Friday, February 06, 2009

The Cat Car

A few weeks ago I wrote up a little story about Ward Burton and how much I liked him, and the CAT car and the number 22 and all of that -- well today I was flipping through the channels looking for something to listen to while I did a little computer work. The Speed channel caught my eye because it's almost time for the Daytona 500 and I just love all of the races that lead up to it - they're short, fast and fun. The Bud Shootout is tomorrow and the twin races (I can't remember what their new name is) is on Thursday. I may just make my way down there for the race on Thursday. Tom and I went to that race once and it was a lot of fun and not too crowded. But anyway, I digress.

So I'm watching Speed. They go over to talk to Jeff Burton (Ward's brother) and I notice there's this little CAT sticker on the trailer behind him and I think "oh, that's great that CAT is a minor sponsor for Jeff" and I smile. Then a few minutes later they go to a shot of two guys taking the tarp off the "new look" for Jeff Burton's car and it's a CAT car. The whole thing is yellow and black.

I about fell over!

I did jump up and clap.

I really did.

I know that most of you reading this blog don't have the teeniest bit of interest in NASCAR, nor do you even care - but you do know what it's like to get really excited over something and that's what I'd like to share with you -- I was SO EXCITED to see that car with that person.

It was a total cheap thrill - and I love cheap thrills. They make me smile all day.

So I hope you have a cheap thrill this weekend because they sure do feel good. :)

...and I'll be rooting Jeff Burton real hard this year.
I might even watch a race or two after the Daytona 500.



Ruth Ann said...

I'm glad that you're excited! That makes me excited too! I don't follow Nascar but my brother and his wife are fanatics! They go to a few races a year! He loves Dale Jr. and she loves Jimmy Johnson!
Hope you're having a great day!
-Ruth Ann

jb parsont said...

WOOTWOOT You got a Burton in a CATCAR! YOU have touched a CAT CAR!
YOU have talked to a Burton, THE Burton, in person (in burton?)!

Kirby3131 said...

...and how would you know that, Mz. Parsont?? Oooh, that's right, because you were there!!!

Thanks so much for answering the phone when I was so excited and needed to tell someone about the Burton in a CAT car.

Leigh said...

SO glad you had a happy! My mom follows the races, but I do not. I am hapy for you though!

"J" said...

I'm sooooooooooo NOT into all BUT we did watch the Bud Shootout Saturday night and I loved it!!! I think I liked it because there wasn't as many drivers and it was a SHOR race...all the drivers seemed sooooooooooooooooooooo gung-ho!!!!!

It was a GREAT race....Mr. "S" FAVORITE driver came from last place to WIN the race...he was soooooooooooooooo EXCITED!!!!!!

I'm now a fan of Jimmy Johnson the Lowe's Car...just because I'm going to work for Lowe's part time...HA! I guess it gives me someone to cheer for!!!! He is CUTE too!!! =)