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Her name is Magnolia

Magnolia. It evokes memories of a southern summer day. Sitting in a shady spot outside, sipping sweet tea and the smell of magnolias in the air. Their beauty evoking visions of elegance and southern charm. So after much thought and personal debate, I decided to forgo the cutesy names. After driving her a few weeks the name Magnolia just fit her perfectly. Much like she picked her own name.

Added by angel on July 1, 2009 at 11:12pm — 2 Comments

Nameless White Cabrio

Yesterday Allison called from the smart center dallas. She was offering to get me into a new 2009 for about the same payments as I'm making now on Blue Belle my 2008 Passion. I have quite the fondness for Blue Belle. Already upgraded her horn, added the fuel door cover overlay, lug nut covers that match her blue, and HID headlights. Plus she has accessories like the Lloyds floor mats, cargo cover and seat covers. She's almost perfect. Would be nice to have the upgraded leather package, upgraded… Continue

Added by angel on June 10, 2009 at 10:26pm — 6 Comments

Been A While

Long time since I've visited the site. LOTS of messages to pour through.



So I've had Blue Belle for well over a year now. She's been to Gulfport Mississippi a couple of times, New Orleans Louisiana, Kansas, and a few other shorter trips. She drives like a champ!



I'm really very happy with Blue Belle. Made a few tweaks with an aftermarket horn and HID headlights. Also added the color matched fuel door cover and color matched lug caps. She's almost perfect. I've pampered her… Continue

Added by angel on June 9, 2009 at 8:37pm — No Comments

In the news

Since I adopted an orphan I decided not to bring home the one I configured. But it still stayed in the family. And tonight it was on the local news in Louisiana.

http://www.cenlamedia.com/alb/index.php/site/article/smart-cars-in-cenla/alb

The video is on the top right.

Added by angel on November 17, 2008 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Finally Delivered

So after 18 months the smart fortwo that I reserved and configured finally came in. It came in last week and we picked it up on Friday. It's staying in the family just not in our garage or driveway. The man persons brother took delivery. I drove to Louisiana to pick him up and bring him to the Dallas dealership.



There is NO WAY I could have waited this long. I'm so glad I got my lil orphan Blue Belle when I did. Though I did see a lovely lil white cabriolet orphan on the floor there.… Continue

Added by angel on November 12, 2008 at 12:40am — 4 Comments

smart art

It only took me 6 months. But I finally painted Blue Belle. I guess it's because she's a car and not a glass a wine that it took so long. Yep. I paint wine. A big jump for me to have tried this. I have to admit I picked the easiest picture first. Here's the picture {kinda sorta} but it's been cropped for the motivational poster.







It's acrylic on canvas. Now I guess I'll have to try and… Continue

Added by angel on October 22, 2008 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

What To Expect ...

So the car I configured is coming in soon. And I'm trying to rack my brain about key points I should mention. I figure my post way back when about "Smart Car Dumb Questions" would be a good start. I'm starting this blog post to get a list for him based on my experiences. {And others experiences if anyone cares to chime in.} He's in a small town in the middle of Louisiana and there's only one other one that he knows of near him. So he'll still get lots of attention.



I'm in Dallas/Fort… Continue

Added by angel on October 17, 2008 at 11:04pm — 3 Comments

I Can't Believe It .... {another mpg post}

Ever been one of those folks on a forum hearing how folks are getting great mpg but for the life of you .... you can't manage to get near the top folks? I'm usually the one scratching my head and beating the keyboard screaming and muttering about my mpg in comparison.



I have to admit there have been a few times I worried about Belle.



I have tracked each and every single solitary fillup. Every drop. Every penny. I keep an Excel file on my computer. It's got the formula's in… Continue

Added by angel on October 15, 2008 at 12:51am — 12 Comments

Luv My Orphan

So back in April {on the 20th to be exact} I adopted my Blue Belle. Belle has been a lil gem. I like to think of her as my lil sapphire. ~soft smiles~



Last month we got a call from our local dealership ... the 30 day call. ~stiffeled giggles~ Already they called to move the delivery date. For those who don't know .... The 30 day window of pick up starts from the call NOT from delivery at the dealership.



So I have the orphan. Part of me… Continue

Added by angel on October 14, 2008 at 12:08am — 4 Comments

smart center Milwaukee

We went up to Milwaukee for the Harley 105th Anniversary celebration. And on the way up to the Green Bay Packers game {they lost} we saw the Milwaukee smart center. So we had to go back and visit!



When we first walked in we saw Ms. Working on a seek and find. Don't think she even knew we came in the door.



We weren't there long when Mark came over and introduced himself.

