What can I say? Thor and I went out a couple of Fridays ago to look at some stuff. And along the way, we spontaneously bought a car and brought it home with us. O.K., I'll admit, one of the things we went out to look at was a car (I know, it takes away somewhat from the overall shock value to admit this), but we've been talking about getting one for ages. We were never actually going to really buy one though. That would take away all the joyful anticipation...wouldn't it?
So now we have a car. It's pretty practical, not totally uncute, has a few kilometers on it, but not scarily much, is not too old. And I'm now a car owner. Car co-owner to be exact. Something I never thought I'd be ever again, to be honest. Why would anyone living and working in a big city area need a car? The sad thing is, that while Thor was more into the 'owning a car' concept...he hasn't had his license for that long, and wants to be able to maintain his skills...I'm the one who works all over the island, travelling to multiple locations each day, all of which are far from home. And yet, I can't yet bring myself to drive to work, even on those days where I sleepwalk my way to the 6 a.m. train.
But the things we can do with a car! The things we have done! A week ago we drove to the far coast of Sweden to buy apple and cranberry juice (as of course you all do with your cars)...exploring the beautiful Scanian countryside replete with autumnal foliage (but alas, without a camera). We now seek out big warehouse stores, where we buy large items, because we can, we have a car. Well, truth be told, we don't buy that much stuff, and no large stuff, but we could, you know. It's the sheer possibility of it that thrills.
So, in short, for me at least, this car is all about the future, not so much the present. The fun is in thinking about where I could go next. If you were in Denmark with a car, where would you go? What would you do?