Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Car Issues

I was hit in a parking lot a few weeks ago while I was inside a store, and the fabulous other driver didn't leave any contact information. I actually didn't even notice I was hit until after I got home because they hit the rear passenger side of my car and because of how I was parked, I only saw the front driver's side.

Imagine my excitement when I got home. Are you picturing the look of joy on my face?

Good, now picture my face when I was told that I have to pay the deductible even though I didn't do anything. I'm not sure if it's going to be my $250 uninsured driver deductible, or my $500 collision deductible, but either way I'm not a happy girl. At the very least, I'm hoping they'll say the damage is bad enough to warrant a full paint job. I'm waiting on them to call me tomorrow in the meantime.

The good part? I have AWESOME rental car coverage under my insurance (Go Liberty Mutual!). I will be driving to see Mr. Preppy for his birthday this weekend and I'm going to use this to my advantage so I can save money on gas. I went to find out the details of the damage and needed repairs earlier today, which was only supposed to be a 30 minute preliminary visit so I could set up a later time to drop the car off. Apparently in Georgia, the massive damage to my tail light is such a bad violation, it's technically undrivable. So... oops for the last few weeks.

They wouldn't let me leave in the car, so I was given a fabulously fun rental. They gave me a 2010 Mercury Milan Premier. I've had the best time this afternoon connecting my BlackBerry to the Bluetooth connections in the car so I can talk on the phone and play the media through the radio, as well as setting up my iPod in the USB port thingy. At first I was a little upset, but I am loving this car so much that the repairs could take months and I wouldn't care.

While I still don't want a sedan for myself, when Mama gets rid of her mom-car (Expedition) I think this should be what she gets. You know, so I can borrow it until I get my fun car.

P.S. My Republican elephant is actually pink, not white like it looks in the picture. Also, I have an awesome new Tennessee Girl sticker for the back window that I got right after I discovered all the damage. That will go on in celebration of getting the repairs done.


If you're like me, you live in flip flops for 3 seasons out of the year. I could not survive without my Rainbows. The only style I wear is the Single Layer Arch with a Narrow Strap. I have two pairs in dark brown (I'll be adding a third pair of this color in the spring), one pair in black, and I'm hoping to get the same style in expresso for Christmas or my birthday.

I typically get a new pair of brown every two years, but this last pair has gotten me through two and a half, three by the time I get a new "every day" pair. I have the last pair that I've worn through the rubber layer on the tip of the toe and heel that I wear for quick errands and at the beach. I do think it's funny that I have my "grungy" Rainbows and my "nice" ones, but hey, it's something about being in college, right? I typically don't wear the black pair as often as the brown, which is why I only have one pair and won't need to replace that pair any time soon. Y'all, I've even gotten Mama hooked on her Rainbows.

I do like dressier flip flops or similar styles (Jack Rogers, etc.), but for my typical spring/summer/fall uniform of J.Crew shorts/ jeans/ chino skirt and polo/ oxford, my Rainbows are my go-to shoes.

Anyway, the inspiration for this post is that I just placed an order for a new pair (same style, of course) in guess what color?

PINK, of course!! I saw that this pair was on sale for half price, making them only $23, with FREE SHIPPING. I just couldn't say no. I got a pair for myself, one for a friend whose birthday is coming up, and one for Mama. If you'd like to pick up a pair for yourself or a friend, or a pair of the other styles on sale (or not on sale... it is free shipping!), here's the website!