Hot Wheels

15 06 2007

I finally caught up with my friend Marianne tonight. We have a standing appointment to meet for dinner usually in Montclair on a Friday evening. But on most nights, one or the other of us cancels. So it often winds up being weeks and, in this case, months since we’ve seen each other.

But tonight’s dinner was more fun than our usual existential musings on the ironies of life…often a rehash on If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries What Am I Doing in the Pits? I’m amazed, sometimes, how just when we each think our experiences have reached maximum outrageousness, the other has just encountered an event that makes anything prior seem like a child’s play.

But tonight was indeed special…Marianne had just picked up brand new wheels only hours before meeting me….and CHECK IT OUT…BMW (sorry, I can’t remember the number) convertible….way, way, way cool!

Never mind the fact that it took the two of us (with more years of education than I’d care to admit) more than 20 minutes to figure out how to open the convertible top. There we were, reading the user manual…my technical writer friends would have been sooooo proud. But for shame to my usability counterparts at BMW…get a better indicator and don’t bury the meaning of the LEDs in an obsure part of the damn manual….don’t you KNOW that the first thing a new owner of such a car is going to do is put the top down!!! Make that one operation a 1 page quickstart manual….geesh!

Anyway, here are the pics! Marianne I can’t wait to go cruising this summer…!!!!

P.S. Thanks so much for the cool birthday presents! I love the circle of life!

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18 06 2007
Cathy

Girlz and their Toyz! BMW is definitely better than the trimmer!

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