Friday, August 30, 2013

Ford-wheel Driving, YeeHaaa!

I’m pretty excited about this new Ford!  Have you seen it?

It’s a four wheel drive, convertible, single seater.  No really.

I saw it at the dealership, the Ford dealership.  It even has a “Ford” emblem right on the front.  It seems to be the right color blue for 2013, at least that’s the color of my husband’s Fusion, so it has to be a real thing.  Right?

No look really, the Ford emblem is right there in the front.  Under the For Sale sign – YIKERS!!!! It’s $7000, ok, well $6995, but really how much better do you feel about saving five dollars?

Again, holy crap, $7000!   

Well, like I said, it is a four wheel drive, so you can use it in the winter – you’d just need to bundle up.  The tires and suspension looks good, you could put a plow on it and make some of that money back.  Um, technically it’s half the price of a small car, so maybe it’s a good deal?

I suppose you could get two people on it?  Therefore, you could drop your kid off at school in the morning and on your way back to the house, plow a few driveways, grab a coffee at Tim Hortons and have a half days work in by 11am?  It could be a good deal, if you were looking to start up that kind of business.  

Since we are city folk here, there isn’t much use of it for four wheeling in the fields out back, there aren’t any fields out back – ohhh, unless you consider the part of Detroit that is returning to nature, hmmm, the dealership could be on to something.  

Everyone is wondering what to do with the declining/disappearing neighborhoods (due to blight, fires, collapse and general overgrowth) Ford may be on to something – Baha-ing in the city!!!  WooHooo – yeah, this could be fun!  

I’ve seen plenty of pheasant around, of course, I don’t suppose you could legally hunt pheasant in  Detroit, but certainly you could build dirt piles and ramps and kick around in the vast areas of the east side!  A kind of motor/eco tourism.  Yeah, Mr. Ford, I think you’re on to something indeed.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Extremely Loud and Way Too Close (re-post)

Happy summer re-post Wednesday everybody!  It's been such a busy day I almost forgot, but I haven't - so here it is.  Enjoy the last of the summer beats - Labor day is just around the corner.  See you Friday with something new.

BOOOMMZZZZ, BOOOMMMZZZZ, the man down the street got a new BOOOMMMZZZZ, stereo in his car….
He has an old 1970’s Nova, FAAZOOOMMMZZZZ, BOOOMMMZZZZAAAA, which he fixed up and he’s really been spending a lot of time, WALLAAMPPPZOOMZZ, with it.  

It stood in the driveway for two years with a cover BABABABZOOOMZZZ, BABABAZOOOMZZZ, over it and it didn’t run, but now he’s got it, WALUMZOOMMMZZZ, going again.
I’m THUMPA, THUMPA, THUMPA, very happy he’s got his car going and has invested, BZZZMMMM, BZZZMMMM, BZZZMMM, in a new stereo.  I’m a huge car girl, ZZZZMPHHH, ZZZZMPHHH and love it when a classic is brought, BOOMZZA, BOOMZZA, BOOMZZA, back to life.
Now I’m not against music GABBOOOMPAZZZM, in fact I‘m quite a big fan of the stuff, WHUMPZZZ, WHUMPZZZ, WHUMPZZZ, spent a lot of time at live shows in Detroit and Canada BOOOMMMZZZ, THAZOOOMZ, a whole lot of my youth has been spent enjoying very loud, DABOOOMMZZZ, but also very live music.
It’s so loud, THAZZOMZZZZ, THAZZOMZZZZ, that the windows in the house are, ZZZMZZZMZZZ, rattling.  
This neighbor, DOOUUNNZZZ, DOOUUNNZZZ, is not next door to us, but down the BUGGAMZ, BUGGAMZZ street.  And if it were WAHHUUMMPPP, WAHHUUMMPPP, WAHHUUMMPPP, anytime during the weekend, BUGGGAZOOOMM, it wouldn’t faze me much, as I’m a true THUUNNGGG, THUNNGGG, believer that people should be able to enjoy THUNNGGG, ATHUNNGGZZZ, their houses on the weekends.
WHAHOOOMZZZZ, BAAALLLOOMZZZZ, FAAZZOOMMZZZZ, but you see BOOOMMZZZZ, its twelve thirty at night, FAAAZZZOOOMZZZZ, on a Tuesday, WAAPOOMMZZZZZ, can you hear him at your house too?  FAWHUMP, FAWHUMP, FAWHUMP…. 
I just want to sleep – ZZZZZMMMZZZZZHHH.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Baby Bed

Anybody notice anything odd here?

Driving down the road, I come up behind this truck.  I look at it for a minute and see something swinging off the thing in the back.  Then it dawns on me, it’s a baby toy.  Hmm, that’s a baby carrier.

Ohhh, this is a truck.

Not a lot of room for babies in trucks if you have a passenger.  Please don’t tell me the baby is in the bed of the truck….

Can you hear the conversation?

John, I told you we needed another car.

Why, we have plenty of room.

Because, there is no room for the baby seat.

Of course there is, there’s a big old bed in the back of the truck.

John, the baby can’t be put in the back of the truck.

Why?  It’s good enough for Fido – he likes it back there.  

The baby is not a dog.

The baby won’t know any different.  Besides, it’s still summer, the weathers good.

John, you can’t put the baby in the bed of the truck.

Don't worry, no one can see back there.  I'll put him up by the passenger window, you can keep an eye on him and reach out the slider if you need too.

Let’s just hope that toy was swinging in the wind and not because a little hand was pushing it around….. 

Lord have mercy, you can’t put the baby in the back of the truck, even if it is technically called a “bed”.

Rock a bye baby in the truck bed, when the wind blows the toy rattle will swing…..