Speed Racer

May 19, 2008 at 9:38 pm 5 comments

Sorry for the lack of posts.  I was feeling anti-social.   And bummed about my laptop (which is still working, by the way, just slow).    And I was suffering from a lack of interesting things to say.   No anecdotes came to mind.   So, I remained mum. 

Anyway,  news on the homefront:  I had to buy a new car.  

Chris had a hybrid Civic and the hybrid battery was about to die.  When that happens, you can basically kiss the entire car goodbye, it would have been way to expensive to fix.  And Chris had his car when he still was a cell phone manager and traveling hundreds of miles a day.  So, the mileage was really high.   I drive a 2001 Honda Accord and don’t drive unless I can help it, so the mileage remained really low.  But, it was my turn for the new vehicle so I got to pick the new one.

I decided on a little Scion XD hatchback and it is dark blue and it sure is cute.   Did you ever play the Nintendo game Mario Kart?  Driving the XD is kind of like that.   So,  I get to be Donkey Kong when I drive and when chris is with me he gets to be Diddy Kong.   If I ever get to pick up Tiger Yogi, he will get to be Princess Peach.   I still need to find a Yoshi, unless that is my dog.  It is all quite amusing.

Further amusing complications came when I decided to add an overhead compartment as an accessory.  The thing is right in the center on the ceiling and I tend to  hit my head on it several times a day.  When I get in the car, when I put my seatbelt on, when I retrieve something from the back seat.   I am going to have a goose egg the size of Texas.  And it really doesn’t store that much.  Just trinkets, really.   But it looks kind of cute.  And it has a map light.  Ah, foolish me!

On other news, I joined the committee where I have to read almost every teen book published this calendar year and vote on my favorites, so I am spending an awful lot of time behind the pages of a book.  I know, this is so unlike me.   But I love it and it really helps when having to hand out these books to teens.  And I read some good stuff.  Of the picture, chapter and teen books I tend to like the teen books best.  There is a lot of agony and angst.   And Lord knows I need more angst in my life.

In just five days I leave for a week with my mother and sister!  Yay!  I really need a vacation.

Will try to post more often.   But y’all know me!


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  • 1. Coco  |  May 20, 2008 at 3:04 am

    “Yay” on your new purchase : )
    It sounds way too cute!!

    Congratulations on your “confirmation”…
    Yes, I read it at Indigo’s

    Have a wonderful and relaxing time with your mom and sister…

    Hugs & Blessings

  • 2. urspo  |  May 20, 2008 at 5:12 am

    my honda accord 2001 gets 35 mpg so i haven’t felt a need to get a hybrid car.
    I was glad to see you blogging again.

  • 3. javabear  |  May 20, 2008 at 5:32 am

    You know, of all the books I find in our library, I tend to like the books for teens best. The favorite that pops into my head now is Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg.

    Do you work in the children’s room of the library? That’s my guess.

    I’ve heard wonderful things about that new car. Congrats!

  • 4. tigeryogiji  |  May 20, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    “If I ever get to pick up Tiger Yogi, he will get to be Princess Peach.”

    PLEASE!! I would NEVER wear a full length pink dress!

    I prefer to show some leg…. ;P

  • 5. Dr. Sparky  |  May 20, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Can I be Yoshi?! Please!


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