Thursday, March 11, 2010

Watch Out, Oakland!

We are now the proud owners of a 1999 Police Interceptor! "Big Boy" joins my little Corolla in our little auto family.

What a kick.

We drove the big guy around this afternoon, and it is an experience driving around an ex-cop-car. People either stared and got out of our way, or smiled and waved (or, apparently yelling obscenities. Interesting). Terri was grinning ear to ear as she waved back. What a hoot!

Her little Honda finally went kaput, so it was time for an upgrade. She doesn't drive a whole lot so she decided to just get whatever she wanted, as long as it was reliable and fit the budget. This is both, and also fulfills (just a wee bit) her fantasy of being a cop. I swear, I haven't seen her that happy in months. She was having the time of her life driving it around.

I think I see some mirrored aviator glasses in her future.

What a relief. I hate car stuff. This car is super safe, very fast, and fun to drive. It still has that big grate on the front, so I'm not going to worry about bumping into *anything*. We were just so tickled as we cruised around. Hee!

(GIANT thank-you to Shea, for driving down to Fremont with me to get the car!! Diet Pepsi six-pack is on me!)

8 comments:

It's Me, Theresa said...

*laughs* that is awesome!

Daphne said...

It's hilarious! Two lil white girls cruising around Oakland in our big black cop car, blasting tunes, laughing hysterically. Ah. We needed this.

Stefanie said...

Awesome car! I love that the grill thing is still on the front. Now, I don't want to hear reports of Terri "helping" people get out of her way :)

Carl V. said...

That is too fun! Too bad they wouldn't let you keep and use the lights...you'd get everywhere quite a bit faster!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You would scare the bejesus out of me in that vehicle. Seriously. I'm the mother of a teenager who just got pulled over for "failure to stop for three seconds at a stop sign" yesterday. We're all feeling a little cop-phobic around here today.

Daphne said...

Stefanie: i know! a little "tap, tap" from behind might get a little out of hand...

Carl: seems to be working out pretty well without them, too!

Bee: It's pretty funny. Don't worry. I won't pull anyone over. :)

Kate said...

WIN! Oh, I totally approve! What fun!

Tammie said...

this is awesome.

i think terri is now my sons new idol.