I'm usually not much of a car girl. Normally I don't care what I'm driving, I have no aspirations of owning a particular car, and I can't determine the make or model of the cars my relatives drive... let alone the cars I pass by on my daily routes about town. It has been a peaceful and happily ignorant existence.
There has been a disturbance in the force.
Dan watches a show called Top Gear. It is a show aired by the BBC and its primary purpose is to review cars. At first I didn't think I could possibly like this show, but to my surprise I love it. The three hosts are completely hilarious, and they are honest in their reviews. (They are refreshingly honest about everything else as well. In one episode they declared that Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a boiled horse! Ouch.) There are sections of the show where the hosts are challenged to do crazy things, and they invite British celebrities to drag race normal cars around their track. It is a quirky, interesting, and charming show... and watching it has given rise to a tiny obsession with something unexpected.
Behold the Aston Martin Vanquish. I think it is one of the most beautiful cars I have ever seen. I have never cared about cars before, but if I were currently ridiculously wealthy I would probably go out and buy one as soon as humanly possible.