Trying this "Random Tuesday" stuff from The Un Mom.
Trying to generate random thoughts. Squeezing head. Oh..a bunch of stuff just happened.
Thinking about how to rig up the Chariot Cougar II (bitchin double stroller) to my dog's drafting harness. It seems like it's possible. That reminded me of a couple months ago when some friends were visiting from London (he's German, she's Indian). We went for a walk to the park near my house. Had our little twins in a stroller, and the big dog pulling our friends' two kids in a wagon. It looked like the circus was in town. A lady had to slow down to let us cross the street. She scowled. I said to no one in particular, "What kind of person can look at the spectacle of us walking down the street and not smile?"
"A German," replied my German friend.
For some reason, this reminded me of a time when I lived in Virginia and was out for a lunchtime bike ride on the country roads near where I was working on a construction project. A couple rolled up next to me in a primer-gray pickup at a stop sign, and the grizzled woman in the passenger seat rasped at me through broken teeth as she exhaled a cloud of mentholated cigarette smoke: "Gettin' some exercise, sexy-boo?"
There was another time when I was riding up the hill that gets you to Monticello, out of the saddle and hammering for all I was worth (which was not much, but a lot more than I'm worth now), and two little kids in the back of a pickup yelled at me: "Hey you, shiny-heinie!" scaring the bejeezus out of me, and almost causing me to ride into the ditch. I guess they found my lycra-clad ass somehow amusing.
I'm not sure how to spell the word that is pronounced "hai-nee
Now you are supposed to click on the button and play the randomness game. I think.