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Jan 19, 2005 04:25 # 31533

r_pendragon *** smiles...

Being temporarily macho

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Last week, I got to drive a plow truck.

For those of you not from regions that get heaps and heaps of snow, a plow truck is just a regular four-wheel-drive truck with a hydraulic plow attached to the front. From inside the truck you have an almost joystick-like apparatus which controls how the plow moves: up, down, swivel to the left and right, etc.

As many of my friends could attest, I am somewhat of a girly-girl. But I absolutely love to drive, and this plow truck was like the ultimate driving experience. Getting in, putting it in second, flipping on the 4x4 and pushing snow around was surprisingly... badass.

I don't know that I'll be trading in my mascara and J. Crew catalogue for a stick shift and Automotive Digest anytime soon, but there was definitely something delightful about being briefly macho.

Jan 19, 2005 08:57 # 31548

betty *** replies...

Re: Being temporarily macho

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I totally understand the feeling of power and machismo that I think every girlie-girl should experience.

I was SO very typical girlie-girl in high school, until i joined the army and became a mechanic. Grease, Wrenches, Power tools, Hydraulic doo-dads, and remote cranes inside motor pools. Oh yeah.

Then I got out and became girlie again.

Then I bought a 1982 Honda cx500 motorcycle. YAY.

Then Cosmotology School.

I'm back and forth, very inconsistant about keeping myself on either side of the border of girlie/macho. And it feels good.

I am just me, searching for simplicity.........and a good hair stylist

Jan 19, 2005 17:07 # 31559

Jaz *** laughs about...

Re: Being temporarily macho

Getting in, putting it in second, flipping on the 4x4 and pushing snow around was surprisingly... badass.

That just made my day.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

Jan 19, 2005 20:13 # 31568

Aynjell *** replies...

Bah!

Dude, I'm gonna be the first guy with an eclipse with a snowplow mounted on the front-end. Right in front of the carbon fiber hood...

Here in Omaha, we get an over abbundance of snow, and quite frankly, it sucks. Not to say that my hatred extends to the cold, nay, I am quite able to handle frigid tempuratures, but icy nasty sidewalks and snowdrifts that cover my window on the 5 floor just plain out suck.

Snow... Bah!

I should be ashamed of myself.

Jan 20, 2005 07:45 # 31617

Bunk *** replies...

Re: Being temporarily macho

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For those of you not from regions that get heaps and heaps of snow, a plow truck is just a regular four-wheel-drive truck with a hydraulic plow attached to the front

Oh, come on, is there seriously anyone who doesn't know what a plow truck is? It was on the Simpsons! ("Mr. Plow, that's my name, that name again is Mr. Plow")

Anyway, that sounds like a blast. Take out any mailboxes?

"History is more or less bunk." - Henry Ford

Jan 20, 2005 09:47 # 31631

MelMel *** replies...

Tee hee!

*does the rap*

H: Mr plow, that's my name, i'm the plowwingest guy in the USA
B: Dad, never do that again.

-Mel

Look at me! I'm a prostitute robot from the future!


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