Archive for April, 2009

Apr 26

my super duper graduation present

I sold my old car to someone (yes, of course I cried) for $150. I have noticed that sentimental value has NO value in the business world /: The good news is, the person buying it was going to try to repair it and resell it for profit, so my baby car may not go to the junkyard just yet. It got towed away that afternoon, and that night before bed Liam said to me, “It’s okay ‘leesha, we’ll get you a new car tomorrow.” Lol.

So, after selling it, I plunged myself into the car buying market. At least one Mustang, several Saturns and Pontiacs, an ‘89 Camaro (I KNOW!), aand a few miscellaneous cars later, I found one. In short, I got new wheels for graduation! And not just any wheels… dun dun dunnnn…. A ‘98 Dodge Avenger! Okay, so mine doesn’t look like the one in the above picture. That’s just to help you out with realizing my car’s potential. My actual car is the one below. It has a leather interior and all sorts of good stuff. At the moment it needs a control arm and struts, but we got it for about $2,000 which is pretty great if you ask me. The sales guy who sold it to us was amazing. He apparently scrubbed the entire car on his knees before my dad drove it home – that and he was concerned about it being a smoker’s car previously so he gave us like two or three extra air fresheners just in case. lol. Also the important part is, it runs.

Here’s the breakdown on why it’s a great car:

I like it because it’s sporty but safe, pleases both parents, is small enough that I don’t feel like I’m driving a dump truck, and is big enough that if I hit a mailbox I will survive. Also there’s the part about how boys will envy me… Oh wait, did I say that?

My sister likes it because it goes fast and it has a tape deck, so we can listen to Zoegirl really loudly.

My brother is just excited that it’s a car, but he also likes climbing through the backseat into the trunk.

My mom is happy that it has good crash test ratings and airbags.

My dad is pretty much ready to enter the world of street racing.

If it’s too boring for you in all black, don’t worry. Male readers, cover your eyes for my next statement: I’ll be adding a significant amount of pink to this car. Hopefully in the form of racing stripes and definitely in the form of fuzzy dice. My dad has also proposed neon ground kits, but I haven’t found out whether those are actually legal here yet… which could possibly be an issue if you know what I mean.

And I won’t be racing it, by the way. I’m sure you are all so glad [:

Alicia <3

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Apr 06

the scoop

So I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been super busy. I’m beginning to realize that people who blog every day must not have lives.

My car is not fixed. The first shop we took it to just happened to be out of business and we didn’t even know (it was after hours when we dropped it off). So, we brought it back home. Then we took it to another shop. They said nothing was wrong with it – of course, it started for them and behaved beautifully the whole time, why is this? – and so we brought it home again. the next day my mom drove it someplace without a problem, and in the afternoon I was all set to drive myself to dance class… And it wouldn’t start.

I am beginning to think my car has betrayed me. It hurts.

So goes the saga of my car up to this point. It’s sitting in the driveway, mostly dead. And I am having to schedule everything around my mom because I have to use her van if I want to go anywhere. I’m not really that bothered by it, but it would just be so much nicer if my car would cooperate. Oh well.

Besides my car, there has been some other stuff keeping me busy. I graduate on May 2nd so I’m trying to wrap a lot of stuff up for that. Took the ACT yet again on Saturday, which was exhausting (always is for me. other people don’t seem to have this problem). I love how the rules of the test barely let students breathe while in the testing room, but the teacher administering the test can kick back at his computer and check his email while drinking coffee. So, so unfair. All I want is a sip of water in the middle of the horrendous math test! – which seems much more reasonable than coffee. I guess at least the guy wasn’t mean or anything. He kind of had a sense of humor, which was good, but he wasn’t really acting nice. you know? I’m sure he is normally nice, but he probably isn’t as nice when he has to get up at like six on a Saturday to sit in a stone silent room for 4 hours. At least that’s how it goes for me. Last year, I had like the nicest ACT test teacher person ever. I don’t even remember why I liked him. He was just funny and cool about the whole thing. I still remember his name because it was on the wall in his classroom. If I went to public school, I’d pick that school just so I could be in his class.

Okay maybe not.

Anyway, with graduation, senior banquet, prom AND spring formal coming up in the next 2-3 months, I am in a quandary about dresses. Now, I realize you people don’t care what I wear, but I do and I don’t know what to wear. I bought a purple dress for one of the above, but I don’t know which one. I have that lace one I was going to wear to fall formal but didn’t which I was going to wear to prom, but now that I have the purple one I might wear it to prom and wear the lace one for spring formal and just wear church clothes for senior banquet, and that leaves graduation, on which we have already spent so much money and I hate to buy a dress for it. * inhale * Sorry.

So, that’s about all that’s happening with me. Oh, that and I bought a chandelier and found some jewelry from the 50’s, and I wish I could go back in time and live in the era of gumball machine and cereal box charms.

Alicia <3

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