Thursday, May 31, 2007

Interesting week

In the last week or so I've gained a few new readers. Welcome new readers. Stick around, leave comments, etc....

I bought a car. It was weird. It was sort of like buying a pizza, only it took longer. We've been seriously talking about it for a few months, and we were talking about a bit before since the whole thing that happened last year. But I didn't want a car last year. It seemed like he was trying to buy me back, and I didn't like it when he first mentioned it. Later, it didn't sound like that was what he was trying to do at all, but there was nothing wrong with my car and we couldn't afford to get a new one. But, now the old car was doing odd things and rather than get stranded somewhere in the dark I decided that I should probably get a new one.

So we had been talking about getting a certain kind of car, and we had talked about waiting til the holiday sale time to see if the ad was a gimmick or what, and then when the day of the sale arrived they didn't have that car in stock anymore. So I had a bit of a panic attack. And then we were looking at the car ads and I found an ad for a different car that was really cheap. I don't understand, but it seemed like someone made a bunch of really cheap cars that were orange for some reason. But I don't care what color the car is. If it's cheap and it runs and has an A/C, who cares what color it is. But, the cheap car turned out to be manual, and I only drive auto.

But then we were thinking maybe I should drive one of these kinds of cars anyway. The automatic cars with A/C and such cost at least four thousand more, but often cost even more with all the other stuff added. We saw one that had been 13 something that was marked down to 11 something. And it wasn't orange.

I really don't think all this stuff that they put on cars is worth all of that. I do like the gizmo that melts the ice off of the back window, but I don't think I would pay extra for it. And I never listen to the radio anymore; it is just a distraction. So I would not have paid an extra two thousand dollars for a lot of stuff that I mostly don't even know what it is, even if it includes the thing that melts the ice off of the back window. But, on the other hand, if they want to give me all that stuff for free, why not?

So I drive this car around the block and such. The seat is a bit taller than the car I've been driving, which may take a while to get used to, but I will probably appreciate it later. If I drive the new car for ten years, I'll still have the thing when I'm fifty. I really don't want to be driving around in those low sports car seats when I'm fifty. The back has more space than my old car, but is not quite as long as the car I had when I was an Art Major. But I guess it's close enough, and I'm not an Art Major anymore.

There was not much discussion about the thing. I think my husband was just getting sick of going back and forth with the idea. It went sort of like--you need a car, and here is a car, and you like the car, and that's not a bad price on the car, and the place is nearby if the car needs service. That was pretty much that. So now I have a car.

There is all this stuff about getting a copy of the title of my old car that is starting to be a pain. But I think I finally have the right forms and will get it taken care of soon. Not like they really gave me much for the old car. I've seen other places give you that much if you don't have anything to trade.

Some friends of mine had some fun on TV. There were at least three different segments on two different channels, but this is the only one that I could find on the Internet.

There were a couple of better Klingons on one of the other segments, and they aren't even on the Klingon ship. We rarely see them either, except around Halloween. I saw M and J at a Ren Fest last year. They were dressed as Gandalf and Frodo, and the costumes were really great, but I didn't recognize them as M and J. Someone had to tell me who was wearing the costumes a week later.

But these guys aren't too bad either. Of course, I know the humans in the group, but I'm not sure if I've meet these particular Klingons. I'm sure that they were at the picnic I missed a couple of weeks ago.

Anyway, the point of the news segments was that my friends are going to help out at this Star Trek thing with Robert Picardo (EMH from Voyager) and John De Lancie (Q) at the Dallas Symphony next week. I don't think I'll be going. I have a costume, but my best Star Trek costume is a Borg parody. And, after what happened to a girl who went to the Star Wars thing in the Princess Leia bikini, I think that I won't be wearing the Borg thing unless I am specifically invited.

And of course, I hate Dallas. And I do not plan to drive to Dallas. And I especially do not want to drive to Dallas in my new car, even if it does have gap insurance.


dmarks said...

Some places of the country, you will find the car covered in an inch of ice every morning. Yeah, there, the melters are kind of nice.

Philip. said...


thanks for popping into my blog :-)

I only have one question. What flavour was the car?

Babybull40 said...

Congrats on being the owner of a new car.. What make did you end up getting? We don't have a radio in our car and it makes for long road trips up North a bit too quiet...I kinda miss having a radio..

Rachel said...

Congrats on your new car. What kind of car is it? And what color did you end up getting?

laughingattheslut said...

I don't think that I'm going to tell you want kind of car it is. People can already read this blog and figure out my general discription and how old I am and that I mainly wear black clothes and that I'm a Trekkie and all of that. With my luck some lunatic will start looking for me, and he'll find someone who looks like me, and then he'll be waiting to see if she gets into a new silver ---------

And I am happier with the silver than the orange. Silver is one of those colors that doesn't just scream "wash me" all the time. But I guess I could have made the orange work too. A fifty dollar check ten years ago offically made me a Pumpkin Master. I could have done something with that.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Congrats on getting a new car!

Organized Noise said...

Congrats on the new car.

And there's nothing wrong with being a Trekkie. I'm sure we all have our silly guilty pleasures that we don't want anyone else to know about. Do you.

As far as the car is concerned, we don't really care what kind it is, as long as you are happy with it.

laughingattheslut said...

I am quite proud to be a Trekkie. I have been for most of my life.

As far as Guilty Pleasures is concerned, that's a book by Laurell K. Hamilton, and it's hardly a secret that I've read the thing.

I don't have many secrets. The only ones I can think of at the moment bring me no pleasure.

What else do you want to know?

Probably shouldn't have asked that right after mentioning Ms. Hamilton.

Philip. said...

What else do you want to know?

Next weeks lottery numbers :-)

laughingattheslut said...

4 8 15 16 23 42

But everyone knows that.