social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center

Jonathan Suttin

What does Jonathan have to say?



Why I Took The Long Way to Work This Morning

This morning I took the long way to work.  You wouldn’t think a person who gets up in the middle of the night would want to waste any time getting to the office, but I did today. 
 
The reason was simple.  I was saying goodbye to my car.  I don’t know if everyone has a bond with their mode of transportation, but I’ve always felt connected to my cars.  I’ve never gone as far as naming any of them, but I’ve definitely felt my cars were more than a mass of metal, glass and plastic.

I’ve always kept my cars very clean.  You won’t find any fast food bags inside or piles of clothes waiting to go to the cleaners.  My car looks pretty much the same as when I picked it up three years ago.  I lease these days so I go through cars every three years.

A lot can happen in that time.  This car saw me get married, buy a house and have a child.  I know the car isn’t alive, but I can’t help but feel it was a part of the action.  On the day I got married, I drove to the ceremony myself in this car.  When my wife and I took our newborn son, Joshua home from the hospital, we did it in this car.  Just a few weeks ago, this car served as a crib.  One night Josh wouldn’t get to sleep so I took him for an hour car ride around Madison at 2 a.m. to calm him down.

Today when the car gets traded in for a new one, I’ll give it a quick pat on the hood for a job well done.  
 


Tags :  
Topics : Human Interest
Social :
People : Joshua


Share This: | More


 
11/29/2012 11:04AM
Why I Took The Long Way to Work This Morning
Please Enter Your Comments Below
11/29/2012 11:57AM
Mary B. The long way to work...
Very sweet Jonathan. They do go through a lot with us, don't they? Hopefully the baby enjoys the new one as much as the old one!
02/26/2013 3:46AM
Good info
Hello! gdbfaaa interesting gdbfaaa site! I'm really like it! Very, very gdbfaaa good!
02/26/2013 3:47AM
Good info
Very nice site!
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
Activate With M
Submit
World's Worst iPod: Neil Diamond "Yesterday's Songs"
Even Neil Diamond fans didn't seem to want to throw their support behind this one. "Yesterday's Songs" with its cheesy backup singers may be the most cliche song the guy does! It made it up to #11 on the charts in 1981/82 and was #1 on the...
Read More
Free download: Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker is a 25 year old New Orleans musician who's been getting some attention with his debut self-titled album. He's been on David Letterman's show, toured with Jack White, and was reviewed in Rolling Stone. Of the song...
Read More
In honor of National Punctuation Day
Today is National Punctuation Day! It's a day to geek out about exclamation points, semi-colons, ampersands and commas. It's also a day to go back into the Radio Way-Back Machine, and listen to this song by Dan Baird. It was a minor hit in...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: OMC "How Bizarre"
One of the more recent songs on the iPod, "How Bizarre" from OMC seemed to conjure up some positive memories from our younger listeners. That includes the woman who sang a different version with her friends...instead of singing "How...
Read More
5 Things You Probably DIdn't Know about Bruce Springsteen on his 65th birthday
Bruce!!!  If you've seen pictures of Bruce Springsteen with his shirt off lately, you might find it hard to believe that he's a senior citizen. He turns 65 today! Here are a few things you may or may not have known about that guy who...
Read More
Like WifeSwap, only different
BandSwap is back in Madison! The Madison Arts Commission is supporting this event, in which bands from different cities change places. This time, a band from Fort Collins, Colorado is heading to Madison, while Sexy Ester from Madison will be hitting...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Helen Reddy "You and Me Against the World"
We found a perfect song on the iPod for Meteorologist Brian Olson's birthday.  Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World" was a heartfelt song that was out at the time of his birthday, 40 years ago today. Despite its...
Read More
Are the new Beatles mono remasters on vinyl worth it?
Last week, the Beatles re-released their catalog on vinyl, in mono, the way the Beatles wanted you to hear their music. Is it worth spending 400 dollars or so on the box set, or would it be better to just pick up some of your favorites--for around 22...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
World's Worst iPod: Neil Diamond "Yesterday's Songs"
Even Neil Diamond fans didn't seem to want to throw their support behind this one. "Yesterday's Songs" with its cheesy backup singers may be the most cliche song the guy does! It made it up to #11 on the charts in 1981/82 and was #1 on the...
Read More
Free download: Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker is a 25 year old New Orleans musician who's been getting some attention with his debut self-titled album. He's been on David Letterman's show, toured with Jack White, and was reviewed in Rolling Stone. Of the song...
Read More
In honor of National Punctuation Day
Today is National Punctuation Day! It's a day to geek out about exclamation points, semi-colons, ampersands and commas. It's also a day to go back into the Radio Way-Back Machine, and listen to this song by Dan Baird. It was a minor hit in...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: OMC "How Bizarre"
One of the more recent songs on the iPod, "How Bizarre" from OMC seemed to conjure up some positive memories from our younger listeners. That includes the woman who sang a different version with her friends...instead of singing "How...
Read More
5 Things You Probably DIdn't Know about Bruce Springsteen on his 65th birthday
Bruce!!!  If you've seen pictures of Bruce Springsteen with his shirt off lately, you might find it hard to believe that he's a senior citizen. He turns 65 today! Here are a few things you may or may not have known about that guy who...
Read More
Like WifeSwap, only different
BandSwap is back in Madison! The Madison Arts Commission is supporting this event, in which bands from different cities change places. This time, a band from Fort Collins, Colorado is heading to Madison, while Sexy Ester from Madison will be hitting...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Helen Reddy "You and Me Against the World"
We found a perfect song on the iPod for Meteorologist Brian Olson's birthday.  Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World" was a heartfelt song that was out at the time of his birthday, 40 years ago today. Despite its...
Read More
Are the new Beatles mono remasters on vinyl worth it?
Last week, the Beatles re-released their catalog on vinyl, in mono, the way the Beatles wanted you to hear their music. Is it worth spending 400 dollars or so on the box set, or would it be better to just pick up some of your favorites--for around 22...
Read More
Categories
Archives