Well, I’ve gone and done it. Sold my car to my nephew who was riding around in a car duck taped together and desperate for new wheels (it was more than time – the old Dodge Stratus was sputtering its last sput.) It wasn’t that I had to… but I decided to help him out. Which, of course meant I had to go and get new wheels myself. What to buy? Which options to get… My dream car is a Jaguar Convertible, 5 on the Floor, Dark Forest Green with a Black or Beige rag top – (can’t quite decide on the color of the rag) When GolfGurls.com makes me millions the Jaguar dealership will be my first stop after the bank! 🙂 But right now, I trotted myself back to the Honda dealership and bought a sensible Civic — not too sensible… this one has heated seats to keep my buns happy in the winter, and a sun roof, to keep my spirits high in the summer when I can speed around town feeling super sunny!
Buying a car is always a bit of a hassle… there’s the pull and tug of the pricing negotiations, the time off of work to trot down to the showroom for the third time to sign all the paperwork… wondering if this is the year I should get a vanity plate… something slightly profane? perhaps, with a secret message only I will know? Which is kind of stupid, if I am the only one who knows it. At least it would be a plate number I would remember… something like: HOTSY or TOTSY or UGOGRL …. Believe it or not HOTSY is actually available… but somehow a middle aged woman driving down the road in a sensible CIVIC with HOTSY on her tail does not jive too well in my mind…. Maybe something like: LZYBUM would be bettah? That one too is available. And I am sorely tempted.
But having spent several thousand on the car I have suddenly become a very frugal person with heated seats and a sunroof. I’ve decided to forego the $125 vanity plate fee and the ongoing $75 a year fee to keep the LZYBUM on my back end. I’ve ended up with a plate that has some string of 6 letters and numbers that mean squat. There’s an “H” in there somewhere. Is that a sign I’m still a HOTSY?
Anyway, today is my second day with the car, too warm for heated seats and it’s going to rain so no sun roof. But I shall drive around anyway enjoying the smell of a clean car and some new tunes on the radio. TTFN – off to the races.