2.27.2011

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This. . .

my car broke down.  in the drive thru line at long john silvers. it was hilarious. and mortifying.  i just put a brand new battery in lil betty the second earlier this year. and she's good on oil until march and was full of gas too! i'm car shopping next weekend. which is halting a chicago trip i had been planning and thus preventing me from seeing million dollar quartet. i was so excited.



i've had a lot of car trouble these past 2 years between betty and betty the second.  i need betty III to be more reliable.  maybe she needs a new, luckier name too. 

i'm in the market for a pre-owned SUV. and if yall have any recommendations, please do tell me. LUCKILY, i am borrowing my roomie's stephie's car for the next couple days until betty the second is outta the car hospital.  

tonight reminded me and made me realize HOW kind people are.  the customers and the people working were all about helping me to jump it, tow it, or move it out of the way.  And it reminded me of a topic of conversation and the title of my blog.  Meant to be Happy.  I believe that people are truly meant to be happy throughout life {duh!} but i also believe that people are innately good at heart.  sometimes, things happen and i question that, but tonight reminded me of this.  complete strangers wanted to help me with my car situation for no reason at all.

i'm also glad betty the second broke down on me. i take that back. i'm not glad, but i'm proud of myself.  i used to get SO stressed out when things like this happened to me.  and tonight.  i just laughed. oh life, i am finally learning how to handle you! i might feel differently when i get betty II's hospital bill.

i found these life instructions a while back and love them. i look at it from time to time to remind of what's important. and how to compose myself. 





16 comments:

  1. You poor thing!! I hate car troubles more than anything - especially in a drive thru line!!

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  2. Don't we have the same car? A Tribute? I've had a lot of trouble with mine lately too! At least you could laugh about it!

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  3. I love how you know a song for everything! :) And it's nice to see that there's still good people in the world when it seems there's so much evil/bad around. Gives us hope.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your Betty. I love the Life's Little Instructions. = ))

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  5. One more thing....I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog design.

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  6. poor thing. i can't believe betty II broke down in LJS. i hope the chicken planks and fries were at least EXTRA good after that....i love me some LJS! :0) can't wait to see your new wheels (when you get 'em) and i agree...time for a new name.

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  7. i think betty was punishing you for being at long john silver's. :)

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  8. Just wanted to let you know I was made extra happy today by a little package in the mail! The clutch is GORGEOUS! Thank you so much :) Also, I have to recommend the CRV. I have one and love it. Its a champ.

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  9. Rough day, sorry to hear that! My sister and I are both Ford Escape faithfuls and our cars never give us any trouble, I would definitely recommend. Hope things are better today!

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  10. I have had more cars than I'd like to admit...and I must say if you're looking for an SUV... an x-terra or 4runner would be my top two pics. I've had an x-terra and loved it to pieces! Since then I've gotten a "luxury" suv that has given me more headache and heartbreak than I've ever wanted- I'd trade it for my old x-terra any day! (I really wish I got the 4runner instead of my car now!) All that to say...steer away from: BMW, Jeep, or Mazda... I only have good things to say about Toyota, Nissan, and Honda!

    and I could totally see you in the little VW Suvs and I don't even know you! HA! good luck with your car shopping!

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