From the frozen tundra of Northeast Tennessee...  

Sarcasmistress 47F
220 posts
7/7/2006 4:55 am

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7/9/2006 8:12 am

From the frozen tundra of Northeast Tennessee...

What the fuck? It's like 52 degrees outside. I hate it when I can see my breath when I'm not smoking.

It was a very long 5 hour drive up from Atlanta last night; apparently I drove like a bat out of hell...or alternatively, like Seriously_RealThe Second Coming of Dale Earnhardt. Mapquest insisted it was a five and a half hour trip, and I left at 6:30, which means I got to join all he oh so happy commuters on their way out of Dodge last night, so the fact that I made it out and up here with, basically, an hour to spare should give you some idea of how fast my poor little 99 Volkswagen with 100000 miles on it can move. Go, Cordy, go.

He loaned me his iPod-playing-in-the-car-adapter-thingie, which was awesome. I've discovered that, when I pack CDs for a road trip, I invariably hate whatever I have packed about 15 minutes into the trip. Out of 1652 songs, though, I did find a few winners. With that many songs on the damn thing, it's always amusing when one comes up that I forgot I had. For example, I forgot I downloaded the entire "Bat out of Hell" CD. Meatloaf could *wail* back then, people -- his recent appearance on "American Idol" notwithstanding.

I stopped in Knoxville to feed my car, and despite having lived there for nearly 5 years, I guess I forgot the vast population of slack-jawed yokels that live there. Maybe I've just been gone to long, because, quite frankly, white trash rednecks are my people, historically speaking. But dear God, I *know* there are dentists in Knoxville, folks. I can only imagine how lonely they must be.

I'd promised to call the speed demon when I got to Knoxville. I picked up my cell to make said call and discovered, much to my surprise and chagrin, that I had no cellular service. Now, this was odd. I have had the same cellular plan since 2004, and I've *always* had service in Knoxville. Hell, I let my ex-boyfriend keep his cell phone for 4 months after we split and he managed to call me quite successfully from Knoxville on many occasions. I kept flipping my phone open to check to see if I'd picked up *any* network, and didn't pick one up until about 60 miles outside of Bristol.

T-Mobile and I are going to have a wee chat when I get back on the road later today.

Now, it's off to finish professionalizing myself so that I can pursue justice for those who can afford it. I can smell the distinct odor of some home-cooking about to happen in this backwater county, but who knows? Maybe they'll surprise me and actually *grant* my freakin' motion. As the boy said, I am, :::: clearing throat ::: a "force of nature in the courtroom" (oh yeah, I loved that -- say I'm pretty or thin, and I'll smile and nod, but tell me I'm smart and I'm yours forever).

Maybe it'll warm up enough for me to put the top down on Cordy for the drive home.

MoonRise9 59M

7/7/2006 11:42 am

"But dear God, I *know* there are dentists in Knoxville, folks. I can only imagine how lonely they must be."

Keep writing girl. I'm loving the reading.

frangipanigal 46F
10406 posts
7/7/2006 7:40 pm

Meatloaf is one of my "must have" CD's in the car for long road trips. Something about singing along at the top of your voice as you speed along the highway...


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