Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Xmas everyone!

Yes, that wonderful time of year when we all gather with our families and celebrate the birth of our lord and savior - Jesus X...

Well the last-minute scramble to get all my shopping done before the holiday came true again. It never fails, no matter how good my intentions are to get my shopping done by August, craft an elegant and witty holiday letter to all my friends, finish all my work stuff up by the week before, and make delicious holiday treats before I leave - somehow it never manages to turn out the way I planned.

This year, though, was complicated by the fact that I bought a new car last week. Friday, to be exact. Granted, I had been researching cars pretty regularly for the few weeks leading up to that point. But I finally managed to find a good deal on a BMW 328xi that was a loaner car at the dealership and haggled the guy down almost $8000 from his list price, which I feel good about. Even better, it's only got around 6500 miles on it, and comes with almost 3.5 years of free maintenance left! I know! After spending $4-6k a year on maintenance of my car each of the last two years, I'll now have to figure out something else to waste that money on. Maybe I'll have to buy the GF a pony.

Although after seeing that Verizon commercial, I think ponies scare me now...

Anyway, hope ya'll have a grand Christmas!

4 comments:

J.Po said...

Photo, please.

towwas said...

Ooooooh, new car! And a BMW! Yes, photo, please. Or video! Give us a video tour!

grrrbear said...

I'll post pictures when I get back home and it's easier to do so. Since I'm bloggin from my dad's old 'puter it's hard to post pictures.

Besides, the car's covered in very unsexy snow and salt at the moment.

All I have to do now is give it a name...hmmm...

Nick said...

Did you pick your car up here: http://tinyurl.com/ypa5mk ?