So I’m back from the Houston area. For the first time in years I went into the swimming pool. And I swam. And swam, and swam, and swam. Because I love swimming and I love being in the water and I spent way too much time out of it.
I don’t hurt nearly as bad as I thought I would, and that’s a good thing. What is bad, though, is that my right ear is clogged and it’s driving me insane. I can’t hear worth a damn. And it feels like I’ve got an ear plug in it. My head feels heavy on that side. Yep, it’s going to drive me stark raving mad.
I didn’t get to drive the Viper this weekend. Or even ride in it. I did gaze longingly at it for a few minutes, though. I also saw a new Dodge Challenger sitting in someone’s driveway. I really wish I could get one. I know everyone that knows me is sick of hearing it already, but a man has to be able to dream about something. And I dream about zooming up and down I35 listening to the thunder of a 6.1 liter (372 cubic inches) Hemi V8 using up natural resources. Sue me. Anyway, on Dodge’s site I determined that the car I want would cost over $44,000. Can I get a “Yoicks!” out there?
Sure, there’s going to be someone who will say that I can get a lesser V8, or even a V6, and lose some options and bring it down to a more affordable price. To them I say: What’s the sense in dreaming if you can’t dream big?
Then there’s going to be the people that read this and decide that they, too, would like a $44,000 2008 Dodge Challenger that’s fully loaded and they’ll go out and get it. To those people, know this: I hate you. It’s nothing personal and it’s not your fault. I just hate you.
Even if I hate you, if you’re able to get one I think you should because I’d like to see this car be a roaring success. Plus, ten years down the road I’ll buy it from you used.