Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Driving Alone in My Grammarmobile

Ladies, are you sick of driving? Are you sick of suffering through traffic while the man in your life is slumped in the passenger's seat immersed in a game of Angry Birds? Here’s a solution. Do this to the inside of your car:

I guarantee you that he will insist on taking his car everywhere!

I’m not going to lie; I’ve been pretty obsessed with my grammarmobile. Consequently, I’ve given it a pretty extreme makeover.

Here are some before pics:

And here she is now:



Isn't she cute?

And I'm not even finished yet!

So far the response has been pretty awesome. I’ve been getting honks (I guess people have been dangling their participles), thumbs-ups, an “I love you” yelled from a grammar lover in the lane over, funny comments, and best of all—a writing gig. I was asked to write a grammar article for a magazine.

So far, I've learned a lot from this whole grammarmobile experience:

* It pays to promote.

* It's a bad idea to cut someone off when you have your website scrawled all over your vehicle.

* If I ever feel like I need some alone time in the house, I will invest in some pink shag carpeting.

24 comments:

Shannon said...

I love it. You are one ballsy grammar lover, and I respect that.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Wow, that's so awesome that you scored writing a grammar article from doing this! Way to go!

Beverly Diehl said...

LMAO - although on first read I saw "gramma-mobile and couldn't see what was at all grandmotherly about the hot pink.

I went pink with umbrellas after all my nice black or navy ones were repeatedly "borrrowed," never to been seen again in working order. Funny, isn't it, that guys who will wander the world showing many inches of underwear and/or butt crack are embarrassed to be showing the pink.

Tere Kirkland said...

Wow, that's great that you got a writing gig out of it! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Still laughing at this:

* It's a bad idea to cut someone off when you have your website scrawled all over your vehicle.*

Thanks for the chuckle!

Stephanie Faris said...

LOVE it! My husband does recruiting and he hires for a Christian company. They said you wouldn't believe the number of people who call to complain about drivers of their vehicles...all because they have a cross on the cars. If you're a Christian company, your drivers are apparently held to a higher standard.

Hart Johnson said...

*falls over* You are TOTALLY my hero! I adore this! Oh, too funny.

Shelly said...

I simply love your blog. I revere anyone who reveres grammar, so consider yourself revered.

Gorilla Bananas said...

You really put those slogans on your car? That's the kind of eccentricity I'd expect from a 60-year-old professor at Oxford. I'm not surprised it's getting you attention.

Janet Johnson said...

Love it! And so cool about the article. What magazine? Of course I need to read it. :)

Rachael said...

Dang, girl. You are an inspiration to grammar lovers everywhere. I love it.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Adorable. Funny. Clever. Enjoy the ride!

Meg O. said...

That is so badass. You are amazing!!!

Jaya J said...

It's real cute. Way to go!

Crystal Pistol said...

OH MY GOSH! I seriously LOVE this! I am so impressed with you right now I might actually pee myself. (Because that's what I do when I'm impressed. I pee.) WOW! SO SUPER COOL!

Sydney said...

Haaha! It's kind of awkward to put all these stickers on your car... I personally think it'd be better if there were only stickers on both sides.

Carolyn Abiad said...

That's some seriously pink ink! Awesome!

the late phoenix said...

*WANT*

oh, well, hey, i love you, for whatever that's worth

oh yeah, from the post below, RIP mad libs guy :(

HulaBuns said...

LOL! Oh wow, that's great! I love it. :)

notesfromnadir said...

MISSEDPERIODSGRAMMAR.COM complete w/ all the punctuation marks is the best! How eye catching!

Lining your car w/ pink plushy car seats & steering wheel cover is a great way to keep your car to yourself!

Theresa Milstein said...

"It's a bad idea to cut someone off when you have your website scrawled all over your vehicle." I can see that!

I love your car. Though the shaggy interior gives me vivid memories of riding in my now husband's car. There's so much to explain about that car, I've decided to make it into a post. I'll share it next week.

Framer said...

Your awesome, you driving hazard you!

The Tame Lion said...

Thanks for sharing, that's wonderful! :)
Yeah! I love Pink!

kohlcarol said...

LOVE the car. My husband (who passed away) would certainly have been playing angry birds. He was an engineer.

Liz said...

This is genius.