Thursday, September 14, 2006

Am I a real live grown-up yet?

So a lot has happened in the last week. Well not really that much, but it feels like a lot. I set up a little investment plan, which was really scary. I don't know why, but that really makes me feel like an adult. I also decided how much I can invest in my work stocks, so I'm glad that got started.

I also, get ready for it, bought a car. Me. A car. I was getting really disappointed because they couldn't find the exact one I wanted... I four door, standard, with a/c and power locks/windows, in black. They had it in red, but it has this tan interior that created some kind of internal rage the minute I sad in it. They had it in automatic, but I REALLY don't want another automatic, and it's harder to talk on my phone whilst driving a standard, so hopefully I'll break that nasty habit. They ALSO had it without the a/c and power stuff, but I really didn't want to have to unlock my car with a key every time and die of stifling heat in the summer. And finally, they had the hatchback, but there was something about it that I didn't really like.

In any event, I was sad that I was going to have to settle, and I didn't want to have to settle. So I worked my charm (and Oscar, my salesman, worked HIS charm on his boss who in turn found one in Quebec and also had a little crush on me after he looked at my phone and saw a picture of me and liked what he saw) and everything worked out in the end. SO, in 10-15 days, I will be the proud owner of a new car! Can you even stand it? I can't!!!

Yay for me. And I guess I'm growing up.


kris said...

Congratulations on the car. I'd say you're definitely getting close to real live grown-upness but given some of the stories I've heard about your trips out East I wouldn't say you've settled down quite yet. Besides you did go for a black standard. If you went for beige-on-beige automatic that would be a different story.

I hear you about having to manually unlock your car doors. How did people manage back in the stone ages?

Kirst said...

What kind of car is it? Congrats on becoming a full fledge adult with a side of fun and mischief.

sandbocks said...

so are you grown up enough to come to the chili peppers on saturday??? Call my cell and let me know!

kris said...

kirst - click on the underlined "car" ;-)

Hez said...

This is true, I don't think that real live grown-ups go to montreal and are drunk for pretty much 5 days straight, all the while getting into all kinds of mischief. Good point. I can be a mischeivious adult.

Yeah for all those who've asked me what kind of car, I linked it in the post, as Kris mentioned.

kris said...

I was just referring to fanangling Crave Cupcakes, but that story works too :-)