||[Apr. 4th, 2001|09:07 am]
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It's so lovely to take your car in to be inspected and have the oil changed, and to hear the mechanic say "Everything looks great". Almost as good as the time I went to the dentist and they said I had nary a cavity. Or the time I went to the doctor and he told me to come back in three years.
So while I was getting my car's oil changed this morning, and waiting in the lobby, I heard a mechanic on the phone say "I need to order some sparkplugs for a Ford Exploder". Funny, considering the owner of said vehicle was also in the lobby, and could more than likely hear him. But it's good to see that there are geeks in all lines of work.
On a related note, I'm taking submissions for car names. She deserves one.
gina, gentle tigress of the concrete jungle.
What kind of car do you have again? I'm getting forgetful in my old age.
It's a black 1997 Mazda Protege' ES, and currently it's missing one hubcap.
Rasputin, CarMobile, The Bitch, No. 5, The LBMP (Lil' Black Mazda Protege'), Chipper, or Suisenjou.
New Idea! You could call it Ole' Three-Caps.
well first you have to pick out its personality..is it a ghetto car, does it have much trunk, drink mad forties, and get all the fly honies...or perhaps maybe its a western boy/girl, does driving at dusk suddenly make you reminiscent of times had back on the dude ranch, does the interior smell like bar-b-q, do you at random intervals see imaginary doggies "gettin along".....maybe even its a geek mobile, i know thats streching it, but does the whole driving process (in this particular car mind you) make you wonder what life as a video game would be like, does the car need love and attention constantly, does the car read punisher issues and demand games of risk....definitely before you go on to the whole naming process, cause believe me, you dont want to give a car a mistaken identity, you should figure out its car human like personae....then the answers would flow a dime a bushell while there are two in the hand and haste making waste paper im sure......or something
a good car name takes time to develop. i have had my new car for almost five months now and have only had a name for a month or so. i had to get a feel for her, to latch on to her vibe, if you will. i determined that she is prissy and spoiled but in a cute, perky way, hence the name 'lucy' came about. after riding around in the lovely lucy, tami has determined that lucy seems to also have a bit of ghetto in her (a rather large booty, much like her owner), so lucy has a split personality and must now be referred to as 'sheniquah' when riding in more ghetto-esque areas. my previous car, a honda accord, was a loyal and faithful sidekick (but felt more male [and perhaps a gay one at that] than the current vehicle), and was thusly named 'stewart' (r.i.p.).
i have now proven myself to be slightly more insane than previously thought, so i'll just be quiet now and go back to eating my fake corndog.
2001-04-04 11:33 am (UTC)
Re: i second that tami (e)motion...
when riding in more ghetto-esque areas and when tami and miss lou are sporting about getting all crunked up going boy hopping!!!!
did you mean boy or bar? because it's a total toss up, yo.
2001-04-04 07:55 pm (UTC)
Re: woot woot!
i meant boy....
i dont be making mistakes ever girl!!!
Call it "the Gimp". But you can't call your car Death-Trap, because that's what the name of my old truck was.
I'll list the names of cars from my past, and maybe one will inspire you.
Gringo - white '87 Toyota Camry station wagon (my friend had a car called White Trash, and we considered these cars cousins)
LBMF (Lil' Blue Mother F*cker) - metallic blue '71 MGB convertible (I called it that for two reasons, 1: it looked cool, and 2: it broke down and pissed me off a lot)
Probe - white '94 Ford Probe (you can't beat "Probe" for a car's name)
Midori - green '01 Honda Civic (there are three (3) reasons for this name, 1: it's Japanese, just like the car, 2: it means "green", and 3: it's also a common girl's name in Japan, and this car feels more like a she than a he.)
That's it for my car-naming history. Hope something here inspired you. If not, then I just wasted several minutes of my life.
Any car I drive will soon enough be transformed into The Funkmobile.
2001-04-05 05:55 pm (UTC)
cars shouldn't have names
how about "colleen come back"?