Day Tripper

Spoken in 2013

I am a day tripper.
I space out when driving.
Overshoot where I’m going.
All the sudden come out of
my daydream and have no id…
Oh, crap! I missed my turn.
I’ve done it for long distances in the past.
I’m just a little bit of a space cadet, and
you know, apparently
I, like, gesture and
make expressions and
talk to myself
when I’m doing this
I know I’m not
actually talking to someone
But, I look pretty crazy and
I know it’s super annoying for my son
who is 13 (now 15) and easily embarrassed
to have a mom talking to herself
gesturing and making facial expressions
and a conversation which she’s having with herself
when you’re sitting right beside her
in the front seat of the car
Kind of weird. Yep. That’s me. Bye.

Recorded this in 2013 when my son was 13. He’s 15 now. Yes, I was driving at the time, but had both hands on the wheel. No excuse, still distracting no doubt –  not that I wouldn’t be talking to myself aloud anyway – because I do. Just thought I may as well record myself. What the hell.
Experimenting with converting my voice recordings from SoundCloud into YouTube spoken word videos. This is my first attempt (it took me TOO much time to do this, but I wanted text slides).


23 responses to “Day Tripper”

  1. Yes…it’s exciting to do it that way–sometimes painful…but rewarding.

  2. Life is a continuing problem to be solved. I figure it out as I go.

  3. How interesting. I’m taking the same approach. Is it that you learn by doing? That is my favorite strategy for learning new skills.

  4. Thank you, Samina. I appreciate the nomination, but no longer accept awards. Too much work. Overwhelmed as is.

  5. Thank you, Robert. I think in oration, as if I’m narrating my life or speaking to others, so I may as well record my thought process. Did a few recordings which I posted to SoundCloud and now plan to make into videos text slide shows. Once my skills improve, I can add art to the slides.

  6. I have nominated you for the Really Neat Blog Award. You can see my post at this link:

  7. I love that you’re doing this. I’ve started to do it too. It’s great to hear the words read and the idea of using text slides is a good one.

  8. I am so there with you…

  9. Wow Kitt that’s so encouraging! Thank you so much, honored?

  10. Thanks. I’m in great company!

  11. Thanks! Huge compliment coming from a gifted poet, e.

  12. Thanks. Not exactly a poem. More just talking out loud to myself and recording it. This is how I think all the time.

  13. It changes moment to moment for me. Thank you, Marie.

  14. Love it and identify with it strongly xo

  15. Pretty cool! Wasn’t aware you could do that (convert), powerful

  16. That is one damn fine poem and I can identify with it strongly. Nice one mate.

  17. And I think this quote may be apt right here: “It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave. – Tupac Shakur” Nice day to you dearest, afterall could it someday change from Divine Disatisfaction to Divine Approval?

  18. I’ve noticed people catch me doing it. Seems to entertain them, as I’m quite animated when I talk to myself.

  19. Haha, that’s funny! I talk to myself too. Must look quite weird to people who are looking at me.

  20. In good company, then.

  21. Right there with you.

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