Sunday, May 25, 2008

It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

Okay, no Spyder for me. (I would have posted yesterday afternoon had I bought it, undoubtedly!) The engine had been rebuilt and it had had its head gasket replaced, something that, with its mileage, never should have had to happen. My mechanic said he wouldn't buy it. I wasn't too disappointed--I had a feeling it wasn't going to be right.

But driving it!!! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

It was a very Ferris Bueller morning.

People are not shitting when they say it is a TINY FUCKING CAR!! First of all, the engine is behind the seats, so there really doesn't seem to be a "trunk" and the only space is created when I scootch my seat up. The top of the windshield is RIGHT THERE and you kinda have to crawl out when you open your door. Truthfully? It might actually be a little tiny for my taste.

I shall keep searching. Perhaps for a slightly larger convertible. Suggestions, if anyone has any, are more than welcome! (I still hugely covet the Streets of Fire car, but can we say "custom built?")

But I had so much fun driving (particularly on the highway, my route back) with my ipod--I seem to have prepared a selection of Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, a few 80s selections, Modeselektor, Morphine, to name a few, for the drive. omg. I might have accidentally missed my exit once. Or twice.

Holy shit, can that baby accelerate. Wheeeeee! It was also a tiny bit weird because once I put the top down it felt a little like, "LOOK AT ME."

Then I headed out to Addison to see my stylist Johnie for highlights, so it wasn't a bad day at all.

Today has been far more domestic, I've been painting all day while watching 24, Sex and the City, Dinner For Five and I just started The Lost Room (Sci-Fi mini-series with Peter Krause), which is decent so far.

But now I need to shower as I'm gross and don't want to offend the other people watching Indiana Jones.


MacGuffin said...

The Ferris Bueller analogy made me smile. What a great movie!

At 6'2+ and 210lbs, sounds like I wouldn't even fit into a Spyder. Too bad it didn't work out for you.

Ellen Aim said...

That is a great movie. Driving the car has pretty much put me in the mood to see it again!!

And while the Spyder itself is tiny, the only place there is room is in its two seats. So it might be worth trying it out! I always have to scootch the seat up a ton...

alex said...

Hee! I think you landed the perfect scenario, though--a great car to take out for a no-strings-attached spin, but not necessarily own.

Hm. Maybe a convertible hybrid? ;)

How's The Lost Room holding up? I've never heard of it, but I'll try it for PK!

Ellen Aim said...

Oh, but I could so own it. And I would totally rub it with a diaper.

HAHA, would LOVE a convertible hybrid, but I need to win at least one lottery first!

LR is good so far...only 1 in, but it has potential for sure.

SkylersDad said...

That really was a classic movie! Too bad you didn't get the car, it would have suited you. I am like Macgiffun, too long for a sports car.

By the way, since you were the one who turned me on to Supernatural, thanks a lot, and what did you think of the season finale?

Triana said...


Ellen Aim said...

Skyler's Dad: Can you believe I haven't seen it yet?? TIVO is saving it for us, though. Glad you like it, I certainly do!

The car's a good size for me but it also scares me. Like most good things in life, I suppose!

Triana: Amen, sister.

Veloute said...

I am squeeing that you got to take it for a spin. Eeeee!

Ellen Aim said...

Someone later asked me what I "got it up to" and I'm just that lame...I didn't really *do* that. I got it up to maybe 80 and felt guilty.