Thursday, April 8, 2010

Say Hello to _________!

I really should be finishing up these 80 exams (three essays each to grade, which means I have to read 240 paragraph-plus renditions of who Akiva was and why he's important, etc.) plus extra credit (which always is fun. But I have to share the good news (wow, that sounded really preachy) ... about my CAR that is. Thanks to the good efforts of Tuvia, I now have a 2010 Toyota Yaris in Carmine Red to call my own (jointly, of course). We decided to take advantage of their No Interest Financing for 60 months, as well as a $1,000 recent grad incentive (graduating in May, I am) and bought their most inexpensive model on the lot. Of course, me being picky and wanting Carmine Red, it had to be shipped up. The moment the chag was over, we schlepped over and nabbed this little puppy. The buying experience was pretty craptastic, as our assigned car salesman was less than enthusiastic. Luckily, we'd already decided what we wanted when we went in (mad props to U.S. News and World Report's rankings on most affordable small cars). The finance guy was much more pleasant (even if he is a Red Sox fan).

So here she is:

Now, notice the license plate. 309-YAN. Okay, so three is my lucky number, nine is my lucky number squared, and YAN? Totally Yankees. I'm not a huge Yanks fan, even if my boy Joba (GO ROCKETS!) is on the team, but here's a tip to Tuvia. THis happened completely by happenstance, too. The salesman gave the finance guy -- turns out every car that is sold this month at the Toyota dealership will walk away with a YAN license plate. It's going to be a long month for the finance guy ...

So now, something I hadn't even thought about, and I owe this entirely to @YonitDM for bringing it up, CAR NAMING. Delicious car naming. My last car, which is now in my parents possession (that is, I gave it to them when their minivan broke down), is a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi  named Sally. The car got its name while in Denver while sitting in front of one of those Sally beauty supply places. (That car should never have been bought, by the way. I was an undergraduate student with zero money in my pocket, but it was pretty. I guess you live and you learn, right?)

So I'm looking to you guys for help. Suggest names, and I'll think them over and go with the best one. Also, feel free to boost up the love of names people already have suggested. I might even do a poll after I get plenty of names. Of course, I also have veto power :) So take what you know about me, and suggest an appropriate name for my little crimson beauty!