I've decided to get me a chisel, an axe, a hamster and some saber-toothed tiger skins. At first glance that sounds like an odd shopping list. But after reading what I plan to do with it I'm sure I will have some of you won over.
I decided with the gas prices going through the roof I needed to make a change. In order to weather this storm I am moving to a greater harmony with nature and my fellow man. I'm getting a hybrid vehicle. But this is not an ordinary hybrid vehicle. (I don't do anything ordinary.) As a matter of fact, I'm not even going to buy it. I'm going to build it. My family and I are going to live the life of the Flintstones.
I will search for a mighty stone. Red Rock in Australia... Stonehenge.... One of the Great Pyramidinal (not a word but should be) stones. How about one of the Rolling Stones? (they have a lot of miles on them but have a proven track record.) I might even consider Sly and the Family Stone. I COULD go for some reasonably sized rocks but if I'm going to be riding on stones I need to ride in style.
Now for the hamster... Well, I can't use my feet to run the vehicle the WHOLE time. I need break every now and then. That's where the genius of making this car a hybrid comes in. (Plus I get a tax break if I consider the car a "hybrid". See... I AM smart sometimes!) Who needs Horsepower when you have Double-H power (Human/Hamster). And if I need to add a turbo to the vehicle I will just let the Hamster have some Red Bull.
I'm not sure how to convert my new vehicle to Miles Per Gallon (or Kilometers Per Liter) but I think it's going to be pretty good! The real test, though, is going to be if I can get my 12YO to let me drop her off at school or gymnastics in daddy's new car. I personally think she is going to love it. Call me the optimist. (I might be a little delusional on that one but I will take it. As long as I'm not delusional about the fact that my daughter(s) is not going to have a boyfriend until she's(they are) 30. There will be no BAM BAM with my little Pebbles. Just let me have one delusion... please.)