i've always had an infatuation with cars.
you can ask any of my friends how much i love to drive, short or long distance, i'm in one of my happiest places behind the wheel, windows down, music up - way up.
now while i've had many, MANY speeding tickets, i've been lucky to have only been in one very minor accident in my 13 years of driving.
this accident occurred while i was a junior at the university of dayton. i was with a friend and we were driving from flanagan's to the hills (sober), and when i was trying to turn left i ran into a "mom's limo"* on brown street due to an illegally parked car obstructing my view.
no one was hurt, and i wasn't sited, but my car was damaged enough to need three days in the shop.
cue my talking to enterprise rental car coordinating my temporary transportation, and as i was on the phone with the clerk i stated, "i want something FUN!".
cue my filling out the rental paperwork when the clerk informed me that my "FUN!" car would be a pick-up truck. sweet, i thought, thinking i would be getting a smaller pick-up truck like a ford S10.
but when she directed me to my car it was a bright, cherry red, ford F150 extend cab that looked like the car below....
i went from a little nissan sentra to that hot mamma jamma.
obviously my friends and i were going to have some fun with this truck - there were going to be family shot guns a plenty, flat bed rides and ghetto cruises.**
cut to the end of a fabulous saturday night. i was driving my friends and i home in the hot mamma jamma red truck when i reached the part of the ghetto where stonemill dead ended into founders field.
but instead of turning right or left, i looked to my friends poo poo and foxxy who were in the truck with me and said, "i'm gunning it".
like, over founders field.***
pedal down, rubber burned, tire marks left on the grass.
i knew i was going to have "FUN" in this truck.
so what if i may or may not have committed a couple conduct violations in the process, it was college.
and man, it was fun.
*mom's limo - essentially a driver that gave UD students rides around campus. yeah, i hit a university owned taxi cab.
** ghetto cruise - UD's student housing neighborhood is called "the ghetto", and cruising the ghetto was hands down one of my favorite college pastimes. i may or may not have had a "crush stalking route" - don't judge.
*** founders field - the former field on UD's campus where rugby and many of the club sports were played. i.e. a big 'ol field of grass.