Finally Sunny!

For those of you that don't know, my favorite color is yellow. It reminds me of bring sunny beautiful days of outside wonderment and joy. I can't look at yellow and be sad. 

So it warms my heart to be able to share that I finally got a new car! 

Bonus: it's yellow!
His name is Sunny Atreyu

He is not exactly what I wanted or even what I was looking for, but if you've ever looked for a car and had some financial difficulties - you learn to curb your expectations. 

Sunny is cute, fun and I think he'll be brave and adventurous - which is where his middle name comes into play. Sunny is a Chevy Aveo and while I telling a friend what type of car he was, the name Atreyu (instead of Aveo) jumped out of my mouth. Then I remembered how much I loved The Neverending Story when I was a kid and I just couldn't let my Sunny go without a middle name. In the movie, Atreyu was handsome, brave, adventurous and reliable. I think Sunny will fit all of those qualities and more. 

So now comes that amazing time where I have to learn all the new fun and funky quirks about Sunny A. I already learned that I don't have to shift him, but old habits die hard. I also haven't gotten the seat quite right and since I don't have to shift, I'm having a helluva time deciding what to do with my hands (yes they are on the wheel but where?). 

All in all, you'll be able to see us coming a mile away. He was made in America (go U.S. Manufacturing!) and he fits my personality. Win! Win! Win!

By the way, my niece thinks he's "handsome" :)


Cinnamon Rolls

When my alarm went off this morning, not only was I dreaming of yummy ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls - I could taste them... yes you read that right. 

Taste them!

Does this take my food obsession to an unhealthy level?

Let me digress for a moment (like you have a choice). Over the weekend I was watching a local food show and there was this bakery featured that had the most amazing-looking cinnamon rolls, scones and bread. I was basically drooling while watching the spot. Come to find out the shop was right around the corner - literally, from my house. The Black Rooster Bakery, I must've passed this restaurant oh... 150 million times! How could something so wonderful and beautiful be so close to my house without me knowing?!?!

Now I'm stuck. I'm trying to be good and eat right, but how can I be expected to be good when there are amazing cinnamon rolls (my ultimate weakness) less than a quarter-mile away?!? (I don't care who's diet you're following - NO ONE condones cinnamon rolls like this!)

So I'm going to leave it up to you. Should I go try one of their cinnamon rolls or just continue on my good streak and admire them from afar?

On the up side, this is totally distracting me from the car situation that I still haven't heard back on...


New (to me) Car (maybe)

You know those days where you get a wild hair and decide that you want to buy a new car so you start putting in inquiries about cars and spend your day being hassled by car salesmen people? 

Yeah, me neither... until today.

Many thoughts come to mind as I review this decision. Here are the top 3:
  1. What the f(*& was I thinking?!?! 
  2. Why wasn't someone here to stop me?!? 
  3. Why do I want to blame someone else?!?
Why you ask... because as I write, I'm waiting to hear back on a credit decision. (UGH!) I've made no secret about my recent financial troubles and the subsequent situation in which I've landed. Recently, I've come upon a small amount of money, and because of this bittersweet windfall I have enough for a modest down payment on a more reliable (and hopefully funner) car. But I'm stuck in the waiting game.

I don't know if you've ever been in this situation (lucky you!), but it sucks! I told the salesman that I didn't want to come up and test drive the vehicle until I knew for sure that I was approved for a loan and that my payments would be $x/month. 

Apparently this isn't how "normal" people purchase vehicles. 

HEEELLLLOOOO! I'm not normal, but now you get a nice story to tell at your car salesman conventions or at the Sunday dinner table. I can't imagine I'm the best story you've got but who knows, if when I'm approved, maybe I can make an ass out of myself to make this deal memorable. Because, I'm just that kind of gal!
This MAY BE the car I end up with... kinda cute, huh?
So internet blog-land, if this is the car I'm supposed to have - send good thoughts my way so hopefully I can ride to work in this puppy tomorrow!