Wednesday, March 29, 2006

She's Here!

For those of you wondering about the dry weather in Hilo the past few days, let me explain:

I finally got my new car!

btw, that also explains the silly little grin on my face :-}

Don’t get me wrong – the car I’ve been driving is a good car and I’ll be sorry to see her go – I'm very comfortable with her. She was the first car that I wanted and I bought. She’s a bit sporty and we’ve driven quite a few miles together.

But I just couldn’t pass on this new car: an immaculate, non-leaky, 2002 silver Saturn with only 17,000 miles, tinted windows, 10-CD changer – all for only $3,000.

Yes, I just stole a car and it was perfectly legal.

Even the security guard at Young Brothers (shipping company) said, "Wow, nice car!" as I was driving out the gate yesterday.

It still feels like I’m driving someone else’s car. I don’t know if this is just because it’s a different car or if it’s because it used to belong to a friend and I’m still perceiving it as her car. Whichever it is, I think the feeling will soon pass.

One other small problem, however, needs some immediate attention: the new car doesn’t have a name.

When Mom and I got the Honda Civic in 1988, we named her "Baby Car". When I got my original Saturn in October 2003, I knew old habits would die hard, so the new car would have to have a name beginning with "Baby". Since she was a blue-green, or teal, color, and P and I were deep in the trenches of writing the first Stargate script, it was almost inevitable that she ended up as "Baby Teal’c" or "Baby T" for short.

I think it will be okay if the new car’s name doesn’t start out with "Baby", but Mom and I have been brainstorming for weeks now and haven’t really come up with anything that seems right.

Waddya say, all you insanely creative people out there? Anybody got an idea for a name for my new silver Saturn?


Lori said...

Wow -- time for a new one already?!?!? Seems like you just got that one...

You know how I suck at names, so I leave that to others.

Jack said...

I thought interfacing with the Daniel Jackson seemed appropriate... :-)

Jack said...

And Congratulations!!

S.O.B. said...

How about Ohio? That way whenever you start the car you could shout "Ohio silver away!" (You can almost the William Tell Overture in the background!)

Amy said...


Very creative suggestion -- thanx!

I'm not sure it's quite right, tho'...

Amy said...


I got Baby T. in October 2003, but she's a 1995 model and rather than dumping $$$ into an older car, I decided to take the plunge and get a newer one....