I bought a car a week ago, and immediately drove it 100+ miles to Atlanta because I had to go back to DC for a week. It's funny - after nearly 10 years of saying, "I don't need a car" and "I'm SO glad I don't have a car", I am SO excited to have a car! And it's the car I always said would be my next car: a 2002 Honda CR-V. OK, I didn't predict a 2002 version, but I love it! It's green and it's got low mileage (well, until I got a hold of it), and it completely suits me.
I left it in my neice's gated parking lot instead of the airport because it's still got the dealer tags and I was warned that it would get stolen immediately. That worked out very well though - my niece and her mom picked me up at the airport last Sunday and we went back to her apartment so I could pick up my car ("Charlie"). I asked if we could go down to Pizzeria Venti for their Bocce Balls™ (YUM), and I even decided to pick up some Bocce Balls™ to take with me because Mom & Dad need to get in on this deliciousness.
And then I drove down the highway with all four windows open to get the yucky car shampoo smell out, radio rocking to "11", and my hair FLYING out the window (took about 10 minutes to get all the knots out when I finally stopped... heeheehee). It was a great ride.
Especially when I got on the "Eatonton Road" (it's the "Madison Road" going the other way), and all the cows and calves were out in the fields, having a bit of a kip. It reminded me of the Sesame Street bit when the announcer says "C is for Cow" and a cow comes out and says "Meow". The announcer says, "No, that is what a CAT says, but C is also for Cat!" So a cat comes out and says, "Moooo". heeheehee Of course, I just can't resist!
So, I felt somewhat Eddie Izzard-ish, driving along, turning my head and saying "Meow!"...