Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Well, it seems my automotive troubles may be at a more-than-temporary end. My white, 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, affectionately known as “Banjo I” (due to her license plate), is finally going to the great junkyard in the sky. She’s had a run of troubles this year, from a dead alternator through to corroded tubes that feed her power steering, and now to top it all off, a smashed windshield. “Banjo II”, her successor, is awaiting me on a lot (hopefully) tomorrow, in the form of a blue, 2005 PT Cruiser.
I’m rather excited.
A car like the PT Cruiser is something I’ve wanted for a long time. One of the advantages of a hatchback, after all, is being able to put down the seats and have both a wide and tall trunk at your disposal. A PT Cruiser is just such a car, and it looks like a bit of a 1920′s gangstermobile to boot. I’m lovin’ it.
In other news, I’ve started re-watching an old favourite of mine, Maison Ikkoku. I know some of the kids out there think very little of anime, but even for the naysayers, this’d qualify as a pretty touching romantic story. Watching it makes me miss a lot of things, including the days when traditional animation meant there was a human grit to the production.
Tonight is shwarma time now. Delicious.