?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

What is it?

What is it with kids and fast cars?

Since the release of Fast and Furious more kids are into souping up their automobiles.

Yeah yeah yeah - don't blame the film. But did you go see it on the big screen? I did, and I can tell you that when I left, I wished I was 18 again with my 1981 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am.

I was ready to put pedal to the metal.

What an adrenaline rush!

Now in as much as 3 days area teens have died on local roads. The key factor? Speed.

Yes, I had a 1981 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am. Yes, I was a stupid teen. I drove mine as fast as I could on 503. Dita can tell you that I did. Hell, she and I used to race to my house daily from school. I also used to race Kenny Werner in his Camero.

I beat the Camero every time.

Depending on the traffic depended on who won the race to my house between me and Dita.

But I can definitely say that Dita was (still has?) more of the lead foot. ;)

I can tell you now, as an adult and a parent, how unbelieveably STUPID we were then. And that's the kind of Stupid that is really spelled STOOOPID.

I guess you are wondering about the point of this rant. Go read today's Middletown Journal at www.middletownjournal.com

Read the two articles about those high speed accidents that have happened since Saturday.

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
janners
Feb. 17th, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC)
How sad...
How very sad.

I too was one with a lead foot heehee I was flying to school one day (I lived 30 min out of town) , late for a final and going 140KMH dont ask me what that is in MPH but it's damn fast! I met a cop and well he must have been on his way somewhere because uhh he didnt try to come get me. LOL Holy Crap would I have been in some trouble! I as a parent now don't drive so fast because I dont want to endanger my children and who can afford a ticket. hehe
eyes_of_beauty
Feb. 18th, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC)
Re: How sad...
Just a guess, but it was probably around 80 - 90 MPH.

Good gawd girl! Lead foot indeed!!! ;)
perdita_saxon
Feb. 18th, 2004 07:01 am (UTC)
Now you just being inaccurrate
Our car were made with metal and stuck to the road. They weren't these light pieces of plastic with wheels.

I have noticed an increase of teenage driving accidents - might it be from the parents unable to PARENT their kid and say "no passengers, no loud music or I will take the car away?"

Just for the record we were not stoopid
We were RECKLESSLY and COMPLETELY STUPID
eyes_of_beauty
Feb. 18th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC)
Re: Now you just being inaccurrate
I stand corrected
perdita_saxon
Feb. 18th, 2004 07:42 am (UTC)
Re: Now you just being inaccurrate
Not that you stand for correction much . . .
I will be the first to admit I was teenaged, i was naive and i was reckless . .

How the heck did we managed not to hurt oursleves or others?
eyes_of_beauty
Feb. 18th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Now you just being inaccurrate
Truth be told, there are days that if I think about all that we did then, I'm amazed that we are still alive.
janners
Feb. 18th, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC)
I drove a boat! You know that song by the B52's Love Shack everytime I hear it I think of that car. LOL :D I had me chrysler that sat about 20 hahahah sorry I'm in a goofy mood, I must be feeling better heheh

Love Shack

If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says
15 miles to the... Love Shack! Love Shack yeah
I'm headin' down the Atlanta highway, lookin' for the love getaway
Heading for the love getaway, love getaway, love getaway, love
getaway, I got me a car, it's as big as a whale and we're headin' on
down To the Love Shack I got me a Chrysler , it seats about 20 So hurry
up and bring your jukebox money

The Love Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Love Shack baby, Love Shack bay-bee.
Love shack, baby, love shack Love shack, baby, love shack
Love baby, that's where it's at, Ooo love baby, that's where it's at

Sign says.. Woo... stay away fools, 'cause love rules at the Love
Shack! Well it's set way back in the middle of a field, Just a funky
old shack and I gotta get back

Glitter on the mattress
Glitter on the hi ghway
Glitter on the front porch
Glitter on the hallway

The Love Sha ck is a little old place where we can get together
Love Shack baby! Love Shack baby! Love Shack, that's where it's at!
Love Shack, that's where it's at! Huggin' and a kissin', dancin' and a
lovin', wearin' next to no thing Cause it's hot as an oven The whole
shack shimmies when everybody' s Movin' around and around and around!
Everybody's movin', everybody's g roovin' baby! Folks linin' up outside
just to get down Everybody's movin ', everybody's groovin' baby Funky
little shack! Funky little shack!

Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale and it's about to set sail!
I got me a car, it seats about 20 So come on and bring your jukebox
money .

The Love Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Love Shack baby, Love Shack bay-bee.
Love shack, baby, love shack
Love shac k, baby, love shack
Ooo love baby, that's where it's at


Bang bang b ang on the door baby! Knock a little louder sugar!
Bang bang bang on the door baby! I can't hear you
bang bang on the door baby
bang bang on th e door
bang bang on the door baby bang bang
You're what?... Tin roof, r usted!

Love Shack, baby Love Shack!
Love Shack, baby Love Shack!
Lov e Shack, baby Love Shack!
Love baby, that's where it's at (ad lib)

eyes_of_beauty
Feb. 19th, 2004 04:45 am (UTC)
Re:
Wow you ARE in a mood! :-D

Dita drove a boat too. And my parents had 1977 Caprice Classics - so talk about seating about 20!
( 8 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

Woodstock
eyes_of_beauty
eyes_of_beauty

Latest Month

November 2005
S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow