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In which i discovered a secret

 

I’ve had my car for a long, long time and I still love it but I’ve been considering trading it in.  For one reason, it has 129,000+ miles on it and it’s getting pretty beat up but the MOST IMPORTANT reason is that the cup holders are broken.

 

Now I don’t know about you but there is NO SINGLE THING more important to me than my cup holders.  Every morning I have my “to go” cup of coffee and there is, of course, the ever-present water bottle.  Last year, the last cup holder thingie that holds the bottle in place broke and now whenever I go around a turn I have to hold onto the water bottle and coffee mug.

 

Truly, it’s annoying as hell but I love my car and didn’t really want to trade it in.  Especially for such a stupid reason and YET!!! I have been considering it.

 

Today, I was driving from the gym to Lowe’s when I slammed down the console and a top-secret chamber opened up and VOILA: TWO CUP HOLDERS.

 

WHAT THE FUCK????

 

Seriously, there were two cup holders.  Apparently in the top of the console there was this little switch and two cup holders have been hiding out for 10 god damn years in the cover. TWO PRISTINE CUP HOLDERS!!

I starred at the cup holders in shock and called Kevin:

 

Me:                  guess what?

Kevin:             I’m at work?

Me:                  no, we already know that but GUESS WHAT?

Kevin:             what Lynn?

Me:                  I just found TWO CUP HOLDERS IN MY FRONT CONSOLE

Kevin:             what?

Me:                  you heard me: TWO NEW CUP HOLDERS

Kevin:             in the front seats? Between the seats?

Me:                  yeah, can you believe that shit?

Kevin:             you’re unbelievable

Me:                  I was thinking about getting a new car JUST for the cup holders and now I just found two

Kevin:             you might be the most oblivious person on earth

Me:                  did you know they were there?

Kevin:             NO! But I haven’t been driving the car since 2002

Me:                  It makes me wonder what other treasures are surrounding me

Kevin:             what the hell are you talking about?

Me:                  there could be a treasure trove of secret compartments in my life and I have NO IDEA

Kevin:             doubtful

Me:                  maybe in our house?

Kevin:             Lynn, we built our house

Me:                  so?

Kevin:             there were no “secret treasure troves” in the plans

Me:                  THAT WE KNOW OF!!

Kevin:             what?

Me:                  perhaps they shoved them in so just when we want to sell the house we find a new room or something

Kevin:             are you aware I have a job?

Me:                  of course I am!

Kevin:             I have to go

 

So there you are.  I just found a double top-secret thing in my car and now I’m convinced that there are hidden secrets EVERYWHERE.  I have to go search for stuff now.  Perhaps I’ll find all my missing jewelry like my wedding band or engagement ring or some other piece of insignificant jewelry.

See ya!

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34 Comments

  1. Vidya Sury
    April 13, 2012

    :D I love you Lynn. This has happened to me – with my scooter. And the joy of discovery? Tremendous. Makes you want to tell the whole world. Oh wait, you just did! :D

    Hugs!

    • Lynn
      April 13, 2012

      thanks Vidya! my entire family was like “mom, you’re an idiot” which really isn’t possible (at least, i don’t think so)

  2. Karen
    April 13, 2012

    I’ve found “secret” compartments in my van and at least two previous cars. It really is that exciting, too! Kind of makes you feel like something cool might be hidden around every corner, doesn’t it?

    • Lynn
      April 13, 2012

      Really? That’s hilarious

  3. alaina
    April 13, 2012

    Isn’t it those little surprises that make life worth living? I know that when my day is going south quickly, just the slightest bit of good news can turn it all around. Cup holders definitely qualify!
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    • Lynn
      April 13, 2012

      cup holders are one of the most important things in my life. They totally rank above my family

  4. Karen
    April 13, 2012

    Do you drive a Nissan? Because that looks suspiciously similar to mine and now I want to just run out of work, take the elevator down, past security, east a couple of blocks to the parking lot and look for a secret compartment in my Murano. That is a completely justified reason to run from your office don’t you think?

    • Lynn
      April 13, 2012

      Lexus…10 years with that car. TEN

  5. Julie
    April 13, 2012

    I was going to drink my coffe but now I have to head to the employee parking lot and investigate my car. Happy Friday!

