Sunday, October 23, 2011

Who's that awesome chick in the G6?

The best part of solo road trips is the amount of time you get to spend inside your own head sorting through the piles of stuff you’ve been storing up there. My thoughts get dropped into one of three piles. The first is “keepers”. This is for all of the happy memories, lessons learned (even the hard way), and beautiful scenes. The second pile is a bit more hodgepodge. It’s filled with all of the things I have yet to work through. Let’s call it the recycling bin. There might be something in there worth some use in the future and I just don’t know what to do with it yet. The final section is for things I’ve decided just aren’t worth my time.

The coolest part is that it comes with a sound track. It’s astounding to me that I’m able to sort my thoughts while listening to music, but I’m getting damn good at it. The music is actually pretty helpful. If a song comes on that reminds me of a crappy memory that I’ve not yet really handled yet, I use the song to motivate me. “Yeah that’s right asshole. Don’t you ever for a second get to thinking you’re irreplaceable. Jerk.”

Other songs just take me back to those times when things seemed so certain. Those years when I knew exactly what my life was going to be like. I knew everything at one point. I believe it was sometime between 1980 and 1988. Good times…

Then again there are the tunes that just make me feel cool as hell. Wearing shades while listening to them makes you look like a rock star, I won’t lie. Use these songs wisely. You don’t need to be chased down by paparazzi who’ve mistaken you for someone famous. It’s just a big hassle.

Best of all… I control the songs, the amt of airtime they get, and I can sing at the top of my lungs. Okay, I sing at the top of my lungs even if other people are in the car. Oh… I also get to dance (sort of). It's like upper body cardio. 

I don’t mean to be all full of myself, but I do get quite a few second glances out there on the open road. It looks a lot like this...

They stare because they obviously think I'm famous. I also think I might have figured out why I am not having much luck picking up hotties at the clubs. Because I should wear my shades there too. Duh.

That's all I have for today kids! Be sure to check in tomorrow for Round Two of Wag Vs. Angie when I ask the big questions and he tries to defend his species. ~eye roll~


Anonymous said...

hahaha!! I'm the same way - just cruising to the tunes!! My kid gets into as well and just belts it out from teh back seat too!! She doesn't always wear the shades but she's cuter without them!

Gorilla Bananas said...

Lady Madonna
Lying on the bed
Listen to the music playing in your head

Why were you wearing shades?

wagthedad said...

I could drive forever by myself, doing just what you said.

Yeah. If I ever want to get grounded, I go back to whenever and play songs from that time. 1980-1988? Good place to visit, or at least a good start. It always makes me feel grounded.

And I bet you look like a famous person when you're doing that.

wagthedad said...


I totally kicked your ass over on Angie v. Dad.

Round 2 goes to.....

Wag the Dad!!!!

Yeah Baby!!!!

Angie said...

I have corrupted my kids so badly that they BEG me to put in the CD with the a Capella version of Montel Jordan's This Is How We Do It so they can sing along. LOL

3 answers. 1) Identity deniability. 2) I look cool with shades on. 3) I stabbed myself in the eye with a mascara wand early Sat AM and I still look a bit like the walking dead. :)

Hall and Oats... you can't avoid singing along to those and feeling stupid happy when you do.

Oh AND... I saw that you admitted your dad and brothers hunt so that makes you a bit unique. You haven't won yet. :p

Jen said...

Matt Nathanson song for the win! I actually met him in P-Town last year and he is funny as shit!

Angie said...

I love that freaking song! Plus he's got a cute smile. You are officially my hero!

mark @ yelling near you said...

Future's so bright, you've got to wear sunglasses.

Angie said...

Amen brother! :)

Azra said...

I love that music can give you a soundtrack to your life and that just my listening to a particular song, you can relive a memory. Although, I hate when great songs are spoiled by shitty memories *sigh* Did I mention I missed this blog? ;)

Linda Medrano said...

There is a song called "Like A G-6". Love it! Music in the car makes me happy! Or sad. Or mad. I love it all!

Becca (aka SMC) said...

You rock my world, you know that. Just you being you.

I love it.

Paula said...

I love taking long road trips by myself. I rock out every morning on my way to work after I drop the kids off it's like my 20 minutes of zen monday-friday.

Angie said...

This blog missed you!

I have that one on my playlist! I don't know all the words to it though... or what it's really about. I do like it though!

No.. YOU rock MY world. True story!

I love the road trip on the way TO some place. It's the coming home part that sucks the life out of me. Either way, give me caffeine, junk food, and loud music and I'm happy as a clam!

Fred Miller said...

"Cool Change" Little River Band

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