Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Live On Your Own Edge

So here's the thing: I'm having a mid-life crisis.

Unfortunately my body appears to be breaking down at the same time.

Here's hoping my mind stays intact?

Or I can always do like the elderly couple I saw at the beach yesterday.  Sitting there feeling pretty sorry for myself I caught a car drive by out of the corner of my eye. ON THE SAND.

RULE BREAKERS! 
Not sure about their newfound freedom they stop at the sign?
Before veering left and charting their course...
as two bikes come wheeling out of nowhere screaming laughing.

Who am I kidding, I AM GOING TO DO LIKE THESE PEOPLE. Live on the edge! Take it out onto the sand! Off road down the bike path into the fog until Beach Patrol chases me down, lights flashing,  screaming with the blow horn out the window: AUTOMOBILES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE BIKE PATH. TURN YOUR CAR AROUND IMMEDIATELY. STOP THE CAR, I REPEAT STOP THE CAR.

Like that was going to work on two people who methodically pulled up onto the sidewalk, cased the situation and sped off down the beach? Uh-uh. They could barely see above the steering wheel and nothing was stopping them.

Maybe they had just received the paperwork for license revocation. Maybe they escaped from the home. Maybe they were just tired of doing the same old responsible thing and wanted to cut loose like the youngster days. Whatever the case they reminded me I'm not dead yet. MY FOOT CAN STILL HIT THE GAS.

19 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Still laughing. So hard.

Dancing Branflake said...

Carrie and Tiffany FTW!

fifi said...

omg!! bwahahaha loved this!! bwhahahaha!!! so funny!

RosaLovesDC said...

This is such a great post Carrie!!! I am so glad tos ee you blogging again.

Judy C said...

Yes, I am glad you are back. I missed you. But let me tell you, I'm 67 with several health issues and life still looks good to me. So I'll say go and get the health issues looked at. You have a lot left to do and see and love.

annelise said...

Responsibility is for suckers!

Courtney Erin said...

I fully and totally support this realization. Fully.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Kayla said...

You never fail to make me laugh. Chin up and break all the rules.

Memoirs & Mochas

LyddieGal said...

hahaha yes, not dead yet, so why live life with one foot in the grave?

seriously, i am such a granny.

Ashleigh said...

Hit it!

Josie said...

I wish that I could say that I was brave like this -- that I live every day like it's my last, etc. I'm just... not. That said, it's something I'm working on.
xo Josie

Taylor said...

GIrl you have to let the work thing go. Use your PTO and LIVE IT UP!!!! Hair or no hair (although i'd freak the f out too!) - you have to enjoy being you.....I do not recall you traveling ANYWHERE in a long time. Plan a vacay with the Chef and get the hell outta dodge! :)

Kai Mercado said...

hahahhaaha oh my goodness this is awesome...and what a great metaphor!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

I might have peed my pants giggling.

Closet Fashionista said...

Hahaha, them people be crazaaay!!!!
I know what you mean, I keep having phases like that when I feel like I'm going nowhere and want to give up on my dreams..but then I just keep pushing myself and get through it. I know you'll get through your MLC :)
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Peetzi Jen said...

Love. This.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

GIRLFRIEND i'm on ur same page! - by January i'll be lucky if i'm not in a looney bin with everything going on and things coning up - time to go BALLS to the WALL - might as well and blame it on the rain! :o)

Krystal said...

carrie, haha! go for it!

Annie said...

It sure can!! Follow their lead!

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