Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me

LOL...before you rush out at the last minute to get me a birthday gift, today is not my birthday; tomorrow is.  I'll finally catch up in age with someone else in JLand (you know who you are..hehe).

Now, if this entry doesn't save this time, I'm done.  AOL has been a total nightmare for me since Sunday.  I can't send mail, can't make comments in journals, lose my connection continuously...on and on.

I bought myself a car....whoo hoo.  Not the car of my dreams but a car less than 3 yrs old with less than 20,000 miles on it and a bumper to bumper warranty until 80,000 miles.  I'm like a pig in doo-doo.  Doesn't take much to please me.

I've been surfing the web at work on breaks looking for a Hundyai but the more I looked at them, the less I really wanted one.  The thing that was bothering me was the engine size and the terrain of western Pa.  The moutains around here kill cars with undersized engines.  I couldn't find any standards which is what I would need to compensate for the terrain.

Anyway, my BF's tranny went on Sunday in his truck with 60,000 miles on it.  It will be gone for at least a week to be fixed.  I "generously" offered to loan him his Gran Prix that I have had for the past four years.

I clicked on the link for the mom and pop Pontiac dealership in my neighborhood and saw a Grand Am with less than 20,000 miles on it.  Out of curiosity, I clicked on it and did a double take at the price.  Too low to pass up.  I called my BF and sent him on an errand.  He happened to have bought my/his Grand Prix from this same dealership.  They know him coz he smoozes with everyone.  I got a $1,500 trade in on my Oldsmobile but they didn't want it.  They said keep it, and they'd just take the  $1,500 more off.  I got it for way below Blue Book value....yay.

        

          

It's got some cute stripes on it and is fully loaded...no leather interior but I can live without it.

I'm trying to hit as many journals as I can but half the time, I can't leave comments.  Keeping my fingers crossed that this will save.

  Thanks, Shelly for the cute blinkie siggy tags!  You rock!!!!

39 comments:

pippa1116 said...

congrats on the car! I hope I can get one in another year or so.
take care,
tina

tendernoggle said...

YAY!!!!! Hey, that car is sooooooooo pretty!!!!! You did good.....REAL GOOD!!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS...HOPE YOU HAVE MANY.MANY MORE!
LOVE YA,
carlene

jlocorriere05 said...

Your car is beautiful Chris! Happy birthday, it's tomorrow already over here so it is your birthday now! Have a great day! I've heard AOL are not letting people leave comments, it's running a bit slow for me tonight but I can add comments! Jeannette xx  

queeniemart said...

Congrats on your new car! I am so excited for you.....glad your bf was able to help.
I hope tomorrow is the happiest birthday you ever have had. Wish i could be there with you.
LOVE,
lisa jo

midwestvintage said...

Happy early birthday.  And many more.  Love the car.

                 Julie

chat2missie said...

Those cars are so cool looking.  Congrats!!  I've been having AOL trouble on and off also for a couple of days.  Frustrating!!  Happy Bday to you!!
Missie

siennastarr said...

Yep..just a couple more days and we will be the same age!! hee!  I can't wait!  I sent you a card.. I hope you get it..

I love your new car!  Sorry you weren't able to be happy with a Hyundai, because then we really would have been just alike! lol   That is one little hot car though.  Bet you look all high and mighty (you know that WE are high and mighty round' here..lol), driving round in that set of wheels!  Congrats on your new purchase! :)

Good luck with AOL.  I haven't had any problems, but I know a slew of people that have!

Huggers (gag gag)
Jackie

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

You might need to do a disk clean up...get rid of compressed files..makes it difficult sometimes to do the thing you need to do or go where you need to on the net...will give you a bunch of storage back to..and being the psp freak you are...LOL...you might need some...Trista did it for me the other day took almost three hours to do the job..I never knew..LOL..I defragment and such but never did disk clean upl!
Mark was looking at a Gran Pix for me..LOL...but I wont get another car til this one dies I do that with evry car...drive them til the wheels fall off...LOL..I have a Bonneville..I like it...If I were to get one...I would love a SSEI...I know quit dreaming TerryAnn....LOL..
So my friend is having a birthday...I am so excited...are ya havinga party...lol...I had the no save problem last week...LOL Big hugs..thought you might need some more to read...LOL....ROFL..heheheheheTerryAnn

trishaham said...

Congratulations on your new car! That is wonderful and what a deal. Have a Happy Birthday!

Toodles,
Tia

fasttrack58 said...

Happy Birthday!!
and that's a great bday present, very nice...
Linda :)

lisa41076 said...

Chris, Happy early birthday !!!!!!!!!!!! Your car is awesome !!!!!!!!!! Have a great day, and Hugs Lisa

candlejmr said...

NICE car!!!  And a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Happy early Birthday Chris!!!!!!!
Congrats on ur new car it is sooo pretty!
hahaha@ like a pig in doo doo...u crack me up girl...
AOL has been giving me tons of trouble too...i thought
it was just me...UGH!  Damn them they need to get it together...nothing worse than everything freezing up on ya...and not being able to connect with the click of a button as usual....i tried to make an entry tonight i gave up on the 4th try...and i was gonna post my pics from Kentucky Lake =(
I will try again tomorrow....

