Monday, November 27, 2006

breanna and the curse of the auto mall PART 2

it's been two weeks since i bought the delightful CR-V. and i'm sure you're dying to know how luxurious it feels.

so am i.

that's right, i still don't have it. the curse continues.

as it turns out, the CR-V is made in japan. when a shipment of over 100 arrived into the port of portland, it was filled with heroin.
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yep. my CR-V is packed with drugs. some might consider that a bonus...more bang for my buck.

unfortunately, the authorities are detaining the entire shipment for WHO KNOWS HOW LONG to ensure that no heroin is hidden anywhere. imagine my surprise upon reclining the seat and discovering an eight ball. or whatever the street term is for heroin.

when i first heard about this, i was told it was meth. which made no sense to me. i thought meth was strictly a north portland thing? i was really confused. then yesterday i got the update that it's actually heroin. much classier if you ask me. meth should be shipped in mini vans. heroin in CR-V's and cocaine in mercedes. if i were in charge that's how i'd do it.

so the wait continues. we finally demanded that the dealership give us a "loaner" car (thanks rebecca marie for the suggestion). when we went to pick it up yesterday, they didn't have one. so they put my mister in a brand new honda accura complete with sunroof and heated leather seats. lucky him. but there's no way i was going to drive it. not with my curse still in full effect. i figured, hey, i've been driving this civic for quite awhile and haven't done anything to it, why risk it?

so that's the update. because i know you're all just holding your breath. well, the two of you who have read my blog in the last two weeks :)
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Sunday, November 19, 2006

breanna and the curse of the auto mall.

i needn't remind you of what happened when the mister and i went to buy our new car a few months back, right? the curse continues....

it all starts last saturday night. i was on my way home from newberg at about 10:30pm. oh...before we go any further, you should know that i've been back to driving that old truck i've had since i was 16...the mister decided that if i wanted the next new car, which i do, he should get to have the current new car. fair enough.

so i'm in the truck coming back from newberg. and the thing just stops working. seriously. it's completely dark, i'm alone and starving (as i hadn't eaten since about 7am) and exhausted from an incredibly long day. so i did what anyone would do. i cried like a baby. a few hours later, when someone was finally able to find me and pick me up (at least i had cell phone service) i was still crying.
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so, sunday we headed out to the same dealership where we got the car. other than THE INCIDENT last time, this dealership was pretty great and we've enjoyed the car quite a bit. so it made sense that, since i've wanted a honda CR-V for like about 7 years now, we'd head back over. with the mister completing the test drive of course.

it's super dark and raining like crazy. we get to the dealership and everything actually goes wonderfully. we didn't crash into anything!! the only downside? the color i want isn't available until february. which sucks because february isn't an option for me. i need a car TODAY. so i sacrifice my dreams of a red cr-v, and settle for boring old silver. the other bummer? it was "in transit" so it wouldn't arrive for about a week (and i'd like to jump ahead and complain that i STILL don't have it even today! grrr)

so we head into the office to sign allllll the paperwork and hand over a lot of our money, when an employee runs in and says "do you guys own the grey '06 civic?" and we say "yes" and he says "someone just hit it in the parking lot and tried to take off."

at which point i erupted into tears again. for like, the forteenth time in 24 hours.
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i am SO done with the auto mall. i clearly have pissed off the honda civic powers that be, seeing as how one is brutally attacked everytime i'm there.

so now...just sitting waiting wishing my new car would get delivered already!
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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

a blogcation for my friends

well darlings, i've returned, slightly tanned and completely relaxed. i had a lovely time, and so i brought the vacation back for all of you sitting at your desks and on your couches in the rain and cold...

first, set your thermostat to about 86 degrees...pour yourself a glass of wine, and get comfy.

welcome to the resort!
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this is where we get the wine...and the martinis. it's only thirty seconds from our room!
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now we'll take a little ride down to citywalk for some great food and fun!
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it's a beautiful day! there's lots to see like the biggest Hard Rock Cafe you'll find...
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and just next door, our favorite place, NBA city!
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look how small our hand looks in Kobe's MVP hand!
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no trip to orlando would be complete without visiting Universal Studios...only we're very important people, so we get to go after they close and ride all the rides without waiting in any lines...8 times and counting friends!

and have a drink or two in between rides! cheers!
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then we'll play all the games for free, and win lots of prizes for kids that aren't ours...(girlspawn i've got a fuzzy friend for you!) and we'll take a picture with the cute carnie named LUZ
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now get some's back to work tomorrow and you've still got to get used to the time change!