Monday, February 23, 2009

Spin Cycle: Loose change

This week's Spin is about CHANGE. And since I think of myself as having had multiple incarnations, I decided to just pick one changed thing I miss.

This is Liz.

She's my BFF. From forever ago. We worked in the Lipstick Trenches together putting ourselves through college. Liz lives in Denver being a psych nurse at an outpatient mental health facility. Often she is the emergency-omg-I-forgot-to-take-my-meds-there-are-snakes-on-me nurse. Sitting here in my cozy faux-asian office with mood lighting and rice-paper/bamboo walls at The Swoosh, I think Liz's career=DIFFICULT. Now that I have kids, I don't see Lizzie very much. Only once in the past 3 years. Last night we had our annual 3+ hour phone marathon critiquing the Oscars. Our take: Perhaps Sophia Loren had the WORST Oscar Dress of 2009, but her body is amazing. And, to be perverse in our logic, botox needs to go, because all those immobile 20-year-old faces were creepy (cough cough...Alicia Keys). But the CHANGE that I'm writing about is that, before kids, before Jamie, the way I got to see Lizzie was ROAD TRIP!

Me alone in my car for a day each way, unless I took detours. I once stood on the Wyoming highway replacing all the belts in my 20-year-old Subaru because one broke and took all the others out with it. I had 50 cassettes (see 20-year-old-Subaru) I'd compiled of Road Trip Music.

Since Jamie/kids/etc. the number of times I've driven anywhere far alone=zero. I miss it. And my favorite bobo.

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¡op uɐɔ ı ʇɐɥʍ ʞool

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Because? My boyfriend Davey in his saxiest incarnation (sez me).

12 comments:

Sprite's Keeper said...

I'd say it's definitely time for another road trip. I would love a road trip without some Disney movie blaring from the back seat! That would be a welcome change! I hope you're making some plans for soon. You're linked!

Captain Dumbass said...

Road trip... it's been a long time.

Ginny Marie said...

Ooh, I was disappointed to hear your Subaru crapped out on you...I had mine for 9 years and it was awesome! I traded it in for a mini-van. Having kids have definitely cut back on the road trips, and I haven't taken one solo in a long time. During one trip I took, someone smashed my window and stole all my cassettes!

radishly said...

huh. I always thought that was you in that top photo. Still find it hard to believe that it's not. Weird.

Laufa said...

Kids do change everything. I used to be spontaneous and fun too. Now I'm a realist.

Rebekah said...

S - that's Liz. We've been mistaken for each other our entire friendship. Funny to hear it's still the case...

And GM - 20 year old subaru. Not 9. And any 20-year-old-car is probably due for some major breakdowns.

UrbanHippieMama said...

LOL...I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought it could be you!! Sounds like a special friend...

Bex said...

at first i thought you changed the belts in your car with cassette tapes!

that is a lovely story and liz is lucky to have a friend like you - but she probably knows that!

Cid said...

Great spin and I love the photo of the road. I miss rouads trips big time since I moved over here. It is one of the non perks.

FoN said...

Great spin! And wow - I really need a road trip now.

radishly said...

Ah, welcome back Liz. :)

Tami W. said...

Love the Bowie video...Do you like this incarnation better than the Thin White Duke?