Monday, March 28, 2005

Road Trip

Matt came home from his road trip to Ohio last night, so now (no doubt briefly) all my chicks are back in the nest.

This road trip, with Matt and his friends Justin and Brandon, was only about 10% about going to see Justin’s brother in Ohio and their friends at Bible school in Indiana. The rest was that nebulous, indefinable combination of spring break, the call of the open road, a rite of passage, and a test to see if they had what it took to get there and back.

And, of course, somewhere in all that, not necessarily defined, was the hope of meeting girls.

So, there they were, driving through Iowa. Matt was reading in the back seat, Justin was reading up front, Brandon was driving.

A carload of girls passed them. The girls, Brandon reported as they pulled ahead, were looking back at them and smiling.

Unfortunately, as this was happening, Justin was popping a zit and Matt was picking his nose.


Quote of the Day:
"YOU ACT LIKE I’M NOT TRYING TO NOT BE DRAMATIC!"
--Emily, to Matt

2 comments:

  1. When I read, I scan (1700 words per minute). When I saw your sentence: "Matt came home from his road trip to Ohio last night, so now (no doubt briefly) all my chicks are back in the nest." I comprehended the information that Matt was back from Ohio and something about chicks. My first thought was that you were referring to Matt's chicks rather than yours. =) I did a double-take and reread the sentence, getting your intented meaning. I was amused to see as I continued reading that my "vibes" (maybe I get these because that's what I would be doing?) about the trip were correct. ;)

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