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01:37am 19/09/2005
 
 
LocaKitty
I am such a cornball. Here's why:

Alan Jackson's song, "Drive."

Makes me all weepy. This is one of those country songs that totally gets me. It's a happy song and all, but it just makes me all nostalgic. For the very reason he speaks of: I remember how great it felt when my dad was teaching me how to drive. He was reading the paper while I had a death grip on the steering wheel so afraid I would launch us into one of the drainage canals by the dump. Complete confidence that he was safe.

Or, in the parking lot at the abandoned shopping mall.

"Let's see if this thing can get over 45." I almost flipped us over trying to take a turn at 40. Oops. But, he didn't freak out. He let me keep trying. I don't know how frightened he was, but he didn't let on.

His 1965 Mustang with no power steering. Rusting out. Slowly killing us with a bad exhaust system.

Thanks Alan, for making sure I keep that memory.
mood: nostalgicnostalgic
music: Alan Jackson - Drive
 
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 footnotefetish
 
01:59pm 19/09/2005 (UTC)
 
 
Why We Cite: Sunflower State
Learning to drive automatic wasn't so bad for me...but manual transmission made me a nervous wreck. In KKKansas, though, kids always have their first experience behind the wheel when they're really young. There's always work to be done that involves a pickup or a tractor.
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 without_gravity
 
04:26pm 19/09/2005 (UTC)
 
 

That was good of your dad. I'm sure it was ironic in that he was probably reading an article about Parents Scared Shitless While Teaching Kids How To Drive, but other than that I doubt he thought you were going to do anything fancy.

By the way: ALAN JACKSON YOU ARE GOOFY WHEN YOU SMILE STOP IT RIGHT NOW
 
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