Thursday, February 21, 2008


There is nothing like a drive to get your brain thinking about random things. So with my drive to Tucson I had some time to just think. I am going to let you into my mind and some of the random thoughts that went through it today. If I can say so myself some of them were rather deep—I will let you decide for yourself which thoughts those were.

  • As I am driving I notice several miles of full trash bags off the side of the road—can you imagine how frustrated the people would be who cleaned it up if a truck decided to use the bags as target practice—I am envisioning a movie clip here.
  • If you are the people that live next to the rest stop and you have a party—do you have to worry about parking? What if the party flows out of the house—will you be able to tell? If you run out of snacks do you give your guests change to buy something out of the vending machines? And no real need to worry about having enough bathrooms. The benefits just go on and on.
  • I noticed a new home sub-division named “the GrAves”—I thought to myself why would anyone want to live in a subdivision named “the Graves”? Is it built on an old cemetery? (at this point I was thinking about the movie Poltergeist) As I got closer to the sign I noticed that it said “The GrOves”—it is amazing how one vowel can change your whole perception of things. It was still kinda funny because it was in an area that didn’t have a single tree around. Couldn't’t that be considered false advertising?
  • Why is the logo for Dairy Queen a lemon shape—do they sell anything with lemons? Don’t you think a crown would be a better icon?
  • I actually saw some sidewalks and grass in Tucson—the grass was at a cemetery and it was all dead (maybe it’s a theme)
  • I forget how nice and pot hole free our roads are up in the valley—while we curse the road crews and the inconvenience it is SOOOO worth not being swallowed up by a pot hole—even in the bus I felt the pot holes
  • Does it irritate anyone else that as you are driving on I-10 west that the SUN it on your right hand side? (it was setting) It should really be I-10 SOUTH or NORTH ----because after all that is the way it actually runs. Why call it something its not---at the point you leave Tempe it no longer runs East/West.
  • Around Casa Grande there is an road named Jimmie Kerr Blvd—Who is Jimmie Kerr? I know that Jimmie Kimmel is from Az and that Steve Kerr played for the Uof A but I am at a loss as to who this Kerr is—if he has a Blvd named after him in Casa Grande he probably is important and I feel I should know who he is.
  • I decided that I am not overweight---I am the perfect weight if I were just 5 inches taller—that is really where the problem lies.
  • Do cheerleaders really think that we all want to smell the frou-frou that they felt the need to spray on the bus? And I won’t even talk about the fingernail polish—EWEEE. It is a closed up area and the smell did not dissipate---but I will say this---the brunettes were well represented on this squad almost 2-1--YEAH for dark haired girls
  • Since when did a 32oz drink become a Medium?--and a 24oz become a small at Carls Jr. So a large would be a metal drum?

waiting for the game to end—so far it doesn’t look pretty for the team I brought—but I have seen them come from behind and win some tough ones. Only time will tell—could be a quiet ride home if they lose. ---my team was down by 11 after the first quarter and actually pulled ahead in the fourth only to lose (some really bad calls or lack of) by a few points. It is sad to watch big teenage boys cry

Sometimes, when I drive across the desert in the middle of the night, with no other cars around, I start imagining: What if there were no civilization out there? No cities, no factories, no people? And then I think: No people or factories? Then who made this car? And this highway? And I get so confused I have to stick my head out the window into the driving rain---unless there's lightning, because I could get struck on the head by a bolt.–Jack Handey

And yes as i drove home it was very dark--except for the lightening happening in the distance--quite the show and when we got to the valley it poured!! It is amazing the many levels of darkness or black that you experience when there is cloud cover.

Have a fantazmic day all.

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