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the story of an invisible girl
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renniekins
The Future
M and I were going somewhere a few nights ago - he was driving my car, as I had just driven it the long drive home from work. The car in front of us was behaving erratically, and I warned him, "Be careful tonight. I don't know if it's a full moon or what, but the roads are weird tonight. Like that truck I told you about from my drive home, whose hood latch popped open and his hood suddenly covered his windshield at 70MPH."

"That's true, and that huge accident that closed M23."

"Exactly. Also I saw several cars pulled over for various reasons... there's just something in the air. Or maybe it's a full moon, or a blue moon, or something."

"Bluuueee moon," he sang.

"You saw me standing alone...." I sang next.

"The Cowboy Junkies do a good cover of that song."

"Oh, really? I don't think I've heard it."

"Yeah, I think I have it at home, I'll have to play it for you."

"Hm, I want to hear it now. Let's see if I can find it." I pulled out my phone and opened up YouTube. Then I reached for one of the many wires in my console.

"Are you low on battery?" he asked.

"No, I just want to plug my phone into the car. Listening to it on the phone is no way to live."

Seconds later, we were listening to the Cowboy Junkies cover Blue Moon through my car's sound system. Then we listened to a few other artists' versions, to compare.

Sometimes I love living in the future.
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From: tlatoani Date: March 14th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I have your old iPod plugged into the car in my trunk.
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: March 14th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
you have a car in your trunk?
pstscrpt From: pstscrpt Date: March 14th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Old-time car dealers of the fancier brands used to talk about tossing a spare Model-T in the trunk. They were kidding, but still...

I wonder if you could fit a Lotus Elise or Exige in a Suburban?
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: March 14th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
i think the 78 Corolla that my sister & i shared for one summer would easily fit inside of my Ford Escape.
From: tlatoani Date: March 14th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure. Don't you?
From: writerwench Date: March 14th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just so cool, the interconnectivity of things.

I hope you had a safe and uneventful drive home.
kevinnickerson From: kevinnickerson Date: March 14th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
This can't be the future, it looks nothing like Muppet Labs.
From: tonycaselli Date: March 15th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Love it!
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