Thursday, June 3, 2010

Where My Mother Fathers At?

I feel like I’m posting videos like every day. But when someone sends me a good vid, I feel it my social obligation to share it with you all (that's ya'll for the southern readers). And it also usually provides for a shorter post in which I’m not angrily ranting about something while sweating with anger as I punch away at my keyboard.

This video came to me a couple weeks back courtesy of my soon-to-be-30 lawyer friend down in the District of Hell... I mean... Columbia. That reminds me, I really need to write a post about why I hate DC so much.

This video inspired me to write about something more, something important, something I hold near and dear to my heart - my love of minivans.

I used to have the typical anti-minivan mindset that is so popular for many last-name-keeping forward-thinking ladies out there - that minivans are ugly and embarrassing. A symbol of our youth coming to an end. The death of cool.

But mostly just because they’re ugly and you would prefer to drive a tricked-out giant SUV that guzzles gas and pollutes the environment so your grandchildren will die coughing up a lung at the age of 16. That’s fine, that’s your choice. Al Gore and Tipper broke up so I don’t even know what to think about global warming anymore! That’s a joke, I’m still a greenie, somebody buy me a Prius!

But one summer in high school I drove with two friends to Boston for a John Mayer concert (yea we did). Because my car was straight out of 1988 my parents didn’t want me taking it on a long trip. So I took the family minivan, and… I fell in love.

And it wasn’t just any mini van. It was a Toyota Sienna minivan. The very minivan featured in the video above, which is awesome and hilarious. Young people want to be old and old people want to be young. Benjamin Button really knew what he was doing. Ugh, Brad Pitt on a sailboat. Swoon.

Anyway, I thought that video was great and wanted you all to see it and I thought it would also be a pertinent time to come out of the closet, if you will, as a minivan lover. I might have to get one before I’m married with kids, because they’re just that amazing. And let's be honest, "married with kids" is not too close on my horizon. Seriously though, you will not find a smoother ride than in a mini van.

One part of driving a SUV/van as opposed to a sedan, and this is for the ladies, is the space between the driver’s seat and the passenger’s seat. It’s the perfect place to put your bag and other random shit. This space, in a mini van, is absolutely colossal. You could house a family of 4 in the space between the driver’s seat and passenger’s seat.

Ok, that’s all from me. I hope you don’t think less of me when I’m driving a mini van before I turn 30…


ivebeenthinking-jeanmarie said...

Ask Whickers about the Toyota Previa minivan sometime.

Ali said...

Driving in the minivan to the JM concert was a blast (so roomy and comfortable - grey sweatpants - JM ref. obv), concert was amazing, the late night snack was delish, possibly breaking kosher in a family members home - priceless.