...the thought of riding around town in an actual CAR (not a cab, not a bus, not a train, a CAR) makes you squeal with delight.
and going to the nice, big grocery store (Trader Joe's) is a real treat.
i would like to say for the record that i have lived in NYC for over a year and last night was the very first time i dared to push a cart around the grocery store. there are a couple reasons for this. The first reason is...have you seen a grocery store in Brooklyn? think super skinny aisles, think mobs of people. and the second reason is that when you live in a big city, you simply buy what you can carry. and usually what i can carry is a case of diet coke in one hand and a bag of soy nuggets and fudgesicles in the other.
but our adorable little Zip Car (he's a hybrid and his name is Curley and how cute is that?) makes all sorts of crazy dreams come true. jim and i took him out for a spin last night. (to be clear, jim drove. the last time i got behind the wheel i was with a customer and i was all, "hey, just so you know, i haven't driven a car since October." and then we switched seats.)
we went to Trader Joe's which is extra special because it's a couple neighborhoods over from ours. and we filled our cart with TJ goodies and when we were done, we put them in the TRUNK (no bag schlepping needed!) and i have to say, the whole driving, parking, shopping with a cart, using-of-the-trunk experience was glorious.