This morning in town, I saw my dream car.
It's an Ente (duck).
I've gotten so used to walking everywhere here in Germany. It's going to be strange returning to America and getting back behind the wheel of a car. We'll have to start putting aside money for one right away otherwise we'll have no chance of getting around. There's really no public transport in the area my family lives in.My first car
was purchased for $1,200 back in 1999. A blue 1986 Camaro. I loved that car even though it had a little more horsepower than I could handle and guzzled gasoline. I have memories of washing it in the garage with my father (his first car was also a Camaro back in the 1960's) We spent hours just talking and bonding. I miss those days. It's been a year and a half since I've seen my father.
Eric, in particular, loved driving that car. I'll never forget his expression when he first saw it.
As a child his favorite show was KnightRider
, this Camaro was close enough. It also had a talking alarm system. I remember speeding down the Florida highway with the windows open, Eric at the wheel and "Der Kommisar" blasting from the vintage tape deck. I sold it to my brother after college graduation so I could afford to take my first trip into Europe. I haven't had a car of my own since.
I wonder what my next car will be...
Well as long as it has 4 wheels and drives. I guess it doesn't matter much. ANY
car will do.
Today the weather was overcast and more chilly than usual. The best part of the day was dancing around with Eric in the kitchen to his old Count Basie
albums. His jazz albums are really starting to grow on me.
On the topic of music, I snagged this survey from Yeahimadork
. You just put your IPOD or MP3 player on random shuffle and see what song comes up for each question.1. What is missing from my life?
War - Edwin Starr2. Will I find love?
Sex and Candy - marcy Playground3. Will I become rich?
Damn it feels good to be a Gangsta - Geto boys4. Does someone have a crush on me?
You've got the music in you - New Radicals5. What is my favorite sexual position?
Play that funky music - Wild Cherry6. Am I good looking?
"Son of a Preacher man" - Pulp Fiction soundtrack7. What makes me the most happy?
Closing time - Semi-sonic8. What is my biggest regret?
Tub-thumping - Chumbawamba9. How will I die?
Laura - Scissor Sisters10. Do I act my age?
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers11. What type of tattoo should I get?
What I got - Sublime12. What is my spirit/animal guide?
What's new Pussycat? - Los Fabulosos & fishbone (actually fits!)13. Do I like pain?
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chilie Peppers (creepy)14. Is there anyone else like me out there?
You can't always get what you want - Rolling Stones15. Do I love to party?
Closer to Spice - Nine Inch Nails and the Spice girls16. Where should I move to?
Something I can never have - Nine Inch Nails17. Will I ever be president?
Fantastic - The Pixies18. What is fun for me?
Butterfly - Crazy town19. Will I ever learn to fly?
I would walk 500 miles - Proclaimers (guess not)20. What is my super power?
Crash into me - Dave Matthews Band21. Will I be successful?
I get by with a little help from my friends - The Beatles22. How often do I get angry?
Rich girl - Gwen Stefani23. What is my favorite thing to do?
Mr Jones - Counting Crows.
Some of them fit surprisingly well, some not at all
. But it was interesting. I desperately need some new music, almost all of my collection is from the 90's.
We spent most of the day in the office working on a computer animation program. We're going out to a club in 45 minutes. I have to get dressed.
Have a good weekend.