Thursday, June 22, 2006

The mood I'm in

Music I'm listening to tonight:

Matchbox 20 - "Hang"


He smokes his cigarette, he stays outside 'till it's gone.
If anybody ever had a heart, he wouldn't be alone.
He knows, she's been here too few years, to be gone.

And we always say, it would be good to go away, someday...
But if there's nothing there to make things change
If it's the same for you I'll just hang.


The Church - "Under the Milky Way"

And it's something quite peculiar
Something shimmering and white
Leads you here despite your destination
Under the Milky Way tonight.


David Gray - "Babylon"

If you want it, come and get it
Crying out loud.
The love that I was giving you was
Never in doubt.
Let go your heart, let go your head
And feel it now,
Babylon.


Elton John - "Levon"

Levon sells cartoon balloons in town
His family business thrives.
Jesus blows up balloons all day
Sits on the porch swing watching them fly.
And jesus, he wants to go to venus
Leaving levon far behind.
Take a balloon and go sailing
While levon, levon slowly dies.

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I haven't had a speeding ticket in a while, but today that all changed.

The pissant city of Charlack, MO has one cop, and that bastard was sitting right there waiting when I passed, going 73 in a 60. He was a young guy, and was really suspicious of me for some reason. He asked if I had anything to hide, drugs, paraphenalia, etc. Then he asked if I'd like to tell him anything before he ran my license, such as were there any warrants for my arrest.

Come on dude, look at me! At least learn the fine art of profiling. I had a golf shirt and shorts on, and they weren't even gang colors. I was driving a BMW 745. Jebus!

10 comments:

Blogarita said...

It's the car, Dave. I'm tellin' ya, when you drive a minivan, no one ever suspects a thing...

Ned Wilkinson said...

He asked if you had drugs to hide?!? Like, what's the proper response to that? "Yes, officer, I have 3 kilos of primo Brazilian cocaine in this car somewhere, so please don't go looking for it. I'm hiding it."...

Fantastagirl said...

I'm with blogarita - drive a mini-van and they are almost scared to pull you over - you might have a screaming kid in the backseat...oh wait - I usually do.

mckay said...

it's the facial hair; a dead giveaway for a mob affiliate. you didn't tell him about the body in the trunk, did you?

some secrets are meant to be kept.

the rest of the payoff will be on its way in as soon as i can shake these coppers in OC.

mck, the mob moll.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Love me some Babylon.

mcBlogger said...

I really like that matchbox 20 song - Hang, despite it being somewhat sad.

Max said...

It was the car dude. No one drives a BWM in Charlack. Oh, and they have 3 officers. Huey, Dewey, and Louie :)

Max...
who knows someone who lives in Charlack.

Weary Hag said...

Nah. He prolly just figured you're one of those studly "mature" dudes who gets all the hot babes with his fancy shmancy BMW. He envied you, I tell ya.

Everybody knows a BMW driven by a hot guy (any age at all) beats a man in uniform packin heat any day of the week. He's a loser.

Violet said...

Dave will NEVER be caught driving a minivan. Trust me. I've heard his rants on the subject.

Matchbox 20 is my fave - but you already knew that.

Ari said...

I like that piece of "Babylon" you posted. I also feel your speeding ticket pain. M-fers. I know they're just doing their job and all, but why do they have to ask you those stupid QUESTIONS?? :)