Thursday, June 30, 2005

Drowsy

Drowsy, adj. Profoundly affected by a play adapted from the French.

2005 Update: One of the seven styles of driving, the others being drunk, outraged, on-the phone, goofy, dopey and doc.

23 comments:

Tom & Icy said...

And Snow White the back seat driver.

Sar said...

Drowsy - to reverse said affects, seek healthy dose of caffine. Repeat as necessary. Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Light & Sweet works wonders and no known adverse side affects.

Doug said...

Funny, Tom. Don't leave out Icy the window bug-catcher.

Sar, you are very right. The longest relationship of my life ended soon after we moved to California and she couldn't get Dunkin Donuts coffee anymore.

weirsdo said...

There's also the "managing" the kids driver, as in, "Cut it out or I'll give you a whack!"

Doug said...

Weirsdo, when I was driving to work this morning I saw a mom in the carpool lane turn all the way around at 30 MPH to take something away from a kid in the backseat of the minivan. I realized I'd left one out and wondered whether it would be you, Sar, or dddragon who would bring that up. Maybe replace goofy with maternal. Or maybe that isn't necessary.

Pat Kirby said...

Don't forget "driving while under the influence of cell phone."

weirsdo said...

I'm shocked at your sexism. Fathers are just as apt to attempt to discipline while driving as mothers. Admittedly, moms probably get stuck with more carpooling, but dads "take charge" and drive on summer vacations, so they are probably in evidence on the roads now.

Doug said...

Pat, welcome! I thought that was covered.

Shocked, Weirsdo? shocked? Fair enough, parental?

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

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gaudinut said...

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Sar said...

Doug - I've been going through D&D withdrawl too. So far as I know there are only 2, count em, 2 in the state. Whereas in NJ they were everywhere. But don't worry, I won't be leaving you over it!

Sar said...

(your comment made me lol, Gabe!)

actonbell said...

This one's great, doug! Goofy would definitely describe "more than two teenagers in car," a scary thing.

Doug said...

Gabriel, see Sar's comment. Funny. Looks like you have couple fans.

Sar, we should re-invade. Thanks for sticking with me.

Actonbell, I think you nailed it. By the way, I left a comment on dddragon's site which might interest you.

formerly known as andria said...

i should have listened to you, one of them read it, and for once in my life i told the truth (well after trying to lie) so he wants to tell the other one and its a whole mess, maybe i get a clean slate or something. i'll drop you a comment when i figure it all out, probably start a new blog no names this times, lesson for the day: listen when people warn you about things and then don't do them. thanks for everything, you were my most faithful reader.

Doug said...

Former Andria, I'll email you.

AP3 said...

That's a good one!

Jamie Dawn said...

How true, how true!
Drowsy: My state since returning from Asia.
Nothing seems quite normal yet. It feels odd.

Doug said...

Thanks Aral!

Jamie Dawn, it's a long flight and no-one here has kimchi breath. Give yourself a few days to adjust.

dddragon said...

Doug, our ol' South Pass house was all grey when we lived there, but otherwise it sounds right. Way to go!!

And actually, I think that there may be a Maternal and a Paternal way of driving:

MamaGonnaReach: after seeing what's going on with the eyes in the back of the head, mother is able to continue driving while reaching back and either grab the offending object or child, or to give a small whack on the body part within reach. If a MamaGonnaReach turns into a MamaGonnaPullover, you KNOW you're in BIG trouble.

PapaGonnaPullover: after hearing a commotion behind him, father yells a few times before finally pulling the van to the side of the road before turning around to take care of the problem. By then the kids have settled down enough to look innocent.

(just from my personal experience!)

Sar said...

No new definition yet today. Doug must be suffering from said affliction.

Happy Friday all! : )

Doug said...

Dddragon, the roof was very distinctive, very tall and slanted parallel with the street with a big second story window set into it. If that sounds like your house, I'm sure I had the right one. Otherwise some strange house got soluted with your pseudonyms.

My personal experience (as a kid) sounds just like yours and I would have said something about but didn't want to upset Weisdo anymore than I had. This is sexist, but I have no faith that a father could have turned around in the driver's seat, grabbed an object and turned to face forward at 30 without killing the entire family.

Doug said...

Happy Friday, Sar. Downside to blogging? You sleep until 5 one time and people three time zones later are calling you lazy!