Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Think That My Excuse is Valid

I got my adorable car on February 7, 2008. He's a little shy:

Um, hello.

I got its oil changed for the first time... today. Go ahead and yell at me - Mike did. Okay, well he didn't yell, but he couldn't look at me for a while.

I have a really good excuse though! Really I do!

There was no sticker to tell me to get the oil changed. So I am not to blame. I realize that I am lucky that it didn't blow the fuck up on I-94, But I have a sticker now, so it won't happen again.

...It probably won't.


RR said...

Did you get a lecture from the car repairman? That's what happened to me when I forgot to get my oil changed for a long time, the first time in my life when I was in charge of taking care of my own car (college). He escorted me to my vehicle, showed me the yucky, clumpy oil, and told me never to let it get that way again. I was so embarrassed.

I hope that didn't happen to you.

Lauren said...

Set up a gmail reminder for yourself every 3-4 months. That way gmail will send you a nice email when it is time to change the oil!

Heather said...

rr - No, I didn't - but I was expecting it! I'm guessing that the only reason for that was because Mike was actually with me. In the past, I've always avoided going to those places alone, because whether or not I was up on my oil changes, they would try and sell me on all kinds of extras because I'm a stupid little woman.

Of course, I'm stupid enough to forget to get an oil change for a year, but that's beside the point.

lauren - Good idea! I love gmail...

lem said... one goes out and checks their oil and other fluids? Wow. This actually reminds me that I need to add more windshield wiper fluid to my car.

Heather said...

lem - Nope! And I live in a very cold, very messy place. I ran out of windshield wiper fluid the other day on the way to Mike's parents' house, and his dad went to get me some. I felt a little lazy then...