Google locked my blog for what felt like ever (but was really a day or two), telling me I was spam. I was horrified! All the time, all the friends, and I'm merely putting spam out into the world?
Talk about demoralizing.
Today I finally got in, and what do I see? An APOLOGY! How nice is that? It seems like no company every apologizes anymore. So kind. I'm considering sticking with Blogger out of sheer loyalty, even though I've been considering a switch to WordPress for awhile now.
My Jeep is out of its winter garage (it's 145,000 miles old, and doesn't have rust-proofing), so today I perked it up with an oil change and other miscellaneous charges, and had a blast driving it around town with the top off.
Yesterday, one of my adult students was here and I was petting my Jeep and showing it off, when I realized he didn't have a red BMW for nothing. So I politely told him that he had a cool car, too. I'm not sure he bought it, which is kind of sad, because really: why do you buy a red BMW except for people to be impressed that you have a red BMW?
And there I was, fawning over my green, detailed 1995 Jeep Wrangler with 145,000 miles, as if his red BMW didn't exist.
If I had enough money for a red BMW, I would instead buy a Tomb Raider Jeep. They came out in 2002. I wanted one REALLY BAD, but I thought it was frivolous just to buy it because I wanted it. I bent the frame on my Honda Civic only a year later, and hardly a day goes buy where I wish I could have a Tomb Raider Jeep.
Someday, I will have a Tomb Raider Jeep. If you still want one seven years later, I'm pretty sure that's a big enough want to justify buying one. Right? (Just nod, please.)
I love riding in my Jeep with the top down. I'm not very good at being cooped up. Even when I'm teaching, you'll often find me with my hands and nose pressed to the all-glass front door, all the shades in the room raised all the way up.
And guess what? It cost ONLY fifty dollars to fill my gas tank up!!! Since the Cherokee topped out at $75, I'm pleased. And I drove to Walmart, Trader Joe's, and Borders, and not only did it not use up a quarter tank of gas, but it's STILL ON FULL!!!!
I love my Jeep. :-) I'm pretty sure 90% of why I want to live out West is so that I can drive the Jeep with the top off year-round.
I am, evidently, obsessed with freedom.
So have you ever lusted for a car? Just because?
How's your weekend? Anything interesting? Your writing? (Eek! I'm asking that question on a Saturday instead of a Sunday??? What is the world coming to?!)