Friday, March 12, 2010

That's so Supernatural

For several years prior to writing full-time, I worked at a magazine that covered the people and places of interest across Tennessee. The vast majority of what we covered was in the non-city parts of the state, the rural areas. So I've been on lots and lots of highways and byways and country roads and visited many a small town. This was before Supernatural debuted, but as I think back now I know I passed many diners and dive motels that would have brought to mind the Winchester brothers. I've even eaten in some of those diners. And once I had to stay in the only motel in the little town where I grew up. It was so a Winchester boys motel. Worse even! I kid you not, the heat was a small space heater. And a WiFi connection? LOL. There wasn't even any Magic Fingers.

Now, I can barely have a slice of pie without thinking about Dean's love of pie. "Gimme pie!"

I can't hear a Kansas song, or a lot of other classic rock, without thinking about Dean and the Impala.

A year or so ago, I rode the train to California. On the way back, I woke up early in the morning before daybreak when the train made a stop. I put on my glasses and looked out the window to see where we were. I'll admit to a bit of excitement to see we were in Lawrence, Kansas. I can't tell you how much I wanted to go exploring. I wonder if there are any Supernatural-related tourist sites in Lawrence or even any mention of the show.

So I'm curious -- has anyone else being going about your normal, everyday life and had a "Supernatural" moment?


Natalie J. Damschroder said...

OMG yes, all the time! I just de-duped a spreadsheet for a client, and most of the addresses were Kansas. Any time someone says "Okey-Dokey, I say "I like him, he says 'okey-dokey.'" There are countless little things that remind me! And if I miss something, my daughter gets it. :)