Thursday, June 14, 2007


I'm now the proud owner of a car payment! My wife and I signed our lives away to our credit union and we won't be able to eat anything but plain spaghetti and Ramen noodles until the kids go off to college...well, that's an exaggeration, it's more like junior high.

But we drove off the car lot last night in a new 2007 Pontiac Torrent. It's blue and we named it Fletch. Why Fletch? Because I'm a huge fan of Gregory McDonald's fictional reporter - and my wife wouldn't name our son Fletcher. Now we have to decide which Maine license plate to get (Lobster? Loon? UMaine?) and if we should get a vanity plate or not. Fletch was already taken. Any suggestions? It can only be six characters.

My mother also drove off in a new car last night about an hour after we left (trying to keep up with the Joneses), but it was a piece of crap Chevy that can't compare to the awesomeness that is the Torrent - plus she spent more than we did. Ha ha.

Mom's New Ride

Mom Behind the Wheel


Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

My car shit the bed and I can't even afford to buy something like Fletch's "Oldsmobuick."

Sandra Ruttan said...

I like it. Never seen a Torrent before.

And your wife wouldn't name your son Fletcher? I am smiling and not saying more.