Salutations™!!

You may think, by the title, that I’m going to talk about VSS again. Well, in part, yes, but for the most part, no.  This is about something different.

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Before opening the door for The BCPF to go home.

I told you my woes of “Monte” last week.  Recap: using a lot of oil, knocking of engine, no stereo, heater works half of the time, etc. She was getting sad. For S’s & G’s we went to look at new cars and I knew what I wanted in respect of what we could afford.  I love the Kia Soul.  LOVE it. It’s spunky, great design, roomy, stylish highly rated and affordable. We got a good deal and I traded in Monte. They were quite generous on behalf of Monte, too.  The words they actually said to us was, “bless its heart” when they came in to tell us what they were willing to trade.  So, we drove off the lot with my new Hep Alien (Gilmore Girls reference), Nigel.

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Nigel (next to Daisy)

A few things, why did I call it my Hep Alien? Why Nigel?  The BCPF and I are big Gilmore Girls fans and the band that is on the show (including Sebastian Bach as Gil, a guitar player) is called Hep Alien.  The green color that this Soul is actually called “Alien II.”  So there’s that.  But, why Nigel?  I’ve always thought of my vehicles as feminine so they get girls’ names. Yes, Monte is a girl’s name. My first marriage’s wedding coordinator was named Monte and it was a Montero Sport, it worked.  Something about this one, though, spoke masculine (at least in the feel of the car; just being in it).

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Control Central of Nigel

Previously mentioned was the VSS show, doing XTC’s Skylarking and other XTC songs. One of the songs that I did was “Making Plans for Nigel.” The BCPF and I had a discussion about how Nigel, along with Alistair, were such great British names that you don’t hear a lot of here.  We both love the name(s). So being that it was (to me) a masculine car and we love the name. BOOM! There you go.  So, I’m making plans for Nigel. A special thank you to Brian Pilcher at Bob King Kia for all his help.

Alas, poor Monte, we were informed that as soon as I take them the title tomorrow, it’s heading to the crusher, immediately. Poor Monte, she was a good vehicle for me and the fam.  I had a few minutes alone with her and told her that I loved her.  Then with a lone tear in my eye, I ran my hand over her one more time and then jumped in Nigel to come home.  Look forward to putting some miles on Nigel. We only want what’s best for him.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I want a car that will last 10 years or longer because I totally hate the process of researching, shopping for a new car, and then haggling for the price. I wish I could just snap my fingers and my car is there.” – Kiran Ahluwalia