Saturday, August 8, 2009

T-bone


Reluctantly crouched at the starting line,
engines pumping and thumping in time.
the green light flashes, the flags go up.
churning and burning, they yearn for the cup.
they deftly maneuver and muscle for rank,
fuel burning fast on an empty tank.
reckless and wild, they pour through the turns

...which was going along fine until the go-cart running in second pulled even with us on the final turn and we t-boned as he tried to dive in front. Helpless, we waited to be untangled as the remaining racers dashed under the checkered flag.

Daddy, why did you wreck that guy?

I just kept my mouth shut.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
[lyrics: The Distance by Cake]

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love you. I do. So I feel compelled to say those are the most awful sunglasses I've ever seen, Bono.

-DF

P.S. Quit T-boning kids at the go-kart track! Act your age! Next time let Cole drive. You may end up in Minn. Just saying.

willow said...

Love the pic. Looks like you're having plenty of fun this weekend. :)

An Open Heart said...

You got robbed!

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap. I just took a closer look. Is that grey hair in your goatee?!?!?

I'm dialing Mastercard as I type.

Cousin = 20 bucks
Picture = 5 bucks
Trying to look cool in picture while wearing weird shades = .25 cents
Wearing a nice shade of grey on your chin = Priceless!!

-DF (I know what you're getting for Christmas. "Just For Men")

Books,Coffee,etc.... said...

Hi! Brian,
Nice photograph of you and your son. I hope that you and your family, are having a nice weekend too!
Same to you and yours, Willow!

DeeDee ;-D

Pastor Sharon said...

You go Big Daddy! That's the way to race!

Valerie said...

No ... I won't make derogatory remarks. I won't. I won't. I happen to like grey! Thought it was a great picture, Brian, and loved the poem. Sounds like you were having fun. As indeed am I in the sunny and hot climes of Gran Canaria. Fortunately I can read a lot on the cell phone but that doesnt cure the blog sickness ... LoL I needed to fulfil my blog soul and where better to fulfil it than popping on here and reading a few of your words. Tata, will play catch-up in a week's time.

Alan Burnett said...

Great picture - both the image and the words.

Lorraine said...

LOL too too good, what a nice time to share T-Bone is great!

Ocean Girl said...

Hello Brian and son, looks like a wonderful Sunday. It is good to be out instead of inside in virtual race as some boys are hooked on nowadays.

Wings said...

Sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do.

tony said...

.Like A True Natures Child........!

otin said...

We will now call you "The intimidator" You are a go cart racing bad ass! LOL! Looks like a good time!

subtorp77 said...

Ignore them Brian! Those aren't grey hairs, they're white( they just look grey when blended in--said the bald guy...er me! ) Now go enjoy your Sunday :)

Beth said...

Well.... Why DID you wreck that guy?

I'm sure my kids could have asked the same thing when I ran into a car. It was unknowable that the dude would slam on brakes for no apparent reason.

Have a fun Sunday.

Lola said...

I've just learned a new term: T-boning. I love it. Sounds so descriptively juicy. And bloody...

I happen to like the Bono shades, but that's me.

Lola xx

only a movie said...

I love that song. Glad you had a fun time.

The Clever Pup said...

Brian - I was providing my own soundtrack as I read that. Great. Great picture too.

Eternally Distracted said...

Sometimes there is just nothing you can say ... It is OK to let the kids win ya know ;0)

The Retired One said...

Remember:
Violence begets violence.
ha

Daniel said...

Looks like you need to file an official protest and see if you can get some championship points docked from the other driver. Neee-haaa!

Megan said...

Smiles!

Baino said...

Haha . .poor kid! You keep that up and you won't be allowed to play anymore! I didn't even notice the sunnies . .really!

Nancy said...

LOL!! Sounds like great fun!

Kay said...

haha....classic.

Brian Miller said...

at least everyone walked away laughing...until we got to the boats and water canons...i did not mean to wreck him...now just have to convince cole...i kinda think the grey..white...hairs bring character and wisdom...at least they are just in the beard for right now...and the shades, they're staying...smiles

Goofball said...

haha, after reading the comments I had to go back and study the shades.


...yep they are ..euh "different" ;)

Hit 40 said...

Nice to see that you are setting as fine an example as I with your fabulous driving!!!

Mitr - Friend said...

Great fun...
And, I love your kid.. :)
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