Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rainy Day Woman, vol. 22

Five empty Milwaukee's Best Light cans in the back of rusty pick-up deliver something unto me. And I talk about it this week in my column, The Car You Are.

If you have something to say about it, please email the Free Times. Be sure to include your full name and city. Frank Lewis is the editor.

I was on my way to lunch with my buddy Amy when I took this pic with my phone cam. I apologize for the poor quality, but I thought it was a beautiful thing just the same and it restored my faith in the American Way.


Jim Winter said...

"Is there anyone anywhere still driving a Renault Le Car?"

I believe those disappeared before the model year even ended. Notice there are more Eagles and AMC Pacers and Gremlins still on the road than Le Cars.

I currently drive a 2000 Ford Taurus I inherited from my dad. It has a scrape down the side where a pole at Newport on the Levee got uppity with me while I parked and a skid mark from a girl's tire as I backed into her one morning. A couple of assholes with minivans blocked both our views.

Next time, we key the minivans and slash the Bronco's tires for making us late to work.

~d said...

THIS is wonderful! I will see if I can't come up with a more descriptive way to 'verbalize' how much I LIKE this! And then I will get back to ya!

Whitenoise said...

But where are the shotgun shells...?

james2285 said...

My truck a, 2003 gmc 4 door pickup short bed. Me 1966 white male w love handles and a short bed. My truck is dirty most of the time as i drive it in the rain and snow when i can't ride my motorcycle. I'm dirty most of the time as well inside and out.

Anonymous said...

I used to think mini vans were the worst, until I realized I could have one kid slung on the hip and another strapped to my knee and hit the remote door and swing them in and buckle them down with less effort. So though they may seem uncool to a hip "young" lady like yourself, it's function over form that makes them cool to me.

Besides, you can view pornos from the back seat while parked in the garage, and all the while the kiddies are safe inside the house watching PBS.

Just remember to kill the motor first...

Also, I asked my brother once if guys avoided chicks in mini vans and he said "hell, no." "It's not what you drive, it's WHO you may drive if given the chance."

Smart guy, he is.

Nice writing, E.

from--u no who!
miss ya!

SIMON said...

But the British mini cooper well that just has to be the best!!
Think about The Italian Job!!

The Fool said...

That was a fun read, erin. I sent your Kudos to Frank.

Anonymous said...

... nice piece, Erin.... I reckon that I'm the only redneck around my neck of the woods who drives a white 2006 Audi A4 cabriolet.....

... the Missus drives a Cadillac CTS-V race car....


Anonymous said...

I've had 3 Porsches, 3 Jeeps, 1 Toyota Highlander, and now a BMW X5.

I've noticed that people's opinion about me can change dramatically when they see what type of car I drive. It can range from very positive to extremely negative.

I had a realtor once who would barely give me the time of day until he saw that I was driving a Porsche. After that, he took me *very* seriously.

Other times though, I've felt the chill of people who think I'm a snob for driving an expensive car. And heaven forbid anyone find out I drive an SUV! (Or that I secretly dream of owning a Hummer!)


Anonymous said...

I drive a Subaru station wagon with a cracked windshield and carpet full of hair from a dog that shuffled off this mortal coil 2 years ago. I shudder to think what it says about me.

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Daniel Poehlman said...

I drive a Jeep Wrangler. It's big fun. Plus, the roll cage doubles as a nice set of monkey bars when two people are in the back seat.

Try THAT in a Mini Cooper.

Whitenoise said...

p.s. Two minivans... a Safari and a Caravan. Guess I'll never be a cool kid... ;-(