I can see spring as the light at the end of the long, cold tunnel although Hubby just told me that it's only the reflection of the landing beacons from the black helicopters circling our house.
With spring comes my birthday and although I don't really enjoy adding one to my current age, the alternative....well....is not so good. Anyway, when I think of my birthday, I remember getting my driver's license at age 16 and that made me think of my first car. (Yeah, my brain takes these wild, weird jumps.)
That's right. There's nothing like that first car that is all yours (complete with you having to pay for gas!) When I graduated from high school, my parents got me a 1980 Subaru with the lousiest A/C ever invented (what, it doesn't get hot in Japan?) It was cute and blue and I really loved it but I thought I was going to die every summer.
Actually, Mom would have preferred that I drive around in this:
I'm sure she tried to find one but became disillusioned at the pricing and availability and she probably would have freaked out if I told her I really did want to drive one.
So what was your first car?
Hubby's first car was something like this (thank you, Wiki, for the photo):
But it probably felt more like this:
If I had a kid, he/she would probably get this and the child would call me a STUPID DUMBASS TREE-HUGGING HIPPIE MOM STUPID DUMBASS for the rest of its life:
Back in high school, rich kids had something similar to this:
Yeah, baby. Now we're talking. I'm thinking why in the heck did I not date the guys driving Porsches?
Enough of that. What's your dream car?
I've always been fascinated with Herbie. What a cute little bug. And the driver....well...Hubby told me NOT to dye my hair that color.
Ah shucks. I kind of like it.
Hubby's mid-life crises dream car:
Hubby seemed confused as to why there are strangers in his car. I offered to replace the driver with his face and the front-seat passenger with a blow-up doll, but he gave me The Look. Oh well. He had his chance at fame but he turned it down.
Hubby's real mid-life crises car....um....vehicle:
So that's what it looks like. It is often seen from this perspective:
And, finally, Perspective Cat's dream car:
WTF? I'm speechless. That is so Not Happening.
There is no space in the garage.
Cheshire cat photo courtesy of talljoe on flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license. Porsche, SmartCar and Volvo c70 photos were "borrowed" from car sales websites. Remaining photos are the property of ReformingGeek. Please do not use without permission.