Meet my new boyfriend, Nigel:
Nigel is a 2006 MINI Cooper S and I got him on Christmas Eve. Now, I know that cars in America are usually women. But, in Spanish it’s a masculine object. So, he’s Nigel Cox (a very British family name). Could that be any more British? For a hot minute I was leaning to Alastair but Nigel had the right ring to it.
Even the GPS has a British voice (and a matching red MINI with racing stripes and a sunroof). Now, I still think cars are a colossal waste of money but my city isn’t transit friendly and I need transportation. I have been a geek for the MINI Cooper since they came out in 2002. Actually, I have been a geek for them since I was in eighth grade in Germany and would see the vintage ones zipping around. I honestly can’t think of a car that fits my personality better. So, it’s GREAT fun to to be driving my dream car.
I was in a lease on my Accord (never doing that again) and it expired this month. The timing was perfect.