This is Bossy’s friend Jim, and Bossy took this photo of Jim sitting in the front seat of his restored Opel Manta last summer when Jim’s Opel Manta was the cover story in a car magazine. Raise your hand if you remember:
The reason Bossy is talking about her friend Jim and his Opel Manta is because GM bought the German car company Opel in the 1920s, and these days Opel and Saturn are collaborating on many car designs and who lost Bossy back at Olivia Newton John?
The European influence easily explains many of the cool design features available on the new Saturn models, and who lost Bossy back before she left on her Excellent Road Trip?
Before the Saturn Astra, Bossy had the Saturn Aura. At first Bossy thought, “Eh, sedan.” Because Bossy always thinks in quotes.
But then Bossy got a look at the Aura’s interior:
It was very luxurious and roomy and reminded Bossy of her 1979 Peugeot which was often described as A Touring Car:
Which. Leaves us. With:
Bossy didn’t just love the Saturn Sky, she thinks she may be pregnant with its baby:
The Sky didn’t just hug Bossy, it hugged the road. And the road loved the Sky right back—Bossy has never been in a car that received so much attention: people were shouting from their own mediocre cars. The Sky was economical and it was responsive and who cares if Bossy is maybe an inch too tall to see through the whole windshield? Beheadings are underrated.
Maternal Mirth saysApril 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm
I want to have the Sky’s baby …
Moi saysApril 24, 2008 at 2:23 pm
So. Very. Pretty.
Sister Honey Bunch saysApril 24, 2008 at 2:23 pm
Would you just shoot that seagull that follows you everywhere already????
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysApril 24, 2008 at 2:23 pm
Plus, the Sky was loving. I saw it kissing another Saturn in front of katydidnot’s house in San Diego.
stepher saysApril 24, 2008 at 2:24 pm
While I don’t want to have anyone/anything’s baby, I would, indeed, enjoy tooling about town in the Saturn Sky. Convertibles: all – of – the – way!
How awesome is Saturn?!
Biddy saysApril 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm
i think the sky just impregnated me too…
MommyTime saysApril 24, 2008 at 2:55 pm
I am pretty sure that last photo counts as car porn. In case you ever want a new career or anything.
The Domestic Goddess saysApril 24, 2008 at 3:05 pm
I miss our Saturn(s). I used to get so much attention, er, I mean, Comments. Miss that Opel Engine, too. That thing ROCKED.
Denise Thomas saysApril 24, 2008 at 3:21 pm
Bossy seems to be getting closer to New England, even though Bossy does not know it….
Sewmouse saysApril 24, 2008 at 3:22 pm
Sky outside photos – Seagull.
Astra interior photo – NO SEAGULL.
Maybe it’s not a smudge on your lens/mirror/othercameraguts – maybe it IS a seagull stalker!
davido saysApril 24, 2008 at 3:30 pm
So not fair! No I’m all… “hmm, maybe I should think about a Saturn..”, but I’m still trying to eke another coupla years out of my already 12 yo car.
Hey Saturn! You are sending me a new car now, yes? (jedi mind trick) I will blog about it, I promise..
mr.lootiatto saysApril 24, 2008 at 3:33 pm
boy, love this CAR and DRIVER addition.
and that last photo IS powerful.
Saturn ought to have a sit down with you…your feedback would be invaluable.
Also CAR TALK with frick and frack would be a hoot.
amy saysApril 24, 2008 at 3:41 pm
Cactus Petunia saysApril 24, 2008 at 3:48 pm
Bossy should consider photographing cars for a living…(but she’s gotta shake that pesky seagull) and she can tell Saturn those are some cool hybrids. I might even consider buying an American car again!
Kathy from NJ saysApril 24, 2008 at 3:53 pm
The first picture of the Sky a couple of weeks ago sent me straight to the Saturn dealer in Totowa. I purposely left my checkbook at home. I love that Aura, too.
Jami saysApril 24, 2008 at 4:01 pm
So, I’m assuming that you plan on a Cesarean delivery of the little one? Or maybe just another Andre delivery? Are you hoping for a go-cart or a scooter?
BTW, I absolutely LOVE my Aura! But I will admit to impure thoughts about the Sky.
Foolery saysApril 24, 2008 at 4:01 pm
Break out the baby oil, I can hear the funky interlude music starting! Not that I know anything about porn, car or otherwise.
Or Olivia Newton-John.
that girl saysApril 24, 2008 at 4:08 pm
Saturn better give you a free car. I’m just sayin’…
MarathonMom saysApril 24, 2008 at 4:14 pm
I think the sky looks like Lightning McQueen!! I am not sold on the Astra. I think you should jack it up with some hydraulics and some bass.
Phoenix saysApril 24, 2008 at 4:37 pm
I think I love that Sky. I keep talking about wanting a Hybrid SUV (yes, I know it’s kind of an oxymoron), but now I’m thinking about that Sky.
