Saturday, June 02, 2007

What to Wear With A Yellow Ribbon

My 1992 Honda Accord is a great little car. She has 165000+ miles and she starts every time I turn the key. We bought her brand new fresh off the showroom floor fifteen years ago.

The years have been hard on her yet she chugs along. She has endured two young boys learning to drive; hours of unbearable summer heat sitting outside my office day after day; suckers, french fries, pizza and cokes plastered under her seats and deep in her carpet; she still runs even though she only has two hubcaps. She lost her antenna in a car-wash three years ago, her air conditioner quit five years ago and the cassette player started eating tapes about four years ago. She really needs a massage.

But more than that, she needs more space on the back to hold the yellow ribbon magnets I plan to plaster all over the car now that Sprout is headed to war. As I said before, I was hesitant about wearing the yellow ribbons on my car but now I am ready. The problem is that the old girl just doesn't have enough room on her rear-end for yellow ribbons. You either have to turn the ribbon magnet on it's side, or put it on the side panel of the car, which just won't do.

S00000000, how do you solve a problem like this? Well, you break down and do what Stoicdad has been begging me to do for years now. You go out and buy a better magnet holder. Meet our newest addition, Big Blue.

I love the old girl, but I gotta admit, I am falling hard for the big guy.

Now won't those yellow ribbons look so much better on the back of this Hunk-A-Hunk-A-Burning-Love? Ladies?

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