2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid Review

I want to marry this car. The end. Okay, well maybe you’re expecting a more thoughtful review. What a demanding group you are. The Mercury Milan is the Ford Fusion’s hot cousin. I was one of the lucky few to drive the Fusion Hybrid last year, and during this most recent round of car shopping it was my first choice. The Milan Hybrid is a stunning car at a great price. The one I drove for this past week had an MSRP of $33,570. This is not a performance car, …

A Navigation System Named Sally

I’m turning in my station wagon next week. His name is Marsh… you know, short for Marshmallow. Thanks to an unscientific study, I am assured that I’m not the only adult who names their cars. My new car doesn’t have a name yet, but navigation system is named Sally. She just sounds like a Sally, and Sally was the name of Jane’s imaginary friend. When Jane was almost three, about the time that Alexander was born, she had a friend named Sally. We used to set the table for Sally, …

LA Auto Show

A super quick update. I made it to the Los Angeles Auto show today and I was really happy to see so many old friends. Michelle and I were there for the unveiling of the new Porsche Boxster and the Ford Fiesta. Mr. G and I are car shopping this year for two new cars. We’ve got a combined budget that is very large, and I’m okay with one fancy schmancy car and one modest one. The Boxster was at the top of my list for my husband, but the …

I. Am. Exhausted.

This morning I was up at 6.30 to shower. OhMyGawd a shower? You’re thinking. Yeah, usually I roll outta bed at 7, bring the kids to school in sweats at 7.45 and then work out before getting ready to face the day at the lovely hour of 11am. I suppose I should thank my husband a little more heartily for that. This morning I had to get up, shower, blow dry and put on a skirt not meant for tennis in order to go to the LA Auto Show. Why? …