Thursday, October 12, 2006

Drivin' Along in My Automobile....

Today I drove to Dallas for a design conference. The conference was really great, and Karen got to come, too, which made it even better! The drive, though, was not so fun. I don't really like to drive, mostly because I like to look around, and I can't look around as much when I'm the one responsible for the large object careening along at 70 mph. However, I did manage to see some funny things.

First, I got stuck behind one of those new VW bugs. It was going about 58, and driving me crazy. I couldn't get around, and I was getting mad at whatever teeny bopper girl was not paying attention and driving below the speed limit. Finally, there was a break in the line of cars in the next lane, so I took advantage of it and moved around the bug. As I passed it, I was surprised to see a handicapped tag hanging on the rearview mirror. The driver was a little old man! He was so cute, in his little VW bug, that I had to laugh. That's what I get for being impatient.

Then, I came up behind a large truck, kind of like a moving van. The company name emblazoned on the back was "Totally Confused Transportation." That's right! Then, as I moved alongside it, I saw its logo:
Is that funny or what?? And why on earth would you ever name a trucking company that?

Anyway, those made me laugh today. Traffic wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been, and I didn't get lost! All in all, a successful day!


  1. I like that song, and the Beach Boys in general. You should've stopped by on your way home! :)

  2. I'm not sure, but I don't think I went by your place. I went I-20, and I think you're closer to 121? You know I can't get anywhere that's not mapped out for me! With so many people living over there, now, though, I guess I better start getting to know my way around.

  3. Well, we didn't see any crazy characters (other than bad drivers) on the road, but there were some interesting-looking people at the conference, I thought. You know, designers, those artsy-fartsy people. :-)

  4. Carolyn Dickinson10/13/2006 9:15 PM

    Glad you made the trip OK; hope the conference was worth the trouble. I know you girls had fun!

    Love the truck logo! Who would forget that?

  5. Hey glad you braved the Dallas traffic. I got to be a pro at it for a while when I was working at Barrington. You get used to being on your guard and middle aged men in their Mercedes cutting you off after a while. And I love your funny is certaintly a circus out there on the road in more ways then one!