All tagged iowa

janice's farm

I feel extra-masculine manhandling barbed wire, driving my Dodge through waist-high weeds and stepping in cow shit.  Those are the kinds of things us city boys only get to do in our imaginations as we’re watching truck ads on TV.  I hope MSL notices how broad my shoulders are.  

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big heads

The minivan was making an odd thumping noise.  I was glad it wasn’t mine and felt sorry for whoever owned it.  A tow truck was going to be expensive this far from town.   

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roo moves in

I’m a little sad to turn over the keys and the title as we move on to something newer and more efficient.  It feels like I just sold the dog.

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Cars for Christmas

We walked into one showroom and I said to the gentleman who greeted us, “we’re looking for a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon” and somehow MSL knew enough to poke me and say, “No. No we’re not”.  

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it's what she does

In these modest ways she rescues people - lets them know that someone cares - and to those people, she’s as much of a hero as the guys on the fire truck. 

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crash

in those first seconds after impact, don’t move.  Take a ten-count to re-collect your awareness, then go through a quick self-assessment starting with the head: does it hurt?  Vision OK?  Still got teeth? Didn’t bite through your tongue again, did you?  

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