Sunday, July 04, 2010

Guess who is not driving a piece of crap car anymore?

The Fourth of July weekend has historically been good to me, at least as far as my Los Angeles life goes. I don't remember any major successes or failures from Pennsyltucky on the 4th. Oh, wait...was the Batman fiasco during the 4th weekend? Story for another day and best not to think about it.

As I was saying, the 4th of July weekend is when I moved to Hollywood in 1995. So far, it's been a positive experience. There was the 4th that Tami and I spent with our neighbors on the roof of our building, the tallest one on the block, watching fireworks in all directions and drinking good beer. Not a big deal, but still a happy memory. The 4th of July weekend is also when I met Slackmistress and Betheboy at Annika's 30th birthday party (Happy Friendiversary), and they couldn't be more awesome. So, okay, not a long list of goodness, but you know, it hasn't been bad. So, it was with great hope that I ventured out to Universal City Nissan in search of a new (used) car.

Long story short (not that long, surprisingly, and they had hot dogs and a bouncy house), I drove away with a beautiful black 2008 Nissan Sentra with low mileage, fairly low monthly payments, and a sense of accomplishment. Many thanks go out to my awesome boss, without whom this would not be possible, and Criss, who texted me through a nervous day.

Here she is folks. She needs a name.*UPDATE: Her name is Niecy. Thanks for the suggestions. Annika, it does have an ee sound.


the slackmistress said...


b) OMG you and Will arecar twins! So happy it was able to work out.

Will said...

Yay! As a proud driver of a 2008 Sentra I approve of this purchase.

Annika said...

She looks like a Callie to me. Maybe an Ellie. Something -lee.

mamamouseiam said...

Congratulations on the new car, Laurie! Now I won't have to worry about you anymore. (Really! I don't personally know you but, still, I worry. It's a "mom" thing.) My niece has the same car, same color, and loves it. You will too, and I'm sure you'll come up with a great name.

Hester from Atlanta said...

Congrats on the new car. It sure is a trauma when the old one starts going kaput all the time. Glad you were able to swing it. Enjoy your new car and the freedom it brings. Best - Hester

Ellen Bloom said...

Yayyyy! Congrats on the new ride. Niecy is a beauty! Don't forget those regular check-ups! Niecy needs attention!

Jaclyn said...

Congratulations Laurie! I'm happy you have a working car now.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Sorry for sounding egocentric, but all those comments about Niecy... My first reaction is you're talking about me! I'll have to get over myself.


Penny said...

That is a great name for a car. Simple and cute. Take good care of your new Nissan. Nissan's beauty lasts. I have a friend who has 2006 Sentra and he got it second hand. When he showed that Sentra to us, we were so amazed that this was bought from a store of used cars.
was great that time for us to re-test drive it, and it all went good. So please take care of your car, preserve its “brand new beauty”
By the way, great car!