Thursday, July 14, 2005

My poor baby

Nothing. Unless you want to hear about work, I have nothing to say. That may come as quite a shock to those who know me, but its the honest truth. Life looks good right now, there isn't much to crib about. No overwhelming grief demands that I write cryptic posts, veiling my sorrow in carefully chosen words. No stellar happenings, that I can construct science fiction from. The only thing that is worth telling is this : I bought a car !!!


To which I did this, within the first five hours of owning it. While pulling up into my parking spot. After braving Bangalore traffic on a Saturday night. The duct tape is so that water doesn't flow into the door frame. Yes, it is a gash. Not a scratch.

I guess I didn't feel all that bad about it. I hadn't even started feeling like I owned the damn car to feel bad about ripping a hole through it. All I was thinking was, thank God for insurance.

Hope y'all had a less violent week.

PS: Even though the picture makes the car look like its 'Passion Red' its not. Its 'Scarlet Rage' or 'Scarlet Sage'. The tifosi in me likes to believe its 'Scarlet Rage'.

30 Comments:

At July 14, 2005 10:15 AM, Blogger Grafxgurl said...

Sniff....VIGGIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........SNIFF....
VIGGGGGGIIIIIIIEEEE........SNifff....
:((

 
At July 14, 2005 1:10 PM, Blogger Kumari said...

Whoa! i love the colour and the make :) Am a fan of anything chinkie :p
But sad i can't go for a drive in it :(

and i shall ignore the duct tape...for now

 
At July 14, 2005 6:11 PM, Blogger Mint Chutney said...

1 month after I bought my first new car my sister drive it and got into an accident. Oh well. At leastthat new car smell is there, right?

 
At July 14, 2005 6:15 PM, Blogger Anantha said...

Hyundai is not a Chinki unless you call all those "half nosed" people chinki's

 
At July 14, 2005 8:32 PM, Blogger jax said...

Wow! You beat my record dude! My dad rammed my car into a tree in the first week of buying it, bursting a tire and giving a bad dent on one side!

Thanks to insurance:)

I like the color by the way!

 
At July 14, 2005 9:43 PM, Blogger Pink said...

Love the colour and love the car! I've always wanted a red car...it's so me! Someday when I'm rich ...

 
At July 14, 2005 9:45 PM, Blogger Rat said...

Have removed the plastic covers from the seats ? Pls tell me you've removed the plastic covers from the seats !!

 
At July 15, 2005 1:18 AM, Blogger RT said...

Nice car.. and color too..
When maruti cars were introduced in the early 80's, this color was a rage and I, as a kid, was quite drawn to it then and tastes havent changed much after that..:-)
Oh and I scratched our new car the moment I tried taking it out of the garage for a test drive, which is worse 'cos I was then bound to buy it after that.
But not complaining.. I love it nonetheless..:-)

 
At July 15, 2005 1:20 AM, Blogger RT said...

Nice car.. and color too..
When maruti cars were introduced in the early 80's, this color was a rage and I, as a kid, was quite drawn to it then and tastes havent changed much after that..:-)
Oh and I scratched our new car the moment I tried taking it out of the garage for a test drive, which is worse 'cos I was then bound to buy it after that.
But not complaining.. I love it nonetheless..:-)

 
At July 15, 2005 1:41 AM, Blogger Pink said...

Hey Vigs, I noticed you linked me and really thanks for that but it's all wrong the way you've spelt my blog name!!!! It's 'the lil' le poutski'! There IS a subtle difference! And if I could, I would use the HTML tags to highlight in bold what is wrong about the way you've written it, but I don't know how to use them! So, just compare and make the changes quick so I can sleep peacefully tonight! :)

 
At July 15, 2005 3:00 AM, Blogger Jay said...

Ouch! So what will the insurance cover - a repair, a new door or a brand new car? :-)

I remember seeing a one-panel cartoon somewhere: A man, holding a hammer to his brand new car, says to his wife: "Well, let's get the first dent out of the way."

 
At July 15, 2005 3:46 AM, Blogger Vignesh said...

Grrl: Awww.. there there, don't cry now... its nothing insurance can't fix ;)

LadyK: Yay ! You louse color ! Yay !

Minty: Ouch... pray tell, what were you smoking when you typed out that comment ? ;)

Anantha: Thanks for 'political-correct-ifiying' of my blog ;)

Jax: Yes, yes, such is life only !

Lavi: Soon dearie, very soon I see ;) And is your name right now !??! Sheesh !! :))

Rat: Yes maam ! I actually insisted they give it to me without all that plastic... so there !

RT: Actually, I was drawn to black. If I had bought a Xing or an Indica, it would have been black. Somehow a black Getz looks wierd. Hence the Scarlet Rage Machine !!

Jay: Bingo ! Now, I drive fearless of all annoying bus and lorry drivers. Autorickshaws fear me when they see the proud battle scar on the side. Muhuhuhahauha !!!!

