I turned 40 and DID NOT freak out about it. (Which is good for me.)
This weekend, her brother from Seattle is visiting her parents so she took the kids and went down to her parents' house while I was working. After a long day in clinic, I drove over to meet them. I was very tired and got a late start so after I loaded up my stuff and the ski gear for the kids, I got a huge brew (mostly Diet Mt Dew) and set off. It was cold last night and the moon was full and bright. As I drove, I had to keep active to make sure I stayed awake. I once fell asleep driving and have vowed to never do it again. I played my ipod through my truck's stereo and blasted old songs from the past. I loaded a bunch of songs on there a few years ago and don't play them often so I had forgotten how much variety there was. I sang loudly and rocked along with songs from the 80's and 90's mixed in with a few newer songs. I think it was therapeutic for me to have a few hours of loud music that I love. It was the perfect soundtrack for my moods of the past 6 months... up, down, and sideways! I thought about a lot of stuff and noticed some things along the way... let me share some of them.
When alone and belting out music... I have a good voice that can sound exactly like Bono, Garth Brooks, The guy from The Cure, All of the Depeche Mode voices, Billy Joel, Billy Idol, Duran Duran, Cold Play and even some female artists. (I know JaNae will be rolling her eyes when she reads this.)
The full moon looks much more clear on a cold night.
When the dash board thermometer reads 15 degrees and you are going 75mph, it takes 22 seconds for your hand to go numb if you stick it out the window.
I searched the sky for UFO's and didn't see any... I still secretly hope to see one, though I'm not sure being abducted would so great.
At 75 mph, it takes 48 seconds to go one mile but at 80 mph, it only takes 45 seconds.
Airliners leaving contrails that cross the face of the moon look really cool... I saw several of them right across the moon.
I think the cop I saw in the median was taking a nap while on duty.
2012 went by really fast... I'm having mixed feelings about seeing it end.
|Uncle Steve pulling the kids on a sled.|