June 8, 2006
In Florida for the weekend. My parents live here and have graciously offered to let me use their home as my base of operationsrather than me having a PO box somewhere. I've spent a crapload of money so far. In addition to opening a FL bank account and getting a FL driver's license, I bought my car outright. Wrote a personal check for it. Couldn't believe the guy let me drive it off the lot before the check cleared, but as he pointed out, auto thef is a felony. I went online as soon as I could to double check that I had the funds. I did. So I'm still free on my own recognizance.
It's a nice car, a 2002 Toyota Solara with only 27,000 miles on it (see above). Tan. Or in J. Crew catalog speak, maybe amberine or cider or curry. So I could name it Champagne Dreams. Or I could name it based on the style; it's a zippy looking 2-door, so maybe Sporty McExistentialcrisis. I seriously do want to name the car especially because it and my kiester are going to become good friends this summer. Plus, it will be the closest thing I have to a home for the foreseeable future.