Laura saysApril 24, 2008 at 5:31 pm
Wait. I thought the cute boy who dropped your Aura off in Chicago delivered a 4 door. Looks like you have a 2 door now. Me no get it.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysApril 24, 2008 at 5:36 pm
Oh great, now Bossy’s pregnant. Which one was it….? I’m guessing, based on the timing, it HAD to be Cowboy Josh.
The Introvert saysApril 24, 2008 at 5:43 pm
My husband wanted to get the Skye for himself, but – dude, really – I would look so much hotter in that car.
Tori saysApril 24, 2008 at 6:02 pm
My Beautiful Bossy-Pants
Can’t believe I met you a few short weeks ago in “Bossy Created Laguna”! Twas only for a short moment in the kitchen in Kristin’s house, but I have now become an ‘almost’ Bossy Stalker! (Sadly that is, in fact, our last name too….so I am finally living up to it.) I have no spare time, but have found some from somewhere and scrolled down your endless entries for the journey cross country. The other option was ordering parts from Toyota…. BORING…
You must be near home now Bossy… and won’t you need a little vacation to get over this one?
Do drop me an email soon….
If not, I’ll boil up your bunny!
Cheri saysApril 24, 2008 at 7:04 pm
Bossy just pimped Bossy’s ride.
Manic Mommy saysApril 24, 2008 at 8:37 pm
Direct cut and paste from an email my husband sent me today:
She drove a 1979 Peugeot 504!
I drove a 1978 Peugeot 504!
God I love her.
Mary saysApril 24, 2008 at 9:49 pm
It is not too far afield Bossy when she says that the Saturn Sky may have impregnated her. Look at how phallic it is. It would not to go for a ride in that car and not end up missing your period that month.
Criquette saysApril 24, 2008 at 10:22 pm
Isn’t it about time you gave the seagull a name(seeing as how it’s following you everywhere you go)?
Meg saysApril 24, 2008 at 10:25 pm
My cousin had an Opel. Back when she was cool.
You’re having that car’s baby. That’s soooo hot.
mommymae saysApril 24, 2008 at 10:37 pm
you’re almost home…
DiTH saysApril 25, 2008 at 1:45 am
You’re lucky to have such great wheels for your trip.
Kelley saysApril 25, 2008 at 4:03 am
I love Bossy. Because Bossy is mad. And her last gift from Saturn will be the Saturn Straightjacket. And one wonders how she will blog then? Nose typing?
whall saysApril 25, 2008 at 7:26 am
Probably a better question is – does Olivia Newton-John remember me?
I’m hopelessly devoted to her.
Robin J saysApril 25, 2008 at 8:42 am
Since Saturn did not ask Bossy to blog on their cars, I think she should have avoided it–at least for the well-being of her readers’ wallets! I MUST have that Sky!
Robin J saysApril 25, 2008 at 8:44 am
I hope they are giving you a comission based on how many people go into the dealership and say “I want the car Bossy is driving.” 🙂
Mental P MamaM saysApril 25, 2008 at 9:30 am
This road trip is making me want a Saturn. You should get a big bonus from GM. I’m just saying.
Dharmamama saysApril 25, 2008 at 10:25 am
Hmmm… love that moon roof. But I’ll never give up my Subaru.
Does that make me sound like a lesbian? LOL
Doug saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:10 am
Ahhhh the Opel.
A neighbor used to buy them, slap on a fiberglass hood that was modeled from a Corvette, add square headlights and paint them colors like Candy Apple Red, with stripes and flames (yes it was the 70’s).
Regardless of how it looked you could still outrun the thing on a bicycle. There’s only so much you can do to make that car look hot.
David saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:24 am
Actually you lost me once you got into all the car stuff. Mass transit, baby.
chellebird saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:29 am
What I want to know is what setting does Bossy use on Bossy’s camera to make all her cars look like little toy cars sitting in a little Mr. Rodgers playland world?
Velveteen Mind - Megan saysApril 25, 2008 at 5:26 pm
Couldn’t stop laughing. Had to lean over and actually do the silent-wheezy-laugh when I got to the bit about you being knocked up by a Saturn.
Man, it’s been a long week.
Isabel Kallman saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:52 pm
that was total awesomeness.
“Beheadings are underrated.” Heh.
Illenion saysApril 28, 2008 at 12:51 am
Once I had a “seagull” of my own in my camera… drove me crazy to see it in the corner of all my pictures. Then one day I accidentally dropped the camera about a foot onto a carpeted floor, and as a result the seagull moved – to a more prominent location in the center of all my pictures!
Then, a few weeks later I accidentally dropped the camera AGAIN – this time from a few feet up, onto CONCRETE. The camera was surprisingly not damaged at all, and I noticed the seagull was completely gone.
As well as that worked out – I do not recommend these methods for seagull-removing purposes!