Friday, December 17, 2010

Santa Loves Me

A few months back I wrote about my '92 Caddy Seville and how much I loved it (mice and all). Hubby has been trying to get me to upgrade for a few years now, but I've been having none of it. A couple of times a year he tries to show me newer Caddies on the websites of local dealers to see if I like something he's found. The conversation always goes like this:

Me: What color is it?

Him: Gold/Silver/White/other non-color

Me: No.

This has gone on for quite awhile. He feels guilty about my old car, and I have to reassure him that I'm perfectly satisfied with it. Even though the next time it will need a major repair, it will probably cost more than the car is worth at bluebook value.

Finally, exasperated, he asked, "What exact specifications would you have for a car you're going to drive for another 12-13 years?"

Me: A V-8 engine, like the one I have. A color like blue, or green, or black or red. Oh, and cup holders (amazingly enough, my Seville was top of the line for that year, but didn't have cup holders. Go figure).

Well...Santa loves me. He really loves me. I feel like Sally Field, who as we all know, holds a very weird and special place in Santa's heart.






This beauty has more buttons than I can figure out what to do with. It's fully loaded and does everything but wipe my heinie. I'm going to need diagrams. But boy-oh-boy, it is smooth. You can barely feel it shift gears and it drives like a rocket.
It has heated and cooled seats---something I'd never even heard of until recently. It's a 2006, the last year they made this model in front-wheel drive, and the previous owner took meticulous care of it. Except for one tiny crack on a tail-light, it looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.

Hubby has become so enamored with this car that he offered to arm-wrestle me for it. I threatened to slap an Obama bumper sticker on the back so he'd be too embarrassed to drive it (he's a staunch Repub). LOL

Thank you, Santa Baby. I love you too!

21 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

:)

Jeanie said...

Very cool! I love the color....you will be stylin' for sure for years to come.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wow. That is one sweet ride, Attila!

Louisiana Belle said...

Congrats on a great present! Cooled seats? That's a new one on me. We just have heated ones which isn't too practical in Texas. :/ My son bought a 2007 Cadillac something-or-other recently and it drives smooth as silk.

Jennifer Jayhawk said...

Looks like Santa "hooked you up"! Love the color.

Big Daddy Autism said...

No heinie wiping option? You can get a good after market one installed at the dealership.

Heather said...

You must have been VERY GOOD this year....

Love the wreaths that cover up the license plate #.

Stinkypaw said...

Nice! Congrats! It pays off to be good! ;-)

Joanna Jenkins said...

You will look like one hot mama driving that gorgeous car. LOVE the Christmas trim too.

I'm so happy for you. Hubby is awesome to have found the perfect car for you. Safe travels and Merry Christmas!

Cheers, jj

Brenda said...

Wow! There really IS a Santa!And of course he loves you!

Webster said...

Ooh and Aah! Great color!
Santa did some really nice work here. The consensus seems to be that you have been a VERY good girl this year!

Don't let ANY body borrow this one! (except maybe hubby (on rare occasions).

Rootietoot said...

NIIIIIICE!
I wholeheartedly endorse seatwarmers. My car has them and oh yes....

Katie :o) said...

Nice! Enjoy the new wheels :o) Oh! The new, VERY BEAUTIFUL ornament is at the top of our tree where naughty puppy has no chance of getting ahold of it without knocking the tree over! Oh shoot... better not give her any ideas... Thank you sooooo much! What fun to unwrap such a vibrant gift :o)

Cheryl said...

Hey, did you take down the post about the craft studio or am I imagining reading it? Cuz I was gonna link to it.

Cheryl said...

Wait! Now it's there! WTF?!?!?!

gayle said...

I love your new car! What a wonderful Christmas present!!

Angie's Lil' Nothings said...

Wonderful present! You deserve it after such a rough yearish or so...=)

frigginloon said...

I want one too...have you got Santa's number by any chance?

Selma said...

What a beautiful piece of machinery. I bet she purrs like a kitten. You are going to have far too much fun in that car. Enjoy every moment and have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Joe said...

I had a 1988 Sedan De Ville that I just loved. I understand the love of Caddys. Mine got stolen, broke my heart. Enjoy yours, I'm happy for you and jealous.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Awesome gift! Merry Christmas to you and yours!