20 August 2008

Get Out of my Dreams and Into My Car

Current mood: inspired

Love my car
My car makes me happy
My car makes me smile
Yeah yeah yeah
Love my car
My car gives me pleasure
My car gives me style
Yeah yeah yeah
I love my car
De da de da da da da de da da da da
~ "I Love My Car (the Car Song)" by Right Said Fred

Yesterday, I dropped off the rental car right after work. The nice folks at Enterprise gave me a lift to the dealership where my pretty little car was eagerly anticipating my arrival. As soon as I walked in, 'Joe Cool' stood up and claimed me as his customer!! I went over to his desk and dropped off my stuff. I was so excited that I was jittery. Well, I may have been jittery due to the caffeine pill and 2 Mt. Dews – but I prefer crediting it to the excitement!

'Joe Cool' escorted me to the finance office where I paid for my car in blood and signed a million forms which made the car mine – well, the Credit Union's actually – but my name will be on the title. Once I was finished, Mr. Finance Guy summoned Joe back to pick me up. Apparently there are military secrets somewhere in the dealership showroom, as I was never allowed to walk unescorted. When I inquired as to the aforementioned secrets; everyone was hush-hush and changed the subject.

We left the Finance office and 'Joe Cool' dangled some keys in front of me. MY KEYS! I followed him out the showroom doors and directly to a stunning 2008 Honda Civic parked right outside. He handed me a key and told me to have a seat in my new vehicle. I slid into the driver's seat and waited while he sat in the passenger seat. I was about to get a real tour of my car. 'Joe Cool' was thorough. He showed me how to work every gadget, button, and switch in the car.

While he was showing me where the windshield wiper switch was located, I declared my love. I actually turned to him and said, "I am so in love with you now!" He laughed and told me he was happy that I loved the car so much! When it was time for me to drive away, I asked him to think about what to name the car. All amazing cars should have a name. And mine needs one. Neither of us could think of one off-hand, so for now, the Honda is nameless.

The car drives like a dream and I am being especially careful, parking way out at the end of the parking lot so I don't get a ding or a scratch. I will post pictures tomorrow of the beauteous Civic!

SHOUT OUT: Warm wishes to 'Joe Cool', 'Mrs. Cool', 'Cool Daughter', and 'Baby-to-be Cool'!

PERSONAL NOTE: I will hold you to your promise. I feel the need for speed!

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.