Thursday, October 21, 2010

Da Count in Friday 55-Leon

FRIDAY 55

He's quirky.
His gas gauge is broken.
His driver's side view mirror is taped together.
He's weirdly cross-wired.
He smells kinda funky.
His windshield wipers were tatters of rubber.
In spite of that he's got zip,
isn't a gas hog,
and his price was right.
He came to live with us.
We call him Leon.






DA COUNT

We still have Gracie the Bondo Queen and Jezebel the truck but they are both living on borrowed time.  We don't know which one will finally give up the ghost first but it's been a concern.  Friends were getting rid of their Impala, which needs a little TLC but is far younger than Gracie or Jezebel and should be reliable for a while longer than they will be.  I like that he has some crazy personality...seems fitting for this family, no?  I like that he's a very comfy ride.  I love that he gets good mileage.  He just needed a great name.  Calypso decided he was Leon.  I think it fits.

35 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice. mine is missing a gas cover and my passenger mirrow hangs at times...smiles

secret agent woman said...

Zippy with decent gas mileage - sounds good to me.

G-Man said...

Lime...
I Love Automotive 55's
And the price was right!
I love a good deal as well.
Thank You so much for for the smile today. And have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Teresa said...

How fun! I've only had a couple of cars with names. My favorite was Scooby Doo! Nice 55!

moondustwriter said...

Leon has found a wonderful home

Great 55 Lime

glad the price was right

Thom said...

Love the name and the vehicle. Great 55. Have a wonderful weekend.

KB said...

The name fits, he wears it well.

Beach Bum said...

A cool name with attitude. Have a great weekend.

PattiKen said...

Fun. But I have to ask. How do you he's a "he"? Maybe that's Leona... Just sayin.

Stranger said...

I do love Impalas! They're great (terrible) for those of us with lead feet and dreams of being race car drivers on the highway. My first Impala was a 1965. Oh, I think I'll need to write about that car some day.
I recently borrowed a 1995 Impala and it was a pleasure to drive! Happy day 'and driving to you and to Leon the Imp'!

Belinda said...

Great 55! Hubs and I now share one due to environmental reasons. It's easier to do in a city with only one child -- harder when public transportation is complicated and with more children.

Cocotte said...

I have never named a car. You have a very fun family, Lime.

Craig said...

Leon, eh?

Because he's yer 'mane' car?

You know, back when we bought the Cavalier that Jen drives now, it was occurring to me - that was the first car I ever owned, that had a trunk. Before that, it was all hatchbacks and minivans (or full-size vans, as the case may be. . .)

Mother Theresa said...

Yeah, he looks like a Leon alright! And he sounds like quite a good ride. :)

Claudia said...

i love imperfect cars...reminds me of myself...smiles
nice 55

Cricket said...

Heh, heh. Leon, huh?

One of the best cars I ever had was a complete s***box that my sister gave me. Yeah, it was worth that much. It had been condemned by a reliable mechanic. "Don't spend any money on this car," he said.

Ran fine. I got three years out of it. Of course, the trunk had a stash of every fluid imaginable. It leaked all of them. Still, no problems as long as you checked and kept everything topped off.

My only worry was that someone would hit me. Any damage at all would total it. Yeah, here's your $50. Go get a new car. Right. Only downside of a reliable beater.

Cricket said...

p.s. - My old beater never did die, btw. I just became more solvent and bought something else.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that you name your cars. Looks like Gracie is robbing the cradle with a younger bf...Leon and Gracie sitting in the driveway, h*i*s*s*i*n*g.....

Mary (ox)...too lazy to sign into google this morning

TALON said...

Leon looks happy in his new home!

gautami tripathy said...

Good 55er!

caricatures of vultures

And do get aboard the Poetry Train every Monday
mornings and thereafter!

Hilary said...

Leon couldn't find a better family with which to live (unless of course, you're a hamster) ;)

Mona said...

I saw a car in the Northridge Farmer's market. It had a straw cover for its roof!

Leon looks brand new! :)

Eric Alder said...

I've never given a vehicle a name, although I'm overdue to christen my new (old) rowboat with a name.

Nice 55, Lime-lady!

Suldog said...

Leon The Impala. Now, see, the way my mind works, I would have gone with Vlad. But, Leon is nice.

Craig said...

Suldog - You-um genius!

Jannie Funster said...

You are funny to name your cars.

My hubby being a car dealer, and me changing up my ride about once a month, I cannot let myself get attached to a Leon, Larry or Lulabelle. :) poor Jannie.

xo

lecram said...

Leon totally fits. May he ferry you to and fro in safety.

My count will be up later than normal due to a late outing last night.

clean and crazy said...

leon fits.awesome use of 55 words this week

Monkey Man said...

Kissing up to G-man with an automotive 55? Why didn't I think of that. Awesome, Lime.

Jocelyn said...

I'm still trying to figure out how you're going to tie dye Leon.

If you can't do it in real life, maybe Adobe Photoshop?

Mama Zen said...

I like the 55, but the label truly cracked me up!

joanny said...

Way to travel on the cheap and with four reliable wheels...nice 55er,
Cheers,
joanny
http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/

snowelf said...

Congrats Lime Family! :) It's always fun to have a new addition--and quirky is perfect. Quirky and reliable...Leon will fit right in. ;)

--snow

DianeCA said...

An automotive 55 is something not everyone can do! Sounds like a great addition to the family.

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