Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"As you're on your journey to success, do remember to enjoy the trip. Stick your head out of the car window, just like a dog does, and let the wind blow through your hair."

Peggy McColl
New York Times Best-Selling Author.

OK, this one made me laugh...not just a little smile on my face at the imagery but downright laugh. Some of you may know that my husband is on medical restriction and can't drive. Since last February, if he goes anywhere, someone else has to take him. And normally that someone is me.

One of the things he does to keep himself occupied is look in bean fields for deer. About a month ago, on the way to work, the windows were frosted over and he couldn't see without rolling his window down. So every time we came to a bean field, he'd roll the window down a few inches then sit up high in his seat, stick his nose almost out the window and look for deer.

He looked just like a dog trying to stick its head out the window!

I laughed so hard I was crying. Of course, he was doing it that way so he didn't roll the window down too far and make me cold. But after my ginormous outburst, his consideration flew out the window at the next bean field and the window went all the way down.

It was worth getting cold though because it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Right up there with the time he saw a friend standing in his yard and as we drove by he knocked on the passenger window to get his attention. ROTFL - Humor helps tremendously!!

Have a great day!!
Peace and Love,
Alannah

3 comments:

Liza said...

My contacts would blow out of my eyes if I stuck my head out of the window like a dog...maybe it would be ok with sunglasses.

Penny said...

Ack. I read this last night and meant to comment first thing this morning. I got distracted.

Do you remember the dog food commercial with the shaggy dog hanging his head out the window and the tag line was something along the lines of, "Just roll down the window so I can fly..."

Dogs love "flying." And husbands, obviously. LOL!

Alannah Lynne said...

LOL...Liza, you're right. Contacts do create problems with the whole "wind in your hair" thing. We have a convertible and I can only have the top down during the day when I have on sunglasses. Otherwise the wind hits me in the face and dries out my contacts.

Penny - I don't remember that commercial but I love big shaggy dogs so I bet it was adorable! My step-mom had an English Sheep Dog and I immediately thought of Alfie when I read you comment. It brougt a big smile to my day. Thanks!