Wednesday, June 18, 2008


...Runs from minus10 to plus 10
I'm just trying to be a zero…
A zero.
The only thought I've had lately that seemed worth a Gol-durn was from the post a few weeks ago, prompted by Barbara.

A list of unremarkable quirks, inconsequential habits and otherwise innocuous and strange ways I may have.

This is what I thought I learned:
"It just may be that the most we could say about anybody is "That was the most unremarkable person I've ever known.'"

Opinions vary, but I don't feel I've never really lived that way. Somehow I always manage to call some attention to myself.
Lately, I find that its a little more comfortable to just be invisible.
Some may say that it is much wiser as well.

I have been looking for a car to buy the last month. The Rip now has my car, that is to say the car I have been driving since Christmas.
Its his car now.

Of course I have looked at all the high MPG cars...the Mazda's, the Civics and Toyotas, even your Mitsubishi. Even ol' Volkswagon bugs are runnin' over 20,000 clam-a-roos new.
Even high mileage used and abused Eco-cars are commanding a premium on todays market.

And all these cars look the same.
Thats why they have to put ornamented names and models on these things..except for the Scion.

But I tell you what I am going to do. I have found a car that suits me fine and its only $2000.
And I feel like it will get me back to my old unabashed unapologetic ways.
Its a 1958 plymouth Desoto Fireflite and its soon to be all mine.
Its the wrong thing to do, but for 65 times the price I could buy a real piece of shit.



GEWELS said...

Very cool car- I can see you in it right now.

But really, a 50 year old car?

Dave Mows Grass said...

That's a fantastic car choice, Steve! If anything ever goes wrong with it, you can just go down to the local Desoto dealer and get the parts you need to fix it.

I know what you mean, though. My '91 Sentra got every bit of 32 MPG in the city in spitr of having almost 230,000 miles on it. It started coughing up blood last December so I traded it in on a 2008 Versa, the most efficient car Nissan makes. The Versa gets 28 MPG driving it the exact same way. What progress we've made! I wish they'd do a '91 Sentra reissue, or bettey yet, a '71 Datsun 510 reissue. I'd buy either one in a snap!

Congrats on the interesting car find. I think you are more of a Nash Metropolitan with chrome continental kit type of guy, but Desoto works!

GrizzBabe said...

Does fire shoot out the back?

soubriquet said...

Yep, that's okay...
But don't let these hecklers and lollygaggers dragoon you into buying too boring a car. I have just the thing over on my blog. Posted under 'A Car for Steve'
I think you'll agree it has a certain presence, commands respect, and is quite untroubled by the careless behaviour of other drivers.

steve said...

Souby, I meant to leave you a little comment a few days ago when I saw that Crosstiched Volvo Hybrid.

which reminds me...I need directions to that post of youirs where the Medevil dude is leaning how to turn pagews in a book and its in reference to losing some thing in your computer...I'm tired and thts a poor descrioptiopn, but I think you know what I'm wanting. i'll go se my car now.

steve said...

Grizz! Yes, and I'm getting a turntable installed in my parking spot in case I need to make a quick getaway.

soubriquet said...
Took me a while to find it too, i really should tag posts with keywords.

Barbara said...

This seems so YOU! I can just see you behind the wheel. The good news is you probably won't get any speeding tickets.

I spent a couple of years having fun in the back seat of a car like this in my pubescent youth. It's a very big back seat.

I hope you enjoy every mile and every dollar of gas that goes into that bottomless tank!

soubriquet said...

Wake up!....
Wake up Steve!....

I think he's dreaming...
Steve... can you hear anything?

just try to move your finger....

Seems like he's been sniffing solvents again... a nasty case of silence of the bloggers....

Anonymous said...

Long live the Batmobile!
Desoto - Delightful!

Quack, Quack!

Kilroy_60 said...

You'll always be a 0 in my book, old friend. Ho Ho

As for the car, I love it.

I've been looking at an old Ford Falcon myself.

steve said...

Barbara- Plenty of room to put your feet up! I had a 55 Pontiac in high Schoola and it had a big backseat too!

souby- Even when He's gone, i'm still here!

Kilroy! Where ya been?
A Zero=Success at last!

ain't that right, Mr Rod...
Quack Quack!

Anonymous said...

That car is the SHIT! Hey Steve! UF Mike P.S. Great blog!

steve said...

Hey Mike!
The one i'm looking at is a fixer-upper...this one is already fixed.
The one i'm looking at is a four-door...a real sled.

Mother of Invention said...

We want pics with you hanging out of it!!

We had a Dodge dart swinger, an old Rambler, a Ford galaxie 500 convertible, and an old grey Chevvy with a visor!! Now we have a 98 Nissan Pathfinder which we'll drive into the ground I'm sure.

steve said...

Mom, you forgot to mention the pacer you used to havr, the one that looked like a Spaceship.