Apples don’t fall far from trees, so it should come as no surprise that both Daughter #2 and my nifty new Prius (its paint is called, kid you not, Blue Ribbon Metallic) are revealing racy roots.
We’ll start with the animate object, and by that I mean the kid. I am pleased to report that Daughter #2 is presently obsessed with “chicking.”
(I’ve explained the fine art of “chicking” a few times in this blog. If you’re joining in medias res, these pictures will bring you up to speed: cj chicks Alain at Mooseman and cj surpasses red singlet dude in Chicago.)
Daughter #2’s appetite for chickery revealed itself in the pool, when her swim team coach put an overly-confident boy in her lane. This swimmer apparently made the mistake of elbowing in front of my spirited pre-teen, saying he was clearly faster and should take off first.
You know what comes next. Yep, that girl of mine was tapping that boy’s foot within the first 25 yards.
“I totally chicked him, Mom!” she beamed after practice. Atta girl! 🙂
We’ll move onto the inanimate object, although I hesitate to call him that because he really does have quite a personality. But lest I suffer too much eye-rolling, we’ll go with that.
Again, since apples don’t fall far from trees, it should come as no surprise that my Blue Ribbon Metallic boy (I mean car) is showing some chutzpah too. Within its first hundred miles it got weary of the eye rolls of gas-guzzling drivers and wanted to have a little fun at their expense. He (I mean it) wanted to be as sanctimonious as those drivers assumed it was.
Being a good owner, I helped him brainstorm potential message-sending plates. We even checked out the Prius Chat site to see what others had come up with.
FU OPEC made me giggle, but the car and I agreed it wasn’t really our style.
PIOUS was extremely appealing—and even available in Massachusetts according to the plate look-up website. Yet we wanted something to reflect both the car’s sanctimonious gas sipping and also a bit of the driver’s personality (those of you who are thinking PIOUS would have achieved that are so naughty!)
The winning combination just came in:
I am thrilled to report that the plate came in just in time for my birthday, which is today.
Go tap some feet, kick some “gas” and eat some birthday cake with me 🙂