Wednesday, June 28, 2006

New Addition to Our Family

I just found out today that we can expect a new addition to our family. He should arrive sometime within the next week....


We cannot wait to greet our newest family member. I haven't picked a name for him yet. In fact, "he" may be a "she" - it all depends on how it drives.

13 comments:

annalu alulu said...

dang that's a pretty car. is that actually the one you're getting, or just a picture of the same model? congratulations.

Jenn Hacker said...

That's the one! He/she (as I said in the post, we don't know yet if the car is a boy or a girl. Once I drive him/her, then I'll be able to pick out a name) is a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo 4D hatchback with 21,000 miles and is still covered under his/her factory warranty! Yay!

Poor Lulabelle (my Saturn) is just about kaput, so I figured I'd trade the poor girl in while I can still get some money for her. She's gone 174,000 miles and her little heart could stop any day now.

I'm thinking the new car will be called MacHeath if it's a boy, and Druscilla if it's a girl. All my cars have had names. This is going to be, no kidding, my 12th vehicle, and they've all had names. And no, I didn't wreck all of them. Most of them were old and died of natural causes. This is the first time I've had a car that has had so few miles (and years) on it. I'm excited!

Jamie has no clue about the new addition!

annalu alulu said...

Oo! That makes it even better. Where did those names come from?

Suze said...

drusilla?? jenn, are you a buffy fan? cause we're HUGE buffy fans!! wow, i'm so excited about this. potentially.

...i am also a big, big dork.

Becca said...

Another huge Buffy fan here! Awesome car--hope everything goes well.

Big Dork Jenn Hacker said...

I am not so much a fan of the Buffy series (although I have watched it quite a few times, and got a kick out of the musical episode!), but I am a fan of the campy film that started the whole thing. As for where the names came from, as mentioned in another blog, I think Alan Cumming was amazing as "Mack the Knife" in the Threepenny Opera revival that just concluded on Broadway (saw some clips and the tony award performance, got goosebumps). "Mack" wears all black and is a very dark character. The car is black and the windows are tinted very dark, and "Mack's" real name in the musical is MacHeath. If the car is female, the name Druscilla just conjours images of a goth chick all in black who calls herself "Dru". Also, I once had a powder blue Mercedes (Beck, you should remember this one!) I named Priscilla because I thought the car was transgender. See, it was an automatic but the gear shift was on the center console, and it was blue. So it had the proper anatomy and color to be male. But it was very temperamental and drove SOOOO female, that I knew the car must be transgender. So her name was Priscilla, Queen of the Highway. So, this new car looks to me to possibly be the opposite of Priscilla, could be female but acts very male, and Druscilla just popped into my head. Once I drive the car, I will post its name. Who knows, the car may reveal a totally unrelated name to me once I drive it!

And, speaking of dorks, Hello?!? What kind of dork am I, naming every single car I've had and going into great detail on how the names occurred to me. Now THAT'S a dork!

Tooz said...

Yes, dear, you're right. You ARE a dork. But we love our little dorks, don't we girls? By the way, David says the word "dork" has an actual definition that may make it improper to use in polite company.

Anonymous said...

And, unless you are male, have four legs, huge ears, and go "Hee haw", you definitely don't want to be a big dork.

Becca said...

Ha! David and I read the same Far Side book. I had no idea that's what dork meant. Gives new meaning to Dorkus Mallorcus.

I remember Priscilla well! She was tempermental, but she got us back and forth to school in style! I wonder how she would have reacted to biodiesel.

We named cars, too. Mom leased a Corolla during my senior year, and Jamie and I named it Angus. Later, when Jamie got her 1980 Corolla hatchback, she named it Dexter. (Extra brownie points to anyone who can figure out how those names are related.)

I've been researching cars to replace our Malibu, which is showing slight signs of electrical problems. I wanted to get a hybrid, but I don't think we can afford the payment. Looks like we'll be getting a Corolla instead--it's mpg is similar to the Camry hybrid just rolling out.

Tooz said...

Just wait until October, and then you can get that Camry that's just rolling out.

Jenn Hacker said...

Or you could wait until the release of the Honda Fit Hybrid. Supposedly sometime next year or two. 85 mpg!

Jenn Hacker said...

Okay, so can I use the word "doofus"?

annalu alulu said...

I heard something recently about some cheaper hybrids, maybe Saturn or Kia or some company like that is making one, but it isn't a big-time hybrid, just sorta a hybrid. but it might be worth looking into

i remember that light blue car. i liked it.