Thursday, July 9, 2009

Exciting Day for Mandi

6:00am: It wasn't easy, but I managed to roll out of bed this morning at 6am. J Bell was looking a little depressed to me from lack of consistent walks, so I wanted to make sure I got one in this morning. The weather cooperated with the plan as it was probably only 85 degrees or so during the walk. I worked up a decent sweat, but I think most of that was from yanking on J's leash to stop her from going after the bikers whizzing past us. The road was absolutely full of them today, so I did quite a bit of yanking. If you told me that 50 bicyclist passed by us today I would not be surprised. Hopefully one day I'll be joining them, then again, I'm not so sure about the spandex.

The walk went really well but we walked at a slower pace. Again, a huge factor was probably Jezzy and her constant pulling on the leash, but I did feel that we were moving slower. Good news is that my feet didn't hurt at all during the walk and only started to hurt later on in the day after walking around in flip-flops. I should probably try to wear my shoes around more, but I love rocking flip-flops, especially during the summer. Maybe I can get a flip-flop orthotic? Are you reading this Lindsey? :)

Total Distance: 2.0 miles

Side Note: So I'm sure you're wondering from the title why Mandi had an exciting day....drum roll please....She got a new car!!! We were out car shopping with her parents today (after months of research) and had narrowed it down to a Honda Civic or a Toyota Corolla. We found that they were basically the same car and that it came down to preference in style and how good of a deal you could get. Mandi preferred the Corolla style wise and lucky for her, the Toyota dealership was willing to play some ball in terms of the price. She got a SMOKING deal on an '09 Corolla and she couldn't be happier with her choice. She was walking on air (or more accurately, bouncing around) the rest of the day and couldn't wipe the smile off of her face. I'm so happy for her! I remember purchasing my own car for the first time and it was quite the event. Remember that? I remember saying that I would only hand wash my first car...I'm pretty sure that lasted for about 6 weeks.

So what crazy promises did you make to yourself after buying your first car? Or any good car buying stories? I'd love to hear from you guys.

Total Distance for Day: 2.0 miles

3 people had something to say...:

Michael said...

I said I would wash my car every weekend or put $10 dollars in a jar. Needless to say, I did not wash my car every weekend nor was there ever a jar...

Denise said...

I bought a VW GTI as my first car. I loved the "pocket rocket." BUT...I couldn't even drive it off the lot because I didn't know how to drive a stick!! So yes, I bought my first car w/o even test driving it. But I loved it when I learned to drive it. Such a fun, cute car. said...

Michael- That's funny! You got me to laugh out loud on that one!

Denise- Sounds like the time I bought my motorcycle. I had never even sat on one before the day I bought it. When they dropped it off I told them I didn't need any pointers. It took my uncle coming over to teach me how to use the clutch. I flooded the engine and dropped it on it's side all in the first night! Whoops.