Monday, 29 October 2012

weekly round-up 16;

Last Wednesday night I went to a "wine and beer" dinner with Justin's family. The general gist is that there are four courses and each course comes with an accompanying wine and an accompanying beer. You get to hear a little about each wine and beer and why it was selected to go with the meal, which was really fascinating. After you've tried them both with the course, you get to vote as a table which one you thought went the best. It was really fun and delicious! 

This was written on a chalk wall in the restaurant. I was very impressed and had a good old chuckle. That was pre-intoxication... Yes, I chuckle whilst sober.

So now the fun part of the week is out of the way, we move onto the most stressful/exciting thing that has EVER happened to me. I'm flat-out lying right now but go with it. 

So I looked at Beastie (my car) the other day and realised how ugly and dirty she was looking. Bit disgraceful, seeing as when I stumble out of her, I always just look amazing. Beastie is more of a "hot mess", if you will. After work yesterday I had no energy to wash her and complained about this to Mum, who suggested I put her through a carwash.

A carwash? A carwash?! 

I've never put Beastie through a carwash. The last time I was in a car that was in a carwash was over 10 years ago and that was Mum's car and I was 10. If you know me, I think you could gather how excited I was by this idea. I promptly jumped in my car and sped to the carwash. 

The man at the petrol station did not share my enthusiasm for the carwash by the way... Our conversation went something like this:

Me: HI! How much for a carwash?? :D
Him: ... *points to a sign behind him* 
Me: Oooo! Hmm, I'll have an "Express Wash" please!!
(Don't worry, I didn't do the air-quotation marks... Although I was tempted!)
Him: ... *hand out for the money* ... *hands me the ticket*

And then... It begins. I was so nervous I needed to poop. Waiting for the car before me to finish was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences ever. I don't even know why - I knew exactly what was about to happen.

And now, I will let the pictures do the talking... 

Have you recently had a "first time" experience? 
Or, you know, do you get as excited by the carwash as I do?


  1. HAHAHAHA. God I loved reading this.
    Carwashes are so cool. The last time I was in one, I was like...probably 12 and they still used those massive toothbrush bristles and we were in my uncle's car. I was shrieking with excitement along with my cousin and sister. He was probably regretting taking us through.
    Beastie looks so white and shiny now!

  2. Hehe loved this. Last time I was in a car wash was when I was really young. I ahve never driven through one by myself. They kinda look scary :-/. Your car looks very lovely and shiny :-) x


  3. Hahaha! Oh, the car wash! It never gets old! I loved it when I was a kid, and I still love driving through it now. :)

    By the way, that beer and wine tasting/dinner sounds awesome.

  4. hahaha I literally just took 'Irena the barina' through her first carwash! i was seriiously excited too! the guy said to me 'clearly you havent done this in a few months?? ehhh try 18!!

  5. I haven't seen a car wash that you can drive through in a long time. I should probably seek one out. I should probably also go to a drive in movie. I swear these things are related.


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