Friday, December 11, 2009

Beauty and Muscle - at a Price

The Guy bought a shiny new black truck.  He may let May-B drive it when she gets older.  Or after HE puts the first dent or scratch in it.  I saw on MSN website the other day that of the Top 10 Gas guzzlers in North America, it ranks 9th. 




  1. It's the same as his last truck so I don't think it's a problem. The interior is a really nice black. I love it. I drove it once - backing it from the driveway to park on the street. That was enough.

  2. Ever since I was a teenager, I've had this torrid affair with trucks. The men who drive them too, but the real arousal factor is the truck.

    Put me in a truck and I'll surprise you with how I can handle my rig!

    p.s. I'm mentally still in the land of the dead. This is just my ghost rising.

  3. My first thought is that The Guy is a bit "middle-age crazy." Why the need for all the muscle and chrome? And what about the fuel economy?

    I guess you can tell I'm not a cowboy.

  4. MB - not a problem unless you take it for long hauls. If you did, it might be pulling a camper so you need the muscle.
    Dana - good to see you back. I knew you were a truckin' woman.
    Rob - trucks are part of the prairie psyche and if you sit in the middle you are a real cowboy - you don't have to drive OR open gates.

    I have been annoyed at all the black monster SUVs and expensive cars with totally black windows in Ukraine (conspicuous consumption), then I go to Canada and see all these huge pickups and think hmmmm...

  5. It truly is part of the prairie psyche. My husband's jacked up diesel truck was the first thing that caught my attention... I even found a t-shirt that said "I don't fall for pickup lines I fall for pickup trucks" and wore it during our wedding rehearsal.

  6. Our car recently collided with such a truck after it lost control on an icy bridge. Still driving the car though and still getting more than double the mileage.

  7. (The truck lost control, not our car)

  8. big trucks and big dogs should live in the country or help friends move. i have little respect for shiny big trucks with no dents, rust, manure, or any signs of work. I like trucks, but not as fashion accessories. not saying MB's is, but i live in cow town...

  9. Next time you are in Regina, rub mud and manure all over the Guy's shiny black truck. He will probably appreciate the added authenticity.

    Is your car repaired yet?


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