Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hey Lola

It was December of 2005 and I was on Winter Break from my first semester of college. Up until then I'd been bumming rides off my boyfriend....and now here I was at the dealership with my dad....and I had a car of my own.

I still remember driving off the lot...my dad in my rearview mirror and what seemed like miles of adventures before me. I didn't know then just how many adventures....or how many memores that car and I would have.

I named her Lola.

It's a name I've always loved but my mom jokingly said I could never name a grandchild  that because of a song that came out in the 70s.....it was called "Lola" and it was about a transvestite...so I decided the next best thing to a mini-me Lola was a car named Lola.

and boy did we have adventures:

Spring Break to Florida
Multiple jam sessions
Trips to Asheville, NC
Countless trips to Columbia to see friends and the Gamecocks play  
Taking me to every job interview and "first days" of work I've ever had
Picking up and dropping off dozens in 5 Points
To hospitals to see brand new babies
Trips to Atlanta before I lived here
Smiles and Tears
The place I heard I heard and accepted my job offer to Atlanta
My summer beach ride

I felt so sad leaving Lola in the dealership parking lot....driving off with something newer....something "better"

So here's to Lola....for all our memories!;)
And say hey to Pippa....she's what I'm ridin' dirty in these days!
Pippa's a 2011 CRV

What was your first car?!
Hope you all had an amazing long weekend!


Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

I am LOVING the name Pippa. So glam. My first car was a 1994 Cavalier that I named Sal. I had her until I got my current car when I graduated college. She was a good little girl. I've named every car I've ever owned - there was Sal, then Half Pint (my Fiero, which I still have, it's just garaged until it's running again) and now Raccoon Killer (formerly known as Sir Isaac).

Whitney said...

I love this post so much. I have had the same car and never named it. Well, I frequently call it POS-piece of shit. I have had it for 10 years and it has relatively low mileage--65,000. Aesthically, I rode it hard. I am so jealous that you got a new car. I am hoping my time will come early next year. I cannot wait!

Rissy said...

My first car was a black jetta that I named Betty... she and I drove to Hilton Head together ; )

I have a Honda now as well... pretty impressed with it thus far (totally just knocked on wood).

Loovvee Pippa-- and yes my brother and sister in law named their white cat Pippa haha


Britton said...

Oooh!! I bet you are enjoying your new ride! She is very pretty!! My first car was a 1999 Nissan Sentra and at the time I thought it was a GEM! She was very good to me from junior year of high school to senior year of college! :) Her name was Mrs. Daisy!

megan said...

Niiiiiice! My first car was a POS - 1995 Nissan Stanza. They don't make them anymore...for good reasons.

Kristina said...

My green Elentra was LOLA when I was in college! LOL

Sarah said...

I love your car! I have a CRV too, but mine is a 2001. It was brand new when we bought it, and my dad, mom, and I have all driven it. I plan on keeping it til it dies, then I'm getting a nice new car! :)

CMae said...

H O N D A S are the best!!! They are all I will ever own!

Lacey in the City said...

Aww heyyyy Pippa! Love it! I looked at CRV's too when I was car shopping this summer! Good choice. Poor lil Lola...hope she finds a good new momma, albeit she probably won't be as fun as the one that named her after a tranny ;) xoxo

Lacey in the City said...

Oh, and my first car was a Ford Contour...and I lived in Beverly Hills, CA where all my friends drove BMW's and Mercedes, so THAT was something. A friend of mine used to always tease and say I drove a Ford ConDOR...rude.

Beth said...

i love that you named her Pippa...does she have a nice booty that the world will OOOO and AHHH over!

my first car was a red pontiac sunfire. i thought i was the shizz. i got my windows tinted, a red vinyl sticker with my name that i put on my drivers side window and i had a mirror license tag on the front that said "Red." Let me remind you this was in 1999. ;)

congrats on the new ride.

Katie said...

My first car was a Jeep Grand Cherokee and I was and still am in LOVE with them! The 2011's are so hot. I love your new Pippa!!

I drive an Equinox now, which is around the same size as yours..maybe a little bigger but great on gas!

Lindsey said...

Love Hondas! My first car was a civic and my current car is a 2010 Accord ... black. I love the new CR-Vs, though! JEALOUS!

Ashley said...

I love the new CRVs .. so cute. That is probably what I would get if I were to get a new car ... I drive a Jeep Liberty right now, but its kinda falling apart.. but my very first car was a white pontiac sunfire ..I loved it! :)

Shalyn said...

Love it!!! :) My first car's name was Lexy :) It was a 1994 Lexus ES300. I hated her at first, but I grew to love her lol. Too many memories to count! Enjoy your new car smell...that is on my top 5 list of favorite smells. Now, just so you know...I wouldn't mind if you wanted to a take a said road trip in say, oh...NEXT WEEK!? :) I'll be waiiiitttinnnggg!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

oh la la, i love Pippa! she is gorgeous! congrats :)

Kyndi said...

I felt the same way when we left "Big Red" behind on our way to NYC...I'm still getting used to this no car lifestyle :) Love the CRV!!

asj said...

so fun! my first car was a '96 Honda Accord, and then I bought my first NEW car a '05 Honda CRV... crazy to think my "brand-spanking-new" car is now almost 7 years old!

Shannon said...

CRVs are super popular in our 'hood. Good choice.

My first car was a 1990 White Ford Tempo, and her name was Princess Happy B*tch.

Fit With Flash said...

SHUT UP. My first car was named Lola. I can't even handle this...We were MFEO

Suze said...

