Suggestions so far: Harrison, Maddox Ford, Flanders

By November 1, 2009Uncategorized

Lame! I know. I hate it when the blogs I read don’t update, and now I’m one of them. I throw myself at your mercy. Here’s what’s been going on:

-More work.
-Working over the weekend, for a change of pace.
-Car shopping.

Since only one of these things is interesting in the least…

Husband and I got a new car. This is kind of a big deal for us, since we’ve been sharing a car since we moved in together in 2001—my Volkswagen Jetta, which is now 12 years old. The Jetta, which I named Pedro a long time ago, is still a fine little vehicle. He’s just a little rough around the edges and has a couple of major brokenesses that make driving him any distance a little annoying. Like the cruise control, for instance, which Pedro threw off a long time ago. Or the radio, which has a short in it, so that when you’d like to turn up the volume NOTSOFAST, the volume doesn’t go, or it goes too loud in a split second. The tape player (Pedro is just that old) is also broken and believes that every time the ignition starts what you really want is for the tape that isn’t inside the player to fast forward forever. Also, there’s the gas smell. Which isn’t there, according to my mechanic. But if it’s not there, I have a really vivid imagination.

I didn’t drive the car much for three years until I got the new job, so now that I drive to work everyday, these problems stacked up to the point that it made sense to look for a new car.

Still, the check I wrote on Saturday was the largest check I’ve ever written. It was a little unnerving, but we are now happily thinking up names for our brand new sterling gray Ford Fusion.

Suggestions welcome in the comments. I think she might be a girl.

Join the discussion 5 Comments

  • WIDNEY WOMAN says:

    I vote for Maddox. That is a nice, strong name. Strength is good in a car. However, Harrison Ford has had a good, long career. It seems to have petered out a bit in recent years, but it could be that he is so happy he is just coasting through life. Now, do you want your car to coast through life in later years? Sounds like Pedro did not coast anymore, so that could be a plus – cruise control in Harrison's later years. Congrats on the car. Try not to rack up 5,000 miles in the first 2 months.

  • WIDNEY WOMAN says:

    Oh, and Flanders… Ixna on the AndersFla. That is just such a wimpy, old white woman name. You are asking your car to creep along on highways, get honked at every stoplight in Chicago, and just be an old fuddy duddy that everyone pities. No. No to the Flanders.

  • Anonymous says:

    My car's name is Milhouse.skc.

  • Greg Carsten says:

    A sterling silver vehicle with black leather interior deserves a somewhat regal name. Not that my suggestions are regal (or even that great) but they are names to accept or abuse;CharlotteElizabethEmilyThe DuchessMacyPennyor, you could use the old reliable — The Silver Bullet (particularly helpful if, in fact, your car actually goes fast)

  • Lori says:

    Flanders is my husband's suggestion, but he loses. My car is a GIRL and not a fan of the Simpsons. She might be regal, Carsten. You might be onto something. We call our dog the Baroness, though, so not that.

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