Thursday, April 2, 2009

Big Pimpin'.

Two weekends ago I spent a Saturday morning doing big girl stuff with Lacey, one of my BFFs. And by big girl stuff, I mean we went shopping for items such as some movie that was recently released (ahem!), new, Spring-worthy make-up, and new, Spring-worthy clothes. We then had a lesiurely lunch, complete with spinach dip and Bellinis. All before noon. Sans children. It was a good time.

On the drive home, Lacey mentioned wanting to buy an old El Camino, which she would then bling out like nobody's business. A bubble gum pink paint job, sparkly door accents, a plush new interior, and rims that would make a rapper sob for his mama. It would totally land Lacey on an episode of Cribs, no doubt. And I'd be right there with her, acting all nonplussed for the Cribs cameras, while making sure I was clearly visible in every shot. Word.

Honestly...this is one smokin' ride. I promised to be Lacey's co-pilot if she ever sees her pink El Camino dreams fulfilled. We'd be such ghetto fabulous rednecks. Our soundtrack for rollin'? This.

It'd also be funny if she had "I See Ya Lookin'!" printed on the back window. Just sayin'.

Lacey's El Camino lust reminded me of a conversation Nikki and I had not long ago, about our shared love for the movie Harold and Maude. Best. Movie. Ever. Truly, it's in my top five of all-time favorite films. It's dark, it's delicious, and it's definitely one of the most beautiful love stories of our time. Plus, the soundtrack is performed entirely by Cat Stevens. Amazing!

In the film, Harold takes a brand new Jaguar, given to him by his very fussy mother, and the top part of a hearse (don't ask, just watch the movie!), morphing the two vehicles into a custom Jag-Hearse:
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I've decided the Jag-Hearse is my dream ride. Of course I'd want mine to have a pink suede interior and custom license plates: LULA ROX. Oh, and a rockin' sound system, complete with the best subwoofer known to man. Amen.

And this is probably the post that will scare y'all from being my friend, yet I cannot help but go public. (I waited until April 1 was over to do so. Even though I know April is going to ask me, repeatedly, if this is a joke. She will then mock me for my quirky tastes in movies and automobiles. Right, April?!? And this is not a joke. Sincerely.)

At least I know Nikki will cruise with me in my sweet Jag-Hearse. Any of you game for a lift in the car o' my dreams?

35 comments:

Becky said...

Lula, you know my favorite show in the world is Six Feet Under, and they make driving a hearse look pretty cool to do, and so how to top that but to make it a jag-a-hearse (with pink suede interior no less) sounds pretty hot to me! I am with ya on this one. (I think) You go girl!

Shannon said...

That would most def be one sweet ride.

Fo sho.

Angie's Spot said...

You're too cool for me girlfriend. I'll honk as you pass by in all your coolness.

Note to self: Rent Harold & Maude.

Gina said...

When we get together, I'll drive. My car. The perfectly respectable mom mobile. Amen.

Kristina P. said...

LOVE the Jaghearse!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I will totally ride with you...I used to date a guy in a band called Curse of the Pink Hearse...You would have loved them.

Amy said...

Totally killer ;) hearse car. You are very creative. I think you are right, it needs some pink. Two shades, blush and bashful. :)

CaraBee said...

I saw Harold and Maude for the first time when I was maybe 13. Ever since then, I have wanted a Jaghearse. No lie.

There was a guy I went to high school with who drove a hearse. He was senior class president. He looked a little bit like Marilyn Manson without the crazy makeup and contacts. I think it was a fluke that he won, like the preppy kids canceled each other out. It was pretty awesome, though. Of course, he dropped out halfway through the year, along with his stoner VP, so we were left with the Secretary as default president. Good times.

Amy said...

Um, not so much. That car looks scary!!! Now the pink one, yeah let's go!

Heather said...

Perfect car for a vampire's girlfriend.

Just sayin'.

You need a sign on the window that says "No Tucking Allowed", though.

(I wish I coulda had a bellini with y'all. Sounds like a perfect day!)

Christina said...

Dang girl! You would have "officially been pimped"

Live.Love.Eat said...

