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Jul. 28th, 2006

Dragged Jack out tonight to test drive the Mustang, finally. I think he may have come away from the experience more excited than I was. My excitement was tempered a little, but that's like saying Tom jumped up and down on Oprah's couch one less time. I am happy that the visibility isn't too bad out the back, and trepidatious about the stiffness of the clutch pedal. The first time I got into any traffic, I'd literally cry from the pain in my left leg.

After we got back to the lot and had the proverbial cigarette, I drove the RSX. I believe this was a poor choice of order of operations. Like I said to Jack, it's like going to the gun range and firing the 50 caliber Desert Eagle first. Everything else just sort of pales. I also took a closer look at, but did not drive, the Honda Element (the sales guy just wanted to show it to me so badly!) and the Subaru Forester. Dirty little secret: I love the Forester. If I had dogs, I'd git me an Element, btw. Designed to be hosed down!

Then we went to Tampico, ate fajitas, and did Mustang impressions. Or Muppet impressions. It's a fine line. ("GUnhhnghaBRrrrruuuugggg" "burrrrburrrburrrr") He's so sweet to even begin to even think about considering this as a remote possibility for our little family unit.

Next up: Honda Fit, Mazda 3, things they don't have on the Carmax lot.

Earlier this week I participated in a one-shot tabletop game of Mortal Coil run by Rob D. It was actually quite fun. I haven't played a tabletop game since either Ash ran his game or since Chris ran 7th Sea? If I am forgetting someone's TT I've been in in the past 6 years, I apologize. Gene's zombie game! I knew I was forgetting something. I didn't perform real well in that one, as I wasn't taking it too seriously. Anyways, I typically snark about roleplaying and get all snobby about it but I'm actually a total freaking n00b who has no idea how she'd react if she was really challenged. I got really into it! I mean, I thought I couldn't really "act" anymore. But I think I was kind of chomping at the bit to do that. I suprise myself constantly. To round out this post, I will just note that this is my favorite of those RPG motivational posters that are going around.

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snidegrrl
Jul. 29th, 2006 12:10 pm (UTC)
That's exactly why I used the Desert Eagle in my analogy. :) I was definitely loosened after driving the Mustang.
ashoemaker
Jul. 29th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
You tried the Element, but not the CR-V? I'm quite happy with mine -- it's got a few design quirks, but it drives great, gets good gas mileage, and is practical enough that I've already helped two people move with it over ther summer. I liked the Forester, too -- it and the CR-V were pretty close in my book, but I found the CR-V a bit more comfortable to drive.. and the Forester still looked too much like a station wagon!

The Mazda 3 seems like a great car, too -- I love a lot of the design details. However, I decided to go for passenger comfort and stuff-hauling ability instead.

A word about the Mustang -- everyone I've know who's had one (admittedly the prior incarnation) has complained that they're quite the challenge to drive in the snow.
snidegrrl
Jul. 29th, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
I didn't really drive the Element, the sales guy just loved it so much he had to show me one. It wasn't even on my list! I actually specifically was trying to get him to show me a Forester and we had to pass an Element along the way. I hadn't even really considered small SUVs an option, because I want a wagon or hatchback. :)

In re snow: I so wouldn't drive it in any. :-/
rakin
Jul. 29th, 2006 05:29 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 29th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Since I haven't played those two system it is lost on me. :(
rakin
Jul. 29th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
This was me.
yoshimi
Jul. 29th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
there's no shame in subaru love! my husband loves his forester (xt) and I love my outback!
simplesimon
Jul. 29th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
My older brother has an Element (those are the ones without the center door column, yes?) and absolutely adores it. It is perfect for all of his new child needs, yet stills allow him to drag along a 8-p foot surf board as well.
necrocannibal
Jul. 30th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
insurance
maroonmd
Aug. 1st, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
Piggy Back Post
FYI- I just made a "Kim hates needles" filter... that way when I go to filter my posts, I'll see that and never forget. ;-)
snidegrrl
Aug. 1st, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
Re: Piggy Back Post
Aww, you are too kind!! I will put you back on the must-read list right away. I really appreciate it, I am sorry if I made you feel in any way bad.
maroonmd
Aug. 1st, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Piggy Back Post
No, not at all! No one is at fault here, it's just one of those things. :-)
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