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Thursday, July 15, 2010

When Life Gives You Traffic? Jam Out to Old School Hip-Hop!

This post has absolutely nothing to do with writing. But I have found a cure all for grumpy car trips!

See, in the outer banks (OBX) Husband and I had a wedding to go to. On a Saturday. And it was pouring outside. Traffic was so bad, the GPS kept giving us news like this:
Yeah. 4.7 miles in 32 minutes. And that minute estimation? It grew. When we had 4.3 miles left to go, we were looking at freaking 45 minutes.

Needless to say, Husband and I became exceedingly cranky as the minutes clocked by. Okay, truth be told? Husband stayed quiet and I became exceedingly cranky, but whatevs.

THEN I had this brilliant idea: I decided we should rock out to some old school hip-hop and found the perfect station. For the rest of those 32 45 65 minutes, we were dancing around to songs like:
and
Which lead to:
See that? Smiles despite the rain and centimeter by centimeter crawling!

Yep, so my new theory is that old school hip-hop can cure everything.

Plus, then we got to the wedding right as the sun came out and got to take pictures like this:
and like this:

♥ me

12 comments:

  1. Not gonna lie... One of my favorite rap lyrics -- purely for the unintentional humor aspect -- is "You'se a fine m***** f*****..." (from Back That Azz Up). I mean, who calls a woman an MF? Seriously. Who does that!

    I envision the following situation:

    (Old married couple sitting on porch.)

    Lady: Honey bunny, would you like some iced tea?
    Man: Yes, my precious little m***** f*****.
    Lady: Word.

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  2. Hahaha. Dude, a couple years ago when I went to the OBX, we had ridiculous traffic, too... I wonder if there's a pattern there.

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  3. I love OBX! I haven't been there in six years, though. Though not as beautiful, the Jersey shore is much closer! That last picture is gorgeous.

    Jamming to old school music is a terrific cure for the cranks and grumps. I'm glad you made it through the rain and traffic with beaming smiles!

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  4. Sounds like fun! I'll have to keep that in mind for the upcoming summer road trip with the kids. The trick will be finding music we all agree on...

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  5. OMG, you guys look amazing. So beautiful, the two of you.

    What a frigging long time to be stuck in traffic. But you guys found a way to cure your blues with hip hop--that's awesome.

    I want to go to the OBX and listen to hiphop and go to beautiful beachside weddings. Waaaaaa. *Pokes out lower lip*

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  6. Great photos! You look beautiful! :)

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  7. I recently downloaded Knockin' Boots by Candyman. While I was in the car on a road trip with my family. True story.

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  8. That looks so beautiful! And of course, old school hip hop is the easiest way to get in a good mood, ever! That's why I blast it when I am cleaning the house. Just because you're scrubbing toilets doesn't mean you can't dance!

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  9. This is precious. Honestly, is anything better thank old school gansta hip hop on a road trip? No, there is not.

    You're cute and stuff.

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  10. Haha! Aw, how fun. Glad you had a good trip! Rob and I always play 20 questions when we're tired or cranky or in a bad mood. It always cracks us up. And now, feel free to think about how nerdy we are.

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