That F*c%ing Valet Key and A Random Give Away

AUTHOR: | POSTED: April 15, 2013 | COMMENTS: 9 Comments
CATEGORIES: Authentic Life, Blogging Honestly,

Carolyn Savage

Every once in a while a thought flits through my brain that gives me pause.  Not great pause.  Just a brief pondering (WTF?) pause.  I’ve decided to share a few of my recent random thoughts because, frankly, after a weekend of cyber problem-solving, child chasing, and husband pleasing this Monday morning finds me unable to string together anything of significant  coherence.

I promise more depth tomorrow.

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Random Thought #1 –  That F*c%ing Valet KeySomething’s been perplexing me ever since the great lockout.  After 90 minutes of trying to locate my car keys that fateful afternoon, I finally gave up and called my mom for help.  (The Toyota Siena we were driving that week belonged to her.  She was gracious enough to lend us her minivan while we rented her a Camry for the week.  FYI – Renting a Camry during Easter week in Florida is a hell of a lot cheaper than renting a mini-van.)

Anyways, she promptly brought me their extra key.  When I put the new key in the ignition, it didn’t start the car.  After a few unsuccessful jumps, I called my dad who informed me that the key that my mom had brought to me was a “valet key”.  Apparently, “valet keys” don’t start cars.  WTF?
Can someone explain to me the point of a valet key that doesn’t start a car?  Don’t valets need to drive the car they are valeting?
Random Thought #2 –  Cyber Assholes
This website was hacked again last Thursday.  Besides mourning the money out of my pocket for my cyber-knight-in-shining-armor to hunt down and massacre something called a ‘netbot’ that is reeking havoc in the innards of mamaonthefly.com, I would really like to know what kind of person sits at home and thinks of way to screw with people’s websites.  I’m not usually one for revenge, but I am willing some pajama clad loser a healthy dose of karma.
Random Thought #3 –  A Scary Mannequin with A Christmas Tree
Every day on the way to MK’s school I drive by a home that has a Christmas tree and half a mannequin on display in their bay window.
Going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing that bird feeder doesn't get a lot of action.  Even birds have instincts.

Going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing that bird feeder doesn’t get a lot of action. Even birds have instincts.

I know I’m always writing about the importance of being compassionate to one another.  People are different.  Some people are hurting or ill and deserve our compassion.  That being said, when I see scenes like this I am almost compelled to homeschool because compassion aside, sometimes people just plain scare me.
Random Thought #4 –  The Downside of Being An Arthur Fonzarelli Badass
I wish someone would have told me way back when to never show my cards when it comes to knowing how to jump a car.  I remember the first time Sean’s car battery died and he stood there all befuddled.  I was so proud of myself when it was me, his girlfriend, who hunted down jumper cables in his fraternity parking lot, casually threw up the hood, and had that sucker started in no time.  Instead of being a damsel in distress I thought I was all Arthur Fonzarelli badass.  What I didn’t know was from that moment forward, until the day I die, jumping car batteries would be my marital duty.
Random # 5 –  Funny Stuff I Completely Understand
I saw this in a parking lot today and it made me laugh.
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Random Thought #6 –  A Reason to Smile
Spring is coming.  Just look at my willow buds.
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What kind of random thoughts cross your mind?  I’d love to hear them!  One clever  comment will win a full assortment of reusable snack bags from Itzy Ritzy.  Why?  Because I have them to give away .
I know…random, right?  It’s a theme.

9 Comments on “ That F*c%ing Valet Key and A Random Give Away ”

  • Lauren | April 15th, 2013 1:57 pm

    Love the random thoughts. I have two… Random thought one- Why do cartoon characters wear pajama bottoms but then only put a shirt on when they get dresses. Or the females wear pants but the males do not. I feel like shouting at the tv “put your pants on”.
    Random thought #2- Why do people feel the need to touch your belly when you are pregnant? Once your belly “pops” people think your personal bubble pops as well. First the stranger or not so close “friend” asks you if you are pregnant, which visibly there is no other explanation for the watermelon under your shirt, and then they reach in and rub your belly as if the genie was going to grant them three wishes.
    Lauren

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  • Natalie | April 15th, 2013 2:02 pm

    My valet key opens the car and starts the ignition but doesn’t open the glove compartment or trunk. I also do not understand the point of a key that does not start the ignition, and I hope that someone else will be able to explain it to us.

    Recently I have been preoccupied by thinking about the world from my 4 month old’s perspective (or what I imagine it to be). For instance I recently realized that I only say “you’re okay… you’re okay” to him when he is crying. And, if another baby is crying and my baby looks concerned I say ” she’s okay.” Then I realized that if I keep up this pattern, ” okay” will clearly mean ” crying.” This might get confusing when someone asks me how I am in front of the baby and I finally say ” okay” instead of “tired”!

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  • Stef | April 15th, 2013 2:05 pm

    I’ve wondered the same thing about the valet key! I don’t get it!

    I usually am filled with random thoughts; however, I cannot think of anything at this moment. I’m blank. Proof positive that 1) it is MONDAY, and 2) I’m already channeling all my energy into simply surviving this week.

    🙂 Stef

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  • Katie | April 15th, 2013 2:21 pm

    Surprisingly, the only random thought that comes to mind at this moment is “Where are Max and Ruby’s parents??” That question has long irked me…

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  • Jesabes | April 15th, 2013 3:55 pm

    “At least I’m already pretty good at cleaning the carpet”

    We’ve been having trouble with our cat lately – the kids chase her around, she gets stressed, then she takes it out on us. Usually by pooping on our bed or the carpet. (My laundry room is covered in feathers from washing the down comforter so many times.)

    We’ve thankfully had a couple days break from all of this (it’ll start up soon, I’m sure) and juuuust when I was about to breathe a sigh of relief…one of my KIDS pooped on the carpet. A diaper-clad child who is NOT working on potty training and should have no reason to remove said diaper.

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  • bea | April 15th, 2013 8:46 pm

    Who cares about any key after the slaughter of children and runners in Boston?

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  • Carolyn Savage | April 15th, 2013 9:24 pm

    I agree. As you’ll note, this post went up prior to the horrific acts in Boston.

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  • Teri | April 16th, 2013 9:46 am

    Why is it that people park in the driveway and drive on the parkway? And how do they have underwater sunsets and campfires on Spongebob Squarepants? These are the thoughts that keep me up at night.

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  • Carolyn Savage | April 17th, 2013 10:10 am

    OMG Teri…I have never thought about the whole sunset/campfire scenes in Sponge Bob. Thanks for giving me another reason to ponder the stupidity of our world.

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