Monday, June 1, 2015

Neon Memories

When I think of “Neon”, it reminds me of my first car.  A 1995 Dodge Neon in ‘Electric Metallic Blue”. I loved that car! I admit I drove way too fast back then, but it felt like such a shame to drive conservatively in a superhero colored baby like this.

Every day I drove an hour to work and an hour back home, singing along with the radio at the top of my lungs.  Oh yes, I’m a great “car singer” – similar to a “shower singer” but with less water. The year I bought the car, I was a twenty-something girl with a little money in my pocket, good friends and (much underappreciated) free time.  I collected a lot of memories and a few speeding tickets during the Electric Metallic Blue reign.

I put over 100,000 miles on my little Neon before it was time to trade her in for a more “grown up” Honda Civic. By then, I had the same job and same great friends, but I also had a child seat in the back and I obeyed the speed limit.


  1. Looks like this challenge topic evokes lots of our memories of old days. Thanks for sharing the lovely story of you and your first car with us, Kate. Look forward to seeing your work!

  2. Thank you Hsin-Chen! I've been having a lot of fun with this challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone came up with. :-)