Friday, October 29, 2010

I never thought this day would come

I never thought the day would come that I'd post about my car. I just don't really notice cars, well I didn't until now. Here is my original "Noddy Car" - a Nissan Pulsar which we bought second hand in 1996. It has served me so very well, but lately the entire dashboard sort of came apart, the turn signal started clicking reallyreallyreally fast, and then just when I got used to it the clicking would be slllllooooowwwwwslllooowwwslllloooww, the lights on the radio stopped working so I couldn't see the buttons at night, and every time we took poor Noddy Car for a service we'd end up spending enough money to buy a new car.

It took me an entire year to agree to purchase a new car, I just had no interest in doing the research and then spending such a huge amount of money. But sometimes it's cheaper to buy a new car than to keep repairing a wreck (sniff, Noddy Car, I still love you). So behold my Honda CRV in Sparkle Grey. I ended up buying the one car I always swore I wouldn't - yep, the kind of car petite blond Eastern Suburbs housewives drive(those of you who live in Sydney, you know what I mean).

Please note that I'm posing in two different pairs of jeans. Yep, I also swore way back when that I would never wear jeans again. How the mighty have fallen.

What do I love most about my new car? Being so high up, the brakes really working, the bluetooth phone system (had to get a new phone for that, my circa 1995 phone wasn't making the grade. Powder blue plastic, if you're wondering), and the CD player. I have never had a CD player (I know it's all about plugging in your iPod, but I'm taking it one step at a time). So I grabbed a CD, which happened to be Jennifer Lopez, I had forgotten I had it, and blasted it as I drove around aimlessly for an hour.

This is the song on the JLo CD which I had forgotten about, oh how I loved this song in 2001. My favourite aerobics instructor at the local gym would play it and teach us a routine. "Get ready for the chorus ladies, and cha-cha-cha."

Oh, and I wore my Dior foundation and new lipstick, and I swear the combination of makeup and new car took a good ten years off my age.

Stay tuned, I'm off to attend my nephew's bar-mitzvah in Israel next week, and if all goes well I'll blog about it.


kim at allconsuming said...

holy crap dude. I don't see you for a few weeks (months?) and this is what happens?

Intervention STAT.

PS - remind me to tell you the story of my Stepmother going to her cousin's grandson's bar mitzvah a few weekends back. Hilarious.Not so much for her though.

Badger said...

Ooo! Congratulations on your new car! I drove a couple of CR-Vs before I bought my Hyundai. They are VERY nice. Around here all the blondie mom types drive SUVs and only the cool kids drive crossovers, so you would be VERY young and hip with your new Honda here in Texas. Just saying.

Avus said...

I love the female take on the joys of the new car (your pleasure certainly comes across). With the males it would all be "wottle-it-do" and the stuff under the bonnet. Powder blue dash and wearing the best make-up somehow would not come into it, I think!

RW said...

well well well.
jeans and a new vehicle.

I have been missing you.

Paola said...

Ten years AT LEAST. It shows!!!

Now waiting for the Bar Mitzvah post in Israel ...

Anonymous said...

A new car with gadgets is such fun! Congrats on becoming one of the Eastern Suburban Moms ;-)

eurolush said...

Oh hai, Hottie in the CRV.

blackbird said...

Are you wearing lipstick too?

It's a lovely car...there's nothing like a new car!

Mary said...

I loved our crv....great car,great colour,great jeans ...

Fantstic all round really