I say all this because I'm playing a big game of "Fortunately Unfortunately" right now with the Volvo C30. Oh my gosh, have you seen this car?
It's soooo much cuter in person. It's darling. It's adorable. It's the only car I've seen that would be a fitting replacement for my darling Bug once it goes to the autofriedhof in the sky.
|Which will be a sad, sad day.|
Unfortunately, we just bought a new car for BelSpouse, and carrying two new car notes is not in the Baudelaire household budget.
Fortunately, I plan on finding a magic lamp soon, and my first wish will be for the exact amount a Volvo C30 costs.
Unfortunately, this darling little car costs in the neighborhood of $30K when it's tricked out. I'm not sure I can ask a genie for thirty grand for a subcompact, no matter how cute it is.
Fortunately, it's a Volvo, so it's probably worth every penny and will last forever, just like all those Volvos still driving around New England with their faded "John Anderson for President" bumper stickers.
|No, no, the one with an "h."|
|Uh...RPatt, you're getting ennui all over the vehicle.|
Unfortunately, I can't really justify getting a new car right now, what with the Bug still chugging along and the insurance being pretty cheap because it's nine years old and still having PDaughter's braces to pay off.
Fortunately, that magic lamp should be coming along any minute now.
Unfortunately, magic lamps maybe don't actually exist. That would be a bummer if true.
|Fortunately, my grandpa used to own a magic lamp.|
Unfortunately, it was a cigarette lighter and granted
finger burns more than wishes per se.
Unfortunately, that's complete bullshit. Hence the title of this post. I may also drop to the floor and start kicking the air.
Unfortunately, I would need 90,000 readers for that to be true. Or a couple of really generous Ukrainians.
Fortunately, I'm happy with my Bug, and with BelSpouse's new car, and with things the way they are in general. The Volvo C30 can wait until I'm ready for it.
But just in case, I'm going to practice holding my breath. You never know when a skill like that might come in handy.