A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Sunday, July 20, 2008

In which I admit yet another failing

As the Red Rocker once opined:

"One foot on the brake and one on the gas, hey!
Well, there's too much traffic, I can't pass, no!
So I tried my best illegal move
A big black and white come and crushed my groove again!"

I think I'm overcompensating for how slow I run. Yeah, that's it.

I try to be a good girl-- I really do. But, oh, I hate to go slow.

Here's a playlist of what NOT to have on the stereo as you see those flashing lights behind you:

Sammy Hagar, I Can't Drive 55
James Taylor, Damn This Traffic Jam
The Eagles, Life in the Fast Lane
Coldplay, High Speed
Alkaline Trio, Live Young, Die Fast
The Format, Faith in Fast Cars
The Go-go's, Skid Marks on My Heart
Fiona Apple, Fast As You Can
Jim Croce, Rapid Roy (That Stock-car Boy)

I'm a bad, bad, puddy tat.



At 7/21/08, 2:51 PM, Blogger Fred said...

I have one speeding ticket that I got in 2001. Since then, I've been a good boy.

At 7/21/08, 4:11 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

You are a much better person than I am. I haven't had scads of them, and the last one I got the cop actually apologized to me for the speed trap he had to enforce (I am NOT kidding), but still....

At 7/22/08, 2:20 PM, Blogger Katy said...

I must say, you have fantastic music taste for a mom and a women in a career. Though I don't know your age...Perhaps you are young :)

In any case, I think you should check out a band called War Tapes.... They have a free download of their song "Dreaming of You" which you can snag here!: http://sarathan.com/free/wartapes

Enjoy! Let me know if you like it :) Also, feel free to share.

At 7/22/08, 2:21 PM, Blogger Katy said...

btw, I just got my third speeding ticket a few weeks ago. Yuck. 40 in a 30, (though I was really going 45)..

Oh well, life goes on I guess

At 7/22/08, 4:31 PM, Blogger Goldie said...

I used to be really bad about it, but cleaned up my act lately.
One time I actually got off with a warning. I still keep it in my wallet for good luck. The cop took pity on me because I was coming from work at 2AM on Monday morning(!!) and had to go back at 8AM the next day(!!!)
Last ticket I got was a few hundred feet from my home and from the cutest cop in our city. I'd met him before at city fairs/school events etc. He's always there sitting in a booth with his K9 partner, so the kids can come up and pet the doggy :) I was so devastated about the ticket that I never even realized it was him until I saw his signature on the ticket. Fast forward one year, I run into him at my son's school and go, "oh hi, you gave me a ticket last year and I never said hello and I've been feeling bad about that all year, so hello." My son said not to come inside the school building with him anymore, because I embarrass him... Gee, I have no idea why :)

At 7/23/08, 9:36 PM, Blogger Mike in Texas said...

You forgot:

Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody


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