This weekend, we turned Angry Little Baby's car seats around, so now he will face forward in both of our cars. He's not quite one yet, but he's well over 20 pounds, the little tank. (He's already wearing AB's 24 month and 2T clothes. Ack.)
As I was grunting around in the backseat, I took the opportunity to clean out my car. It's always a mess, I admit. My favorite discovery among the trash collected on the backseat floormats (hey, when your kids' feet can't touch the floor, there's no big hurry to get that area cleaned up) was the mass of Yahoo! Maps directions to various courthouses in random parts of the state.
I also cleaned out my glove compartment. I have a bad habit of just putting in new insurance and registration docs without removing and throwing out the old ones. Hence, a lot of expired data in there. I also have CD cases for CDs that I haven't listened to in roughly three years. One of the CD cases had two CDs jammed in there, and one of the CDs was the soundtrack to the movie The Saint.
Pretty bad movie, although Val Kilmer and Elizabeth Shue are both nice to look at for a while. (I like Shue, but I just can't buy "Alli-with-an-i"
as a brilliant physicist.) The soundtrack, however, is pretty good, at least in terms of driving music:
- "The Saint Theme" by Orbital
- "Six Underground" by Sneaker Pimps
- "Atom Bomb" by Fluke
- "Da Funk" by Daft Punk
- "Dead Man Walking" by David Bowie
This is excellent trying-to-make-it-through-traffic music. I decided to keep the CD in my car for my next emergency-drive-to-the-court-for-last-minute-filing episode. Or my next we-found-the-subpoena-dodging-witness-but-he'll-only-be-here-for-another-few-hours episode.
What's your driving-through-traffic music? I'm not talking fun roadtrip music (for me, that's A Decade of Steely Dan
, for one), but stuff that gets you pumped up for dealing with all the crap out there on the roads.