Sunday, February 3, 2008

The New Ride


Not exactly a monster truck, but I did feel slightly All-American when I bought it, and the 5-speed V-6 with shift on the fly 4 wheel drive feels like our old car on crack, so monster-truck or not I had the sensation I could crush everyone in my path on my test drive.

We are intensely happy with our car purchase decision making skills. The boring Toyota stayed on its stupid boring lot. We vowed to each other that this will be our last non-biodeisel vehicle, which eases the guilty pangs over the gas mileage. And we're praying to the God of Parking Spots that he will have mercy on us, as parking an SUV on the street in Manhattan is akin to sliding an Apple IIc into a manila envelope.

But fuck it. If I start heading down the straight and narrow path to parenthood, lined with Precious Moments and "Baby On Board" stickers, just take me out and shoot me.

And besides, driving home from Ikea with a diaper pail and changing table is way more fun when you're listening to Biggie in your pimped out monster truck.

8 comments:

Mr. A, dog of the house said...

Who sits in the car seat? Me or the baby?

bleu said...

oooooooooooooooooooo purty!

MsPrufrock said...

Sigh. You'll have to turn off the Biggie once they start learning words and repeating everything you say. I had to stop playing Jay-Z a couple of months ago. It was a sad day.

Stay away from the Baby on Board stickers, at all cost. :::shudder:::

Malifacent said...

VERY NICE! I think it were a wise purchase. I had a Liberty myself, once upon a time. Very fun and pep-filled truck. Congratulations!

Kierce said...

OMG. Stop worrying, your going to be a totally authentic mother. You don't even have to rebel, because you already are a total freak...
and we still totally listine to hip hop, amoungst many other naughty things like her first movie Rocky 4. You don't have to live your life for your kid....you just live it together.

Becky said...

I am so dying for a Jeep. I cannot wait until I have one.

And I second Ms. Prufrock. She's smack dab on center with her comment. Enjoy the swearing while you can.

(Sighs sadly)

Amanda said...

Despite my cringing at Jeep gas mileage, i still have to say that i am j-e-a-l-o-u-s. Makes me miss my old Wrangler. Jeeps are just so...purty.

CD & SP said...

yes, good luck with parking--i had a Jeep Grand Cherokee that I drove through/parked in the city for 3 years and it was a biatch--but awesome in traffic because you could see faaaar down the Avenues in front of you!