Awe pippa is so cute :)

jayme said...

maybe a road trip to the KENTUCKY DERBY is in pippa's future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my first ride was a montero sport, but i accidentally drove it off a cliff (literally) and totaled it. oopsies. but i saw ghosts for the one and only time... does that require a blog post??

so so congrats on the new ride! its gangsta! xo

Abby said...

Nice car! My first car was a 97 Honda CRV and this past year I upgraded to a 2008 CRV. Confession: I miss my old car a lot!

Michelle said...

YAY! Congrats on the new car! I'm on my 4th new car! LOL I always lease. My first car was a jetta and I had a traumatizing experience. It actually went on fire! I think I may need to blog about that actually! HAHA Best of luck with the new car :)

Britt said...

Oh Hondas are the best! Love your new ride!!

My first car was a 2001 honda civic and I loved it! I sold it to my sister a few years later so I could upgrade to my dream car, a red 2000 honda accord coupe named Scarlet. I still drive her to this day. She is paid off, has 115K miles on her, paint is chipping, to the eye she isn't in the best of shape:( I love her and will keep her until she dies-which will be a very sad day. lol

Chelsea said...

I'm a Honda girl too!! My first real car, as in not a hand-me-down car, was my Honda Civic coupe that I'm still driving strong today! I love it and it will be a sad day when I have to leave it at the dealership like you did :( BUT, your CRV is amazing!!! Love the name too :) Congratulations!!

Chelsea Coleen said...

I love pippa. And I LOVE white. I want to go back to white. Someone please take my red car away from me. police like it way too much.
I am such a baby when it comes to change sometimes. Back when I was younger (and I mean like middle school/highschool) my momma used to drive a van and finally when we got a new car I was SO sad to see it go. I went in the garage that morning and took one last picture of it. so im pretty much attached to ummmmm everything.

Hope you are enjoying the new car smell and keep it clean and perfecto because I want to bum rides of you. thank you.

Alex said...

Yay for Pippa! She's a beaut.
I still have my first car, Mr. Winkles [it's named after that weird looking dog thing...he has books and a calendar and was on an episode of Sex and the City]. He was gifted to me in high school, and is still trucking. My desire for a new car is canceled out by the price tag on the desired car. Booo.

Ginger said...

Wow! Not to disrespect Lola, but Pippa is built! My first car was a surprise high school graduation gift in '81...a '80 Clemson orange Mustang with black leather interior. My parents came home (Walterboro) from Charleston with it. I could not take it to Columbia College until the second semester of my freshman year...after my grades came out. There was nothing wrong with that car, but when I got my first teaching job, I had car fever and bought a brand new 1988 Nissan Sentra. You look like you and Pippa are a good fit (don't go to my blog---I have neglected it)

Jenna said...

RIP Lola - she will always be remembered lol.

But whoo hoo for Pippa - she is one sexy chica! No, but really she's really pretty :)



Married...with a Pup said...

Yay for a new car!!! My first car was my sister's old car: 1996 Saturn SC1...it was purple and a standard, so I pretty much thought I was the coolest ever =)

She Speaks said...

Girlie! Where do you live? You were mentioning alot about the Carolinas...and I am in the Queen City- we might just be neighbors!

PS- I am not nearly as creative as you, but I recently got a new car- a Mazda, named Mazie. Pippa is SUCH the perfect car name!

agroeper said...

Love the new car, how bittersweet! Congrats, yay for new memories! My first car was a 2005 Ford Taurus.

Young and Fabulous said...

the fact that u named her pippa makes me love you even more

my car is dubbed the weezy wagon

pippas got a nice BOOOTY!!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Ha, love the name Lola! Pippa too, she got a booty. Congrats on the new car Miss Ashley! & I never had a first car, so my dream car would be everything black Jaguar. Oh, & Honda Element.


Jamie said...

Love the new ride!

My first car was a 2000 Honda Accord that I recently traded in for an Acadia :) I cried when I left my Honda...I had so many great memories with her!

Megan said...

I absolutely love Pippa! What a perfect name for a car!!

Jocelyn said...

Congrats on the new ride!! Glad you finally got your white suv! :)

My first car was a powder blue 1986 Pontiac 6000 coupe with an awesome luggage rack on the trunk!! Then I got a 1994 Buick skylark which I dubbed the "batmobile" and finally sold it 2006. Now I have been getting a new car every year since! :)

I hope you make tons more fun trips and memories with pippa!

Tatiana said...

Pippa is a hottie!
My first car was a Doge Stratus and I rode that baby in the ground. The last 1 1/2 yrs we were together it was losing oil like nobody's business. I had to put in a gallon of oil a WEEK.
I hope your new ride takes you through a lot of great memories :-)

Tabitha Lynn said...

So fun, congrats!
My first car, well that I bought on my own was a Ford Focus named Isabelle. I just sold her to my ex boyfriend, of all people. My new car is a Wrangler named Jojo, I still cant decide if Jojo is a he or a she. Decisions decisions.

Michaela said...

AH! I love this and as cute as Lola's name was, Pippa is much prettier in all white...kinda like Pippa's dress at Kate's wedding (:

My first car was a 2002 Ford Escape and her name was Belle. Complete with rhinestone license plates, a fuzzy steering wheel covered with her name embroidered in it (: Anddd I made her a special disney princess Belle blanket to go in the car for when I got cold. My brother now drives Belle and calls it Billy. I'm not happy about it. My new car is Skylar cause she's light blue (:

Mrs. T said...

Loving the car!!
Happy to have found your blog :)
I live in GA, too! You are such a sweetie!