…and you want to go for a ride!
Hurrah for wheels! After spending the past two and a half years without a car, we finally bit the bullet and got something practical for all the future stroller-hauling, and very gracious diplomat husband drove it all the way to Vienna from the Bremerhaven pick-up point (and what does Bremerhaven remind me of? that’s right, the Sound of Music, when Herr Detweiler informs Captain Von Trapp that he must report to “Bremerhaven…at once!” and the Captain is having none of it).
Enjoy the little animated video below, set to one of the songs by the Magnetic Fields from the 69 Love Songs album. My last year of college, we turned this into a musical type production, and despite having absolutely no theater affiliations other than a love of Sally Bowles, I somehow got roped into being the set designer. With a budget of $100.00… So the set consisted of a lot of borrowed goods, a huge “heart rug” I painted myself on the floor, and lots and lots and lots of vellum paper hearts hanging around a disco ball meticulously cut out by myself, my ever patient room mate, and my perhaps even more patient romantic interest of the time. All these hearts as the production opened on Valentine’s day…and paper and paint because, well, we couldn’t afford anything elsen on that kind of budget. But what can I say, probably one of my favorite college projects. I still have some of those hearts somewhere.
Good-bye trams and swollen feet, hello wheels!