I can't remember if I mentioned that I was potentially getting a new car. But it happened. I have a car. It is a Honda Accord, with a remote starter, only one dashboard light on that shouldn't be, and an Auxiliary Port!
The Aux Port is not the most essential part of a car. But it has enabled me to better use one of the also non-essential functions of my phone, as a repository of music.
So, for the past several days, to and from work, and anywhere else I have to drive, I've been listening to They Might Be Giants's debut album, They Might Be Giants.
I already knew I liked Don't Let's Start, but I am astounded by the degree to which I'm into Everything Right is Wrong Again and She's An Angel. And, many of the songs on this album (including She's An Angel) are freaking terrifying when you listen to them for the first time alone in a dark car on a dark road when you're tired. I recommend being in a brightly lit room during daytime, preferably around other people, the first time you listen to Hide Away Folk Family and Boat of Car.
Having a car is a huge relief, to pretty much every aspect of my stress level. Nothing is wrong with this car that needs to be dealt with right away, and I'm pretty sure it will get a sticker.
For the first time in my life, in fact, I like my new car upon getting it, not just after a while. (Although the last one, the GTX-something, sucked from the day I got it to the day the transmission stopped working and I had to be towed home from school.)
It might have something to do with the fact that I've been spending so much time with the Earthsea books, but I feel like I would like to name this car. The trouble is that I have no idea, none at all, what I should name it. It's an almost-black green Honda Accord, and Lookfar is already taken.