Friday, October 20, 2006

Life in the fast lane!

Ilana and Rafa are proud to announce a brand new addition to their family -- a Cool Blue Honda Accord!!! The bouncing new baby did not come into this world without complications; steep insurance rates, various trips to the non-borough, Staten Island.

And I've realized I've become the worst back seat driver!!! Why are drivers in New York completely maniacs??! I mean, do they want to really kill themselves and everyone else around them?? I'm not too sure if getting a car is good for my mental health. Now instead of being crazy, neurotic, paranoid Ilana, I am now crazy, neurotic, paranoid Ilana with a car. I hardly slept last night and this morning, even though I was horridly late to work already, I still found time to go out of my way to check on my new baby as it slept among the falling rain of early morning. She looked OK, but there was a fat van parked eerily close to her, just nearly touching her pristine license plate. Rafa and I are both anal-retentives -- oh, what fun are we! -- so I fear we're going to turn into those people that won't let others eat in our car, come in with wet boots, etc. Well only time will tell.

With this new car, I hope, will come new freedom, so if we feel like driving off to the 'country' for a weekend, we can. I hope we get to do that.. I don't want it to be one of those things where we say we will do it, but never do. Like in When Harry Met Sally, when Sally tells Harry how her and Joe always said they would fly off to Rome on a moment's notice or make love on the kitchen floor, but they never did.

Hey, now we'll be able to fly off to Ikea on a moment's notice. So watch out for the next installment of the Magical Culinary Tour: Ikea... hahaha.... no, I'm not kidding! :)


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you both like your new car! I cannot imagine driving in New York, you take care now!!

beatgirl said...

Congratulations on your new car. Be careful!! beatgirl xxx

annauk said...

Congratulations on your new arrival!
Be careful.

domesticgoddess said...

Woohoo, congrats! Just think, at least you don't have to worry about those teeny tight roads you saw in London. Though I think driving in NYC definitely deserves a medal :)

Anonymous said...

(Kathryn here): How exciting!!! It sounds cool.

Ilana - waiting for more Cupboard Love! :) I love seeing what you cook from this book; it inspires me since Tom has so few pictures. Please give me some more inspiration!
Kathryn :)

FreyaE said...

Great pair of blogs Ilana, I haven't checked them out before but saw them on GOod luck with your cupboard love! I look forward to reading more!
Freya x

Ilana said...

Thanks, chums! We LOVE the new car. I never did get a chance to take pics at Ikea. Even I have to admit that would have been embarrassing in a crowded cafeteria.

Driving in New York is a challenge, but THANK GAWD I'm not the one doing it!! haha.


Gravy Queen said...

Hey babes I used to have a cool red Honda Accord. We love Honda so much we now have a cool black honda civic and are already eyeing up the new civics (great shape!)

Enjoy baby !!!

GQ x