J-Lay

"Should've Been A Cowboy"

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Confessions of Adolecent Days Part 2

when i look back on the days that i drove my not so cool ford tempo. i realize that i abused my car. first of all let me say that i purchased my car with my hard earned money. it wasn't a gift from my well off parents, because they were not well off. i qualified for the free lunch program at school, but that's part of potential future post.

i maintained my car. i washed, waxed, rotated tires, changed the oil on a regular basis, ect. the abuse came in the way i drove my car. on my last post i addressed the ridiculous speeds that i drove my car, but that wasn't all i did in my car. quite often i would take my car to local parking lots, preferably when it was either raining, snowing, iced over, or on gravel. it was then that i would bring my car up to a speed of 40 -45 mph, put my car in neutral, pull up my emergency brake, and turn the steering wheel. thus putting me into a spin. it was so much fun.

before i moved to dallas my grand parents bought my car to tow behind their motor home. they did this so i could buy my first truck. which was stolen from me in august of 2001. that too is a future post. since my grand parents bought my car and still own it today. i will drive it from time to time, bringing back memories of the good ol' days. to this day the emergency brake barley works. the poor car sits in my grand parents driveway most of the time. since they do not travel anymore do to their aliments, and my grandpa prefers to drive his town car to the coffee shop and casino. he says he goes to the casino across the river because they have good hamburgers. some days those hamburgers are free and other days you would think he bought a round of hamburgers for everyone.

4 Comments:

At 8/25/2005 2:01 PM, Blogger The Monkey Attack Victim said...

Where do your grandparents live? I am always on the look out for a good hamburger.

 
At 8/25/2005 2:52 PM, Blogger Biotress said...

I randomly came across your blog and just wanted to let you know I enjoyed reading through it!

 
At 8/25/2005 3:59 PM, Blogger j-lay said...

they live near wichita falls, tx.

 
At 8/26/2005 8:29 AM, Blogger The Monkey Attack Victim said...

Sweet. I have always wanted to go to Wichita Falls. It is near Archer City, and I want to try to meet Larry McMurtry.

Road trip? Anyone?

 

Post a Comment

<< Home