Saturday, September 25, 2010

A car, a poem, a song or two .... and let it go

Decisions, decisions. Is one of these Corvettes "fated" to be mine? These are not my photographs, incidentally. They were taken by the dealership which is trying to peddle these Corvettes, but they are the two cars I drove a few days ago. The more I think about it, the more I feel that buying a Corvette (especially at this time of the year) is not a particularly good idea. But, it sure would be fun to take a southerly cruise in one. I like the white car best, and it does have a rack for luggage on the back. It might be the handiest element that is part of this cockpit-style vehicle. Tomorrow, I will try an Audi convertible. Bad timing, again ....

When I Was One-and-Twenty
by A. E. Housman

When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
'Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away;
Give pearls away and rubies
But keep your fancy free.'
But I was one-and-twenty,
No use to talk to me.

When I was one-and-twenty
I heard him say again,
'The heart out of the bosom
Was never given in vain;
'Tis paid with sighs a plenty
And sold for endless rue.'
And I am two-and-twenty,
And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true.


Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmm...what some sexy cars!!!!

I think i like the white one seems very elegant while the red is very hot..Ye-e-e-hhhhh..

I loooove them!!!

Music is very good too!!

about the is just like my own heart is saying it in these days..

'Give crowns and pounds and guineas

But not your heart away;

Give pearls away and rubies

But keep your fancy free.'

Enjoy your Audi convertible today Fram..Wish it was me !!!

Happy sunshine day!!!

Bye Bye

(and dont you dare to twist me words grrrr...HAH,,!!! :)

Maddalena said...

The red one for sure!

Peggy said...

Hey Fram, I vote white... whether Corvette or Audi or another car your fancy might turn to. Do you enjoy car shopping?

I bought a new car this last spring - a hard top convertible which is much handier in our less friendly climate. The automatic top goes up in 2 minutes and it also has a sun roof! I had been wanting that particular make/model for quite a few years actually and therefore did not shop different vehicles. So my job was easier.
If you are considering different convertibles, you might want to check out a VW EOS - new in 1996 - I blogged about it here:

In any event, I also wanted to observe that you have been very prolific this week in your blogging and I have been remiss in not posting comments. You should know I have been reading them even if on the run and not able to add my 2 cents.

Nice to be given a treat this week with a rare post containing your photo - even if a shot taken in such a way to protect your anonyminity. It now is a bit easier for me to visualize Fram Actual... I smile as I say that btw.

Lastly, some thoughts to add to your blog which commented that you were using profanity more than you had in the past and the response your friend made that you had been living alone too long and needed to be around a woman. While I have not taken to profanity, I too have started muttering to myself - but no profanity - is that another sign that I need a man in my life? LOL I think it is related to living alone and as a consequence of not having no special someone to share thoughts with and to talk to on an ongoing basis we tend to have conversations with ourselves and sometimes this results in the "muttering out loud event". There is a lot to be said for being in a close relationship and so therefore I will add my "Amen" to your "Amen" which ended that blog.

Fram Actual said...

Anita, I truly am surprised to see you here after reading some of your recent thoughts about me. You certainly have a lot of nerve. I will give you credit for that, but I think you need to work on your self-control and maybe not be so judgmental of other people.

Yes, I think your description of the cars is about right, and I will enjoy ripping around in the Audi this afternoon.

Fram Actual said...

That you should like the red one is to be expected, Mag. I suppose a luggage rack always could be purchased and mounted on it.

The interiors of both cars are red, by the way, so that eliminates any problem in that regard, and I suppose I should mention that both the interior and the exterior of the Audi are gray. In most respects, it is a virtual twin to the one I sold a few months ago.

Oh, well. It is something to think about. Decisions, decisions. I need help making some of these decisions.

Thank you, for sending the sunshine, too. It makes life better, especially after a deluge in the tradition of Noah's flood. Some places received a foot of rain (about one-third of a meter) in a single day.

By the way, at this very moment, White Bear is watching a Western film that is opening with a view of the Grand Canyon.

Fram Actual said...

I dislike all forms of shopping, Peggy, especially shopping for clothing. I would rather cut grass or shovel snow than shop for clothing.

In terms of automobiles, I am not shopping in general at this point in time. The other day, I was thinking about fast cars. Add to that, the fact that I always have wanted a Corvette. So, I simply checked around to see what might be available in the neighborhood. Of about seven or eight I found, these two struck my fancy.

The Audi is another matter. I sold mine last summer, and just stumbled across one that is a virtual twin except that mine was a four-door hardtop, and the one I will be driving in a few hours is a two-door convertible.

This is just a mood I am in right now, and I am not certain I will buy anything. Most of the time when I buy a vehicle, I look for months and cannot make a decision, then I stumble across a particular vehicle and decide to buy it in the spur of a moment.

Yeh, "Fotogenic Fram."

And, yes, mumbling, in my case mixed with profanity. I am beginning to laugh about my constant use of profanity and turn it into a game of sorts by trying to invent new ways of using it. The bottom line is that I think there are many of us saying "Amen" these days.

Maddalena said...

Oh, too much of gray. Red interior makes me like even better the red one. Do not forget to ask White Bear, Frammy.

Fram Actual said...

The girl returneth as I ready myself to departeth.

Are those actual words? They are now, if they were not before, I guess.

Too much gray, Mag? Well, maybe, but the Audi does offer more space for luggage and for driving comfort.

Yes, White Bear will have his say in the matter since he is the classy guy between the two of us and probably would be driving it more than I might. I suppose I could call in Fram the First for a consultation on this matter, too. I am almost certain I will be outnumbered in the end.

Maddalena said...

But you had Audi once, and always have wanted to have a Corvette.

Ps. Miss Mouse said she would choose Corvette, the red one. Should I ask someone else?

Fram Actual said...

Yes, yes, this is true, Mag. But, I do miss my Audi. I drove like a madman in it, and it is more invisible than a Corvette, more anonymous, more discreet. The highway patrol is less apt to notice me !!!!

And, again, it actually has some room in it, where a Corvette has virtually none.

Yes, and I am certain the handsome cat and the other three would agree with you, too.

I must think about this. Life is so complex, and I am just a simple man. Even Lynyrd Skynyrd will tell you that about me:

Anonymous said...


Maddalena said...

Jack votes Corvette, the red one, FTB and Mrs Bunny - Audi, Little Bear - Corvette, the white one.

In Poland there are special machines placed on roads, and they take you a picture if you drive too fast, and then they send you a ticket by mail. My father had to pay twice already, but he even was not driving fast, just a bit faster than it was allowed.

Fram Actual said...

All right, Anita. Yesterday was yesterday. We can start over today, if you wish.

Fram Actual said...

Do you suppose, beautiful one, that I could drive so fast the photograph would be blurry and the authorities would not be able to identify my car? I am pretty good at producing blurry photos, you know.

That probably would not work. I guess I would have to confine my road travel to using a bicycle in Poland -- or, maybe, I could find someone to drive the car for me. What do you think, Mag ??

I imagine this car business has set off a few arguments among your crew. I just counted the votes. It is a three-way tie, with only White Bear who has not yet cast his ballot. He says he will think about it, and let us know when he is good and ready. Now, he really thinks he is a big shot, and there is no living with him.

Anonymous said...

Whats the matter with you?

Ok.We will start again

Something special ....