Monday, October 22, 2007

WAX MY RIDE

So this is what my car looks like. Old Toyota, low miles, runs good, white. It has a few issues. The driver's side window broke last winter, which was a real bitch when summer came and I couldn't roll it down for fear that I wouldn't be able to get it back up again. Hot. The A/C crapped out ages ago. The cost to fix it would have essentially totaled the car. I haven't washed her in probably a year, so the paintjob looks off-white from afar. It has a layer of mold on it. What's that they say about a rolling stone gathering no moss? Not true in this case.

The stereo and antenna seem to have a mind of their own. The radio goes on and off as it pleases. I have a technique that I learned from the Fonz where I punch the dashboard, the antenna goes up, and sometimes the radio works until I hit a bump or railroad tracks. Then the aerial goes back down again and it shuts off. It wears the old crusty roof racks that I bought off craigslist like a crown. What else? It gets awesome mileage.

I like this old car. I know it's going to last me a long time and that it'll get me back and forth from the beach as often as I like without breaking down.

Built to Spill - Car

5 comments:

lawless said...

That would make a nice t-shirt...

;)

Toddy said...

Cars are a funny source of pleasure and pain.

Patch said...

Chum,

Right now, I have two old smelly towels, a leash that I hardly ever use, dried up wax on the carpet and dash, a smelly tub with a wax comb smack in the middle of it, add a couple of the kids toys in there too. A tweaked antennae and a cracked side view mirror that hasn't been fixed, now going on two years. I love it though. My surf mobile.

Anonymous said...

Can we talk about localism and surf tee shirts some more?

ed said...

I roll in a cayenne with two very aggressive pit bulls. windows are always down and doors unlocked. you're welcome to wax if you don't mind losing a hand or your face.