Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Two Sides of Me and a Linkup
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Two Sides of Me and a Linkup

12:00 AM






Tshirt:  Zanstyle // Pants:  TJ Maxx // Shoes:  Guess (Marshalls, old similar here)

I've talked about my love for cars here on the blog before, but for my new readers/followers in case you couldn't tell even though I'm super girly.  I LOVE cars.  Two years ago Fast and Furious 7 came out.  It was an emotional one because everyone knew that Brian was no longer Paul Walker (#NeverForgetTheBuster) and that his face was put on his actual brother’s face in order to help the cast finish the last movie with Paul.  I’m not going to lie, I cried at the end of the movie when he drives away on a different road in his white Supra.  What kept replaying in my head during that scene was Paul Walker’s quote “If one day the speed kills me, don’t cry, because I was smiling.”  The Supra is what Brian (Paul Walker’s character in the movie) is known for.  That’s the car that he thought he could stick up to Dom with and say the infamous line “Dude I almost had you.”  The “In Memoriam” was really emotional for a lot of people.  Not because we just lost another celebrity in a tragic way, but because for those of you who don’t understand car enthusiasts, a lot of us branched into the world of cars because of the original Fast and Furious. 

I always had a secret love for cars, but having a passion for cars was a guy thing, girls didn’t like cars (said in a sarcastic tone), that made us “butch.”  After watching the first Fast and Furious I thought “wow, they actually showed girls in the movie, maybe I do have a chance in this community.”  Then after I watched the second one and saw the pink Honda S2K that Suki was driving I fell in love with the whole car scene.  My first car was manual, that’s the car I learned how to drive on, and that’s the car I took my driver’s test with.  I’ve been driving stick ever since.  I didn’t know that it was possible to have a girly looking car, but still be badass!  I’m not going to lie, Suki’s car is the only Honda I would drive, I’m very picky when it comes to cars (no offense to anyone, I just prefer American Muscle or German Engineering, my Subaru was my first JDM car).  We loved watching the thrill of these cars and the fact that they incorporated family into it.  When you meet people who like the same cars as you or even that like the opposite cars it becomes more of just a car group, it becomes a lifestyle.  It’s something that we love.  It’s how we get our highs, that adrenaline of driving fast and “living my life a quarter mile at a time” is what helps us cope with a bad day.  Getting behind the wheel of a car we love and have put blood sweat and tears into, have cursed at multiple times because something breaks or we can’t get a stupid bolt loose and have to somehow finagle it, or we can’t find our 10 mm, it’s a feeling of freedom and accomplishment.  Can you tell I’ve worked on a car lol?  I’ve yelled at my cars plenty of times haha!

The video I left below explains what I said above a little better.  Being a car enthusiast isn’t just about speed.  It’s about so much more.  Being a female car enthusiast is still somewhat of a new thing.  Guys are still surprised when they see that I drive stick, let alone can beat them if they try to race me.  After being rear ended twice in less than a year I am a little more nervous now when someone is behind me, but when I don’t look in the rearview mirror getting behind that wheel and bangin’ out those gears is the best medicine after a long day.  Hearing that cold start every morning is music to my ears.  Hitting boost and hearing that blow off along with the backfire makes me smile and giggle, still after all this time.  Oh, and before I leave you with the video, here’s the infamous racecar prayer:

As I lay rubber down the street
I pray for traction I can keep
But if I spin and begin to slide
Please dear Lord protect my ride.


         
        
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9 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your passion for cars. I haven't seen any of those movies but my hubby loves them. I adore your edgy look!

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  2. Very interesting post! Very inspiring to just be yourself and not just fit into one category! Loving your all black outfit and the necklace is the perfect accessory to glam it up!

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  3. Thanks for hosting the link up!

    Jonathan

    The Hosiery Spot

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  4. I love this edgy side of you and that fun fast black car was the perfect place to pose by. The pants are great. You wear black head to toe, so well.

    Happy Easter Monica. Welcome by. =)

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  5. Loved reading through this! Such a fun fact about you.

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  6. You look pretty 'cool' standing next to that sharp looking car!

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  7. What a chic shoot. Loving your look. Thanks for link up.
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/04/10/sunburst-pleat-dress/

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  8. I love those leather pants! Such a fun and sexy look with your car!

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  9. That is so cool, I had no idea!!! And I was super sad at the end of that movie too!! You look smokin in this outfit!!

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