These are Normal Ideas

August 25, 2008

I'm not feeling very funny today. Probably because we're mourning the loss of our third hubcap. It happened on a leftover frost heave, we watched it roll into a ravine, and this time it was the driver's side rear.

Instead of forking out the cash for three new hubcaps--which I know we'll lose within 48 hours--I'm thinking about creating a visual distraction by covering my three naked tires in silver poster glitter.

I don't know--it's just an idea.

I'm also thinking about quitting my well-paying day job to work at a Thai restaurant, replying to every 0% credit card offer that comes to me in the mail, and buying a minivan.

It's totally not the pregnancy hormones. So don't even suggest that.

12 comments:

chattypatra said...

Of course it's not the pregnancy hormones, Amy! You are merely showing faith in our economy, since they keep telling us we are not going through a recession. Congratulations on your patriotism!

Grandma said...

pull off the 4th hubcab...or blow on it and it may fall off, wear it as a hat and order out today,you deserve it. But I think if you wrote to Toyota and explained how each one flew off and told your stories of how you attempted to get new ones, it would be fun to see if they would respond. It does make you wonder if there are other people out there who have had the same problem.

Mindy said...

A minivan? That's crazy! ;)

Laura said...

Hey, I broke down and went to a minivan only to acquire the hubcab problem myself. My advice is to spray paint each tire a different bright color. At least then, it stays decorated! (Think of the fun James would have!)

Maraiya said...

Now you can go back to the hubcap guy and really go all out. Heck, I say get four mis-matching hub caps and make a game of it: "Which hub cap was the original?"

Alex (and Trevor!) said...

I don't know you, and you don't know me other than I'm Meghan Sonnenberg's new sister-in-law. But... I came across your blog and I'm completely entranced by the way you write. If you wrote a novel, I'd buy it. Hands down.

:)

Jill said...

Glitter is a great idea, but first thought was to suggest aluminum foil.

Our Little World said...

Ok, you need to post a pic of the car! I think quitting your job and working at a Thai place sounds YUMMY! Stay away from the credit cards. And minivans are great, but so not cool! We've like ours though

Loralei said...

Is there a reason you are limiting yourself to SILVER glitter? Dare to dream!

However, I'm sure the hubcap guy can come up with a beautiful assortment and your vehicle can be outfitted in the "shabby chic" style.

Laura said...

You need to get some of those clear plastic ties to hold your hubcaps on. I don't know what they're called but here's a link to a picture of them http://www.collins-consulting.org/orchids/plastic-ties.jpg

carla said...

OOOOH GLITTER IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.

or so the Toddler in me says anyway.

C.

Mrs Furious said...

Re:hubcaps
Didn't you know it's *cool* not to have hubcaps?! For real. You should actively ditch the 4th.
When we moved to MI my cousin's husband (following that) drove their cars (Mercedes & Saab... no joke) with no hubcaps. He is also the technical editor for Car & Driver magazine. Mr F saw that and was like "shit that looks so badass" and took off our hubcaps on purpose. Mr F can be such a follower.