For all the Game of Thrones nerds out there, you probably already know what this means. For those who aren’t, Dracarys (“drah-KAH-ris”) is the High Valyrian word for “dragonfire.” Since Benny and I are currently avid fans of the Game of Thrones series, and one of my favorite characters is the mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, I couldn’t resist naming my metallic red SUV after something in relation to that. It was either that or something related to True Blood or Dexter, which then would have to be about blood, and neither the color of my car reminds me of blood nor do I really want to name my car after blood. Dragons are much more enticing.
Benny picked Dracarys up for me at the dealership since it is only one exit away from his office, and then picked me up after work where I was able to drive it home. It was really my first time being able to drive the car on the normal route in the normal traffic I commute in on a regular basis. All-in-all, I really enjoyed the ride and felt extremely comfortable. I was a little more passive than usual when merging into traffic as I still have to get used to the slower acceleration compared to the Infiniti. Other than that, the car handled amazingly on the road. I love the Rack and Pinion steering, and the gas and brake felt great. It is a very easy, fun, smooth and comfortable ride.
I brought the car to my parent’s house for them to see for the first time. I was a little afraid that they weren't going to like the car and think I made the wrong decision. However, to my surprise, they both really liked the car. My mom, who went shopping with me for other cars, definitely liked my car more than the others we looked at. My dad took the car for a test drive and seemed genuinely surprised by how well the car handled. And although he also agrees that the slower acceleration will take a little getting used to, he didn't find it as bad as he thought it was going to be. I truly believe that they both think that I made the right decision for me and for my family - not only in choosing to let go of the Infiniti but picking the Mazda. I also think Bergy enjoyed the car as well. I was shocked that once she saw the car, she immediately jumped in without any issues. It is definitely the highest from the ground she has ever had to jump to get into a car. She has already started to put her own touch on the car by decorating the windows with her nose art.
In other news, I forgot to mention this in my last post. Last weekend, Benny and I hung out with Laura and Ryan, and we decided to ask them to be in our wedding party. Originally, I had my four girls picked out – basically, the same four girls I knew would be in my wedding party since I graduated high school – and for some reason, my mind was set on having a four-person bridal party. I don’t even understand it myself, but I could not wrap my head around the idea that, hey, there can be as many or as little people in your bridal party as I’d like. I have wanted Laura in my wedding party since Benny proposed. She was essentially the one who set us up. She was there through thick and thin and, in the end, convinced me to give Benny a chance. She was the one who witnessed our relationship the most. On top of that, since Laura is extremely creative and is the ultimate bargain shopper, I knew I would be going to her for suggestions and advise throughout all the planning stages of my wedding. I finally realized that I cared more about having her in my wedding than having the “magical” number of four people in my bridal party. There is nothing wrong with having five bridesmaids. I am happy that I got over myself and have chosen to include her (and Ryan) in this experience.
Well, that's it for today. About to start class. It is my last one before finals, so I will be pretty busy this week.