Hey mom! Is that a Thunderbird?

deloreanEr. Not so much. I was looking forward to dreading Christmas shopping today. It was possibly the last unscheduled day I had at my disposal to do the kind of shopping where you walk around randomly and hope that something will jump out at you as being absolutely perfect for one of your gift recipients. There was a problem with this. Except for Borders (Yay for Borders), nothing was open before 11 AM. Folks, it is December 6th. I work weekdays and next weekend I will be hanging out with The Commander and the *next* weekend is a party and I do not know when I will have a chance to do anything more than cyber-shopping or mad dashes between now and Christmas. So, we went to two Borders stores, and well, I can’t say if I bought anything or not (I might have) but if you are buying books, buy them from Borders please! I love Amazon but we just can’t lose Borders.

But y’all are wondering about the “thunderbird” and I am digressing. We wanted to hit the Apple Store today because I guess we are going to eventually upgrade our iPhones to the newest version but of course we can’t actually *do* that without visiting the Apple Store four or five times just to check things out… The Apple Store is in the dreaded mall. We got there just about 11. We parked out in the hinterland of the Penney’s parking lot. As I was gliding slowly across the parking lot in the Dogha, I saw that the ghost vee-hickle in the photo was parked there. Also out in the hinterland. I don’t think the GG noticed it until he saw me get out of the Dogha, take out my iPhone, and start taking pictures.

I eventually dragged the GG away from that vee-hickle. As we headed toward the mall entrance, a woman with a young boy asked, “Was that a DeLorean you were taking pictures of?” Oh yes, it was. Her young son was thinking Thunderbird. Not…

And then, as we wended our way home, I purposefully took a longer route than was necessary because yesterday, I had seen a DeLorean with a for sale sign on it. It was in a parking lot off Stadium Blvd. And yes, it was still there and not in as good shape as the one at the mall. I don’t think I have seen a DeLorean on the road for years and the pagan lurking inside of me is wondering if seeing two of them in two days is an omen of some sort. Don’t take me toooooo seriously here!

Update: If you at all interested in or curious about DeLorean vee-hickles, check out the DeLorean site. I was amazed to find out that they are still rocking along, at least in a small way. Read the FAQs. Good night.

6 Responses to “Hey mom! Is that a Thunderbird?”

  1. jane Says:

    Banana – I am not getting you a delorsan for Xmas.

    I did see a Corvette that had a hatchback/station wagon end. Very odd looking and i suspect it wasn’t a production model. And what the heck was it doing at the Subaru research building? Anyway I had a jimbo moment.

  2. gg Says:

    Yes. It is a Delorean sans plutonium-fueled nuclear reactor generating the required 1.21 gigawatts of power and flux capacitor necessary for time travel.

  3. l4827 Says:

    Yes, that gull-winged landing craft is a sight to see. I wonder what ever happened to those original tool and die molds dropped off in the Atlantic {and wonder why, :-)} near (trying to be politically correct) the British Isles ….. 🙂

  4. Marquis Says:

    88 mph and Back to the Future you go …

  5. Uncly Uncle Says:

    Is the fulx capacitor optional equipment?

  6. Margaret Says:

    They were supposed to be a VERY HOT CAR. I loved the doors!! I’m fine with the shopping, but we still have no tree. (and a busy week and weekend, so I’m fine with not getting one at all) Now to convince the fam.