So lately, I've been blogging on about this wonderful woman I'm in love with.
I think it's important to share what you love with others. I have done this with my art, with my dogs, with books I love; with music, and movies, and, obviously, depending on the individual, women.
I love many things, in many ways.
But let me introduce you to one other love of mine:
This is Shane.
Shane is a 1998 Chevy Malibu LS. I bought Shane in April of 2004. A birthday gift to myself. Shane is the finest car I have ever owned. I love this car. She is sleek, roomy, easy on the eyes, she handles so very well, and is the smoothest ride I've ever experienced. And yes, I named her (if you love something, it deserves a name).
Shane had the unfortunate experience (which I unwittingly subjected her to) of having to spend time with someone who did not care for her as she should have been cared for. Basically, Shane got trashed. She spent almost a year with someone whom, out of the goodness of my heart, I'd lent her to. And she got trashed. Once I got her back, it took me some time, and a lot of money, to get her closer (there's still some work left to do) to her original condition.
Today, I had her seatbelts restored. A certain neurotic Labrador (not mine) ate the originals. This was a costly endeavor, though you might not think so. Trust me, I tried to do it myself. It would have cost substantially less had I been able to do the work. She has beautiful new seat covers now, as well. The detailing of her interior is not something I can afford just yet (if you saw it, you'd know what I mean), which leads me to mention that some people are unmentionable (and disrespectful) slobs.
But Shane is once more (almost) back to her complete self...and her ride is as smooth as ever. And when I mention I'm driving with the windows down, the stereo blasting, singing at the top of my lungs? That's cuz Shane has a fine sound system.
You gotta love a fine car. And sometimes that car is not the latest model. Sometimes that car is one of the finest models.
I love my car.