There is a "National Day" (not an official holiday, it's more like "National Ice Cream Day" or whatever) for naming your car. It's October 2nd; "National Name Your Car Day".

Americans seem to have a love affair with vehicles. We have television shows that center around General Lees, KITTs, and Robin Masters' Ferrari. Movies galore, from Herbie the Love Bug to The Fast & The Furious (aren't we up to Part 23 by now?), and Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. A multi-million-(maybe even -billion)-dollar book industry that centers around vehicles that gets its own section in bookstores and libraries. Museums often have displays with placards that read "This is the car that _______ drove".

But, I digress: I would guess that with so many vehicles in this world, most are just another tool for us to use to get through our daily grind.

I've never named a car I've owned. My first car was a 1972 BMW that I purchased in Germany when I was in the military. I paid $300 for that car in 1989 ($300 was about half of my take-home pay for the month), and I'd have to stop at the gas station to buy oil more frequently than fuel. I did, though, name the helicopter assigned to me while stationed in Germany: the Ginsu III (I was a helicopter mechanic in the military, and my bird had what we call a "blade strike" - it sliced and diced some trees, so Ginsu III fit well).

I asked around the office if anyone named their vehicles, and here are the responses

NAMES MY COWORKERS GAVE TO THEIR VEHICLES

 

So, how about it: have you named yours? If not, you have until October 2 to get it done.

 

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I recently helped relocate my girlfriend from a 3-story, 4-bedroom, finished-basement home to a 2-bedroom, 1-butt kitchen apartment. It. Was. Not. Fun.

This is not the first time that we have moved her and it won’t be the last. The good thing about the moves so far is this: we are getting better at it.

The past 3 moves have been from a smaller-to-bigger place, so this move from a bigger-to-a-smaller place has been the most challenging. Again, we learn a little bit more each time we move her.

Through the moves, we have learned some ways to make moving a bit easier.