May 17, 2005
Apologies for the lack of posts. The drive to Maryland took longer than usual because we enjoyed it more. I usually just push through to get where we're headed as quickly as possible. While I'm not what anyone would call "physically fit" anymore, I do have some mean driving stamina. This time, though, we really just enjoyed having that kick-ass stereo in the new Focus and the landscapes and the smell of lilacs coming in the vents and the endless fields of wildflowers on the mountaintops. We also finally named our car. The other Focus was tentatively known as The Boat because it was small. Ironic, therefore funny. Etc. The Mazda, although fun to drive, was never our friend. We never named it. We do, however, have a name for it now. The Glass Car. Sorry, dudes. I've never been so glad to say Bye-Bye to a piece of metal and plastic as I was that damned car. I don't quite spit when I mention it, but you get the picture. Anyway, the current auto is called Snowball II. If you don't get that reference, you need more "The Simpsons" to enrich your life. Lisa has a cat named Snowball. It dies. She gets another one and names it Snowball II. And it's black. Second Focus because the other one died, in black, you get it. Clever, I know.