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Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy

Random Thoughts of the Midnight Cowboy

Dieseline Dreams

Continues from here

Saturday 28 October

This warmer weather definitely brings out all the fitness freaks.
Only just 7am and the road is already scattered with cyclists and joggers.
Haven’t they got anything better to so than wear themselves out on a Saturday morning?
GO HOME TO BED YOU PEOPLE!!
Oh geez, what’s with these idiots?
Seriously?
There is a bike track over there and you two idiots want to ride into on coming traffic on the wrong side of the road?
Geez you better stay on the shoulder
Stay there
Stay there
What’s that?
THUD
Oops.
Oh well that’s bird is stuffed.
Shit what a rebound!
Oh man it’s heading straight for the twits on the bike.
HAHA. How the hell did that happen?
Perfect goal, straight between the sticks. Man! You could not aim that.
Oops, one of them fell off, almost looks like he jumped off in fright. Don’t blame him
That’ll teach you idiots to ride on the wrong side of the road.

Oops I fell off

Oops I fell off

Sunday 7th Sept

Shit I’m tired.
Thank god, it’s Sunday and I don’t have to work tonight, I’m buggered.
Gotta get through tonight first.
Oh great only another six hours to drag my tired brain through
I should be back at the depot by 8:30, home by just after 9am.
I bet I still get home before Jen gets out of bed.
Half her bloody luck getting to sleep in on a Sunday morning.
Damn I’m jealous of people who’s biggest Sunday morning dilemma is whether to get out of bed or just lay there and sleep.
Wonder if she knows what’s happening today.
Bet she doesn’t
Wonder what we’ll find.
I hope my plan works, I’m terrible at planning surprises.
When should I do it? Before we leave home or at the shops?
We’ve got to go and do shopping anyway so no point doing it at home.
Ok so, I leave it until we get to the shops. But where, how?
Crap I can’t think, too bloody tired, gotta use all my energy to stay awake.
But I can’t just wing it today, I’ve gotta have some plan.
Don’t go to sleep.
Ok so how about this?
We walk into the shopping centre, Jen hopefully still thinks it’s just another shopping day. CD Shop, DVD Shop, Target then on the way back to the supermarket just as…..nah too much to remember and too many options that could change the plans.
We go to the shops, walk in the door we park near, we’re twenty metres from the jewellery shop and as I guide her that way I say. “Well it’s your birthday in two days and I have no idea what else to get you so maybe you can find something in here.”
“That’s right Jen, something to decorate that finger on your left hand with.”
Now stay awake!

Will You Marry Me

Will You Marry Me

Saturday 30 May

Dammit, the one day off I get this week and here I am at 6:30 in the morning towing Magsy back to the yard.
At least it’s daylight now, coming down through the bush with Magsy’s 50 tonne pushing me around those blind corners with no idea if there was any on coming traffic was a little bit annoying.
At least people can see we are on tow now.
This highway driving isn’t too bad, casual, light traffic.
Oh it’s a cop car.
Keep driving Mr. Plod we are all good, we don’t need your assistance today.
Hope Magsy remembers to keep radio silence, don’t need him making his usual shit about cops while they are probably listening.
Shit, he’s taking his time passing. Checking us out no doubt.
Well you aint going to find anything wrong so keep driving.
That’s right, we’ve got the towing signs, we’ve got the warning beacon, we’ve even got the solid steel bar between the trucks. We are good boys.
Speeding up now, good Mr. Plod. Cya now!
I’ll give Magsy a wave in the mirror let him know we’re ok.
What the f…
Is Magsy driving that truck with his feet on dashboard holding the wheel steady with his legs?

On Tow

On Tow

3 Comments

  1. Just saw this, like it! I’m going to do more archiving

  2. I guess she said yes? Now who’s leaving a story unfinished?

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