Take A Ride With Me

I went out with a friend recently and for the first time, I drove us to our little outing. Prior to this, my friend had known me at work, restaurants, and home. After getting in my car, apparently she discovered a whole new side to me. I find this rather amusing, so I thought I’d make it a blog post and give you all a similar glimpse into the Nascar side of Angela Wallace. (Before you get ahead of yourself, no, I’m not a speed racer.)

Let’s start with the interior.

car choco cat

car butterflies

Immediately obvious is my attraction to colorful decorations. That’s not surprising. (Hello, blog.) It goes against the self-defense rule book, advertising this vehicle belongs to a woman. Think if I add daggers somewhere it will give creepy predators pause to reconsider?

car flower

Next we have the tunes. I never drive without music. Maybe it’s because silence in the car bugs me, and since I currently can only write to silence, I gotta get my music fix somewhere. Shall we see what’s currently in the player?

  • “Some Nights” by FUN
  • “L’Amour Toujours” by Gigi d’Agostino
  • “Catch My Breath” by Kelly Clarkson

That’s just to name a few. I have probably two dozen mixes to choose from, mostly Pop, Rock, and Christian. However, I also have a collection of Irish drinking songs. “Ramblin’ Rover” anyone?

The last bit of a driving experience with me is something I can’t reproduce on the blog. I said I wasn’t a speed demon, but my car does have some nice get-up-and-go and adept maneuvering capabilities—which I fully know how to manipulate. Perhaps my friend was surprised by the confidence I exercised behind the wheel. I’ve had my car for a decade and know it better than the back of my hand: exactly how it handles turns, acceleration, and braking when someone comes out of nowhere. The way I drive in it is not how I drive in any other car. So I hope mine lasts forever and I never have to buy a new one, lol.

I hope you guys enjoyed this glimpse into this semi-secret side of me. Now you tell me, does your driving persona match your public one?

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4 comments on “Take A Ride With Me

  1. Alina Sayre says:

    Wow, it’s been a decade that you’ve had your car?? I remember when it was your brand-new baby. And when you told me the trunk was big enough to fit 2 bodies :P My driving persona is pretty similar to my real one…except maybe a little more assertive and with a lot louder of a singing voice :)

  2. Well, I’m the mother of four…I drive a van. ‘Nuff said ;)

    On the other hand, I had a truck, pre-kids, that I knew inside and out and could drive with the confidence of long ownership so I get that. Fun post Angela.

    • I drove a pickup once. I remember feeling very big and protected compared to the majority of cars around me, lol. But when it comes to parking, I prefer compact. Kudos to you for parking in a van. ;-)

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