Sunday, February 08, 2009

Benz of an era

A while ago I came to terms with the idea of selling my Merc - this one:

[click for slideshow]

NOTE: those of you expecting a post about a different topic might want to scroll down a bit.

I'd had the car for about ten years, so it's been a pretty big part of my life, and as you know, cars are people to me anyway. This meant it was a pretty big decision - so much so that when we "had" to get rid of a car a couple of years ago, we barely even considered selling it, and instead sold Rach's Audi.

Probably the wrong decision, in hindsight, but there you go. Mostly I convinced myself it was OK to let the Merc go because I was barely using it, not even 1000 km a year.

Anyway, long story short(ish), I sold it to a young guy who is going to use it (and said he wasn't going to put stupid mags on and lower it or anything). He wasn't lying either - when we were on holiday at Oamaru Bay, Rach 'n' Rua saw it drive past on its way down from the north end of the peninsula, loaded up with dudes.

It's kind of like sending an old dog to a nice farm for retirement, only this time not a euphemism for death.

So, in the spirit of changing things about my life that define who I am, I did this today:

Create your own damn animated gif if you feel like it ehoa

More photos here (click the pic):


[STEALTH EDIT: Pam, Jill - this was not your idea.]


notHamilton said...

Holy crap! This is huge!
You know you're suppose to look miserable in the before photo?

Looks great though.

Haszari said...

Definitely noone's idea but your own.

Is Betty scared of you or did she get it?!

That'll do said...

Wooohoooo!! Looks awesome!
Fantastic. I honestly thought you were never going to do it. You suprised me.

Did you have a special sort of celebration/ceremony? We never did that with Rua, and kind of wished that we did.

Well done Ed.

Tony said...

The last freedom flag has flown, eh (see CSNY "Almost Cut my Hair" off Deja Vu album which you have on tap, a sweet old rock melodrama if ever there was). There are 2 barber shops just along Khalifa St - will have to establish a relationship soon

Helen Back said...

You look great and thanks for the heads up. I may not have recognised you - a bit like B at the airport.

Cher said...

Wow what a momentous occasion! And yes thanks for the heads I'll know who's coming to stay!

The end of an era indeed......a link to the past.....that 3 years old boy....... Looks great! Thanks for sharing the event !


Eon said...

Aw man! Looks great. I must be in semi-hibernation. Doesn't feel like that long since I last checked your blog and now I see I have HEAPS to catch up on...

FlipFace said...

Wooo you have an Eons Robot Tshirt!!! I'm jealous!

Be glad you got rid of the Mercedes. I don't want mine. If you miss them you can take her! Shes a pain in the arse.

40's the new 30 said...

having seen the results of your visit to the stylist, in fact soon after your second visit to the stylist, might i say it makes you even more handsomer than before.

part of the reason for this post is to see what random word verification i get ... this time it's 'tommucks' ... will there be a time a random word which is a little ***insert 2-tone whistle sound here*** appears?