Monday, October 04, 2010
Random Thoughts' Monday: Break Me, Shake Me
In the meantime, rest of the week to be dedicated to studies. Got another 3 study units to complete the media ethics module - figure that'll be the order of the day for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday will be break day, and hopefully, writing morning again.
So what I remember of this very flash last weekend is the fact that while we were on the road on Saturday, kids notice what seems to be a car expo in the parking lot of a shopping mall here. No need to tell you there is lots of begging and pleading to please, please, pleeeeaaaazzzzzz, go check the cars out.
Now when you've got kids you gotta know which battles are worth fighting (eat your vegetables even if you threaten to puke it all back out. I know, charming indeed...) and which ones to graciously acquiesce to. The car argument was one of the latter.
On the way back we do go take a look, but it is not what we thought.
*Any fans of Fast and Furious here?* My boys are die-hard cars and street racing fans. Their biggest kick in videogames is winning races and unlocking further tuning gear for their cars. They know every make and car model and can recite you the specs on each one of them cars (if only I could translate maths into car lingo!).
Turns out the car expo was in fact a racing/tuning car show. You should've seen those beautiful babies - yeah, I'm talking about the cars!
One thing not many know about me is that I'm a car lover too. TopGear and DriveIt are some of my fave TV shows. The dearth of makes and models at the show! Outstanding!
Caution though - if ever you go to such a street racing car show, do not, I repeat, do not, approach the boomboxes they place in the trunk of those tuned cars! You'll end up vibrating all over while your eardrums scream bloody murder!
So that's it from me for today. Hope you had a weekend that didn't zip by you in a flash!
From Mauritius with love,
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It sounds like you did a great job nailing down your story.
I'm judging our RWA chapter contest, and I wish I had the quality that you offer.
Glad you gave into the boys and enjoyed it as much as they did. lol
It was a lot of fun, Sandy. A one of a kind experience. Now if I ever need to write about a Fast & Furious type car display, I know how to do it.
I really liked the article, and the very cool blog
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