Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Purr of a Diesel Mercedes-Benz

I can hear the memories flooding back...Sam and I were at an intersection the other day and I heard one of my favorite sounds on earth... the diesel purr of a Mercedes-Benz. My Dad was always been (and I'm sure even from the clouds) a car lover. It's not like he would buy the newest model, but he loved to have a Benz to drive around in. I remember playing outside and hearing that lovely sound every time my Dad would roll up the driveway from work and I would run outside to get my big bear hug! In fact, my favorite thing to do with him as a kid was to go to the car wash on Marsh Street. He'd always treat me to an "Ocean Spray" Cran-grape juice. As I'd gulp to my hearts' content and look out the windows, we became engulfed in what seemed to me an underwater world of multi-colored soap suds and larger than life roller brushes. This is of course when I'd tap my feet and sing that song they used for the good old Ocean Spray commercial, "Don't worry, Be Happy" for I truly was.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Teenage Problem Solving Tactics

When I randomly saw this on the web, I HAD to post it. It reminds me of when I was in High School and I liked 2 guys at the same time. Why, you ask? Well I couldn't decide which one I liked more, so I had these 2 goldfish and I named them each after one of the two boys I liked. Well, since Goldfish don't last that long, I decided whichever goldfish died first, that guy would be off my "crush-list". So, I get home from school like a week later and they were both floating at the top of the bowl. I guess they both weren't worth my time- which looking back is definitely true!
Revenge of the Goldfish, Sandy Skoglund, 1981