Contempt of Convertible

65 and sunny. My car was made for days like this.


Stardate: 17 July, 2019, 16:57 PDT. Del Monte Beach. Monterey, CA.

I drop the top every chance I get, but am amazed by the number of convertibles I see with the lid on.

Maybe they spent a lot of time fixing their hair. Personally, I use my convertible as an excuse for being unkempt.

convertible hair

I like to think of my Thunderbird as a large, expensive hairdryer. (This is not my hair. Or my car. Or any road that I am familiar with.)

However, I’m coming to understand those folks who aren’t maximizing the open air capacity of their vehicles. The weather outside my house can look like straight up England. It can be all fogged in at the top of the hill and sunny California at the bottom.


Skyline Forest Drive. This is what my neighborhood looks like every morning and many days. Mostly because it’s my neighborhood. And because Monterey’s foggy. I didn’t take this picture because I’m writing this blog. But I’m gonna go down this road in a minute to the grocery store.

I can literally drive 4 miles from my office on Del Monte to my house and go from the sunny beach to foggy hilltop. Just did. It’s surreal.

Namaste, y’all.

About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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