I'm Bad, I'm BAD!

When I was financially able to buy my very first car, I was ecstatic.  I was practically flying as I drove it home from the dealership.  Michael Jackson’s hit song “I’m Bad” came through the air waves, and I had no choice but to blast it just as loud as those factory installed speakers would let me.  As I belted along with Michael (who wasn’t freaky yet) I knew that I was at the height of coolness. 

Looking back, I now realize that a brand new Ford Escort isn’t really considered all that cool or hip…even if it did come with an awesome spoiler kit.  Nonetheless, when I think back to that car, that first shiny white car, I still get a little jolt of euphoria. 

Through the years, our cars have gotten a bit more family oriented.  It’s hard to feel like a Hip Mama when you are driving around in an aging mini-van.  I was at the point where I had to decide to have some major work done to my vehicle or get a new one.  The thought of buying a new MomMobile drove me nuts so I decide to have some work on it….but later. When my brake light started flashing and the brakes started making funny noises, I knew it was past time to take it in.

After checking with Shaun’s schedule, I called and made an appointment for this morning.  Much to Shaun’s despair, today has turned out to be a glorious day.  It’s the day that Shaun has been waiting all winter for…the day to take the top down on the Jeep.  It was torture to my Beloved to know that it would be me, and not him that had possession of the Jeep today. 

It wasn’t until after I dropped Shaun off at work, that I could relax and truly enjoy driving the Jeep.  I can see why Shaun loves it so.  The sun was shining down, the wind tousling my hair…and everyone looking at the Big Orange Jeep..I was starting to feel a bit like a Hip Mama!

The strains of an old song starting going through my head.  Michael and I were back in our heyday.  You know…it just might take a lot longer then I thought it would to get the MomMobile repaired….

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27 Responses to I'm Bad, I'm BAD!

  1. You go girl! Now you need the big sunglasses for that Diva look! 🙂

  2. mjd says:

    I always think of you as a Hip Mama in or out of a Big Orange Jeep.

  3. Kristi says:

    There’s nothing like the feeling of driving a convertible on a sunny spring day! I’m more than a little jealous!!

  4. tommiea says:

    How fun! I love that wind blown look….

    I did not think I could ever drive a van….so that is how I ended up with the wagon. I love it…it even has a sunroof.

  5. Susan says:

    Lynne-Like Elton John’s???

    mjd~awww thank you!

    Kristi~ it was WAY fun! Too bad I don’t get to do it all the time.

    Tommiea~You know…I started with a wagon, but at a certain age you realize that your kids want to bring friends along with them and we just outgrew it. The van is actually a great vehicle for us.

  6. Michelle says:

    I think vans are mega-practical with or without kids. Not the most stylish, sure, but you can just about fit ANYTHING in them which is way cooler than those dorks driving those little sports cars that hold 2 people and only 1 Starbucks coffee and not much else.

    I say the mommobile rocks just as much as you do! (Okay, and the big orange jeep is pretty nifty too)

  7. Lynne says:

    No, Elton John did not come to mind. 🙂
    More like Sophia Loren used to wear that are now becoming popular again. Elton would look like you were trying to hard to be hip!

  8. MoJoKat says:

    Rock on, HipMama, ROCK ON!

  9. Stephanie says:

    I’ll be on the look out for a orange jeep with Michael Jackson music wafting out of it. I hear ya on the mom mobile dilemma. I have to have one because I have so many dang kids!!! So I did the only rational thing I could think of. I made it more hideous by adding bumper stickers all over the back. I mean…Minivans are the opposite of cool so I was going to make it as uncool as I could. I love my bumper stickers though. I get thumbs up for them all the time. THey say things like, “Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult” and my favorite, “Obedient women are never remembered in history.” So…see….I think I kinda made it a little cooler. But in reality….it’s so NOT cool. Oh well.

  10. Stephanie says:

    PS….any time you want to learn how to make soap give me a call :o) I’ll teach ya!

  11. Haha… enjoy it while you can, darling 🙂 I’ve always felt this incredible rush come over me whenever I drive on the highway at 90mph.. it’s like being naughty and being on top of the world at the same time 😉

  12. No reason why HE should have all the fun!!! I love, love, love my sun roof!!!

  13. Kell says:

    The Jeep Wrangler is my dream car. I’ve always, always, always wanted one but talk myself out of it because it’s not practical since Al has a Miata. It seems like we really should have a 4-door. But then again, it is just the two of us. And when Jay and Mom visit, wouldn’t they have fun in a Jeep!

  14. Coffespaz says:

    HA!! That’s funny. Sounds like me when I pull into the driveway with my sunroof open. My poor hubby has the same car as I do, but I got the “extras”, sunroof included. Hmm…..maybe we have to go out this evening! 🙂
    Enjoy the Jeep!!

  15. Cheryl says:

    I want to ride in a Jeep with the top down. Lucky BAD you. I think I’ve only been in a convertble one time in my life, in CA, no less. I have a nice CR-V now, but I used to drive a Saturn wagon. Yuck!

  16. gawilli says:

    Enjoy it while you can! I had a little silver Saturn SC2 with a sunroof and I thought I was pretty hot stuff too. Then Willi came along and the need for a larger car with room for kids was more important. Seemed like a pretty good trade!

  17. Diesel says:

    I have a Buick Rendezvous and a Nissan 300ZX. Best of both worlds!

    You should definitely take the welding class, btw. That would be sweet.

  18. Tink says:

    That’s funny. My goal is to never own a new car. So far I’ve done pretty good. The most I’ve paid for a set of wheels is $1500. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t enjoyed other people’s cars. Especially those friends with the convertables. Some of my fondest memories are doing donuts on the beach with the top down and the music blaring. *Sigh*

  19. mrs darling says:

    I have never ridden in a convertable. Now I feel all left out!

  20. Jay says:

    My first brand new car that I bought was a 1989 Ford Escort GT. I had to get the GT cause that makes it faster to put those last to letters on the name. LOL

  21. Dorky Dad says:

    I can’t ride in a convertible. Then all the crap on my seat will fly out and I’ll get arrested or something.

  22. photowannabe says:

    Fun, fun, fun. Enjoy that orange jeep and be “bad”

  23. Jocelyn says:

    Oh, you’re hip, no matter what you drive.

    See, I’m hip, I’m sure, even though I only know what a “spoiler kit” is thanks to the 7-year-old boy who lives across the street.

  24. Arlene says:

    I love love love old jeeps!!!!
    I hope it takes a good few weeks for the mom-mobile to get fixed 😉

  25. Peggy says:

    I have those moments when I am no longer a middle aged wife and mother. In my mind I am transformed back into 24 year old me. For me they also happen in the car. I wonder why?

  26. snpnmnmi says:

    I hope your weather lasted for a few more days! Sounds like fun…. now you just need a wing-man (girl) in your passenger seat – just for show! I could have you covered on that, only I would need a place for the carseat… wait, that kind of defeats the purpose, huh? Oh well for me… M goes everywhere I go. 🙂 Which really makes me long to have my old van back. We traded it in for an Impala (very nice, by the way) when we thought we wouldn’t be having anymore children and the van was on it’s last legs…

  27. nancy says:

    Are any of you old enough to remember the 1948 Nash? What a car!! You could turn the backs down and make twin beds. Honest. My husband had his for 3 years before he knew it made into SEATS !!! We used to kid him and say if he ever went to sell it, the ad would say: 1948 Nash with clean sheets.
    Ah! Those were the days…….

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