18 October 2007

My tea spilled twice today in my car. Both times suddenly as if it was springing out of the cup holder. And I’m out of napkins.

There are red wine stains on my tawny-grey seat, coffee stains dark on the liner rug and now black tea all over the passenger side.

It’s always a competition, me versus my travel mug. Most days it behaves. Four out of five days it will balance placidly in the holder as I navigate around curves, take a tight turn onto the highway or come to a halt at a traffic light.

But invariably, when I am running late or when I am slightly stressed and not up for a challenge, it catches my expression, conspires within itself, and leaps out of the cup holder and into my lap, onto the carpet or seat and starts gleefully leaking my sanity all over the car.

6 comments:

chris said...

anthropomorphized travel mugs of tea ...

Brutes In The Halls said...

wine? while driving?

I have the same problem. There's a little trough under my cup-holder, and it always smells distinctly of Americano or Earl Grey.

And the bit about the beverage leaping out of its own accord makes me laugh because it really does just that. Darn exuberant beverages.

Hannah said...

no no no. no wine while driving. wine while picnicking...

AES said...

how outdoorsy adventurish of you... drinking wine out of a travel mug. You'll have it in your nalgene next. :)

jamie said...

im proud that you at least make the spills all beautifully snooty drinks
hehe
had fun last night. you mean so much to me

Pauletta said...

:)

i love you. aaaaand i wish you could come to a wine and cheese party here tonight...

<3