Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blonde Moment

"You grow up the day you have the first real yourself."

- Ethel Barrymore.

People driving next to me must think I'm schizophrenic. I often think something or see something that makes me bust out laughing and I'm in the car all by myself.

The other night I was driving home. I had stopped at Panera to grab some soup for dinner and they were just about to close. After grabbing my brown bag I decided I wanted coffee too and went back to the counter to pay. The dude said "Don't worry about it..." so I got a free coffee. AWESOMENESS. The only thing better than coffee is FREE coffee. Panera has really good coffee too - I mix the decaf with the hazelnut and OMG. Heaven!

So I'm driving home with free coffee in one hand and the wheel in the other thinking life is pretty darn happenin' right now. The cell phone was sitting on my lap and it rang. And I shit you not, I look at it and think, "Crap, if I answer it I won't have a hand to drive with! How will I answer the phone?!" As if NOT answering the phone was simply not an option. A nanosecond later I realized the absurdity of what I was thinking and totally laughed at myself. Then I put the coffee in the cup holder and answered the phone. (Not that that was the right thing to do either because really talking and driving is probably not that great.)

Even after hanging up, I started laughing again at how stereotype Hollywood my thoughts had been. You see them joke about these things in the movies and wonder, "Who DOES that kind of thing?!" Apparently I do. In a blonde moment. Oh well. This wasn't the first time I've cracked myself up. I sure hope it doesn't mean I'm GROWN up tho as the quote above would indicate!


Finding Felix said...

I sat behind a guy once who was talking on a mobile with one hand and smoking a cigarette with the other... with his arm stretched out the window (on a Total Fire Ban day - don't even get me started on that one!) and I did wonder how he thought he could possibly drive.
Just recently the laws were upgraded here and now in Aus, even having your phone on your lap is an offense. Hands free only. It is funny how in that split second you can wonder at how you can do it... funny story.

CSD Faux Finishing said...

Too funny. I almost never pick up my phone anymore, car or otherwise, so this would likely never be an issue in my world lol. Hey isn't Cali hands free now? Tsk, tsk on you girl! Kudos on the free coffee though, that is awesomeness!

strangerland said...

"It was shaped like a dragonfly
and named something
that sounded like it was shaped like a dragonfly
with a font on the box
that looked like something
that sounded like it was shaped like a dragonfly."

The Blair Wyrick Project

Just manufacturing some synchronicity :)

Unknown said...

I worked with guys who could talk on a cell, eat a sandwich, sip on coffee, calibrate a sander, drop or raise a series of snowplow blades (up to 3 on a truck) and 'quack' on the 2way radio to each other while shifting gears through heavy traffic in the middle of a snowstorm........

and women talk about multi-tasking..HAH !!!

wylde otse said...

multi-tasking blond goddesses have four arms and talk with a funny Bollywood accent. so np (sip coffee, drive, change the CD, and fix make-up :o)...oh damn, the phone...)

Unknown said...

LMAO. I actually lol'd at this. I do embarrassing crap like this ALL the time. The other day I woke up, thinking I was blind or in some type of catatonic stupor. Turns out it was just my eye mask =[