1. When was the last time you vacuumed out your car? How often do you wash your car? Do you wash it, or do you run it through a car wash service? How much money do you generally spend to wash your car?
Vacuumed? Ummm… never? We’ve had my truck for about 18 months. It does a job, not just look good and chauffeur our butts around. First and foremost, it’s a pony hauler. It hauls things. It does real work, not just look pretty.
My truck was last washed in August. It needs a bath again. But, it’s cold out and I don’t really want to pay for a car wash. I’m sure it’ll survive until the next rain or it really warms up here. And yes, I wash it.
2. What kind of car do you drive? What color is it? Do you like your car? How long have you had it? Is it reliable? Would you recommend it to a friend? If money were no object, what car would you buy for your family? Now, which car would you buy for yourself? Do you have an opinion about people who drive expensive cars? (Jealous? Disgusted? Curious?)
I drive a 1995 Sapphire Blue (purple-blue) Ford F-150 that I’ve owned for the last 18 months. “Frank” is very reliable, even at 180,000 miles. While Frank was originally bought to be almost strictly my “pony hauler”, he’s become our every day vehicle due to circumstance. CP drives probably about 100 miles a day and Frank is still going strong!
Would I recommend a Ford truck? Of course! Then again, I have a little more experience with American trucks in extreme weather than the average person. Personally, I prefer the Ford. On the North Slope in Alaska, where weather can get to -100 F, Ford is the workhorse of choice. Ford trucks seem to handle the extreme weather and out perform the competition. It really does take a special vehicle to survive the extreme heat and extreme cold of Alaska (it does get over 100 F in the interior). Maybe someone from Ford should contact me about a commercial campaign?
If money were no object, what car would I buy my family? Probably one of the hybrid SUV’s so I could load up the kids and the dogs and go places. Or a really nice VW Passat or Toureg. All nice vehicles.
For myself? If money were no object? A McLaren F1 of course! Or a BMW z3 roadster! Or a new Ford one ton dually with a custom 4 horse slant load trailer! Or a Mercedes SLK55! Or a Shelby Custom Ford GT Supercar! Or a Bugatti EB 110! Anyone see a pattern here?
My opinion about people who buy expensive cars… Depends on the person and the car. Ralph Lauren? Stylish, sophisticated and has good taste. The average Joe? Depends on the car and the circumstances. With price tag come performance, dependability and image. We are honestly considering a gently used Jag for CP because of the image he needs to project with his career, the price is right, they have an excellent performance record and it’ll get my truck back for me to drive on a day to day basis.
I can admire a nice car. I don’t experience jealousy, but I do drool a bit over a fine piece of machinery.
3. What’s the biggest thing on your mind right this moment? Why is this issue so important to you at this time?
ATM? The lawn guys are coming today. It’s only an issue because I have to make sure the dogs are in when they come.
The biggest issue I’m dealing with atm is really Dude and schooling. Finding the right school for him, getting him the right help, making sure his IEP (individual education plan- for special needs kids) is followed, making sure he gets educated and the school doesn’t just try to pass the buck. Pretty obvious why it’s important.
4. Have you ever cried when hearing about the death of a celebrity? If so, who? And if so, why? Who was the last celebrity you remember feeling sorry for? Why? Pick one celebrity you would miss if he/she were to die. Why this person?
Cry over the death of a celebrity? I don’t think I ever have. I’ve been shocked and I’ve been sad, but I don’t think I cried. I even reposted an old blog as tribute to Paul Newman when he died. (here)
Feeling sorry for a celebrity? I feel badly over Heath Ledger’s death. A simple mistake cost him his life. It’s why all medications need to be checked, re-checked and then triple checked because many do not mix. Your doctor(s) and your pharmacist(s) need to be aware of ALL meds you take, including supplements. And you need to do your research too. It is your health and your life after all!
Who would I miss? Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, Angelina Jolie… I think it would be the icons of our time. Then again, isn’t it human nature to miss those that we look up to?