I Have a Soul!

I Have a Soul!

Okay, technically, I now have TWO souls.  I have the one that came with me when I was born, and I just bought a new one as well!  She’s a car.  A Kia Soul.  I have named her Aretha, and if you don’t know why, I don’t want to be friends with you.  She is 100% better than my old car, Elphaba in the following ways:

  1.  She has no dents.  Not even one.  Nor scratches, dings, or upholstery stains.  
  2. She does this amazing thing where, when I hit the go pedal, she goes, right away, even if I’m stopped, without waiting for a couple of seconds to be sure I really mean it.  And similarly, when I hit the stop pedal, she slows down immediately, even if I don’t push it all the way down.
  3. She’s so roomy!  I couldn’t even get Elphaba’s trunk open.  Aretha’s got a back door, which opens onto a whole cargo area the size of the Millennium Falcon!   I’ve bought groceries twice now, and each time, I’ve loaded them up with the giddiness of a teenage prankster.  It’s magical.  And when I took Han Smeowlo to the vet, and he got out of his crate, it took me like five minutes to catch him again in the back seat. 
  4.   She doesn’t make any kind of funky noises when I take her over 50mph, so I don’t have to compromise between not pissing off all the other drivers, and wondering exactly how long I have until my engine explodes and we all die, including those other drivers.  And I can take her on the freeway!

I will say that Elphaba was better than Aretha in the following way:

  1.  She was free.



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