27 August 2009

Her Name Is Kate

What happens when Cash For Clunkers meets Mid-Life Crisis?

red mini clubman
You trade in the sad 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which had been racking up the repair bills, including a radiator replacement at the end of July when the radiator disintegrated spectacularly during that traffic jam caused by the wrong-way drunk stoned woman on the Taconic, and get the Six-Speed! Heated Seats! Chili Red! Mini! Clubman!

And you get your sister-in-law to dye another blue streak in your hair.

Kate's going to be put through her paces this weekend. We're heading off to Maine, a last-gasp-of-summer what-to-do-between-the-end-of-camp-and-the-beginning-of-first-grade. Salt air, lobster rolls, adventure - here we come.

42 comments:

S. said...

Woo-hoo! You both look fabulous. Have a great time!

Furrow said...

so. damn. cute.

wherewiller said...

Awesome!

painted maypole said...

so so jealous. particularly since my van's AC just went out. Again. 5 or so visits to the shop, nearly $2000 dollars, and the damn thing still doesn't work.

Gwen said...

Lobster rolls! I think I hate you.

(not really)

Mental P Mama said...

WooHooo! You're stylin'! Have fun;)

Harriet M. Welsch said...

So cute! Very jealous. I've still got my 1991 minivan. Sigh.

meno said...

She's beautiful!

FreshHell said...

Whoa, what an awesome car. Congrats. I wish I could trade mine in but the gas mileage (32 mpg) doesn't qualify it. Next time the president does this he ought to call it Trade In Your Piece of Shit Money Pit. Then, I might have to get one of those.

Cold Spaghetti said...

Get yer motor runnin'!!

de said...

Wonderful! I'm soooo glad you were able to get her.

Next time, you're driving!

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Sweet ride, man.

Ellie

Anjali said...

You are in my dream car.

As soon as I can figure out how to cram 3 kids in the back of one of those babies, I'm so there...

Angelina said...

What a fabulous trade in!! Have fun on your trip!

mayberry said...

Wow! Kate is gorgeous. Enjoy that trip!

(and heated seats are by far the best feature found in my car. You will love them.)

abby said...

I am SO jealous.

Stimey said...

Awe. Some.

Have fun in it!

flutter said...

So Stinkin Cute

Kyla said...

I love it! Have fun!

Aurelia said...

I was going to buy this car if I didn't get pregnant again. And I love the baby and all--but damn that's a nice car. Sigh...

Susie said...

Oh, what fun! Enjoy your trip - hope the weather improves.

slouchy said...

NO WAY.

Anna said...

I hope you stop at Red's Eats in Wiscasset. Best. Lobster. Rolls. Ever.

heidi said...

Sweet ride! have a wonderful trip, and stay fierce in the eye of that storm. xoh

I Am Very Mary said...

FYI: My car is also named Kate. Sweet.

MsPrufrock said...

Niiiice. In red as well, sweet!

I'm jealous of your Maine trip. Sigh. Despite my extreme envy, I hope you all have fun.

MadMad said...

Oh, she is AWESOME!!!! Have a wonderful time in Maine - no fighting over who gets to drive her!

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Wow! First the car, now the weekend. You are living the good life, my friend. Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

That is one seriously great car. Good for you:)

the queen said...

Kate's cousin (my Mini) says hi, but in kind of a bitchy was because she is soooo jealous of the six speeds.

Renovation Therapy said...

Super cool car!

anymommy said...

She is adorable. I'm jealous...and happy for you. Have fun. Eat lobster for me!!

Maggie May said...

awesome!

the mama bird diaries said...

OH MY GOD. I want that car.

Bibliomama said...

I have never had a cool car. I totally hate you right now (but not for the lobster because I was in New Hampshire this week-end. First time ever. For a wedding in a hurricane. But there was lots of lobster, and my kids were back home, so who cares?)

ZenMom said...

WooHoo! Hot! :)

storyteller said...

Very kewl! Have fun ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

KC said...

Go You. And nice name!

Laura said...

I am so envious! What a sexy little car!

slouchy said...

Where are you, Maggie? Missing you...

cactus petunia said...

Ye Ha! That is one hot little car...and you look quite comfortable in it, too. Congratulations!

I've got the canine version: a black lab named cooper with a chili red collar.

The LIbrary Lady said...

How come your mid-life crisis gives you a cool little car like that, while mine gets me a "mom car"?

Probably the fact that instead of having one petite Miss M, I have two, to quote PL Travers "great galumphing daughters".

And the Man. Oh, well. I DO like my car and it's proved its worth this summer!