I love being out of the city. The flowers, the sea, the incessant barking of the dog of the people renting the house next door. Sunshine, fresh air. Picking the herbs I need to cook instead of spending $1.50 a bunch for them, using only a few tablespoons worth, and waiting until the rest gets moldy or dried out before tossing it out.
What I don’t like, is all the driving.
Aside from the fact that all the time I spend in the car is one of the primary reasons I end each summer flabbier and fatter than I began it, is the endless tedium of sitting in the car. How many times do I need to hear that the Black Eyed Peas think “tonights gonna be a good night”? Or that Cobie Caillat is so in love that it’s wrinkling her nose? I’m wrinkling mine, too, honey, in disgust at the amount of gas I’m using and time I’m spending SITTING SITTING SITTING. (Does pushing the gas pedal burn calories? I hope so.)
Notice I haven’t mentioned the kids? Generally speaking, the bickering begins just as we reach the end of the driveway. Lovely.
Imagine, then, how happy I was to get a distraction in the mail: Rand McNally’s Car Karaoke, part of their Boredom Breakers ™ series of car games for families. (Full disclosure: they sent it to me for free. Asked me to review it, but IN NOW WAY direct what I am going to say)