August 16, 2007

Over Three Thousand Miles

Filed under: 100 Days of Summer,Going Places,Here's To You! — Katrina @ 10:19 pm

And now, for an automotive, shiny blue Korean version of…

Here’s To You!!!

So I raise my glass and say, “Here’s to you, my wonderful awesome car!”

*looks back through entries*

Oh, goodness, what an oversight on my part! I’ve gone six months without ever once mentioning on here that an amazing thing has happened. I have a car! Seems weird saying now as if that’s new. I got it back on February 26. Been nearly six months. Oh, what an insane day that was, too. Surprising I never wrote about it here.

Anyway, yeah, I have a car, although I’m sure anyone reading this already knows that anyway. Yeah, I guess it kind of kills the old Bus Stories category, although I could still add to it, as there are some good bus stories I haven’t told yet. Just won’t be having any more. Haven’t ridden the bus since the Ride On #46 dropped me off in front of my Hyundai dealership on the 26th of February.

That’s what I drive! A dark blue 2007 Hyundai Elantra. I was looking seriously at getting a car at the end of last year, and had narrowed it down to a Ford Focus, a Mazda 3, and the Elantra. Mazda ended up getting ruled out because it was a bit too expensive. Focus put up a good fight and I almost went with it, until I finally test drove the Elantra and was like “This one! This one! This is my car!” And as far as standard features, Elantra kicks the ass out of Focus anyway. I definitely made the right choice.

Over the past six months, I’ve had lots of fun with the car. Drove to Pennsylvania to go skiing on St. Patrick’s Day. Went out for food. Just last weekend I went to Sugarloaf Mountain and climbed some rocks to the top. I’m finally able to visit my friend from college on her little game nights without having to annoy someone else for a ride. Basically, I can go where I want, when I want!

And just this past Sunday, it hit 3,000 miles. Time for maintenance! That’s what I did today. Took my little car back to the dealership during my lunch break. Got an oil change. Got everything checked out. Meanwhile, I was pacing around, outside and inside. Outside, I kept trying to peek into the maintenance area, thinking “Is my car okay? What are they doing to my car?” Went inside and paced in the hallway.

There was this old guy there also waiting for his car. He was in a wheelchair, and had only one leg and one arm. Where his other arm is supposed to be, he had a prosthetic arm with a hook on the end. He got to talking to me about some car issues he used to have, such as a Cadillac that broke down only three miles after its warranty expired. Later, after I was informed my car was almost ready, I was standing outside and this guy was out there this time. He randomly says to me “I need an ambulance.” and I’m like “Huh? Why?” and he’s like “Well, I told them that if they charge me an arm and a leg, they’ll need to take me out of here in an ambulance because I won’t be able to go anywhere!”

Oh, the conflict! Inside, I was all “ROFLMAO!!!” but on the outside, I merely grinned and snickered mildly, thinking “Should I laugh at that or not?!”

After a while, they finally brought out my car, and informed me that everything is perfectly fine. Well, damn straight, it had better be perfectly fine at ten days shy of six months! Although I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if I had destroyed this thing already with my crazy n00b driving. Hehehe.

So that’s my wonderful, awesome, perfect-in-every-way car! I may not have bus stories anymore, but car stories are looking promising. We’ll see.

This has been Day 85 of the 100 Days of Summer, Round 7.

1 Comment

  1. I love funny guys in wheelchairs lol.

    Comment by Adamantaimai — August 30, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

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