Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Car. Fresh Start.

We got a new car.  What's UP!?!  I love love love it.  And of course it's not really new.  Because if I had the bank roll to get a new new car I'd be in a Maserati Monday through Friday and bumped up in a Land Rover on my weekends.

That's our new boat too. All parked in front of the land we just bought in Maine.

My new car is a 2010 Subaru Forester.  Lllllll-oaded.  We're talking... sun roof.  Leather seats.  No.  "X" that.  Heated leather seats.  6-disc CD changer.  Special button to pop the gas tank open.  Cool plug in for my iPatty.  Cruise control.  Power windows.  Overhead storage console.  Ample cargo room.  All season tires.  All wheel drive.  Privacy glass.  It had satellite radio for a day (until the previous owners cancelled it.)  A key button to lock it and unlock it or pop the trunk.  It beeps when it's locked.  Currently mapping 27 miles to the gallon.  It's shiny!  And it has a plastic slide in mat for the trunk so I don't get it too dirty with all my outdoor activities I do now that I'm a Subaru owner.
Can I tell you how much I feel like a Subaru person?
You know the type, right?  Bike rack, ski rack, kayak rack.  Decked out in REI clothes.  Oakley sunglasses with the bands to keep them around their neck.  Tan all year.  Always smiling.  Listens to a lot of Dave Matthews.  Super in shape.  Makes their own granola (and deodorant and soap).  Eats organic.  Shops at Whole Foods.  Considers themselves a global citizen.  Has bumper stickers of all the hikes they've been on.  And National Parks they've visited.
You know.  Subaru people.

That's me.  Minus...ahhhh.... All of that besides "always smiling."  I do shop at Whole Foods.  Occasionally.  When I'm in the mood for one of their big ol' cookies.  And I like to hike and be outside... but with the toddies being born I haven't much.  And, my face stays pretty thin even when my backside looks like a bubble and I have a beer belly caused by cookies.  But you can't really see that when I'm sitting down in the car.  So.... fake it 'til you make it!

Might want to get a Coexist bumper sticker just to be on the safe side.

I definitely do want a bumper sticker for this car.  A way to say hello to people while driving.  I was thinking something like this:
Even though I recently discovered... I'm kinda a democrat... and I'm against Voldemort.  I just get a kick out of this.

Ken is looking for a bumper sticker that says "Pro Gluten."  Because he supports Gluten.  Even though there are so many against it right now.

So... all in all... we're open to suggestions.


Chris Loves Julia said...

I feel like the last one is especially appropriate for Utah.

Janie Junebug said...

I really like Republicans for Voldemort. They can have him.

Janie Junebug

Juli said...

:) I miss my Subaru Forester. The ONLY reason I went with the Veracurz is because it had more leg room in the third row than the Tribecca. In fact, when the day comes that I no longer need to tow around half the neighborhood, I WILL go right back to a Subaru. (Hey. It's what makes a Subaru and Subaru. :)

And for the record, I am not anti gluten... my body is anti gluten, but I love the smells of everything I can not eat.

I can get you one of the stickers I have on my car... it says "5K What was I thinking?"


Tatiana said...

Love, love, love! Such amazing wordsmithing. So happy that you got some new wheels. Sweet! So pleased to have another kinda-bit democrat in the hood. We need you.

DoublClik said...

This had me ra-hollling on the floor! When I was reading all the features, I was picture you swaying to one side "heated leather seats" switch to the other side "power lock windows" hahahah. Congrats on the buy, now go make some deodorant

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kaleen said...

Ugh a Subaru??? Haha just kidding. I hear they are great cars. And 27 mpg? I am jealous.
If you get the urge to go hiking, hit me up. When the weather gets consistent, you will find me on those (plain, but still pretty) Farmington benches pretty much every Friday and Saturday. [I even have a hiking backpack Little J can ride in, if needed :)]


Mardell Tobin said...

The bumper sticker on my truck says, “What if the hokey pokey is what it’s all about?” To this day, it’s still a burning question. I also didn’t realize that there are Subaru people until you pointed all those things out. I feel like a disgrace to my kind because I don’t do anything like that. All jokes aside, congratulations on getting the new car, Patty!

Mardell Tobin

Prince Moss said...

I like how you wittily weave your words, which made the read all the more entertaining. And talking about your new car, you mentioned all the specs, but how was the performance? Is it as good as they say it is? Easy driving and comfort? Though I could fairly guess it is by the way you praise it.
Prince Moss

Stelle said...

I absolutely agree with Prince Moss! Writing in a way that your readers can appreciate will always give us something to look forward to reading your blog. I have a friend who owns a Forester as well, but says that it eats gas like a water buffalo! So far, what can you say about this car? I hope that it's as good as what it promises to be.

Stelle Courney