The Norman Transcript


April 25, 2014

Random thoughts



Speaking of flowers, Hubby is what I call a sightseeing driver. He makes note of the numerous bluebonnets blooming in one section of his travels as opposed to another section. He studies the cows in the roadside pastures. He sees prairie dogs while driving through a basically barren field, even though said prairie dogs blend into the scenery.

On the other hand, I never even notice structures that have been in the same spot for years or those invisible prairie dogs. My focus remains on the road and those delightful drivers that surround my Lexus Lite (aka Toyota Avalon).

Although so many of the random thoughts are related to other drivers and their behavior, there is room for other thoughts as well. Sometimes a billboard or a sign on a car asking me to honk if I love Jesus triggers the stream of consciousness zone out.

I pass a billboard every day which advertises a pleasure gadget shop called Sara’s Secret. Well, my first thought was that if it is on a billboard, it is not much of a secret now is it? Of course, one wonders what those not so secret shops sell, so I talked Hubby into stopping to satisfy my curiosity.

Hubby refused to go inside even though the first thing I saw was a man with salt and pepper hair making a purchase. He could easily have been a doctor, a lawyer or even a minister. You will be happy to hear that I refrained from sidling up to him to see what he was buying. Instead, I wandered around the store.

My brief excursion satisfied my curiosity, or at least partially. There was no way I was going to ask that child behind the counter what some of that stuff was for. After all, I have my dignity sort of.

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