Saturday, June 21, 2008

Zoom! Zip! Hurrah!



And on the inside of the car, you feel like you're in a Harry-Potter-esque magically enlarged interior, and yet, the car itself is wee and you can zip and zoom and frolic along! It is so fun to drive! And so zippy! Hurrah!

(Note: I feel like I did decently with the wheeling and dealing, though I still don't love this sort of adult-type purchasing. That said, I really do love actually having things so all in all, a positive experience. I will also note that I got the one and only automatic on the lot, and it is mine. And apparently there aren't any more for like 4 states.)

In other news, I also have begun reading the Patricia Wrede books that somebody - was it K8? - recommended to me a couple of times. I am about halfway through the first Enchanted Forest Chronicles book and it totally kicks ass! Indeed, these books may - just may - be capable of replacing the Potter for me. We shall see.

18 comments:

Belle said...

Oh so cute! Congratulations! Does your new baby have a name?

Thoroughly Educated said...

It's adorable! Is it a Yaris?

Belle said...

You're tagged for the music meme!

~profgrrrrl~ said...

Hooray for the new car!

Dr. Crazy said...

'Tis indeed a Yaris!

And I shall do the music meme soon. Never fear!

Dance said...

Congratulations on fun new car!

Zoom Zoom is a mazda slogan, though. :)

I remember loving Patricia Wrede. You could also try Lois McMaster Bujold.

k8 said...

That was probably me. I'm fond of them. They aren't as epic and grand as Potter, but they are fun and sassy! I just got my 11 year old niece to start reading them and she likes them. She had been reading HP, but was feeling weighed down by them by book 5 (not the actual weight, but the darkness)and it was starting to put her off reading. Joan Aiken's alternative history Wolves series is fun to re-visit (starting with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and then moving on to the Dido Twite books). Good fun!

And congrats on the car! I always wimp out and take my dad car shopping with me. I could do it myself, but he has so much fun helping me out and shopping with my money.

Dr. Crazy said...

That is true, Dance, about the Mazda slogan, but well, I decided I couldn't help it if my little wee car was a zoomy sort of vehicle :)

PhDLadybug said...

You'll love it! I had a Mazda for 3 years and it's a wonderful car, very reliable. And I love the bright red!

undine said...

Nice car and great MPG! I like the red.

heu mihi said...

Congratulations! It's highly adorable and zippy-looking.

comebacknikki said...

Awesome! I have a Toyota and it totally rocks my world.

Congrats!

Psych Post Doc said...

Congratulations!! It's beautiful.

helenesch said...

Congrats on the new car! (I can tell you're excited--from the tone of the first paragraph, I thought it was Mr. Stripey writing...) I hope the newest kitty isn't jealous of you new purchase!

Dr. Crazy said...

1. I took out the double-zoom in my original post title because I didn't want people to think that I had bought a Mazda by accident. It's a toyota - it's just very zoomy :)

2. The thing that's great (so far) a about the Enchanted Forest Chronicles is that they are *funny*. No, they're not as epic in scope as the Potter, but they are easy and fun and *funny* and that goes a long way with me. I will never totally abandon the Potter, but I've got to say, I love the Kazul, and I love Cimorene. If you've not read these books, dude, you should check them out.

3. I understand the enticement of having a dad come car-shopping. I've never been car-shopping with either of my dads, one because he's just useless as a dad and the other because he's just useless with Major Purchases. I'll say this: one, as a lady, can really do it on her own: it just takes having the confidence to know that one can walk out. Example: yesterday, I'd expected to walk out. This is why my car was a total pigsty and the guy who sold me the car had to help xfer shit from one car to the other. This was embarrassing only a tiny bit. Ultimately, I figured I was paying him and so he could deal with my pig-sty-er-y.

k8 said...

Funny is good. I love me some Kazul, too, as well as the other characters. Diana Wynne Jones writes some humorous children's/ya fantasy that is pretty awesome, too.

The dad thing - My dad really did like helping me car shop as it was something he could help me with. He's always helping my siblings (male and female) with handyman type things, but since I don't live close enough for that and take care of those things myself, car buying is something "big" he can help with and he likes that. He has so much fun researching everything and telling me about the differences in the mechanical aspects of things. I actually did all the talking at the car lot. And I have to give props to the salesman (he was male), he talked to me the whole time about the car and just made light conversation with my dad. He should do this anyway, but I've heard plenty of stories about salesman addressing the male when the female is the purchaser.

Doctor Pion said...

Enjoy your new car!

k8, if you read the "don't get taken" book (even just the free chapter on line), you will see that a good salesman's first job is to figure out who is the "decider" when a couple is shopping.

k8 said...

Yeah, I know that's the approach. Plus, through his use of small-talk, my dad (and I) found out the the salesman was a former social studies teacher with a degree in psychology. He better know how to work the sale! Actually, he was very easy to work with. The dealer he works for has many dealerships for different car makes (they are all in an "automall") and salespeople can work with salespeople at other sites that sell different makes and models. The result is that within what that mega-dealer sells, there is more honest discussion about the pros and cons/comparisons between different makes and models.