Hugss..~Terri~

jckfrstross said...

very nice car:) woohoo very nice

Deb

sugarsweet056 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY early! WOO HOO!!!! WHOOP WHOOP, can you see me doing my lil happy dance! :)
Great car!!!! Very nice. So what happens to your old Olds now?Lily will not last much longer, I really got took! :( GRRRR
Have a grand BD.
Hugs, Sugar

astoriasand said...

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" TO YOU
LITTLE PIG IN DOO DOO,(Ha)
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
Love the Grand Am I sure do.
Have a wonderful day.You sound realy happy that is great.Glad to read you got a bargain.Yes AOHell have been a pain to me too and a few more I know.Take care.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES



millieukgirl said...

Nice Car!!!  Have yourself a great Birthday Chris...<raises glass> Cheers!! Millie x

jeadie05 said...

Oh your car is really lovely ,happy Birthday to you ,.,.,love Jan xx

jeanno43 said...

Happy Birthday my friend.  Nice car.

fuzilady said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you.
Love the car, very pretty and it sounds like an awesome deal :P
Hope your aol gets better, mine is acting up too as I am not getting alerts,

hugs and love
jennifer

ally123130585918 said...

Chris "Happy Birthday" for tomorrow ~ Love your car ~
I am having problems with aol ~ keep getting disconnected ~ picture freezing can't leave comments ~ and many more things ~ one day they may get it right for us ~ Ally

pharmolo said...

Happy Birthday, Chris. Congrats on new wheels, look cool. Have had my own share of AOHell today, yuk.

helloimkara said...

What a great Birthday present! Im so happy for you!!!

Kara :)

princesssaurora said...

Happy Birthday, Chris!  Today is my anniversary...yesterday was my mom's bday!  lol You are in good company... my bday is the 22nd!

Nice car!  Drive it in good health!

be well,
Dawn

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,  
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

Nice wheels, and a two door (a sign of a single woman!)  Enjoy!
David

bethjunebug said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!!
GOD BLESS,
Liz
http://journals.aol.com/bethjunebug/Bethjunebug

penniepooh said...

Happy Birthday, Chris!! Wow, love that car! You deserve something nice like this. It looks great. :)
Love you-
penny

oxobagladyoxo said...

Well, Happy Birthday Chris! Nice new wheels too!

Hugs,
Chelle

nightmaremom said...

Happy Birthday!!!!   I never got the alert some one else let the cat out of the bag :)~   Glad I didn't totally miss it.  Great looking set of wheels!
Hope your day was wonderful
hugs
d

emabecmar said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW, NICE CAR TOO, I LOVE THE COLOR. HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY WAS EXTRA SPECIAL. (((((((((HUGS)))))))))
CINDY

thisismis72 said...

don't read till tomorrow...........................








ok if's its tomorrow have a happy birthday
if not havea great night leading into a happy birthday.
Missy

zoepaul6968 said...

I havent been able to leave comments for ages,so i hope this sticks lol,HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUN,so sorry I missed it,great car by the way,mwahhs xxxzoexxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/zoepaul6968/DomesticAbuse/

rainy35 said...

I'm 2 days behind in journals.  Happy Belated Birthday!  Hope you had a great one.
Hugs,
Dana
http://journals.aol.com/rainy35/RoadToSuccess

xxroxymamaxx said...

Congratulations on the new car Chris.  It's gorgeous.  And I think cars are so inexpensive right now cause of the gas prices maybe?  I don't know but I got a good deal on mine last month as well.  Which reminds me, I need to go make a payment on it. lol Hope your birthday was great!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

mrsm711 said...

My all time Favorite car is Grand Am.  When my son got his Pont. G5 I was so happy.  They drive so nice.  Lucky girl you are.  AOL has been hell for me, so I havent kept up on my journals either.  Happy B-Day Late!  Hope you had a good one.  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/      Tracy

lanurseprn said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!  Hope you had a good one!  I love your new car!  It's so pretty.  Very sporty looking!   Lucky you!!  How many miles have you put on since you've gotten it now, huh? LOL!
Have a great weekend.
Pam

tpiez4me said...

Nice birthday gift...you deserve it!

rebuketheworld said...

Hey you...HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISSY!  I like your car. Its cute and sporty.  Thats a great B-day present...sounds like you got a good deal on it. I still have to fix the window on my van. It blew up a few months ago at a stop light. I mean literally blew up where I ducked cause I thought someone shot at my car..lol...So, my kids feel like Antartica in the back,lol....So, why am I saying this?..I have no idea...lol...maybe its some sort of distorted envy cause you have windows..lol..

Hope your B-day is wonderful! -Raven

shayshaydc said...

Happy belated birthday Chris!!!! I am finally making my way around to journals!!!!! The car is beautiful!!!! I know you are pleased!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)