Yesterday a friend had asked (for her co-worker) if I had any suggestions or if I knew of anyone selling a car - more specifically a 5-speed.
That triggered memories of my mokemobile list.
Growing up around cars (Dad owned an auto body shop), I was fortunate enough to have driven au' kines of cars, trucks, vans.... forklifts too. 😯
Once I got my license at 15, my Dad had gotten me a very old school Honda Prelude - first generation to be exact.
It had a fresh coat of paint, sun roof and a four speed stick shift that topped out at 85 - at least dat's wea da speedometer stopped moving. 😉
I had it for awhile until we had to sell it.
My very first car.... gone. 😥
I've been very fortunate to have various cars in high school but da car dat lasted da longest was a hugemongeous Mercury Cougar four door dat became da dedicated beach-mobile.
It sucked up gas like there's no tomorrow, one rear window didn't go down, the rear shocks were blown, no a/c and even da horn was on a lever, not on da steering wheel. But it got me around.... especially to the beach.
Out of high school I wanted to have a ride to call my own so I did wat any person (pupule enough) who wanted personal transportation did.... work a full-time job, two part-time, go school full-time and still squeezed in coaching.
In a few months I got it - my very first motorcycle! It was a 1993 Yamaha FZR 600 and I rode da buggah to da ground. 😀
Since it was my only ride, I rode it in the blistering wind, pounding rain, heavy snow.... ok, no snow but nothing stopped me from riding. Believe it or not, I used to deliver pizzas on it too.... but dat's anoddah blog. 😉
Truth be told, I only sold my FZR almost two years ago to get my new/used bike dat I ride now.
My truck? I was out of school and worked a full-time as well as a part-time and yes, still coaching to afford it.
So wat kine mokemobile you had growing up? A Woody? 😀 Were you gifted one or busted your okole to get one? Do you have da car/van/truck of your dreams?
Have any suggestions for a friend's friend needing/wanting a 5-speed car with $3000 down and $180 /month for payments? 😉
Eh, gotta go work.... got bills to pay.
DA PIDGIN WORD OF DA DAY! -
(as quoted from Da Kine Dictionary & Pidgin To Da Max… wit a Braddah Lance twist)
Haole Translation: Local transportation
Use: You can tell da difference between a local car and a "visitor" car
Sentence: “Brah you like ride? 'Den no tease da mokemobile!”
Sentence: (humming Batman theme) “Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah na.... Mokemobile!”