Monday, October 27, 2008

So, I was thinking today about...

...cars.

No, not the Disney/Pixar movie, silly!

Although there was nothing wrong with the movie..as a matter of fact...I really liked it.

Did you know "Larry the Cable Guy" was in it? Ya, he was..and they were all soo cute!!

I love kids movies..Still cry at Bambi...and at E.T. and even at Snow White...ewe, that scary witch, I didn't eat apples for months....or was that Cinderella??..and talk about scary...the mop scene in Fantasia...terrifying....

OK, Colleen..focus....

Anyway...cars.

If you think about it they're all little "boxes" that carry us away..here there and everywhere.

A bunch of little boxes all scattered around, going this way & that...some boxes are cuter that others..
Remember Fred's car? Did Barney have one? Didn't think so... Wonder if Pebbles ever got to drive it or if her feet were too small....

Anyway, this is just one more thing we take for granted..maybe even forget what is was like not having one...........cars...not feet...keep up..

Or having one with a heater in the cold of winter and and air conditioning in the summer...yeah....so we didn't have a heater in Colorado...and we didn't have air conditioning in Phoenix.

But I have both now.

And, I L.O.V.E. my car. And yes, I do. I talk to my car. Thank her when she gets me to work safely.

Thank her stopping just when she needed to on the freeway.

Apologize when the birds poo on her.

And yes, I carry a Swiffer duster in my car so I can dust at stoplights, while waiting in line at the bank, or anytime I have a moment.


She's a silver Hyundai Elantra - pretty and sleek. She's the Silver Pearl...

And I appreciate her so much.

When I leave the Pearl , everything has to be turned off - all dials in the up position..
( I know the only one that really has to be turned off is the fan and the radio - but unless they are all in the up position, it doesn't look aesthetically pleasing...)

So, the next time you get into your car..thank her...or him...and appreciate the fact that so many people don't have one..and when you are tempted to gun your motor because the person in front of you is too slow..or honk your horn to show someone you're angry..how would your car want to handle the situation?

I would bet they have more patience and forgiveness than we do..

Love me, Love my car....

Love,
-me

10 comments:

Neabear said...

Love your post about the car. So cute. Little bit of compulsiveness there with needing the dials all go the same way. I hope the car gives you lots of good miles.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

My Mom used to call all of her cars Betsy....When they would act up, she would say, "come on Betsy, I know you can do it!"

Another thing she used to always say while driving....when there was a slow car ahead of us or one that didnt move through a green light was, "Pee or get off the pot". LOL...

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

I love my little red car "Phat Louie"
and i am really thankful to have him.
You are right, It is definitely a blessing
to have one :)

Btw, I had a Hyundai way back when and
loved it! It was silver also :)

~kimme

Brenda said...

im gonna tell Mr. Dodge Durango I do love him,but he sure drinks alot. hehe

Betty said...

You have us all thinking about our particular brand of transportation...my blue Ford Focus hatchback is such a delight to drive...scoots around in tight spots, parks in tiny spots and actually carries quite a load when necessary. Thanks for reminding us to appreciate the good.

Jean said...

I have a bright blue PT Cruiser and I love it! I carry a floor swiffer cloth in mine! I remember the days when I had to get up every 2 hours all night long when the temp was too low, so my car would start in the winter. I really appreciate having a decent car that I actually picked out. The one before this I bought over the phone because I didn't think I could get back home with my car after looking for a different one! Great post! Thanks for the reminder. Jean

Jan said...

I'm so happy that you are so pleased with your car! I personally dislike my car very much and can't wait to make the change! : ) It's a big ol' Ford Expedition that we've had for about 8 years and while it is still in good shape, the gas mileage is killing me! On to smaller things!

Lucy said...

Oh I can't watch Bambi. It did a number on me when I first saw it at about six years old. I've never liked hunters to this day. I just can't watch it. Tears me up. :(

southerninspiration said...

I just found your blog...and wanted you to know we just bought our THIRD Hyundai in the family. Love them. We have an Elantra, a Sonata, and I just got a new Santa Fe...which I am loving!
Enjoy Pearl.

Suzanne

Pearl said...

I love your car too with that name how could I not!? Me er Pearl