Friday Five

Ok, so I haven’t done a quiz in weeks. But I’ll do one today. Even though it’s not Friday. As Alex might say, WVA!! Of course, he won’t say that now because he’s too busy writing a thousand page thesis on his blog. I guess talking about chicks and beer just doesn’t cut it for every guy.

1. Do you have a car? If so, what kind of car is it?
My treat of the three years (I lease .. don’t bug me about it ..) is a black 2000 Pontiac Grand AM GT.

2. Do you drive very often?
Not any more, since I started working from home. The first year I had the car I put about 35,000 km on it. This last year, about 10,000.

3. What’s your dream car?
I have two. A Pontiac Aztek and a Mazda GLC. The Mazda would, obviously, not be an every day car. I’d love to rebuild one, even though I know NOTHING about cars. The Aztek is what I’ve been holding out until this lease expires for. I drove one last summer and it was drop dead amazing. Whether you like the outside or not, you have to drive it before judging it. Amazing ride, and the number one rating in customer satisfaction of any car.

4. Have you ever received a ticket?
Oh yeah. A handful of speeding when I was younger, and last year after years of driving completely sane and safe, a ticket on a back country road at 1:30AM for doing a rolling stop. Seriously. And I didn’t run it – I slowed down to a crawl, glanced over, no cars and sped off. A cop was hiding in the trees and got me for it. I asked him if it made his life some more meaningful to bust me for not quite stopping when Bolton has a problem with kids speeding down the hill. That really got on my last nerve.

5. Have you ever been in an accident?
Yup, the last time I was actively trying to work out regularly and get stronger. It’s a magnet for ill health, I tells ya. On the weekend I was benching 250 lbs. at my cousin’s house – headed to Ottawa on business and got sideswiped in my old Sunfire. It wrecked my back (although I didn’t know until the next day) and I went immediately down to benching 10 lbs. Took about four months of therapy to rebound from it to a decent degree, but my back is still nasty.


7 thoughts on “Friday Five

  1. The car I use is a Toyota Camry. Great 1993 model. Most reliable thing I have ever driven. A sold Toyota customer? Perhaps lifetime.
    Driving is left to errands, cruising for girls (at 40!), speeding, road racing…the usual.
    Dream car? Any BMW model. Next? Maserati.
    Tickets? Yup. 85 miles in a 55 zone on I-75 through Ohio. Boy, I guess the “looking for a motel since we’ve driving hours from Canada” didn’t work with one motel 5 minutes back. Eck, $120 US fine. To be paid in two months or a visit to Ohio court. No slammer. No VISA machines. They also got the car behind me too.
    Accidents? Rear-ended three times. One on a slippery 401 acceleration on-ramp — I lost control, car behind me lost control and hit me. Then by a taxi at a stoplight. And by another car in the acceleration zone. Poor old Jetta…never really got the chance it deserved with me.

  2. You’re not 40, dude.

  3. eeeeeeewww… for shame rick! an aztek? bleck!

  4. Heh. I have a white 99 Grand Am. Not a GT tho. :(

  5. OH, btw — NEVER EVER speed through Ohio. The cops there will (the many, many cops they have) will pull you over for even *thinking* about speeding.

  6. aztek’s rule, julie! you must drive to know!! plus, i happen to like the look too – it’s different. no more cookie-cutter cars for me.

  7. driving one is not going to make it look any different. it’s just ugly. haha

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