I couldn't have asked… Continue

Added by angel on September 4, 2008 at 12:01am — 5 Comments

smart cut in half?

I talked with a friend of mine in Desert Hot Springs, CA today. He has heard me gush about my lil smart on more than one occasion. He and his Aunt were driving down the road and saw the smart dealership in Riverside. They pulled in. He said they have a smart car that is cut in half. I've seen the cars stripped down to show the safety tridion cell. So I wondered if that was what he meant. But he said "cut in half." I still asked. He said it looked like they took a chain saw and cut it in… Continue

Added by angel on August 19, 2008 at 1:13am — 4 Comments

Neighbor recognized the car and not me!

Last night we went to dinner with some friends. These friends happened to have tickets to the Rangers baseball game. We met for dinner at Mercado Juarez near the ballpark. Since he had a parking pass I was going to leave my car at the restaurant and we were going to ride to the stadium with them. Of course the restaurant had up a "Towing Enforced" sign.



Then I saw a familiar face. Looked like the neighbor across the street in front of our house. Though I've only met him once. I see… Continue

Added by angel on August 17, 2008 at 8:02pm — 3 Comments

Back from Sturgis, SD and Helena MT

I can't remember exactly where it was the siting was made. It was on the way leaving Sturgis, SD and heading for Helena, MT. Here's the first distant glimpse and a road sign.







And saw my first smart in the wild. Here it is as we pass. I was waving like a silly fool. He looked at me like I was stoopid.





Then for a bit it was behind us.…



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Added by angel on August 16, 2008 at 2:11am — 4 Comments

smarts and bikers

I've ran across lots of members thus far who say, "I ride too!"

So it made sense for there to be a group for bikers here.



http://www.smartusainsider.com/group/smartbikers



Just the other day I was riding down the road in my smart. And a guy was heading the other direction on his motorcycle. He gave me the motorcycle… Continue

Added by angel on August 1, 2008 at 8:59pm — 6 Comments

Almost Accidents

I still kind of hold my breath at times. Sometimes I honk the horn hoping to bring someone back to reality. I've learned it's not uncommon to see almost accidents when driving the smart fortwo. Blue Belle attracts a lot of attention. It can be flattering. At other times it can be scary.



Today I was on the way home. I was minding my own business when I noticed a small pickup truck. It slowed and pulled behind me. It pulled left. Then it pulled right. Then it started to inch up… Continue

Added by angel on July 29, 2008 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

Adding Friends

Guess this is as good a place as any.



I got bored. So I started checking out profiles. I began with those who had commented to my blog posts. Then I checked out folks that had commented on various posts. And the few that had commented in my profile. Can't forget some that had commented in some of the communities I belong to.



So many various, interesting, and intelligent people. Now I kind of wish I had paid more attention sooner. Over the past couple of days I have many… Continue

Added by angel on July 29, 2008 at 12:46am — 9 Comments

Describe The smart In One Word

Intriguing.



Some seem to love it. Some seem to dislike it. Some question its safety. But most everyone seems to find the smart intriguing.



Maybe it’s the novelty of being new on the roads here in the US. Maybe it’s because the smart is so small. Or maybe it’s just because the smart is so different from anything else here in the US. Maybe it’s the design and how when looking at the smart from the front she just seems to smile at everyone.



On the… Continue

Added by angel on July 24, 2008 at 8:37am — 14 Comments

smart car. Dumb Questions. Part 2.

Part 1 here.





Aren’t you scared to ride in that thing?

Only if you were driving.



I wouldn’t be caught dead in one of those!

Good. I’m running out of room for the bodies.



How much does it cost?

I explain the base price, mid model {point to mine} price and convertible price.

But how much does YOURS… Continue

Added by angel on July 20, 2008 at 12:02am — 17 Comments

Nice to have site features

New replies link. I'd like to be able to click an icon or something and go to where I last left off on a thread. Rather than have to wade through sometimes PAGES of entries to find where I left off.



New posts link. Then rather than search through all the forum designations, I can click one link to show me all the new posts.



An ignore feature. Sometimes friction between members can be avoided if one member has the option to ignore… Continue

Added by angel on July 18, 2008 at 2:11pm — 2 Comments

Prius encounter

So today I'm out doing errands. :D

I was at the liquor store getting ready to leave when a Prius parks beside me. I finish loading the rear and they get out to talk to me and look at the smart. Then they tell me how the Prius isn't getting the mileage they expected. Turns out they do a lot of highway driving. Supposedly you get better mileage with slower speeds when the battery is powering the car. I have to admit. I was feeling a bit proud of my lil smart when Prius owners were impressed… Continue

Added by angel on July 16, 2008 at 8:33pm — 4 Comments

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