Saturday, December 10, 2011

No hipsters here!

Mr. RK read a story that said my alma mater, New York University, was ranked the #1 college for producing hipsters. That's only slightly better than, say, the #1 college for producing neocons...

So today, I defied the stereotype. How? I bought a bright red muscle car.

Seriously, I had my other car for 8 1/2 years and wasn't in a hurry to get another one. But I have wanted a Mustang since high school and finally aged out of the expensive insurance bracket. I was thinking about getting one in a few months and then this week a good friend's car blew up. She had no means to get another one, and I had taken very good care of my car, so I gave it to her and got this little beauty.


Mr. RK spent a couple of hours shopping around online and negotiating prices. We got a great deal - believe it or not, it was about the same price as a Toyota commuter car. Apparently they only run into the big bucks when Mr. Empty Pants types come in and want to supe them up.

It was pretty funny seeing the slight surprise when the guys (there were no women) at the dealership found out it was for me...not quite so funny when I couldn't figure out how to get it into reverse, because reverse is IN THE FRONT and you have to push down first. I nearly hit my friend's apartment building!

(Seriously, reverse in the front? Isn't that like having a penis on your backside? Anywho...)

It's gray and freezing here, so I like to think driving this down the street is contributing to the general holiday cheer.

I was going to put my NYU license plate frame on, but the dealership we bought the car from is called Dick's. So just because I'm immature, I think I'll leave that on for awhile.

Lastly, the plate ends in the letters "FJW." My first thought was, "Who is JW?"

20 comments:

Claire said...

I used to work with a JW, but he was a nice guy. Which is a shame, because otherwise FJW would totally have worked!

Nice wheels, lady!

Cxx

Lynn said...

Wow!!!! That's so cool! And very cool of you to give away your old car to a friend in need.

Jeannie said...

Yes, sometimes reverse is at the other end - I thought you always had to press down to get into it anyway.

Congrats! I always wanted a mustang. Almost got one once when my husband saw one at auction and thought about getting it for me - but didn't. Now, my age has put me in the don't care any more category. I admire the neighbors' two doors down who each have one.

wigsf3 said...

You got 'tang from Dick's. Nice.

John McElveen said...

Ha Ha Ha---she said Dick's! That is a perfect car for you, and I would get that reverse looked at! I mean even the VW Beetle is Down and Back!!!


GREAT POST!



Laughing all the way! Enjoy the ride RK!

J

John McElveen said...

OMG my Middle initial is W and I' called JW back home--I won't tell you what the W stands for but with Dick's and FJW, I don't know that I can ever ride with you! LOL

JW

My Mercurial Nature said...

Nice car!! And reverse being in the front would result in my totaling the thing out approximately 6 seconds after purchasing it. LOL Hope you find out who JW is...because that sounds like an order! ;-)

danjor21 said...

Nice car! And good luck with that whole reverse thing!

LL Cool Joe said...

Great looking car!! Have fun driving it! I had to get used to some weird things about my new jeep, as the visibility isn't as good as the old one, but you'll quickly adapt, I'm sure.

G said...

Ooooh, time for some thug driving. :D

Granny Annie said...

I know a "JW" and I did:)

A Beer for the Shower said...

This car is exactly like Bryan's mustang. You ought to chat with him about it.

Riot Kitty said...

LOL everyone! GA - seriously?!

Insomniac #4 said...

Awesome car! Take that hipsters!

Don't you have one of those NYU window clings you could put on the rear wind shield? That way you could rep your alma mater *and* Dick's. ha ha.

Riot Kitty said...

I#4: Actually I have a license plate frame...great idea ;)

Riot Kitty said...

Meaning I will have one plate frame from Dick's and one from NYU.

Darth Weasel said...

Wait...driving a Mustang makes one a hipster? This is a genuine shock to me.

But congrats on the cop candy, you deserve it. Enjoy!

Riot Kitty said...

Darth: No, the opposite of hipster!

MelissaQ said...

Im not sure how I found your blog, but it is soo cute! You are an amazing friend to give your friend a car, in her time of need. Keep up the great blog. May you continue to be blessed.

Riot Kitty said...

MQ: Thanks!