I am writing this from Billygans Roadhouse in Vancouver Washington where they just served me a ridiculously large breakfast with some colon-clogging biscuits and gravy. Huge meal. I dont think I will need lunch.
I haven’t done anything spontaneous for a long time. Sign of being in my early 40’s. And also going through transition.
But last night, having arrived at Seattle airport, and having a day or two before my next conference, I experienced a strong desire to get on the open road and drive down to Portland Oregon. Portland is the city my wife and I choose to live in after we were married. We lived there 5 years and her family followed us there. Its feels like home to me and i often get stirrings in my loins to go there,
So I did it. I rented a car and took off. The people at Thrifty were too young to understand my Dustin Hoffman impersonation “Of course I’m a very good driver!” so I had to explain the Rainman movie from way back in the archives of movie history. They offered me a Ford Focus which is a really lame car so i asked for something sexier and more appropriate for a quick weekend mid-life crisis and they gave me a Chrysler 300 for the same price. I think they felt sorry for me.
So, I have wheels and they are red and sexy. The car looks like a Bentley and the leather seats have a really strong heater that is giving me a thermal back massage on my lower back and as for my backside – well – lets just say I have a burning ring of fire that would make Jonny Cash proud.
As i was saying earlier, my blog has got terribly boring this year and I have had no motivation to keep the posts coming. I think something went awry early in the year when i was asked, along with other bloggers, to say 5 silly things about myself that no one knew. I dont know why but I never got round to writing or posting that blog – I should have – a curse of boredom has landed on this blog and it hasnt lifted.
But I feel it lifting a little now. And my red Chrysler 300 is helping. So let it burn, burn burn . . . this ring of fire!