Do you know how birdwatchers keep a life book of all the birds they have seen? Yeah they have a book and they write down the name, the date, and the bird and they do this for every new kind of bird they spot. I am starting a life book of all the expensive cars I have passed stuck in traffic.
So far I have collected:
Corvette (need to figure out where to draw the line, Corvettes are kindof cheesy but they make so much damned noise they are hard to ignore)
Porsche Carerra, Boxster, whatever (barely qualifies in this company but with Corvette making the list had to stick it in)
Tesla (I actually kindof like these)
Ferrari (exceptionally loud)
Antique anything (exceptionally smelly)
Fisker (a very giggly name)
I am hoping to spot the elusive Maybach. Maybach is one of the most expensive cars in the world but it looks like an over-sized Ford Escort which makes it hard to pick out of the pack.
Also I want to get some additional granularity by tracking car model. I don't like cars so mostly they all look the same to me but if I can learn to spot the car's model I can annotate my car-stopped-in-traffic book with: "June 9, 2012, corner of Sand Hill and El Camino: one BMW L7, one BMW LUSR" instead of simply "two BMWs."
There should be a notes field, of course, for interesting items like "listening to an ipod" or "texting his mistress" or even "rolling right through a stop sign." You know, all that illegal stuff that people who drive cars pretend only bicyclists take part in.
I'll try and get some pictures because that would be
fun. Snap a picture while some lard-ass preens and smirks at me and
then I post it to a bicycling blog with HAW HAW HAW for the caption.