If you've been reading very carefully between the lines here or in any of my affiliated blogs you've probably deduced that I have finally replaced the old Geo. Not that Geo's gone anywhere. The kids have it and are making good use of it this summer. But through complex machinations I was able to arrange a work-lease on a new Japanese car (with all the options) that I really love.
However, in the two short months since it's been in my possession, it's already been hit by someone backing out of a driveway, the door no longer closes correctly (I don't get the ka-chunk sound, only kunk), and I found a screw in one tire, in such a place that it couldn't be plugged.
If I were the superstitious type, I'd say somebody was trying to tell me something. Good thing I don't come from a bunch of Polish Jews. D'oh!
So now, instead of my dream machine, I'm driving a rented Kia Rio which feels like it's powered by a lawn mower engine. But at least I don't have the rage to listen to my iPod in the car now, since there's no way to plug it in.
In unrelated news, guess who's the number one Google destination for the phrase, "Unaccustomed as I am to Public Speaking"? It wasn't even a good post.