Friday, April 26, 2013

Circle of Life

Sometimes I perform such an impeccable parallel parking job, it's actually breathtaking. Like, it's not just a skill, it's a talent, and to witness it would be a standout moment in one's life. It's in a pretty tight spot with almost no room for error (as if I needed it). My motions are swift and exact.  It's flawless and dare I say spectacular, and so much so, that I want to exclaim to any around me, "did you see that?? did you see what I just did? That deserves applause, people! amazing!!"  

And then, after my moment of relish, I try to get out of the car with my seat belt still on.


Joel said...

I'll take a heaping helping of pride with just a dash of humility, please.

Alanna said...

Love this. I could barely parallel park when I drove an old (and therefore, very small) Honda Civic. There's no WAY I'm trying it with my mini-van! And somehow it seems like parallel parking in New York would be even harder-- there's bound to be people honking or wanting you to hurry up or possibly a bike messenger or homeless guy in the way or something to add to the stress, right?

Lindsey said...

When I need to laugh out loud, I read Jen's Log. Thank you!!

And happy belated birthday. I am a horrible sister. We were at the marathon, and I forgot. I am so sorry. Hope it was a FABULOUS day!

)en said...

Parking is so much a part of my life, I could literally spend my days talking about it and never tire. The ins, the outs (HAHA), the battles of good vs. evil, the conflict, the journeys. I shall write a book some day. Or a blog post.

Rob said...

One time I successfully parallel parked Suburban with a 15 ft trailer attached (first try and tight space). --Go back and read that sentence again to soak it in.

I did the same as you, I looked around for anyone to high five, expecting to see a crowd of open mouthed observers.

But no, just people walking by carrying on with their stupid little lives, the awesomeness that just occurred unnoticed, unappreciated.

go forth and tell the others!