Thursday, January 29, 2009

Remember this show?



Remember this car from this show?





Well, look at what I've got parked in front of my house.....





Brandon obtained this car several years ago from a client we did a job for. He was ecstatic over this gold-toned Beamer. It would be the perfect transportation to and from the beach. It would be fun for Brandon to have a little car to add to his collection of big trucks and work equipment. And it has been. But I don't like it very much and I'm not sure why.

It could be that the electric windows only work when they want to. And the sun roof has a mind of it's own, too. This car doesn't have A/C either so it's a total sweat box in the summer. And it's an ice box in the winter. Not because the heater doesn't work because it does. But when you use the heater some kind of lubricant leaks from a hose onto the top of your right foot. I've forgotten about this three times. Once while wearing flip-flops, another time when wearing open-toed high heels, and again when wearing a pair of not-so-cheap Uggs. (& for those of you who know me.... mess with my shoes and we've got big problems. Comprende?) It's only got 4 seats so it's not even large enough to fit my family. It has 2 doors and I'm a 4 door kind of a gal. It seems to repel certain care that we give it like fixing headlamps and windshield wipers. It's zippy and sometimes I feel cool driving a stick again. But then I realize that I look "1985 cool" which is not really that cool at all. I like that it's good on gas and that it has a trunk but that doesn't make up for the fact that it sometimes poses as our date car!! That's right. It's a surf wagon by day but Moonlights as a date car by night. But I don't complain (until now). If shoes are my first love then date nights are a close second. And oh, what cute shoes I can wear out on those date nights....

My sweet, understanding, deal-lover of a husband is very sensitive to my dislike of this car. There have been a few times when there has been no other option but for me to drive it. The farthest I've ever had to drive it has been to San Jose (about 50 miles) but you would think I was heading off on the Oregon Trail the way Brandon hovers and frets over me. "Now are you sure you're OK driving this? Do you have your iPod? Do you have something to drink? I vacuumed it out for you. Your favorite CD is in the player. When you get home I'll give you a 3 hour massage and feed you chocolates. You're awesome, babe. I love ya." Then he stands on the sidewalk and waves until I'm out of sight.

And you know what? I love him, too. I happen to think he is quite awesome as well. So as long as he is OK with this ghetto-mobile I guess there's no reason why I shouldn't be. And he doesn't really give me 3 hour massages and feed me chocolates. I'll have work that angle the next time I'm forced to drive it........



3 comments:

Stefani said...

This is a great post! I have great memories about some of my old cars. Some had nicknames, some were tin cans, some had horrible alignment, but they are all part of my driving history; and it's fun to have a story to tell, and pictures to go along with it.

annette said...

Well, I think you nailed down why you're not sure if you like it or not. That is so funny!!! I didn't know about the leak that freezes your feet. And I didn't know about Brandon hovering and fretting when you have to drive it. That's so great! I bet after getting your feelings out like this, you would be pretty sad if it disappeared. I should post something about our cars too. They are a big part of our story aren't they. You have quite the story about that suburban of yours too. What a great post Tiff!

Eric and Lydia said...

I miss your moonlighting car! I can't wait to see you! I think I burned my a** in the tanning bed today!