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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

hot wheels


Sometimes it pays to be a lone woman at the car rental dealership.  Because sometimes, though you have requested just a regular old economy car in order to pay just the base price, the dealer tells you that they have a new convertible silver sebring that just came in.  And oh--he would make you a deal, and you could just drive out with that for an extra $50 for the whole week.  Um, okay.  

And here's the best part: Drew kind of wanted to rent a nicer car.  But me, being well, me, told him that we should probably just get the minimum.  We should probably save our money, that as long as it got us to where we needed to go, that was enough.  And he agreed.  But I could tell that he thought it would have been nice if I thought it would have been nice for us to drive in a convertible down the Pacific Coast Highway, hair blowing in the wind, cares gone with the wind, and all the while singing California, here we come by the Phantom Planets.  

Anyway, this convertible was made readily available and so I took it.  And when Drew asked me what kind of car it was that I rented, I simply said, Nothing fancy, Drew.  Just a Ford Escort,  at which point he gave a very unenthusiastic grunt of approval and summarily dropped the subject.  

So now I can't wait to pick him up from the airport first thing tomorrow morning in this car. He's gonna be so surprised, I just know it!  And believe me, Drew is a wily one to surprise; he usually tells me he kind of knew what was going on after the fact (which, may I just point out is quite easy to say and requires no proof whatsoever).  But not this time.  So, this is a nice little surprise that God worked out for us...

Thank you for all your kind, if not direct (Merry!), words.  I appreciate your prayers and your sympathy--the airline did change Drew's return flight so that we have one more full day together next Monday, which is another day off for me.  

And I bet you thought I would never have an image of a convertible headlining a post on this blog.  Well, at least that's what you might have concluded if you had thought about it at all:-)   

9 comments:

emilystella13 said...

Can't help but notice your usage of the word BOOM! I think it makes more than a cameo. So happy for you and your convertable! How is the beach house? and thanks for the deputy shout out!!! 2 days off WOOOOHOOOOOO.

Jessica Latshaw said...

Hahahaha! What can I say, deputy Fletcher--I met you and BOOM! I was changed:-)

The studio is really cute, small, but cozy and adorable.

And you gotta check out where most of the cast is staying...SEEDY! I can see why Ray jumped ship!

Josh said...

Driving in that convertible in California sounds glorious to me right now! I'm so excited for you guys to get to have time together and what a nice surprise for Drew...surprises are so fun : )

Josh said...

oops I didn't realize I posted under Josh...this is actually Christine...but you could probably tell Josh wouldn't use the word glorious to describe driving in a car : )

merry said...

I am nothing if not direct. LOVE YOU!

kathiek said...

Have fun driving along in your automobile!

Jrob said...

Who knows I might use the word glorious ( :

Jessica Latshaw said...

hahahaha--that's two comments from JRob on this blog? Do I get an award or something?

Too true, Mer!

And Christine--I always am under the impression that I am not into cars, blah blah blah, but driving this one may really just be glorious!

Aya said...

Good post.