Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Look at the shiny

I have put a down payment on a used PT Cruiser. This is a big step for me and I am paying for this with my own money. I have been shopping around for the last few weeks and decided that a PT Cruiser was what I wanted over the Neons we looked at.

The first car my mother owned, (which was bought after I was born) was an emerald green Ford Escort that lasted eight years before we needed to change the battery. I don't remember when we started calling her Esmeralda (after the gypsy from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame... which brings up a new thought.... how the hell was her kid white in the second movie?) but that is what we call her to this day...

We even dubbed one of Grandma's Golf Carts Pearl, thought I can't remember which on since she has replaced them at least twice since she retired. Our attempts to give the red Jeep Cherokee one of my uncles bought my mom when we had to replace Esmeralda because she was not used to the long trek every day from our new house to Mom's work. My idea to name it Rubella was shot down almost immediately.

I was ten how was I supposed to know that was the name of a virus...

The monster would forever be know as simply the Jeep. Whatever repairs Mom had to get mended would be met with this remark by yours truly. "Well at least the Jeep was free." So what is the A/C doesn't work and the only way to cool off the car is to roll down the windows. The windows that only the diver can roll down because the switches don't work on any of the other doors... The widows that have occasionally gone off the track and  fell open when it was the winter. So what if the heater decided it would be fun to stop working three years ago in the middle of the winter. So what if the only way to listen to music is to set the fade all the way to the rear speakers cause the front speakers conked out. So what if the dammed thing sucks up gas like it was oxygen. So what if the battery decided to die when Mom and I were both late for school it's a MOFO free car.

Esmeralda was tagged with fond childhood memories and I was sad to see her go... but mom never let my draw on the dashboard until last year. OMG have you ever just picked up a chalk and doodled on the steering wheel of a car? It's fun vandalism!

The guy was surprised that I was interested in the PT Cruiser because apparently peoples my age want foreign sports cars that are worth a gazillion trillion dollars... After driving a jeep since I was sixteen I feel more comfortable driving a bigger car.

So I only need to sign the paper work and drive all the way into the middle of New Hampshire and I will have my very own car..... HAPPY DANCE OF JUSTICE.

So yes... Help me name my car...

Scarlet or Garnet?

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on being the 301st PT Cruiser owner lol