Me, want a BMW? Bah!
Yes, I know it's not really/strictly the focus of the article, but bear with me here...I once bought a Plymouth Reliant from a friend of mine for the princely sum of $100. I had more fun with that car than was probably legally allowed, and wish I still had it sometimes...
(For the record, I do have a nice and relatively new vehicle in the form of a Chevrolet pickup truck.)
Quoting from somewhere within my web pages...
"More than once, the fine old Reliant had the occasion to mix it up with some much newer BMW automobiles.
Later on, shortly before the Reliant was taken off the road, I was going down a rural blacktop when I saw this black car in the background coming up hard and fast from behind. I decided to show whoever this was what a rickety hundred dollar car could do. I had plenty of time (a necessity given how long it took this thing to get up to speed) so I just let the Reliant unwind. Got it up to 90 MPH by the time whoever was in such a hurry was behind me. The radio was playing, and I felt like I was on top of the world. (Yes, it was a cheap thrill. What of it?)
Oh, would you look at what's back there? It's a BMW! Sure, the guy driving it passed me, but I looked over to him and he looked back, shooting me the dirtiest look ever. I could only offer a raucous laugh in response."
I don't think I'll buy an iPad either. Yeah, it's a nice looking thing, with a slick UI...but what would I ever DO with it? I just *might* buy into a Kindle, however...the one with the smaller screen. I can think of some good uses for that.