Hyundai Monday

I don't mean to brag, but I'm in the market to buy a new car. Well, not so much me as my brother is in the market to buy a new car. I'm just along for the ride. (There's gonna be a lot of these, so buckle up.) Now, we share a car because we are twins and we do everything together. But that might end soon. Who knows how long we'll be twins? So, it only makes sense that he should buy a new car.

Hold up! Let me shift into reverse for a minute. (See what I mean?) Did I mention that the car that we used to share recently died? It did. I stopped at a red light and it didn't start again. It had had enough. After all, it was a 1995 Ford Escort. I don't want to say that the car was old, but it came with its own handicap parking pass. We learned to drive in it, and I even got it T-boned in an accident four years ago for good measure. All of this led up to last week when it just stopped working. Just stopped in the middle of the road. And we had just gotten it inspected. (Don't it always seem to go, That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone, They paved paradise and put up a parking lot (in the middle of a road with two lanes in each direction).) But I did get to finally fulfill my lifelong dream of pushing a car in neutral to the side of the road. I "ghosted" it, as the kids say. (Shhh, kids, or I will turn this car around!)

It might actually be a good time to buy a new car, as Labor Day and Back-to-School sales are going on, hopefully delivering us a price that doesn't go through the sunroof. We are looking for something a little more "modern." It might be good to have a car that goes from 0 to 60 in 6 seconds, as opposed to a car that goes from 0 to 60 in "when it gets there" or "if it feels like it." And it might be updated by 15 years or so, with a radio that has more capability than just being a radio (sometimes). I might actually be able to listen to a CD, rather than a cassette tape. (It's hard to find Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" on cassette, mostly because they stopped making cassettes before we got the car.) The new car's radio will be just as shareable as our other car's radio, and I think that our sharing approach works pretty well. When I drive, my brother is in charge of the radio, but when my brother drives, my brother is in charge of the radio. It's perfect because I love country music. (That was sarcasm, or as I like to call it, carcasm.)

I think it's finally time to get a new car. I knew this day would come. The last five years have been a blessing in disguise with our old car. You never forget your first "tricked-out whip," if I may be so bold as to use the kid's lingo again. (Shh, what did I just say?) So say goodbye to the '95 Ford Escort and hello to the '08 Hyundai Sonata. Solid white exterior, completely Armor All-ed interior. We greased their pockets, they greased our steering wheel. The new car is purchased and paid for with an easy to repay loan. Yay loans. Yay debt. Yay stress. But it will all work out in the end. Who knows where our lives will take us in the future? But I do know one thing; where we're going, we definitely do need roads.