I did it. I wasn’t going to but then I thought about it and couldn’t resist. I tell the story in my video – which I still can’t believe I made – but the reason I was compelled to make the video was a memory of my favorite car. The tomato. Sigh. It was a manual transmission two door red (faded orange) Ford Escort that I purchased with $800.00 hard earned babysitting cash. I was so proud but I had no idea how to drive it. My dad promised he would teach me but it had to wait a few days. Um… sort of impatient so I attempted to take it and learn myself – how hard could it be? Yes, it was not such a good idea but nobody died.
My tomato was speedy, fun to drive and the gas mileage rocked. Then it was hit in the high school parking lot and the rear axle was destroyed. I still drove it. I did not want to part with it. No big deal, it still ran you just had to sit on the side that wasn’t broken or the snow and dirt would spit up at you and get you dirty. Desperate friends who loved a fun ride in the tomato endured some dirt! Oh the memories! I finally had to part with it but eventually ended up back in a Ford Escort, a four door white one with pretty blue interior – people were jealous.
Well, the contest is over and now the wait is on. My video has been entered and I’ve put it all out there. Ford supposedly had 1,500 entries and will only pick 100 of these lucky people to be special agents and drive the. I’m hoping after my “Bringing Sexy Back” dance (blushing), admitting my husband plays dodge ball and having him on video with the Joe Crab Shack Shirt that I’m worthy enough. I love the idea of Ford taking this to social media and letting things go crazy on YouTube! The application asked all sorts of questions about social networking and blogging and I’m confident I have that covered but in the midst hopefully I won’t be laughed at too hard or judged because of my goofy video. Ahh, shit I really don’t care! It was fun and hopefully you’ll see more craziness if I get a Ford Fiesta. I’ll show just how green the baby can be! Whora! Do a little dance for me and wish me luck.