Monday, January 31, 2005

The day of the Jeep has passed

I have come to the time in my life when I have to give up my jeep. I hate the thought of getting rid of it, but I can't really put the kid into the jeep. Not for a long time, at least. Maybe someay I can get another and then the kid and i can take drives the way we were meant to: in a jeep with the top down.
But for now, I am stuck shopping for a new car. Not a bad place to be, right? Unless you can't find anything that you like for a reasonable price. I think that I just don't like cars. I think I have turned "car-snob". I have owned three jeeps, two were wranglers, I have owned a BMW 325i, a Honda Civic DX, and my first car was a Dodge Ram 50. I am considering a few cars right now, but none make me go OH YEAH.
Chrysler 300. Pretty cool looking. Boxy in the right way, looks like it is a Mafia Sentinel from the Grand Theft Auto games. Not too expensive and yet still well appointed.Toyota Prius. I like the idea of a gas/electric hybrid car. Actually I really like it, but i have to get over how dorky it looks. Maybe it is cooler on the inside.
that's as far as I have gotten so far. I might also want to look at some used cars, even a BMW 325 series used... we'll see.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

My kid is ridiculous cute

I love my kid. She is so cute. Today she started saying "da-da". Not very well, but it sounds like it. Well, a little bit. It might not actually be "da-da" at all, but it is nice to think it. She is very smart; it is probably "da-da".
She turned 9 months old Friday. I can't believe how fast the time went by. We will have to start planning her first birthday kegger soon or else it will sneak up on us. heh heh. kegger. wouldn't that be a riot. Most first birthday parties are not a whole lot of fun for people over the age of 2. There is, however the best 5 minutes of a kid's life, when they learn the magic of SUGAR and dive deep into the icing of their very own cake. We recently witnessed this very act at Erin and Shawn's kid, Max's first birthday party. There was beer and food, friends and all their kids. Best of all, Max, digging into his very own cake. Too bad he got some icing in his eye. That kid squealed and the fun was over -- may have even scarred him for life! He will be a fan of the saltier foods rather than the sweeter, i'm sure. Poor kid.
Note to self: Make Kaylin wear goggles at her first birthday party.

Saturday, January 22, 2005