Monday, February 12, 2007


boxes of thin mints are in our house today.

(along with a new car.)

For the last TEN years, Smith and I have been a one car household. Shortly after we got married, we traded in his pickup truck and my non-operational BMW sedan (how I miss her leather seats, her tilty sunroof, her stick shift! and how I do not miss the repair bills...) We would commute together in the JEEP or take public transit where applicable. In fact, we rather enjoyed the joint commute as a time to devote to each other to stay connected.

And with having one car, we agreed that it would be okay to rent a car from time to time as the need arose. Since our need has essentially been every week since last November, we finally purchased another car. Ta-Da! And now we are the proud owners of a Toyota Prius. She is black (yes, entirely unsuitable for Texas we know) and very fish like. I didn't get the "fish" part until I got in and went for a ride. She's fat up front and thin in the back. A puffer fish? a flying fish? a grouper? We are taking input for a fish related nickname for the car...


Jennifer said...

Congratulations! I hope you love your Prius as much as we love ours. In fact, when Anthony (who mostly drives it) gets into my car (Highlander hybrid), he complains about having to use a key! Damned old technology!

Anthony actually reads a lot of hybrid blogs and has figured out how to get really good gas mileage. I didn't know you guys were considering a hybrid. I guess my last comment was just prescient. Hey, are you guys copying us? Imitation is the highest form of flattery (ha ha)

Jennifer said...

Oh! Nicknames! How about, Molly (you know, those little black pet store fish) or Pescado negro?

Lisa said...


Daisy said...

Stinky (talk about prescient!)
And my favorite...Unagi Negro

Lisa said...

And stop hoggin the thin mints.

Laura (from Pennsylvania) said...

Congratulations on the new car. I just found the website address and look forward to reading what you and your family have been up to the last few years.
As for a name for the car...puffer, nemo (very traditional)...take care.