Critters and a Clubman

Holy crow! Is it Friday already? The last couple of weeks have just flown by. Mostly I was just hanging out in the apartment being whingey and sneezy with the flu, but the last week has been kind of been a whirlwind. First of all, the classroom sessions for volunteering at Wild ARC were this weekend; zoonotic diseases, small mammal care and baby bird care. Even though I had already read through the manual a few times, it still felt like information overload because, well, it's just so much information. We also had a loan of our friend's car so I wouldn't have to take the really long, annoying, two hour bus ride, so of course we ran a few other errands as well. The main thing though, was car shopping.

We've been planning to buy a car for awhile now, but this was the first time we actually went to any dealerships. And then we bought a car! We lucked into a great deal too - a tricked out 2008 Mini Cooper Clubman for less than a brand new Toyota. I love it! We both always loved the Minis but assumed they were way out of our price range. (Because, BMW, hello!) And this thing doesn't have a scratch on it. It has oodles of warranty left, hardly any kilometres on it, was never in an accident, has all kinds of added-on fancy stuff (like a dual sun roof), and has only lived in BC's lovely temperate climate. It's pretty much a case of "owned by a little old lady who only drove it to church on Sundays". The Clubman is so much cooler than a regular Mini too. It's a wee bit bigger, with more room in the cargo area for hauling crap around, awesome "barn doors" on the rear instead of a pull-up hatch, and a super-awesome-wicked-cool "Clubdoor" - a miniature suicide door like you see in old gangster movies, which is totally more fun than it sounds. On this particular car it's an extra side door to make it easier for passengers in the rear seat to get in and out. And it looks cool. Not gonna lie, it may have been one of the deciding factors for me.

Photo from Automatic Car Hire

This of course isn't my car. It is my favorite colour though - British Racing Green. And yes, the name is half the appeal. I think I'd get a black roof though. And maybe some racing stripes on the front. Then again, another option is having Union Jack decals on the rear view mirrors and roof which would be a bit clashy-clashy with the sexy green. Also, perhaps I should wait before picking out my next car, like, until it's actually time to buy a new car.

And...I've been looking for a job. One that I actually want to do, I mean. I completely redid my resume and perfected my cover letter writing skills. And now we play the waiting game.

So yeah. I've been busy.


  1. I could have sworn I commented on this.
    Good luck with the job hunt.
    Congrats on the car!!!!!!!!!!!! It is very cute. (coming from someone who drives a Jeep SUV) If you didn't get the British Racing Green with a black roof, what did you get?

  2. It's called Pepper White, and it's a creamy off-white colour. We do have the black roof and detailing though. And have I mentioned that I love it? :P

  3. Congrats on getting a new car! Awesome! And Lots of luck from me and Scott on your job hunt!


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