Monday, March 26, 2007

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY



Back for more huh? Can't get enough of me - admit it ;) Wondering about the title of my post? Ah, I have you intrigued. Come we have much to discuss.

THE GOOD: This week-end hubby went out and bought me a brand new Buick Terraza minivan (as pictured here). I'm in LOVE with this van. We went to look at it two weeks ago and had been mulling it over since. We previously had a Silouette Premiere, but the warranty is almost up on it; and we've been having problems with it. Of course Jarrett had the thrill of bantering with the salesman. Hubby is definately a business man at heart let me tell you. He takes great pride in getting the deal he wants. I say good for him; because I'm not good at it. I would end up paying more than the average person easily. So I get the van on Tuesday. Now we have a garage full of Buicks (and kids bicycles LOL).

THE BAD: Sunday morning hubby woke up and found that some lights in the house weren't working. Strange since they worked before we went to bed. He went down to the electrical panel and the breaker had tripped. For some odd reason it won't reset. It keep tripping, which means there is a problem somewhere. So he tried to replace the breaker - nope that wasn't it. Now he has to take down all the fixtures to see if it is one of them that is shorting. Not a fun task. We still haven't figured it out (wishes he would just call the electrician). So we have no lights for the kitche, breakfast nook, rec room, spare bedroom, storage room and the furnace room. Honestly; why did this have to happen?

THE UGLY: I have two uglies. First, I have another one of those annoying ganglion cysts on my wrist. Always the same spot, same wrist. Ever since university (from crazy note taking no doubt). This thing gives me the heebie jeebies for some reason. I remember the first time I saw it I freaked. Go to the doctor who went ahead to squeeze it; I yelled a loud profanity at him (FYI a ganglion cyst is basically a raised bundle of nerves - don't pinch your nerves). So now I have to see if this thing is going to bugger off or not. The second ugly is our friends lent us their Borat movie. OK no one wants to see some gross, fat guys scrotum on another naked man's face!! EW EW EW!!! There isn't enough liquid soap to clean my eyes of that image!!

So there you have it: the good, the bad and the ugly. Might I just add I'd much prefer only goods??

14 comments:

Lainey-Paney said...

OMG! We watched Borat this past weekend too. THAT WAS SOOOOO FREAKING NASTY.
I literally hid under the covers b/c I was so nauseated by the parts I did see during that little portion.
GRRRROOOOOSSSSS!

What a waste of time & money!

Our 4 Munchkins...6 pigtales & a buzzcut! said...

Hey Elle, nice Van. We currently have an SV6 and have been looking at the Terraza'z but are unsure yet. And oh my gosh I have a ton of the Ganglion cysts since all my pregnancies..I friggen hate them..they are so annoying!! Glad to hear from you. And hey how did u get your musci to just start playing on this i put some on my blog but you have to press play?
Chrissy

Elle said...

Chrissy,

You have to click on the little box on the side of the title track that says "auto play." Otherwise you'll have to manually click the link to make it play! Hope that helps!

Our 4 Munchkins...6 pigtales & a buzzcut! said...

Hey Elle Thank you soo much thats awesome...my kids then got on the computer and started fiddling with it and started deleting things and youre comment was one so sorry didn't mean for that to happen.

I really appreciate your help you Rock!

Chrissy

nancy said...

Congrats on the new vehicle - always an exciting moment.

Does living in the dark help you to not see your wrist??

nancy said...

oh, and my dad watched Borat thsi weekend and told me how BAD it was...so doesn't look like I'll be watching that one anytime soon.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Why isn't there a picture of the cyst?

And Borat...My all time fave....

Elle said...

Dude, I am not taking a picture of my ugly ass cyst!

Jolene said...

Nice wheels. I envy you. I'm still driving around in my 1999 Ford Windstar. I fear the rust will be taking over soon.

I've had two ganglion cysts on my wrist in the same exact spot. The first one went away when I accidently whacked it. I don't remember when the other decided to go away. I also had one on my foot. It was UGLY. It too went away when I got stepped on. Haven't been bothered since (knock on wood).

Tuesday Girl said...

Can I borrow your husband for a new car purchase? mine stinks at haggling and so do I!

Slackermommy said...

Love your ride! I think I have one of those ganglion thingies or a wart or something on my hand. My kids are so grossed out about it.

Maria said...

We finally went to Borat a few months ago after nearly everyone we know told us how wonderful it was.

I was totally grossed out. And a little upset. I mean, there he is saying lines like, "She has the asshole of a seven year old."

It made me sick. And I refuse to have even one more person tell me that I just didn't "get" it. I got it, all right. It was gross.

And...wow...I want a new car so badly...but my other half is one of those who insists on driving a car until it dies a painful and long death.

Burg said...

I love your van! I want a minivan, so you'll have to tell us in a month or so if you still like it.

Borat doesn't look the least bit interesting to me. My attention span has become really short as of late anyway, so it's not like I'd go out of my way to watch something else in it's place.. Oh well..

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

LOVE, love, LOVE your glitter name! Hope you don't mind if I use that format in a post this week for my daughter's birthday! It is SO cool!!!