Friday, November 20, 2009

it is now necessary...

Navajo rug sample by Rena Yazzie, Hard Rock Reservation, Rocky Ridge AZ
(not the image I intended for this post but can't find where I filed the one I was thinking of)

If you live here in Connecticut, you've heard that phrase in the title eleventy billion times this week. Enough so just the first three words set your teeth on edge and make you wish to throw a phone across the room. Newsflash, we need to add an area code to all our phone calls. My speed dial is despeedified and geez is it hard to remember to punch in three extra numbers when you're calling someone who lives three houses away. I wish the recording you get when you screw up showed just a trace humor, instead of a scolding.

I'll leave you with a true but embarrassing audio book story: I am now so deeply engrossed in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo audiobook that I look for excuses to get in the car and hear more.(yes I do realize I can listen indoors too).I am loving the whole Swedish setting & characters, they are always making open faced fish sandwiches & drinking coffee or aquavit. Of course I think I know who did it. I need to see if my hunch is good. Listening on the way to drop my car at the mechanic's for a small repair, I pulled into the lot as a character entered the bedroom of another in the middle of the night. He said" are you OK?" and she replied " I'd like to have sex" . I pushed the pause button . Clearly the next line was going to be an action description of what they did and how it went.

I just KNOW the mechanic had to take the car for a test drive and I just KNOW he hit the ON button thinking he'd hear some tunes on the radio and instead heard a rich British acccent describing two people with swedish names having sex. You know he now thinks I am a pretentious perv who listens to well narrated audio pornography. Way to be remembered at the garage ! Skol.

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Blogger Diane in Chico said...

Funny blog post. I listened to The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo as well, and loved it... but I didn't leave any potentially embarrassing cds loaded in the car. Pity.

The second in the series is good too. The third should be available some time soon. And then that will be it. Too bad.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

I snorted my tea on that one. Hey, have you read the Henning Mankell books? Very swedish politically aware mysteries. I love them.

9:38 AM  
Blogger margene said...

We had to start add ing he area code about a year ago. I couldn't remember the rest of the numbers (like my best friends phone) when I started out with the area. Thank goodness it was easy to reprogram the cell.
I loved Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the sequel is very good, too.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

"Well narrated audio pornography." You crack me up.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous CinderOla said...

LOL. Oh to see the look on his face!

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for making me laugh and pointing me towards my next read. I probably should get the audio book so I can finish the Gaia shoulder shrug which I was inspired to make by seeing yours. Thanks! Karen

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

OMG, too funny! The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, is similar, at least it sounds similar as I've not listened to the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo yet. It's on my list of things to listen to. I suspect that the servicing of your car will be by many people fighting for the opportunity. This could be good, less wait; and this could be not so good...lots of work that "needs to be done" depending on where the story is on the cd...too funny!

9:25 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

At least you didn't tell them you couldn't get out of the car until after the sex scene!

8:11 AM  

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