Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012


In 1978, I wanted a Subaru Brat. Never happened, though..


Justin S. Davis said...

My very first girlfriend drove a filth-brown Brat with one of those truck covers that turned the open back area into an enclosed trunk / prison cell.

Man. Never was there a more perfectly-named vehicle for that gal.

ChiTown Girl said...

Wow, LOVE the drinkin' in the back of the Brat while speeding down the highway!

That ad cracked me up. It basically repeated everything twice. And, poor California! ;-)

Jack said...

My newly-starting family had the 1977 4WD station wagon. It was well appointed, and well put-together, as you would expect from any product of Japan. All Subes of that era came with a horizontally opposed 4-cylinder with carburetor, and this wagon, with no cargo, didn't have enough power to get out of its own way. Going up the Lagunas, our local "mountain range" is about 30 miles of not-very-steep driving on a good freeway. It was 3rd-4th-3rd-4th, for close to an hour, and never getting over 45 mph. I had to be treated for tennis elbow. I've driven lawn mowers with more man-parts. With 4WD engaged, it felt like you had the brake on. I can only imagine what getting up to speed must have been like with an automatic! I'm assuming they've fixed all that; I see they're still in business...

Sunnydaze said...

Joe, thanks goodness you never got one. These cars are horrid!

LMAO at Justin's comment :D

joe said...
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joe said...

Justin: Haha it was the filth brown Brat that I wanted. That's such an appropriate name

CTG: Looks like fun. I'd love to try it sometime

Jack: I spent a little time in Laguna Beach. Me and a buddy of mine drove out west from Chatham, Cape Cod in a 1976 Holiday Rambler RV. We spent the night parked along that stretch of road with the parking meters overlooking the ocean. Went back and forth from Palm Springs to Laguna Beach. I'd like to get back someday.

Sunny: Well being only 10 years old I should've known it was never going to happen

Jack said...

Sounds like one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips. You didn't say when you did it, but the only thing overlooking the ocean up there now is row upon row of billion dollar homes, no doubt owned by the bankers who continue to steal all our money...


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