Finally got Lapis’s Subaru Badge of Ownership on. I’m proud to show off that yes, Lapis is my first Subaru. 🙂 The lifestyle icons that I’ve currently got on are Love, Diversity (that’s supposed to be a rainbow), Pets, and the special I Am Loved icon that you can only get from a Subaru Ambassador.
And I actually work in the same building as a Subaru Ambassador, and have for a while – but I didn’t realize it until I’d posted a picture of Lapis in the office parking lot on Reddit, and he commented on the new Island Blue Pearl color and how awesome it looked, and joked that his WRX wasn’t in the picture because he was 10 minutes late to work that day. It turns out that he works down the wing from me in my office building, and I’d been referring to him as “motorcycle guy” for years because I often parked Mia next to his motorcycle back when we both rode to work more often. (It’s a small world, heh.)
Anyhow, it turns out he and his family have owned Subarus for a long time, and he’s a Subaru Ambassador – and he gave me a bunch of awesome Subaru goodies.
I’m pretty sure I bought a car from the right company – the Subaru community feels a heck of a lot like the Genuine Scooter Company community, where whenever you run into someone with a Buddy, it’s like you’re instantly friends because you’ve both got the same scooter, even if you’re riding a 2014 mint green 50cc and they’ve got a 2006 pink 125cc. It feels like it’s the same thing with Subarus – my friend Corey got really excited when he heard I’d gotten an Impreza, because now we had the same car (even though mine’s 3 years newer), and my Subaru Ambassador friend said his wife likes to park next to other Subarus in parking lots whenever she sees them, “so they can be friends!” (I do the same thing when I can – yesterday I parked next to the gray Crosstrek that shows up in my usual lot from time to time.) And the fact that I now have a tiny little Impreza to keep Mini Mia company on my desk makes me a happy little car nerd.
As I told Ross sometime last week, I think Lapis is going to be my new Mia. I’m stupidly attached to this car already, and I haven’t quite owned her for two months yet. And the fact that there are many, many others out there who also love their Subarus too, that gets me even more excited about having Lapis.
Lapis’s odometer reading: around 860 miles? I can’t remember even though I saw it maybe an hour ago