Something I learned existed by watching the series, "Babylon 5" was the Australian aborigine concept/practice of walkabout. For those unfamiliar with that, a person walks around with no definite ultimate destination other than getting to know themselves in the process.
This Thursday, August 31st after work I am picking up my 2018 3.6R Outback Touring with all the stuff I ordered on it (and one thing that it came with as a bargain to get it faster than ordering it built completely from scratch) and this is just in time for the Labor Day weekend here in the US.
I'm getting the Dark Blue Pearl with:
- Thule crossbars
- the pair of nets in the cargo area
- the optional mirrors that light up as you get close, as well as auto-dim,
- all-weather floor mats (those may be replaced later)
- car seat back protector
- remote start
- wheel well covers
- mud flaps
The car has been (or will be) driven up from Corvallis to get it to Ballard, WA (in Seattle) so it'll have likely 240-250 miles already on it by the time I get it. My objective is to drive around the PNW with no clear destination, exploring the area (I moved here in 2005 from Indiana) as well as the car, and finishing off the break-in period.
And, most importantly, to figure out the name of my car.
Past cars and their names, from current to oldest:
- 2007 blue Legacy (Rocky Blue Boa: it rocks around the corners, but hugs them like a snake)
- 2001 grey Saturn SL2 (Earl Grey T: so sedate and prim/proper it reminded me of Captain Picard)
- 1993 aquamarine Saturn SC2 (Blue Banshee, 5-speed manual: you stomped on it, she screamed)
- 1977 white Chrysler Cordoba, with black Corinthian leather (Terre Haute Terror: bought it there, it had some issues)
- 1977 red Ford LTD 9 passenger Country Squire station wagon (going back to my roots!) named "Triskaidekamobile" because I bought it on a Friday the 13th)
I'm trying to figure out a name that includes the color as part of it. Because of its origins as to how I'm getting it, I've considered naming it NOT DB Cooper, because it's making a similar trip, but it seems bad to jinx it (if only in the minds of others that may suffer weird thoughts that cause them to do bad things).
I'm not looking for the typical names. I've also considered Dark Blue Beluga, since they're usually more white, but about the size of this car when large. I like my puns!
So, everyone: any idea as to where I should aimfully/aimlessly drive about for a break-in period over this weekend? Name suggestions?