Tuesday, August 02, 2005

He Vetoed the Biodiesel

No sooner had I posted my grand biodiesel conversion scheme than my husband announced we were buying another car--one that does not run on tater tot grease.

You see, this is what happens when you start innocently discussing ideas for the NEXT car.

The male brain begins spinning out of control. You find classified ads circled next to every toilet in the house. Strangers leave messages about meeting in parking lots across town.

Before you know it you are strapping the booster seat in the back of a '96 Toyota Avalon with 50,000 miles--and thanking God you listened to so much Dave Ramsey together when you were dating.

Husband's happy with it. And so I will be happy, too.



Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Oh, what a shame. I was looking forward to sending you some tater tot grease - not! :) Hopefully, this car will be nice. Is it a pretty color? Yes, that's what I care about with cars. So superficial am I.

Geekwif said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! It's always nice to see a new happy shiny face around...or happy shiny comments anyway. I'm enjoying your blog as well and will certainly return soon.

Oh, and mrs. happy housewife, I agree about the color. I look for color and a cute or elegant look overall. Power? Efficiency? Speed? Bah. Who needs 'em as long as you have a cute car, right? :D

Meredith said...

Yes, Mrs.HappyHousewife, it's a pretty gold color, with tan interior. The only reason I was hesitant about buying it is that I tend to be more utilitarian when it comes to cars. (We drive a bright yellow '82 Volvo around for the last four years!) This new car seems almost too luxurious. But it was a great deal and hard to find an older car with such low miles, so it's ours. ;)