Daily Archives: May 3, 2009

Martha Van?

I’m snacking on organic vanilla yogurt topped with fresh homemade strawberry puree and homemade granola while I wait for my strawberry fruit leather to finish drying in the oven.  Yum!  There’s a little Martha Stewart in me afterall.  =)
 

My new baby…

So… I recently did my part to stimulate the economy by going further into debt with a new car!  Nothing special or extraordinary like a hybrid or a Smart car… just a reliable, safe Civic.   The morning after I bought the car, I was up til 1am contemplating my drive into work, where the best place to park is, etc.  I don’t know when I finally fell asleep but I was awake — bright and alert — at 5am.   I was on the road by 6am and driving it hard (to break it in properly).  Felt nice to floor it and go "full throttle".  It drives much much smoother than my old Corolla. 
 
What I can’t get used to is not being able to see the ends of my car.  What am I supposed to do?  Use the force?  I’m horrible at "knowing" my car and just "sensing" its dimensions.  I’ve never gotten into an accident or tapped a car or object and I think I owe that perfect record in large part to the fact that I could see both ends of my Corolla.  I can’t see nothin’ but road when I look outside my car.   Sure, that’s kind of cool, but it’s not like I’m driving a Smart car and there really isn’t anymore car beyond the windows.  Let’s just say, it’ll be a while before I parallel park anywhere that’s for sure.  I joked w/ my friend Kim that I should afix a banner or flag in the front and back so I can see where the car ends.
 
Et voila… my new baby…