Friday, May 22, 2009

Back home again.

I have escaped Corporate Behemoth! I'm in Iowa, hanging with my parents. Tomorrow, my dad and I will head to the Hoosier State, where we will revel in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

I drove here with the windows down. I love the way spring smells. This time of year, Iowa smells like honeysuckle. Of course, there are parts of the Hawkeye State that also smell like money. And, umm, here? Money smells sort of ... uh ... earthy.

But I like the smell of honeysuckle. And I like the smell of green.

I like how my longer hair whips around in the windy car. And I like my new, oversized sunglasses that make me feel fabulous.

I like hanging with my folks. And I like how Shih Tzu Magic looked at me with disdain, then perused my empty car. He peed on a bush, then licked my leg, thanking me for leaving Foxie Doxie and Lil' Frankfurter at home. They are currently hanging with Puppy Love Lisa, the dog sitter and their Favorite Human Ever. Everyone is happy.

I like that it's spring, and I can feel summer coming on. I also like how I can feel Corporate Behemoth fading away, even if it's just for four days.


LaDue & Crew said...

I can see you, cruising along, like Marilyn Monroe in those big sunglasses... Anyone got a chiffon scarf to blow in the wind..?

Relax and enjoy, my friend! Plenty 'o men to ogle at the races!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you described the very reason why I love spring the most!! I'm planting lilac bushes beneath my bedroom windows so that when they bloom in the spring, I can sleep with my window open and fill my room with the smell of lilacs!

PS - Isn't Indiana the Hoosier State? Ohio's the Buckeye State. Just sayin.

Becky Brown said...

Ugh. Thanks for keeping me honest, Andi. I rewrote this post after the internet ate it. Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm laughing because D says the same thing when we go to Iowa--"The smell of money." Must be a local thing!