Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Mini Victory

One half of this marriage was supposed to go to Central America this weekend. Instead, we stayed together and bought a car.

Stay tuned these next seven weeks as I track the building of our Mini and gradually say goodbye to the Green Dragon.


Mark said...


B.O. said...

Seeing Michelle so excited is worth anything!!!!

lpanik said...


Now a moment of silence for the Green Dragon. We all know it's fate.

lpanik said...

OK, so details please.
"S" package?

And the BIG question. Who gets the keys?

Mom said...

Ooooh, I'm so excited for you! You've been looking at the Minis for years, and I'm glad you're finally going to get one. Can't wait to see what it looks like :-)

Michelle Panik said...

Well look who just became the most popular Panik. I promise you will each get a ride in due time.

As for the one we ordered, it looks like the picture from this blog entry, except the rims are smaller.

As for the Green Dragon, all I can say is that the "I-5 Cement Incident" proved permanent. More info about this later, when I finally feel ready to discuss such a traumatic incident.

Mark said...

Please purchase one with the beefy "S" Engine and stiff suspension so that I can recreate the chase sequence in The Italian Job. Anybody know a sewer system that has a jump at the end?

Michelle Panik said...

Of course it's an S! When I test-drove the regular, I thought it had some mechanical problem. Turns out it's just sluggish. I don't know about a sewer, but there's always the LA River Basin, which was in "Grease" and a million other movies.

BP said...


lpanik said...

Please explain!!!!