Yes, I realize I am only hurting myself when I don't post for ages. And for my own sake, I have resolved to do better and posting more consistently. Why wait until January to make new resolutions? Which, by the way, is actually a resolution I had from Jan '07: "Start making New Year's Resolutions earlier this year for '08." Perfect. I'm right on schedule.
But I apologize, because despite the title and introductory paragraph, I am not writing about New Year's Resolutions at this magic moment. Today's topic is way less meaningful. I want to talk about my car situation. Cause sometimes when you don't have something to talk about, you talk about nothing. I just started thinking about what's new in my life that I could share with any readers I have left. There's plenty of other stuff. For example i finally took and scored fairly well on the GRE recently, so I'm proud of myself for that. Some of you know how long I've been planning (see "talking") on taking that test. It's nice to have it over. I'm still unemployed and LOVING IT!!! But even better.... I'm selling my Volvo and buying a Honda!
These are some ugly times we live in and it calls for some even uglier measures. (For the Italians out there I quote La Vita E' Bella : "Questi son tempi brutti, MA BRUTTI, BRUTTI!") First of all, all of my problems are George W. Bush's fault. The most vexing being the cost of petroleum distillate refined for automobiles bought by the gallon. And it's probably his fault Volvo's are so expensive to fix, and when I had President George Bush change my transmission fluid I think he put motor oil or something in, because now it needs to be replaced.
I own a 2001 Volvo V70 T5. It's black ,and sleek, and comfortable, and fast. And it looks a lot more expensive than it is, so the ladies like it. *wink* I like it. And not just, I like it, but I like it-like it. You get what I'm saying? But I need to sell my Volvo, unfortunately, because the transmission is about to crap out and is lots of $$ to fix, and the payment is higher than i'd like, and I need to get better mileage. So after literally minutes of thought i decided i wanted a HONDA again. So here it is...
This is a 1994 Honda Accord EX. It's green, and sleek,and comfortable, and looks fast! And it looks like more of a rice rocket than it is. I like it. At least I think I will. I've never known anyone who regretted buying an Accord, but I've known several that regretted selling them. This one has been well maintained and has very low miles considering it's 13 yrs old. (111k, less than 10k per year. Nice!) It's been lowered, and those are 17" rims you're staring at! Wow! Other than that it's totally stock. The leather seats have been reupholstered.. so that's good too. The best part about this car is that it fit into a long running motif with me and cars. I love to drive cars that don't really fit my personality and make my friends uncomfortable. Also, the pattern of changing cars every 6 months is as per usual as well.
So I hope you will all help me welcome this new (old) car into my life and make it feel comfortable for the next several months while i own it. Thank you.