05 December, 2008

Dear God make it stop!

Hello from somewhere in southern Holland. We're on our way to Oma's and Opa's to celebrate Sinterklaas. The drive hasn't been any more arduous than usual, but I'm really ready to get out of the car and escape my increasingly restless family.

In order to keep the peace M instituted a system in which each of us gets a turn choosing a song to play on the CD player. Which might have been a fine except for the fact that he kicked it off with an extended version of "Freebird". I think I might have had a stroke sometime during minute 11.

But then B was next. His choice? A track from his children's Audibon bird calls CD. Think garden finches on Meth. With bullhorns.

I'd probably be stringing myself up with the seatbelt if there were any rafters available...

8 comments:

anno said...

Gaaahh! No ear plugs? I think I would have been tempted to stop "for a breath of fresh air" and wrangled a train ticket to your destination. Hope you're getting a peaceful night's rest.

Africakid said...

Have fun with Oma and Opa! That is, if you survived the trip. Now I'm really curious what garden finches on Meth sound like.

honeypiehorse said...

A Dutch Christmas! Sounds so exotic. . . с Рождеством Христовым!

Greg said...

I think being forced to listen to Freebird constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Yikes... I can't even imagine. That's what mp3 players are for.

No, maybe that's what straight whiskey is for.

Betsy said...

anno: I wish I'd thought of the train ticket scenario! Luckily we all survived not only that trip, but the one back home as well. barely... ;-)

Laurie: garden finches on meth? Sound like this:

TWEETTWEETTWEETCHIRPCHIRPSCREECHTWEET!

but then louder... and in a closed space that makes me want to do this:

AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!

but then louder.

honeypiehorse Thanks! :-)

Greg What if I told you that was eventually followed by the rest of the CD?

Jen You're right! Maybe I should have asked Sinterklaas for a hip flask!

honeypiehorse said...

Not relevant to this posting but since you seem to be a vegetarian, here are some more vegetarian recipes as thanks for the great pumpkin gnocchi one!

http://www.cooksister.com/2008/11/chickpea-red-onion-basil-feta-salad.html

http://www.cooksister.com/2008/11/mushroom-stroganoff-and-the-butterfly-effect.html

http://honeypiehorse.blogspot.com/2008/12/really-easy-spicy-tomato-caper-rotini.html

Goofball said...

what makes me wonder....what was your song of choice?


don't you have an own i-pod to listen to in a very asocial way :p?