Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Road Trippin Alter Egos

I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who lives by the philosophy that you don't know someone until you hop in the car with them and take a long road trip with them. The endless, lack luster inferno that is the Nevada desert causes emotions to arise in people that you normally don't see. Having spent countless hours driving all over the west coast with Nik, I'd say we have both seen a fair share of each others' road trip alter egos.

Road Trip Nik


  • Starts every morning road trip with McDonald's breakfast
  • Toughs it up and drives any distance, at any time of day (or night) and refuses to let his wife get behind the wheel
  • Pops caffeine pills like an addict (result of previously stated tendency)
  • Whenever there is a lull in music, promptly plays "I Believe I Can Fly" and belts out like he was R. Kelly himself followed by a monologue of the first five minutes of Aladin
  • Swears a cop won't give you a ticket if you wave to them when you pass
  •  In response to my statements of "Oh, I've never seen that movie," describes the entire plot so vividly I end up on the end of my seat ready to hear the ending, but always to my disappointment he'll finish with, "It's a great movie, we should watch it some time." (Revealing a movie ending is apparently a sin.)
  • Watched the entire Lord the Rings trilogy on an iPod while driving back home once    

Road Trip Sara

  • Starts every morning road trip with McDonald breakfast
  • Rarely put behind the wheel due to dangerous combination of a horrible sense of direction, anxiety that accompanies lane changes, and severe fear of getting squashed between semis
  • Pretends to sleep to hear husband sing embarrassing songs
  • Scans radio constantly to find a decent country station 
  • In charge of GPS, despite inability to use anything electronic
  • Competitively exclaims, "Look how much prettier my side is than yours!"
  • Requires frequent rest stop bathroom breaks

Strategies to Make a Road Trip More Bearable:

  • Have the car clean before you start, it will help reduce the inevitable greasy feeling the accompanies being in the car for long periods of time
  • Stock you iPod, in fact just bring your iPod... I can't tell you how many times we've listened to the couple of playlists on Nik's phone
  • Play '20 Questions', but not the version everyone plays... I just ask Nik a question, he answers, he asks me one, I answer, ect. It's an excuse to make conversation and get to know each other better
  • Count how many times we see the 'Hill' (there's a ten minute stretch in Utah that has 33)

1 comment:

  1. I literally laughed out loud when I read that Nik waves to cops that he passes. And I can totally see him doing it. Also, I didn't know you liked country sara...