I would definitely ride dirty with you in that Jag-Hearse. I LOVE that song you would be rollin in!!!!!!!! Rollin on our way to get some blue moon and crab legs. Can see it now......

Your day with your BF sounds wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

artsyesque said...

I will soooo ride with you if/when the opportunity presents itself. I fully expect your dream JagHearse to pull up to your door on its own (reminiscent of Herbie) and beg to be yours.

Heather said...

I respect the JagHearse, not matter the creepy factor. As long as it was pink, I could co-pilot happily.

TheRightWife said...

I think we all have a little goth/emo trying to claw its way out of us. Its all about small rebellion. For example, I have all black nail polish on my hands and toes.

Sure, I've gotten some strange looks - but no one lingered because the rest of my image is that of frump mom.

Brandy said...

While the JagHearse does have a certain cool factor, I just couldn't get over the anxiety of riding in ANY part of a hearse.

But I'm down with the El Camino in every way.

April said...

Heather is so right......Edward will loooooove the JagHearse! And for once, I am not questioning your taste......because Hayden has been asking for a half car/half truck (that's what she calls an El Camino) for over a year......only she wants to bling it out in turquoise shimmer.....and the tag must say Delta Drama....and she's only 8......what will she want when she's 16?

Bekah said...

i would love a ride with you and nikki (ahem) but only if you promise pictures of your beautiful face on your blog. i'm tired of only seeing the one of you that i have saved as my phone backdrop (ahem)

Carrie said...

Well, considering I grew up in a Funeral Home, I would gladly cruise around with you in the JagHearse...

Denise said...

You know, we all have our *thangs* so if you want to ride in Jag/hearse, who am I to judge? Just don't go diggin' through my closet, I'm not ready to pull those skeletons out yet!

Jen said...

I am waiting for my mid-life crisis to get my cool pimped out ride.

Kat said...

I love "Harold and Maude." It really is one of the very best movies.

But the El Camino...that I will take a pass on.

Mama Dawg said...

Only if you'll let me listen to "Low Rider" ONCE, then I'll join in and be your sidekick in the Jag-hearse.

Elena said...

Oh Lula, you are always so good for a laugh. I had a friend in highschool who drove a care exactly like the Ghostbusters car. It totally rocked!

Swirl Girl said...

TOTALLY LOVE Harold and Maude!

and I would ride shotgun with you in the Hearse Jag, but only if you put spinning rims on it and some hydraulic lifts in so we could 'ride the peace train' at red lights!

Linda said...

My first ride was an El Camino, I even took my driver's test in the thing ... gosh I wish I still had it.

The Jag-Hearse is awesome. Ok, I'm so glad you didn't call it a hearst ... putting a "t" on the end ... it bugs the crap out of me when people do that.

Marrdy said...

A Jag-Hearse. I don't know about that. The Hearse would be an anti dead people hearse right?? But pink is cool!

Sun said...

The Jag-Hearse is inspiring me to see the movie...
you know I will ride with you..
any day..any time..

Caroline said...

That pink el camino is fly yo! I would ride in that piece.

I totally had a dream with you in it the other night. And because I'm preggers, it was a totally crazy dream. I dreamt I came to VA to take care of your girls while you and Scott went on vacay (and it was the first time we met!). I took Libbey for a stroll around downtown, got some ice cream, shopped, etc. and when we got home, Caroline came downstairs after a 5 hour nap. I totally didn't realize she had been at home and we just ditched her! We ate a lot of food and then you came home. I'm sure there was more to it, but that's all I remember!

sassy stephanie said...

I'm down wit it. I could totally Jag-Hearse it.

Veggie Mom said...

I'm with you all the way on Harold and Maude. Best movie. Ever!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I will totally ride in the jag-hearse with you! Come on down to FL and pick me up.

themoonisdown said...

can we share my dream car??!! the jag hearse. WITH harold. FOREVER.

best movie.

Eudae-Mamia said...

Two words...

Heebie. Jeebies.

But honestly, if anyone could pull it off, it would be you, my dear.

With flair!

Eudae-Mamia said...

P.S. your "socialism" button is crackin' me up!

Perfect bumper sticker for the Jag-Hearse.