I've really been dreading this weekend for a while. We are in Southern California right now for a big wrestling tournament... a really big, tough wrestling tournament with teams from all over the region... tons of fans crowded into a small gym all fighting for a place to sit and watch their kid. This is a tough one. Don't get me wrong... there will be some spectacular matches but it will take a toll physically and mentally on athletes and fans alike.
But there's always a bright side. We were able to fly... that's always a treat. We're staying in a nice hotel... always fun... But the greatest part of the whole trip was our rental car. Leroy walked up to the counter and took care of the paper work while I waited with the luggage. He came back and said... "We got a silver Volvo."
I stopped dead in my tracks. "Did you say a Silver Volvo?" He assured me and then asked why I was so excited.
Now you have to be a Twilighter (read the Twilight series of books) to appreciate my excitement for a silver Volvo. That is the car that the main character (Edward) drives. It's a metaphor for Edward's character and personality in the stories: affluent, classic, stable and safe.
I immediately got on my cell phone to share my excitement with some of my Twilighter buddies. I can't stop smiling the whole time we're in this car. It's going to be a great trip.