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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Goodbye old friend.

It was my sophmore year in college. I needed some mode of transportation so I could do things like drink and drive. Thus, my very first car.

It was a Nissan 200sx and it was red and pretty much perfect for me. All I really cared about was the CD player and sun roof. It was a great car for Florida, except that one time when the air decided not to work on a 5 hour trip back home.

It's gone on so many road trips. It's gone camping, shopping, gambling and even just plain driving. It's been as far South as the Keys and as far West as Seattle. It's moved me to 3 states and countless apartments/homes. It hit a parked car in Gainesville, FL. It got broken into on 8 mile in Detroit. It even got hexed thanks to a real life (but dead) chicken foot in Royal Oak, MI. And I'm pretty sure it's been thrown up in twice.

It's been to Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Deleware, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecicut, Ohio, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Indiana (where it stopped briefly in Gary and then decided that Gary was the scariest place on Earth and quickly turned around). It's been through a horrendous snow storm in Illinois, where Carl had to drive very slowly otherwise I would've cried the entire time getting to our destination. Then it went West!

Through Iowa, Minnesota and both Dakotas. It almost hit 3 deer somewhere in Montana. It's seen all the important presidents thanks to Mount Rushmore. It found the Badlands and of course, Wall Drug. It went through Wyoming and Idaho and then lots and lots of land in Washington. It settled in a parking garage for 7 more months in its last resting place of Seattle. But it also travelled to the Olympic mountains (where it experienced its first ferry!) and then also made it to Vancouver and Portland, Oregon.

It's been to countless parks, Disney World, Cedar Point and some state fair 2 hours north of Windsor, Canada.

It's been stopped for speeding about 4 times: 2 warnings/2tickets. It never got a parking ticket and was never towed.

It comfortably fits one person in the trunk, which I proved possible on my 23rd birthday. It's been smoked in, drunk in, slept in and had sex in... It's never broken down on me completely, even if it has needed over $2000 in repairs.

It's basically been my best friend for 8 years. And tonight at around 9pm it will no longer be mine.

Goodbye old friend. You've treated me well (sometimes)... and I will miss you.



Blogger Maya said...

of all these things, I hope you didn't tell the new owners about the chicken foot. AHHHH--CHICKEN FOOT!


Goodbye, ye olde nissan.

8:37 AM  

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