Thursday, May 17, 2012

 The car that I've been driving for the past eight years just hit 150,000 miles.  I was driving it yesterday and it stalled on me about 8 times within a mile of my house, but after a quick trip to the mechanic it seems to be functioning again to the best of its ability.  It's a '97 Ford Escort so I really don't expect much from it these days.  When my friends used to complain that their cars didn't have cd players I just told them mine didn't even have a tape player.  Now that I think about it... they probably don't make cars with tape players anymore.  Does that mean my car was just advanced for its day?  No.  It doesn't.  But we'll pretend.

 I gave the car to my mom before leaving for Dublin which sounds generous but really giving someone that car is kind of like giving a child a plastic bag.  It's dangerous and most likely just a liability.  We've had our ups and downs over the year but the car has been good to me since I was 16.  I think I need to start accepting the fact that even if it is still around when I return from Dublin my mom will most likely still be using it and I'll have to look into getting a new one.

The list of things I need to buy when I get home is quickly piling up.  My US cell phone barely holds a charge anymore, my computer was called "vintage" at the Apple store yesterday, and in the same week my two favorite pairs of jeans both developed holes that make them a little less than appropriate to wear in public anymore.  I really need to start the job search.
Still chugging along.
I guess this is like a birthday for my car...

1 comment:

  1. mine just hit 170,000 and its a 2004! i need to start thinking about retiring mine as well :)