Thursday, February 22, 2007

Dude, where's my bus?

So Heatherly decided I was in the midst of a mid-life crisis, or about to plunge into one. Either way, she finally responded to my numerous hints about a sports car for my birthday or Christmas and bought me a car! Believe you me, I'm psyched. Now, lest you think I'll be hob-nobbing around in a Viper or Mustang or some-such extravagance, I must inform you this is an older model car. Well, it's not actually a car, either. More of a van. Sorta.

As you can see from the picture below, I'm the proud (yes, proud) new owner of a 1978 VW Bus. After 17 years of marriage, she definitely knows me. Plus, she bought one that is pretty much ready-to-go, so I won't be spending a ton of time in the garage working on it. What does this say about me, about us? Maybe it's a nod to my past (this will be the 4th VW I've owned, plus the one I drove in high school) and my German roots. Maybe a reflection of our desire for simpler times. I'm not going to stress about it too much, trying to figure it out. For now, I'm just going to enjoy the ride, get some tie-dyed t-shirts for the whole family, play some old tunes on the sound system and thank God I married this woman.