    • Lynn
      April 13, 2012

      you go Julie, i could NOT believe it

  6. Jester Queen
    April 13, 2012

    That is THE best feeling. Although it doesn’t compare to finding a coffee cup holder treasure trove, I had a similar experience. Dad got me this new camera in December, and I’ve been lugging the thing on my shoulder only to find two days ago that oooohhh it has a fanny pack belt. LOVE

    • Lynn
      April 13, 2012

      hahaha..this was bizarre

  7. MommaC
    April 13, 2012

    As is usual, I should know better than to drink coffee and read your blog at the same time. LMAO! Thanks for another great start to my day! :)

    • Lynn
      April 13, 2012

      hahaha…i take that as a compliment

  8. Melanie
    April 13, 2012

    I love this kind of stuff. It’s second only to finding a crumpled up $5 in your jeans pocket after you do laundry.

  9. Nina
    April 13, 2012

    I bought my car used and was quite unhappy about the fact that it only came with a tape deck.
    Then one day I drove around and played with the “mode” button… and “CD” popped up. AND it played a CD!!!
    There was a top secret CD player hidden in the trunk of my car, fully loaded with six CDs – it was awesome and yes.. it made me feel like now the whole world was full of hidden wonders, just waiting to be discovered :D

    • Lynn
      April 13, 2012

      hahaha…that’s awesome

  10. Dawn
    April 13, 2012

    I don’t mean to alarm you or anything, BUT, about those secret compartments in your house….
    I can remember watching a movie when I was a little girl – it was one of those CBS Monday night movies or some classic flick-type thing like that. Anyway, I remember this one movie that was about a house that a family moved into and, unbeknownst to them, there was a secret room IN BETWEEN THE WALLS where a boy and his sister were living. And, oh my god, the family had NO IDEA! Can you believe it? So, you better check that house thoroughly from top to bottom ’cause, man, if those cup holders have been hiding from you all these years, well, there’s just no telling WHAT you might find in your house….

    • Lynn
      April 13, 2012

      i just burst out laughing…i hope that’s not the case…i better check

      • Dawn
        April 13, 2012

        These are the things that still haunt my dreams. Oh, and don’t eat wild mushrooms. ‘Cause in another movie a woman made her family eat mushrooms she found in the yard of their home (they had just moved in to the house in the woods and for some reason they had no other food) and they all were poisoned. Except for the dad (step-dad? boyfriend? What do you want from me – I was 9 at the time and it was waaaayyyy past my bedtime) who sat at the dinner table staring at the mushrooms and thinking he probably shouldn’t eat them because he couldn’t figure out where she had found them. One by one, everyone else at the table got sick and keeled over. On her deathbed, the mom confessed she found the mushrooms out in the yard and they were starving so she thought it couldn’t hurt. And then she died.
        And I know you have a thing for the ‘shrooms, but now you see why I would NEVER touch a mushroom unless it came pre-packaged from the grocery (where, by the way, they are properly grown).

        • Lynn
          April 14, 2012

          i might have to turn these comments into a post

  11. Jody
    April 14, 2012

    THAT was way to funny! :))

    • Lynn
      April 14, 2012

      i still can’t believe it

  12. Vesna
    April 14, 2012

    Haha, this really made me laugh! :D :D
    You just made my day :D
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    • Lynn
      April 14, 2012

      pretty dumb though but absolutely true…i still can’t believe I didn’t notice for 10 years

  13. Brenda, Four-Legged Mom
    April 14, 2012

    LMAO That’s truly awesome! :) Found your link on the Bloggess. Definitely subscribing! Rock on sista! :)

    • Lynn
      April 14, 2012

      thanks so much

  14. The Mommy Psychologist
    April 15, 2012

    Yay! Now this means that you can drive your car for another 100,000 miles since you’ve got working cup holders.

    • Lynn
      April 15, 2012

      everytime i use them i laugh to myself…

  15. Heidi19
    April 16, 2012

    Awesome discovery LYnn! Lol! you really made me laugh for this!
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  16. Dorothy
    April 22, 2012

    I lived in my first house for five years, getting ready to sell it and found a secret cutting board that pulled out from underneath the countertop, just over my silverware drawer. I’m yelling, hey look what I found!! and telling everyone and getting looks like yeah, you just saw that?
    oh.

    • Lynn
      April 23, 2012

      that’s awesome!

  17. Jackie
    April 23, 2012

    Very funny post, thanks for sharing =). Now you having me searching my car for any hidden compartments. Hope I don’t break stuff trying to find something lol. Nice blog and funny reading, will be back for more.
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  18. Sarah
    May 1, 2012

    I definitely just went out to my van to discover that I, too, have secret cup holders! What the hell! Your convo with your husband is all-too-familiar, I might add. Adding you to my blogroll immediately.

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