So... what did you think of Kentucky?

 
At 22 May, 2007, Blogger eric said...

i wish everything would stay the same.

except gas prices, because maybe when they dropped below $3 i'd go take a drive.

 
At 23 May, 2007, Blogger Carrie said...

Ha-ha! I wish I could have seen you two whipping out the dance moves in your car! Glad you had a nice drive.

(that bug there is really freakin' me out!)

 
At 23 May, 2007, Anonymous susan said...

We love to do random Buffalo Hides (if you say it just right it sounds like go for a ride) No destination needed.

 
At 23 May, 2007, Blogger Nettie said...

Tink,

must check out KSTP.com. Scroll down to middle of page and click on "Senate president arrested for DWI" click play in the little video box. I do believe there is a newt.

Nettie

 
At 23 May, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

Great shots, as always. And sometimes we all just need a drive. Not down a creepy road though.

 
At 23 May, 2007, Blogger butterfly girl said...

So I'm not the only one? Whew! I secretly get all excited and wag my tail when I know we are going to be driving a long distance.

I sometimes wish I was back six years ago when I had nothing. It was a whole lot easier but back then I thought it was hard. Go figure, us chicks are never happy! ;)

 
At 23 May, 2007, Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

Holy Cow! Did you already get it? So, what did you think? My tastes in music is all over the place!

Did you appreciate my new CD label making software?? Bought just for you!

 
At 23 May, 2007, Anonymous oddmix said...

I remember those photos. The mirror is the first photo of your eyes on your blog, as I recall.

 
At 23 May, 2007, Blogger fiwa said...

I only like to take rides to relieve boredom if there is a baskin & robbins stop promised somewhere along the way.

I would miss the coast drives too, but you just gotta find new places.

PS - I love the racing stripes on that bug, but seeing it in person would probably give me the heebie-jeebies!

 
At 23 May, 2007, Blogger Tink said...

Lefty: Did it have strange things growing on it? Because I can see how that would be entertaining.

Chris: That's right! Thank you. I just need to be reminded every once in awhile. How easily a grumpy mind forgets reason.

Corky: Hey, at least Kentucky is pretty. Middle Florida is a wasteland. The major landmark where my parents live is a couple of dried up lakes that the local rednecks use for dirtbikes.

Eric: Word.

Susan: Buffalo Hides! Too cute. Mind if I borrow the phrase?

Nettie: That ROCKED. Totally made my day. Thank you.

Butterfly Girl: I miss those days too. Back when jobs were optional and easily ditched for one good day on the beach.

Debbie: Aw. No, I didn't get yours yet. Although you're a near-n-dear kick ass blogger friend too! We'll schedule a ride for the night I get yours OK?

Oddmix: That's correct :). It was my first time showing my face on this blog. And the rest is history...

 
At 23 May, 2007, Blogger mrspao said...

I also get bored like that too and pao takes me on random drives to some of the dullest places!

 
At 23 May, 2007, Anonymous Turtle said...

Once a beach bum always a beach bum. I understand. Personally, I miss visiting the sandy shores of Destin Beach. It's not something I'm likely to experience anytime soon. Foo's beach phobic, prefering shade to laying around listening to the waves. Now, if he's riding his bike...the story is totally different. I feel your pain, gf. I feel your pain.

 
At 23 May, 2007, Anonymous TB said...

I'm so glad you have someone who makes you laugh until you cry.

Are you guys totally swarmed with love bugs right now? It's like a freaking plague down here.

 
At 24 May, 2007, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

I've turned into one of the dogs.

Harsh.

The reflection in the mirror is very pretty. Naturally so.

 

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