I'd like to introduce you to Barbie. Barbie the Blue Bug. She was named before I got her. I had to wait months for her to roll off the assembly line so I had plenty of time to think what I wanted to call her.
She has been my constant companion for the past 9 years. Our relationship is coming to an end though. Her mechanic told me it was time to start thinking about a new vehicle. I'll miss her when it's time. She is great in bad weather, especially snow. But she's been really expensive to keep on the road.
Here is my view from the driver's seat. Yes, that's a Bezzie Disco Yarn Ball (scroll down to entry on 9/2/07), but what you don't know is that it is one of the originals. Turtlegirl and I were gifted these very popular creations. Those of you who read Bezzie's blog will have figured out that *I* am the Stubborn Pole (as in person of Polish decent).
You can tell I have the original floor mats. It took 9 years but my heel wore a hole in the mat by the gas pedal. Cool huh? Please ignore the dirt. It's been a little while since she saw a car wash with a vacuum.
The back seat contains a few items of note. Smishy squishy pillow for my back when making long drives which may not happen again before I get a new car (purple). Re-useable bags for grocery shopping, shoes, umbrella, and a lawn chair. The lawn chair is a staple in the car from April through October. The nephews play a lot of sports and I go to as many of their games as I can.
The trunk doesn't house the engine like the old models. The engine is in the front now. So I have all the usual crap back there that any chick would have. Sun hat, butt cushion (in flowered tote) for those long trips or hard bleachers, new boots I just got yesterday for 50% off. Gym bag with emergency road stuff in it (under bag containing new boots) and windshield wiper fluid with the de-icing stuff.
Well, that's my little Barbie. It'll be a sad day when she gets retired.