Say hello to Vader


Sorry I’m late getting started today. I had to go to the DMV and register my new car.

My Mom and Dad got a brand new car today. And rather than trade in their 2012 Highlander, we traded in my fifteen year old car instead. Which means their 2012 Highlander is now mine!

So say hello to Vader.

Yes, I name my vehicles.

Doesn’t everybody?

My 2002 Ranger was named Lorelai.

And the 2003 Highlander I’ve had since 2015 was named Connor MacLeod.

(Because “Highlander.” Get it? There can be only one!)

I was going to give this Highlander a Scottish name too, but from the front he looks like, well, Darth Vader.

So I named him Vader.

I have half a mind to record the Darth Vader music from Star Wars and play it on a loop whenever I drive anywhere.

Not really! I’ll be listening to Dusty Springfield because that’s the kind of gal I am.

But I’ll probably hum it routinely just for fun.

This vehicle is a bit more modern than I’m used to. It even talks to you – which kind of freaks me out.

On the big plus side, it is all wheel drive. You have no idea how helpful that will be between late November and early April when snow makes driving a nightmare.

Or maybe you do.

You’ll note the Trumper-Sticker on the back window.

In my neighborhood having a Trump sticker on one’s vehicle window means coming back out to your car and finding your window shattered. So as much as I hate to have to do it, I’m going to have to take that Trump sticker off.

As it is, the NRA stickers on Connor MacLeod were slowly picked away by asshole Lefties in my neighborhood every time I stopped at the grocery store.

People suck sometimes.

Any old how.

That’s where I’ve been all morning. Getting Vader here registered and legal. And that took pretty much all morning.

Because no matter how early you get to the DMV, you spend a minimum of one hour there. I think that might be New York State law.

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22 thoughts on “Say hello to Vader

  • August 28, 2018 at 1:15 pm


  • August 28, 2018 at 1:23 pm


    Oh btw, the average for DMV wait time is around 4 hours or more in southern CA.
    Ask me how I know.

    • August 28, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      Ugh! That sucks. We drove out to North Syracuse to the DMV there. The one in the city takes FOREVER. And there’s only so many overly large women in spandex one can see before it gets to be too much. And apparently in the city, spandex is the clothing of choice for overly large women visiting the DMV. I said to my dad about fifteen minutes before our number got called, “And not one heavy women in spandex. I kinda love this DMV office.”

      • August 29, 2018 at 2:39 pm

        Spandex – it’s a privilege, not a right.

        • August 29, 2018 at 2:46 pm

          There should be a weight limit on spandex.

  • August 28, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    There can be only one. I name my Jeep Cherokee XJ, Cheryl

  • August 28, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    N I C E !!!

    Although based on that tag color, may I may politely and respectfully suggest a more southernly locale, like SC 🙂

  • August 28, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Very nice! Looks like excellent condition ??????

  • August 28, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Luke…I am your father….May the Force be with you!

  • August 28, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    May the force be with you…but stay away from the dark side

  • August 28, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Take it from a Toyota salesperson, you inherited a great vehicle. I trust your parents got a new TOYOTA? 🙂

    • August 28, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Yup. A 2018 Highlander.

  • August 28, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    My window sticker in big bold letters is “Extremely Deplorable.” I get a lot of people that pull up along side and give me thumbs up. I’ve never had any negative comments. Of course it isn’t on a Prius or other high bred, 4WD Ford F150.

  • August 28, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Nice! Congratulations!

  • August 28, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I name my vehicles too. My little Jeep Renegade is named Junior. I also talk to my house plants. Ok, maybe that’s TMI!

  • August 28, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    I named my impala Elsa, because she is “Frozen” blue, and boy oh boy is she a nag

  • August 28, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    My 1500 Chevy Silverado is named “Black Michael” after the villain in “The Prisoner of Zenda.”

  • August 28, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Gotta love them Toyotas! It is truly sad how much I love my 2008 Tundra. Still looks great, never had any issues (but a gas cap). Vader is a beauty, (for a non-pickup), somebody will likely get 300k miles on it before it meets the Death Star! Congrats! May I suggest electrification for the Trump sticker? 🙂

  • August 29, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Nice ride!

    I name my cars too.

  • August 29, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Beautiful!! Congratulations!

    My Chevy Silverado is Moby, the Great White Truck.

  • August 29, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Must be a Saxon thing – naming cars. My father-in-law named his, Act Der liber!


    If you get out in 4 hrs lucky you!

    Went to Bellflower 2 months ago and was there over 5 hrs. Some old folk almost my age were also waiting so I had some pleasant talks.

  • September 1, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    My previous vehicle was named START YOU BASTARD!

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