December 07, 2004

Bliss.

I took delivery on my MINI Cooper S last night. It is the greatest thing ever. I had so much fun driving it. Even this morning, in traffic, I was grinning like a fool most of the ride in.

Last night I had those obligatory nightmares of worry: I dreamt that I was in a small car accident which left my MINI (now the size of a SUV, oddly), a bit banged up; I dreamt that the bonnet stripes (which, in reality, I wanted them to remove - and they didn't) were removed without my knowledge - and they did a shoddy job doing it.

This morning I walked out of the house and found Kitty's paw-prints on my bonnet. This, unfortunately, was not part of the stream of bad dreams. Bad Kitty, no Kitty! She was relaxing on the hood of my Dad's truck and I gave her a good stern talking to as I muttered obscenities under my breath (as it was early in the morning and I didn't want to alarm my neighbors).

My first faux-pax with the car occured this morning as well. I thought I'd be all cool and drop by Starbucks on the way in to work. All was fine and dandy until I entered the parking structure at work. It's amazing how you forget about those speedbumps, it really is!

Grande Gingerbread Latte With Whip flew from the cup's cap and landed treacherously on my passenger side leather seat. It was only a splatter, but I FREAKED OUT. I parked and used whatever cloth available (my jacket, the sleeve of my WHITE SHIRT) to soak up and remove the bit of coffee.

It was relatively dark in the parking structure, so I couldn't fully survey the damage done to the seat. It appears to be mild, and I couldn't SEE any evidence of coffee spillage left over when I left the MINI to fend for itself for the day... bit I know it's there. Damnit, I'm a dork. No more coffee in the morn for me.

Today should be filled with all sorts of trips out to the parking structure, to give co-workers a quick look at the MINI, and perhaps even a trip out at lunchtime, weather permitting.


posted by julie at December 7, 2004 09:10 AM

things people have said

Tried to post a comment but it said my comment was questionable??? HUH?

Oh well,Congrats on the car, RB

so said: RB at December 7, 2004 09:58 AM

yeah - it does that sometimes... if you use the word "come" in the wrong context in flags it - there must be some other words & phrases it flags... not sure how to change that yet. sorry!

so said: julie (me) at December 7, 2004 10:27 AM

All you had were kitty's paw prints? You'll soon learn not to drive home so late at night. Warm bonnets attract cold cat buns.

Be grateful Kitty didn't leave you-know-what hairs on your MINI!

Congratulations on the adoption. Now we need pix.

so said: j/c at December 7, 2004 11:15 PM



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