Wednesday, February 25

To: My Auntie

Dear Auntie,
Thank you so much for the wonderful accessory. It completes my look, and totally suits my personality. I will wear it with pride.

Tuesday, February 24


too sick to go to work, too sick to blog, too sick to drive... this sucks.

Sunday, February 15

No time to post

...must drive!

Thursday, February 12

See.... I think about other things, too

What San-X Character Are You?

I know, I know

I've been crazy stupid excited, annoyingly so. I'd like to apologize, but I just don't seem to be able to, cuz, you see.... I'm excited. After finding out that my raise was even crappier than I had imagined, and that any hope for a promotion is at least six months away, I feel the need to cling to some bright spot, and my new Vyv is it. Thanks to everyone who has been excited with me, and not made too much fun of the fact that I'm basically joining a cult. But what a fun cult...
Only 14 hours and 15 minutes...
Thanks so so so so so much to Shaft for helping me and UPB out on this one. It would have been a giant pain in the ass without you. It almost makes me wish I had bought an automatic so you could give her a spin... almost. Of course, I'm sure there's an automatic on the lot, if you want to cheat on your new baby so soon after getting her ;)

Monday, February 9

Folks, we have a winner

Her name is Vyvyan. Named after the guy with stars in his head from The Young Ones. It dawned on my suddenly, and then I realized I couldn't name her anything else. So there you have it. Inspiration strikes.

It's here!

And my here, I mean in Milwaukee, and by it, I mean my car. Quite obviously.
I will be picking up said car on Friday, and then driving it all over kingdom come. That is the plan. The plan is also to be back in town by dinner time, to show her off.
I have a few names that I'm contemplating... still awaiting input from you fine folks. If it helps, I think I've (as implied above) decided that the car is a she, despite the stick-shift.

On another note: Break a leg, Bebo! We know you can do it! Happy face happy face happy face!! Sorry that the timing on the car keeps us from joining you, but we're all pulling for you up here in the great nort.
Also, I think we should name Shaft's new car "Spiffy" or possibly "Schpiffy". Or maybe spelled with an "i" at the end, if it's a girl. Do I win the prize?

Saturday, February 7


Guess what? I called up my not-so-local mini dealer today (hi, Anthony) and got the production number for my car, so I could look up where it is at in the whole process. You know, just off the assembly line, on the slow boat from England, whathaveyou, and it turns out that my car is currently resting happily on U.S. soil, at the "Distribution Center", next stop - Milwaukee and my waiting arms. Estimated date of delivery: February 7. That's right - today. Note the "estimated" part of that equation. I received no phone call today saying that it was available, but nonetheless, it is much MUCH closer than I had anticipated. I am currently nearly peeing myself. I know what you're thinking and you can SHUT UP. Anyway.... so.... close!! Here's hoping that our tax return hits my account before I get the call! Eep!
It's probably a good thing I waited until today to check into the owner's section of the mini site. I would have been a freak like this for the last month if I had known I could track my car the whole way. The one thing I wish is that they'd post a photo of him/her for me to check out in the meantime, but I suppose that's a little much to ask. And soon... so soon!... I'll be posting my own photos of the new baby. Which reminds me: I'm still stuck for names. Anyone? anyone? Many of you are much better read than I am, maybe you can think of some cute wonderful literary figure that would be appropriate. Something very British, possibly? Yet not ugly? Anyone?
So - I'll just be freaking out for a while over here. Don't mind me.