 
At July 15, 2005 3:56 AM, Blogger Swathi said...

a big Congrats! watever the name -nice color n lolz at the gash...
alwayz happens on day1 jus wait till u take it on the road n it gets wounded all over :))

 
At July 15, 2005 4:08 AM, Anonymous Mandar said...

congrats, vigs! now u owe me a beer for sure. so tell me, where and when do we meet?!

 
At July 15, 2005 4:12 AM, Blogger Rahul said...

hey congrats Vignesh!!! Nothing really beats red, does it! In visibility, passion and sheer endurance...
We may be the last generation that can afford to have a car all for oneself, just for the fun of it; do enjoy gunning it!!!

 
At July 15, 2005 4:12 AM, Blogger Rahul said...

hey congrats Vignesh!!! Nothing really beats red, does it! In visibility, passion and sheer endurance...
We may be the last generation that can afford to have a car all for oneself, just for the fun of it; do enjoy gunning it!!!

 
At July 15, 2005 7:03 AM, Blogger Angel said...

ooooh@colour! ;;)
ouch!@gash!! :(
yay!@insurance :D

YIPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!@you-know-why!! :)

paint the town scarlet, I say!!! ;)

 
At July 15, 2005 11:29 AM, Blogger Mint Chutney said...

Oh, Mr I-drive-a-car-with-duct-tape-on-it is going to lecture me on typos?? : )

P.S. How's that CD coming along?

 
At July 15, 2005 11:42 AM, Blogger eM said...

Um... can I just say?
It's RED dude :)

 
At July 17, 2005 9:46 PM, Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

kudos kudos and all. now where is the treat?

 
At July 18, 2005 12:54 AM, Blogger Anita said...

aw, aw, aw! that must have hurt big time! but i actually have a couple of friends i can think of, who have done the same. that is injured their cars within hours of owning it, if it's any consolation. love the colour! i actually love any shade that has anything to do with red. or scarlett, for that matter!

 
At July 18, 2005 2:40 AM, Blogger Vignesh said...

Swathi: Thanks da ! For those lovely comforting words !! :P

Mandar: Yes yes, you finish paper and thesis and what not !!

Rahul: Thanks man !

A: Yeah baby !! Yipppeee only !!!

Minty: How could I not !?!? The CD is coming along fine, should be dispatched tomorrow !

eM: ITS NOT RED !! ITS SCARLET RAGE !!!! Sheesh...

Sagnik: Hmm... pop over to Chicago in September. There is this great Irish pub in that lovely city, Fado. The Guiness is always flowing, Katie is a charm...

Anita: Yeah, apparently there is some statistic that claims most accidents happen 'within a mile of source or destination'. So there !!!

 
At July 18, 2005 2:51 AM, Blogger Tartrazina said...

See thats why I really want a Hummer!! So no one will have the balls to get close enough to "gash" it!!!

 
At July 18, 2005 8:36 PM, Blogger Mangs said...

This morning I can see allll the pics :-)
So Linux lives on. But DSL sucks.

 
At July 20, 2005 2:33 AM, Blogger Vignesh said...

Tar: Which is incidentally, the reverse of Rat, which is great, since you guys are like friends and all. Yay ! Yeah, Hummer would have been nice, if not for anything but I could have taken that stipud gate down with me and my Hummer !

Mangs: Woohoo for Linux ! Go fix Rehaan if you havent already...

 
At July 21, 2005 4:40 AM, Blogger Krishna said...

Vignesh, Congrats on the new car! My car's colour is Scarlet Sage too! Thats a Santro Xing!

 
At August 03, 2005 7:43 PM, Anonymous Marleny said...

I'm so sorry about this...you buying a car. Maybe because i dislike driving so much,especially in America. I miss the ol' times in Cuba,walking places,relying on my body to take me there.No mechanical extensions of my body that turn me into an automat,always in a red alert mode,survival mode.I miss talking to people in a collective cab,or bus,or boat.I miss missing places and details because i'm too focused on the traffic,and saving myself,and the car.Insurance is yet another bill to pay for. I pay for it with time of my life,time that i work,time that i worry.
I hope you're able to enjoy your car,really.Some people do. To me it's just plain torture,really.

 
At August 04, 2005 11:08 AM, Anonymous Marleny said...

I meant to say: "I miss NOT missing places"..sorry.

 
At August 05, 2005 11:54 AM, Blogger aash said...

u didnt tell me :-( lovely car...always imagined u coming home in a rick..this i will miss :-( wat happened to the car? already? man u r crazy...better than anu...she re-did the shape of wagonR on the first day B-) congrats...if u buy nethn else, lemme know..aash!

 
At August 13, 2005 9:43 PM, Blogger littlecow said...

whoa! i flattened a 2005 chevy cavalier, killing a cactus and damaging a rock in arizona. sitting under the sweltering sun waiting for the cops to arrive (smack in the middle of the sonoran desert), i remembered this article. upon return, thought i will share my woe!

 

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