[update #5 – part 1]
The Big Drive North
Not sure if you knew this â€“ but I am essentially what, in the industry, is known as a long distance driver extraordinaire . . . it is a gift (curse) that I discovered way back in the day â€“ and is more than likely directly linked to my unbridled stubbornness â€“ or in other terms . . . I can sometimes be just too dumb to know when to quit – which should not to be confused with the times that I quit with hair-splitting lightning-like dexterity â€“
Yeah â€“ even though I sometimes usually never change my mind â€“ there are times when I tend to directly contradict myself â€“ immediately after making a declarative statement . . . which tends make my mind change itself â€“ at which point I inevitably sit down â€“ take in the countryside with a deep breath – and throw in a white flag of surrender.
Back to the story?!
The other day (after heading a sad and hearty fare thee well to a bunch of nice people) I packed the car so full of stuff that [Seriously funny analogy/call back type line here ala â€œthat car was so fatâ€ â€œhow fat was itâ€ â€œthat car was so fat that instead of â€˜wash meâ€™ the back window started speaking Spanish . . . it was all like â€˜nada mas. . .â€™ all like â€˜lo siento â€“ pues este es muy necessaro que tu throw some of this junk out!!â€™ heh heh hehâ€ â€“ yeah â€“ definitely something like all of that.] â€“ so full that it was very full â€“ what more can I say?
The dog (Irving Brown Socks) was also making the trip â€“ and the worst part of the whole ordeal came early on for him when after attempting to leave my first stop out of town . . . I hopped into the car to find him whining and whimpering â€“ very urgently â€“ and after quickly checking him out to figure out the problem â€“ my stomach turned when I found that the tip â€“ and seriously just just the tip of his tail was stuck in the door. He received multiple treats â€“ and I am happy to say that he has shown no ill effects since this little misunderstanding happened – although I did notice that the trip to the rocking chair factory that he had organized for the family in North Carolina at the end of the month has been cancelled â€“ so that is a bit sad.
More to be continued