Saturday, March 1, 2008

Meeeee-ata!

I love my Miata. Plain and simple. It goes fast, I hardly ever have to be the one to drive when with friends, it's just the right size for me, it's cute, and did I mention that it goes fast? (Think younger Ricky Bobby here from Talladega Nights, "I wanna go fast!")




So, I was at Sonic yesterday with the windows down enjoying my lettuce wrap (because seriously, there were maybe two peices of chicken in it, half of a slice of tomato, and a whole lotta lettuce) and right in front of me a red Mazda Miata passes. Except this was no ordinary Miata. This Miata had a trailer hitch. Yes folks, a trailer hitch. Now I am sure you are asking yourself the very same question I was asking myself right then: What on earth can a Miata tow? We are talking about a car that shakes when the wind blows hard! It wasn't built with horsepower in mind here! After some thought and posing this question to a few friends, I've come up with a list of things that I think a Miata can tow:

skateboard

red wagon

baby stroller (minus the baby of course)

bicycle

scooter

grocery cart

lawn mower

pair of roller skates

maybe a person on roller blades ("It would be really nice if you could pull me into town")

Please feel free to add to the list.

On another note, I was watching TV with some friends tonight and an advertisement came on for a CD of inspirational music (you know, songs like "Awesome God" and "God is in the House") and someone voiced the thought: I wonder if Muslims have inspirational music too? Hmmmm...

6 comments:

Alison said...

"Dear Lord, Baby Jesus, do Muslims have inspirational songs about towing you in your baby stroller behind their shiny red Mazda Miata?" *said in Ricky Bobby voice*

But, seriously, it would be really nice if you could pull me into town.

Molly said...

I friggin love your car. Steve had a Miata a few cars ago. Please note that I said, "A few cars ago." He does cars like Amy Winehouse does drugs.

Tamara said...

What about a big wheel. I mean, I'm just thinking that when I was a little tyke, I always wanted to make mine go faster but couldn't quite break the "just barely faster than a crawl" barrier on my own power. Your idea seems like just the ticket.

WhiteEyebrows said...

My dad put a hitch on our toyota corolla. He pulls a little black trailer of ours on it - and recently we discovered that he probably destroyed the transmission doing so.

This person definitely has the "what if I have to pull something" disease. This is the disease that evidences itself whenever I ask someone why they're a 'truck person.' "Well, what if I have to pull something???"

So... when I have to pull things I 1) really truly consider how important it is that it get pulled somewhere 2) wonder if I can't get someone else to do it for me 3) then, if it really still needs pulling, borrow a truck to do it with. No need in making a 20-40k investment "just in case I need to pull something."

Jason said...

If my scooter breaks down could you tow me to the auto garage?

Matthew said...

I saw a red Miata convertible on the road today (cute little thing) with a bicycle on the back. The bike was longer than the car was wide, and taller. I thought of this post when I saw it.