Friday, April 25, 2014

IT'S OFFICIAL

There will be an unexpected winter-like snow storm in the middle of spring.

I have determined this based on years of previous experience.  I had my snow tires taken off today.  That greatly increases the likelihood of snow.  And frankly, it has been cold enough.

It is nice to not have to listen to the click-clack of the studs on bare road though.

I have a 2010 Prius.  It has a key, but you just press the "power" button to start it up.  There is no place to actually put the key in the car--in your pocket or purse is fine as long as it is within a certain range.

When I got to the garage first thing this morning, I could not find the key.  I searched my purse, my pockets, and then all over the car.  Since I drove it there, I knew it had to be somewhere nearby.  I said I was sure it was somewhere in the vehicle so it could be started.  I left for a walk but the mechanic came running after me.  He couldn't start it--I must have the key somewhere on my person.  I had patted my coat pocket several times and had not felt the key, but when I actually put my hand in the pocket, I found it.  Sometimes I can be very ditsy.  Usually early mornings if I have to actually do something like get the car to the garage first thing.

I was reminded of a substitute job I had after I retired from full time teaching.  I had a class that was made up of some kids on the autism spectrum.  I don't even remember what prompted the remark but I said something about having a "blonde moment."  I looked out at several very dubious faces.  "Okay, I guess you are all wondering how I can have a blonde moment when my hair is grey."

I had failed to impress them with my self-deprecating humor, but they were quite astounded by my mind reading abilities.

17 comments:

  1. Well, I laughed out loud...even if they didn't. A sense of humor can solve all stress. Glad you found your keys. I have the same problem with mine. I can start the car but not find the keys!

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  2. I need the keys to start my car, but I think I need to attach a beeper to the keys sometime to find them!

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  3. I like to think my blonde moments are merely because my brain is too full.

    I sure hope the snow stays away! It has to be spring.

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  4. Yeah taking off your snow tires is a sure invitation for a freak spring storm. I should take mine off and we will make it a regional blizzard.

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  5. Yep, I have blond moments, despite the fact that my blond is bottled!! Hoping you're spared the snow!

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  6. You are so funny, Olga. I have blond moments a LOT and I've never had blond hair. LOL

    Chicago had snow just last week. You can never tell.... Mother Nature has blond moments too.

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  7. It sounds like the convenience of not having to use a key can be inconvenient.

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  8. I'm glad you can laugh about either moment. My goodness.

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  9. Just don't really lose that key. My son lost his. What an ordeal. Glad you found it in the pocket where you had already "looked."

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  10. I am famous for losing my keys! My daughter got me one of those clappers to attach to the key chain but I can't find it either!

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  11. We already had our April 15 snow incident (dunno if you got it in VT); so please say it ain't so. As for losing keys ... join the crowd!

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  12. Olga, I wish you'd waited to remove the tires. Now, a storm is sure to head your way. I hear CO expects snow this weekend. I'm in AZ, so I'm not too worried.

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  13. Yep. Prius keys are sneaky devils. As are glasses.

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  14. Misplacing my keys is my greatest fear and annoyance. The last time I went into a frantic search they were in my hand.

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    1. P.S. If we get another Winter blast you will be held totally responsible.

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  15. You really like to tempt fate. Like washing your car to make it rain. My car is old fashioned. No key, no start. After hearing your tale think I am glad of that.

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