Today ruled. We drove to Douthat State Park in my new car ('03 dark blue Honda CR-V; more on this later) and kayaked around the lake and hiked about the beautiful Alleghany mountains. It was a really pretty day, though a little windy - we definitely took on some water in the kayak, but it was goodtimes. We split a bottle of wine and sunbathed in the woods in our bathing suits / underwear. On the way home, we stopped by Blockbuster to rent a movie and the grocery store to buy some dinner. Mike made us some salmon with an herb wine reduction sauce over rice. Now we're sharing a bottle of our favorite Virginia wine. We may meet up with some friends later for a drink. We may not.
Last week I bought a car by myself for the first time evah. Obviously the largest purchase I've ever made, it was kind of scary, but pretty sweet. But it was so effin' sad to say goodbye to my trusty bronco - which the dealership only gave me $300 for!! ( Excaliber is worth more than that, damnit!Collapse )
My new car pretty much rules, though. It has CRUISE CONTROL, A/C, AND POWER WINDOWS AND LOCKS, none of which I have ever had the luxury of experiencing in a car of my own. Plus, it only has 27,000 miles on it, despite being three years old, and looks brand new. I feel fancy. Almost too fancy. Now I will have to take care of my car, rather than ignoring bent axles, dented bumpers, scratched paint, and a dirty interior. I will no longer be able to drive over curbs at will, run over boxes, and take speed bumps as fast as I can. Sad. But fancy!
Oh oh, and before I bought the new car, I bought some radass ( new shoezorsCollapse ).
No more new things until after we move!
Ah yes, and the move is shaping up to take place between June 19 - June 26. Yessssss. I CANNOT WAIT. except I am scurred for my poor fair skin getting fried in the mile-high city :/