Monday, July 04, 2011

Wait, whoa. What?

Thanks to the glory of Benadryl, well, hell, how in fuck did it get to be July? I would have sworn it was mid-June.

Fucking sinuses.

Even the Tour de France/Tour de Fleece kicking off didn't register with me. I just sat in front of the wheel like a zombie and did some spinning.
This is Gotland wool. In top form.
It's in that crack between brown and gray; natural color. With top, you lose a lot of characteristics of the fiber in the processing. It's coarser than merino (big duh) and has some kind of crimp going on that makes it tricky to draft.

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What finally snapped me out of the antihistimine haze is my Jeep.
We took off the doors and switched tops around, and it's ALMOST as good as a motorcycle; you can smell and feel where you are, just like when you're riding. But it's a darn sight safer. And can haul groceries. And has a radio.

I drove around like a maniac for most of the early afternoon, grinning stupidly and sliding around graveled corners on back roads. We're very near a lot of farms and have great back roads for this sort of thing. At one point I passed my neighbor; he was riding a four-wheeler like a bat out of hell, and I was going the other way in the Jeep. Like a bat out of hell. We waved and grinned like maniacs.


With luck, the adrenaline and the massive amounts of sinus medicine I've been taking will kick in, and I will become coherent. Well. More coherent.

I hope, I hope, I hope.

8 comments:

almeda said...

Is it legally road-worthy if driven without doors? I'm sure it would do something to its side-impact resistance, at a minimum ...

Donna Lee said...

I don't have the excuse of the benadryl but July? already?

I've always wanted a Jeep like that. I'm envious on nice days when I see someone tooling down the road.

Maybe my next car, although some might say I'm getting too old for this nonsense.

Roxie said...

Love it! I can totally see you bombing around in that, blowing out all the cobwebs! Doesn't it rain in that part of the world?

Emily said...

Oh, I am so, so glad to see you back & posting!!!

Romney said...

I entered a competition to win a vintage WWII jeep. Only afterwards did I think about how practical a vehicle with no sides is. With a small child. And nowhere to garage it. Heres hoping I don't win!

Annie said...

We used to do the same thing with our jeep--swap out the hard top for the soft top the *instant* the thermometer stayed above 65 degrees for more than three days straight. Now when we want that "open air" feel, we take the sidecar bike out for a ride. Not quite the same feeling as a twisty motorcycle ride, but still fun--and I can take the dog with me.

Roz said...

Taking the doors off is legal. I dated a guy who did that with his Defender in Massachusetts. Total freaking freedom. Enjoy the summer!

Amy Lane said...

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!