Yesterday the kids and I had a terrific time in Santa Barbara, riding the Cabrillo Bike Path, visiting the Ty Warner Sea Center at Stearns Wharf, stopping by Alamada Park for its incredibly cool kids' play area as well as the awesome turtle and duck filled pond at Alice Keck Memorial Gardens before heading back back home. It was a perfect 70 degree day in Santa Barbara as fellow Conejo Valleyians baked away.
The traffic was fairly steady for about the first 10 miles coming out of Santa Barbara through Carpinteria before it cleared up for awhile, until we reached Camarillo, where we were greeted with another slow passage. For awhile we were driving directly behind the car pictured below.
It was getting towards 8PM and we had an action packed weekend (the prior day I ran a hot, hilly 25K race in Agoura before enjoying time with the kids in the pool then at Ventura Harbor Village (where it was also a perfect 70 degree kind of day). So I was pretty tired, in fact maybe getting a bit delirious. We all needed our beds.
But this Just Married car was in front of me for a good 15 minutes and my mind wandered. Long drives can do this to you. I thought, hey, maybe this car is being driven by Kim Kardashian and her new husband, Kris Humphries. Obviously they wouldn't be driving a Toyota Camry with UC Santa Barbara license plates and "We Just Got Married" written in bold lime green letters on their rear windshield. While Kim wears her $2 million, 20.5 karat diamond ring. But hey, it was amusing to think that.
Then I thought, that's kind of odd. I don't know much about Kris Humphries, but he has the exact same first name, including spelling, as Kim's mom, Kris Jenner. So my mind wandered into the Oedipus Rex complex...you know, where the boy seeks his mother...but what is the equivalent for girls. Well there's something called the Electra complex, where the girl seeks the affections of the father. I'm not aware of a complex where the girl seeks the mother. Not that any of this applies to this situation of course. Just the mind continuing to wander as brake lights flooded the 101.
Finally we get home. Kids are in bed. The brain cells are still alive and I discover Kris Humphries has 2 older sisters named Krystal and Kaela. You gotta be kidding me! So Kris and his sisters, Krystal and Kaela are related to Kim, mom Kris and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, as well as half-sisters, Kylie and Kendall. So to summarize, the combined family has Kim, Kris, Kris, Krystal, Kaela, Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie and Kendall.
That's Krazy, I thought. Brushed with Krest. Then Krashed. Weekend Komplete.