June 10, 2006 @ 7:46 pm by sean
I am in love with a country girl.
Well, not proper in love.
There is no romance.
There is a girl who works at the estate, and her name is Randi Lynn, and she drives a 4X4 Ford F-250, and lives in the country and goes mud bogging and rides dirt bikes and hangs out in Almont and Imaly City and does landscaping.
I have only worked with her briefly, so I do not really know much about her. That is most of it really. She may or may not go line dancing.
She is not ‘southern’ country, or ‘western’ country. Just, country.
When I realized it was her who drove the truck, and then was introduced and learned her name, I was sold.
Knowing her amuses me. Not amuse in the belittling sense; I am not being a pious city boy. And she is not a novelty as if I was a collegiate researcher studying an ‘uncivilized’ South American Indian tribe. She is a person, and I think her life is neat.
Country people are not foreign to me. Although I probably have a higher percentage of city boy in me than country boy, I live about half-way between city and country. I have known a fair amount of country people. They are usually adults though.
Honestly I do not like Ford. Especially any of their trucks. I have driven the estate F-250 and I would never prefer it. I would drive a Dodge truck, or even a GM/Chevy before a Ford. Never a Japanese truck.
It is just what her Ford represents. What she represents. That is what I love.
She is certainly cool in her own right, just furthering what she represents.
Working at the estate this week has started small bits of questioning of whether I am considering the appropriate profession. Living in this half way point between city and country is not fun. I either want to live in a city where I can walk everywhere and do city things and some country things on occasion. Or in the country where I have to drive everywhere to do country things and some city things on occasion.
So I take it back. This is the best place to live because I have such easy access to both.
Just another part of my bipolar existance.
I will certainly never be able to afford the type of landscaping done at the Jones’ Estate. But this work is so
Not just rewarding, not just fun, not just fulfilling, not just educational. All of that.
Because I get to be a small bit of country boy.
And meet cool country girls like Randi Lynn.