Thursday, March 24, 2011

If Life is a Highway

What time is it: 618P though my eyes tell me they think it should be later

Where am I: Oklahoma Christian University library while C has tutoring; realizing I have likely spent more time here in the past month than all four years of school combined... though... in reality I was hardly on campus those four years which is a prerequisite to being in the library

Listening to: a girl desperately trying to explain to dad how to send a file to her school email since mom is not home to do it.  It's like that scene out of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


Thoughts:  I've been spending a lot (A LOT) of time in the car lately and have two very odd thoughts to come of all this driving.

1- I honestly don't know what the speed limit is most of the time.  I don't know if space out between the stop light and the sign or if I'm checking the mirrors to change lanes or messing with kids or whatever (and no- I'm not texting, that's been saved for the long waits at the the stoplight) but whatever the time warp situation may occur, most of the way into the stretch of asphalt and I realize I have no clue what speed I should be going.  None.  And I have begun to think that they should put a courtesy "Hey Moron" speed limit sign somewhere in the middle of the mile for people like me. So as it stands I aim for 40.  Most of the time in Edmond that's either 5 over (and I pray for grace from the police) or 5 under (and I pray for understanding from the drivers around me).

2- When people are walking on the sidewalk near the road and I'm driving in the right-hand lane, I have this fear that they will trip and fall on to the road and I will have to suddenly swerve to miss them.  Which is why texting is relegated to stoplights.

5 comments:

Emily said...

Ha! That clip from Cloudy made me laugh.

Gena said...

Made me laugh too! Oh how I hope I stay young enough someday to be able to know how to e mail my kids. Scary.

Tarren and Erin said...

I also have the fear of sidewalk people falling into the street where I hit them. I like it better when there is a little strip of grass between the sidewalk and street. It just keeps everyone safer.

ComplyKated said...

Well God bless the interwebs. How else would I know we share the same weird phobias :)

(Florida) Girl said...

I do love a good animated flick. I have seen this movie scene, and it was even funnier the second time.

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