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This year marked a wonderful transition when I finally was able to purchase my own car, a 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. From even before Subaru started to import turbocharged vehicles into the United States, I was well aware of what the old Impreza GT's, the light, 2750lb Acura NSX killer could do from travels in Europe. You always knew one was approaching from the audible boxer rumble, often closing quick too.

Subaru first caught my eye in 2001 when it started selling the WRX to our shores; it was a neat car, but it had flaws. When, 2 years later the STi arrived, I immediately knew that was the car I always wanted to have in all of its capacities. Sadly, the situation of my life did not allow for me to buy one, a situation made almost totally unbearable by the fact that I had tried GD STi's through the years and found them to be overall the most tractable, streetable, fun sort of car that you could use to rip snort your way through the gaps in traffic on your daily commute.

10 years later, the dream is finally mine. A relative crashed the old car we were sharing; it still runs and has been assigned winter car/total beater status because it really was never the same, and badly so after that accident where I was in the car. The demands on my life meant that I no longer wanted to play musical chairs having to beg, make sure I could have a car and have to wake up or go to inconvenient places to meet up with the wife or other relatives or friends for a ride or a car if I wanted to take the kids on an outing. Certainly having less cars than people is one way to save money, but at what cost? Sheesh, staring down 40 I was too old, and had too much money to have to slum it like hat. Enough!

With a family, I was looking for a car that was fun to drive, at least somewhat practical, roomy in the inside, but not too big, and above all, with a manual transmission. A rolling multimedia machine was of no interest; if it lacked bluetooth, Apple or smart-product connectivity, internet and those stupid back seat TV's, so much the better. But it had to be fun, so.... I got my STi. When my old car kept disappointing me, one day I finally said fuck it, and I drove to the dealer after having looked for one. There were only two brand new STi's within hundreds of miles, and there was a dealer not a dozen miles from my house with one. I called them, advised them of my interest, and went right after work. I wrote a check for 2/3s of the value of the car not sure if I would trade in my old one (I ended up keeping it as a beater) and went home anxiously awaiting preparation, a few options and delivery.

It was hard to sleep at night waiting to take delivery, really. I had been waiting 10 years of my life to finally own an STi; back in the day I promised to myself that one day I would have one, I couldn't believe it was finally here.

Many of my friends knew of my like for the STi and asked if I would name it. For a while I would say "I'll just call it the STi". But with the passing of time, I decided to name it after a woman that just like the STi, was equally the fancy of my fantasies and desires for a decade, and since there was another very cool car by this name, I christened "the STi" as "Giulia".

Here are photos on the day I took delivery. I had a shit eating grin from ear to ear; my wife had given me a ride, I could hardly contain my excitement.
 

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is that a fucking man purse??? :confused:
Umm no. It's a hanging fanny pack for men, aka the hanging manny; and its a testosterone filled monster truck loving place where men put all of their most precious and manliest things.... Like chapstick, and gum, and anything else the wife tells you to "don't lose this like you did with the other one"

Geez. This guy. A man purse, hahahah.



Seriously though, that is a camera bag, right?
 

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Umm no. It's a hanging fanny pack for men, aka the hanging manny; and its a testosterone filled monster truck loving place where men put all of their most precious and manliest things.... Like chapstick, and gum, and anything else the wife tells you to "don't lose this like you did with the other one"

Geez. This guy. A man purse, hahahah.



Seriously though, that is a camera bag, right?

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

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Hey, even if it were, he drives an Sti - all else is forgiven (unless he abuses his wife, his car or drives like a DB) :)
 

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Hey, even if it were, he drives an Sti - all else is forgiven (unless he abuses his wife, his car or drives like a DB) :)

ehhh... idk if I could hang or wrench with a guy that wore boat shoes and toted a fucking fashion statement around on his shoulder lol
 

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Well, unless you're hiding your face for some really important reason, otherwise don't be affraid to do so! ;) Heck, I'm butt ugly and fat, but I've shown my face in my journal anyway! :lol:

I knew it would be WRB by reading your first post, even if I didn't see the thumbnail pic first! :D
 

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umm no. It's a hanging fanny pack for men, aka the hanging manny; and its a testosterone filled monster truck loving place where men put all of their most precious and manliest things.... Like chapstick, and gum, and anything else the wife tells you to "don't lose this like you did with the other one"

geez. This guy. A man purse, hahahah.



Seriously though, that is a camera bag, right?
ROFL, this guy...
 

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a purse...................? :eek2:

Even if you own Fuji Heavy Industries, no man should be seen wearing that.

Nobody cares if it's a camera bag either :lol:

Either ditch the purse or the car, you can't truely own both!

nice car btw, just don't put a bra on it, ok? ;)
 

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is that a fucking man purse??? :confused:
There are two kinds of people: Italians and those that wish they were.

Those man purses are actually thought very fashionable in Italy.

Seriously I have diabetes and I have a shitload of things I need to bring around with me if I want to stay alive.

I honestly don't care what other people think because life is really good for me, and if that is what I need to do, then fuck the ignorant people if you know what I mean.
 

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a purse...................? :eek2:

Even if you own Fuji Heavy Industries, no man should be seen wearing that.

Nobody cares if it's a camera bag either :lol:

Either ditch the purse or the car, you can't truely own both!

nice car btw, just don't put a bra on it, ok? ;)
Even if I owned Fuji heavy industries, even if I had all the money in the world, even if I were the most powerful, wealthy man in the world, I still couldn't throw enough money at the problem to cure my diabetes.

So I get a 10 dollar hip sack to make it easier to deal with a problem that I simply cannot make go away no matter how much I wish it went away.

What did Shakespeare write "My kingdom for a horse".......
 

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Re: Re: Giulia I've Wanted You For 10 Years

There are two kinds of people: Italians and those that wish they were.

Those man purses are actually thought very fashionable in Italy.

Seriously I have diabetes and I have a shitload of things I need to bring around with me if I want to stay alive.

I honestly don't care what other people think because life is really good for me, and if that is what I need to do, then fuck the ignorant people if you know what I mean.
Well now I feel like an asshole.... seriously though my dad has diabetes so I know how much stuff you have to tote around.

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Well now I feel like an asshole.... seriously though my dad has diabetes so I know how much stuff you have to tote around.

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That's OK. It's all good.

If they parachuted you into the arctic and you had to build an igloo to survive, you would too.

A hip sack is a 10 dollar solution to always forgetting:

-your meter
-having enough strips to your meter
-your autolance device to always having to prick your finger to get blood for same said meter
-enough spare strips for same said autolance device
-enough sugar/candy if sugar goes gown
-enough syringes because they wear out
-enough insulin (you always need a vial around and no the body temperature doesn't actually cook it as fast as you'd think)
-too much to bother typing.

Plus I've found because I am so well controlled, have an active lifestyle, etc etc etc, my sugar tends to be low a lot.

If my wife or my kids find me in a cold sweat, with blue lips in the morning and not rousable, they can just grab my hip sack and know everything is already there to check my sugar and pop a starburst in my mouth instead of wondering where the hell I put all my diabetes shit the night before.

And after all those years of going to work, out to eat or wherever and saying "ah fuck I have to go home because I forgot this or that", instead, I just grab that pack and as long as I am somewhat careful to look every time as I am using whatever supply down and remember to replenish it as it's running down, I have enough of everything.
 
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