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By Lindsey

Your Girl is Practical :: New Ride

On 04, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In Musings | By Lindsey

I waited and waited.

I put it off. I looked again to only wait another year or so.

Finally, I bought a new car. What a pain in the rear that process turned out to be for a first time car buyer. Yuck!

Once I worked through my very strong opinions on cars and what they say about our society (usually negative things), I decided to skip the sky high car note that the Audi ( I really wanted) would have gifted me and the plastic-like ride one of the lower end cars I thought about buying would have provided. I went instead……for a Camry! That was two weeks ago. I’m so happy with my decision. My old car was a 2000.

Enter the tech age, Ms. Brown.

I can talk on the phone through bluetooth. Holy Cow. I can also play music wirelessly from my iphone. Playlist heaven.


Though, for my first out of town drive this past weekend I picked a “book on tape” or in my case “book on itunes”.

This cheesy crime novel about a murder on a movie set got me all the way back from Birmingham yesterday. Matt (my boyfriend) and I met at what was sort of half way between where he lives in Georgia and Memphis.

We stayed at the Ross Bridge Resort there which is part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. It was perfect for us. We pretended it was our own manor house. Ignored all the other people sitting by the fire and sipped our drinks in pretend privacy. This is Ross Bridge pictured in the distance. We get a serious discount so this will be our home away from home.

Despite the snow flurries most of the south had to endure this weekend, we got out and about a good deal. We even went swimming in the indoor pool. I haven’t done that in forever! The resort is pretty far out from from most of the restaurants we wanted to try, but we still hit up two of the Frank Stitt restaurants we had planned to visit: Bottega and Chez Fon Fon. I just loved sweet French Chez Fon Fon with my glasses of wine and croque-monsieur. We closed down Bottega. See how satisfied??


This car is going to one day be old and worn, but for now it is just perfect. I promise to take good care of it. I bought a special vacuum specifically to keep in the trunk. No debris. No food in car. No parking too close to me like this driver. Almost left a note for her.


Big thanks to my sweet friend who helped me in the car shopping process as I threw down the dealership provided popcorn. One day they even put caramel in it! Can’t wait for my maintenance to be done there.

Also, big thanks to John O’Neil Johnson Toyota in Meridian, MS for helping me so much while I looked. I ended up buying from this guy – James at Wolfchase Toyota. My sweet old jeep in the background.


Still, glad I don’t have to do this again for another 10 years — maybe even more!!! Come through for me Toyota.




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