Ask Patty CarBlabber Blog Carnival: August 28th
It's a different kind of carnival this week! The Parent Network asked its members to blab about their cars in a fun blog blast, saying "Do you love your car? Do you hate it? Has it been there for you through good times and bad, or has it left you in the dust - or worse, in a ditch? Shower it with virtual hugs and kisses, reminisce about the day you first met, or give it a piece of your mind!" Well, we've gathered some of our favorites here, so if you enjoy these, be sure to check out all the others here.
Procrastamom sends an apology to her dear 2005 Pontiac Montana, saying "I'm sorry we don't love you more. I'm sorry you rarely get washed or vacuumed. I'm sorry that we talk endlessly about other vehicles we'd rather own while we're driving, cradled in your comfortable seats..."
Jenn at Quarter Rest says "Dearest Dark Red Saturn LS1 that resides in my parking space, You have been with us now for over eight good years. You have done well and we have, these past eight years, grown to love you..."
Jen M of Lottakids says "If Lovin' You is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be Right." In her Ode to her 1998 Ford Expedition, she writes "No matter what the weather, no matter where we were, you were there to push us through, protecting me as we took our journey together."
MotherGooseMouse bids adieu to her Pacifica, saying "Sadly, you're a glutton. And we can't afford to feed you anymore...."
She might drive a Saab now, but MagpieMusing still yearns for her little Ford Fiesta, saying, "I want charm. I want magic. I want my heart to sing when I sidle up to my car in the parking lot."
TastelikeCrazy loves her Montero, writing "Dear Lola, How is it that you rock so much? Though some may scoff at your large size and chastise me for having such a large vehicle, you and I know that your size is an asset not an issue...'
Daisy at Compost Happens sends a love letter to her dearest '98 Pontiac Transport: "Dear Transport; We've been through a lot together, you and me. We've driven the family on trips, taken vanloads of kids to movies, taken our turn in the grad school car pool, and even moved a child to college. Well, I've got to be honest. There are good and bad points in our relationship."
MayberrryMom asks "Will you ever forgive me, poor dented station wagon? I'm sorry. I'm really, really sorry. Please don't hold a grudge. But I thought I was safe. I thought you were safe. I never meant to hurt you... "
The Dana Files wants her flirty Ford Focus to enter Rehab. "Dear Frances, I'm starting to worry about you. You're out all night, drinking heavily with that sexy, red Mustang (who happens to be named Reddy) across the street, and then the next day you wake up with hot pipes and drink nearly ten gallons of gasoline. I'm starting to go broke supporting your habit!..."
Bzymom13 frets over the little things... like naming her Pontiac Montana minivan! "Sorry Ponty-Monty (or whatever you like to be called), maybe some other day I'll tell you how great you are. Oh! and I apologize that we've been home over a week and you STILL have sand in every nook & cranny, I'll vacuum you very soon, I promise :)"
Thanks to all the bloggers at the Parent Network for joining in the CarBlabber fun! Do you want to write your own letter to your car? Then join our network at askpatty.com/carblabber, where you can create your own profile and sing praises, make apologies, or scold your own vehicle!
That's it for this week! Make sure to submit your article for next week's "Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival" using the online form or by emailing Ask Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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