This could so mean many things and left to one’s own imagination it could lead anywhere. Some of my cleaner thoughts were urinals (though not generally clean) and a wall hanging to hang above the stool instructing men on raising and lowering the seat. How many things can you think of that is ” a guy thing”?
Welcome to my stop on what I am sure will be a fun and interesting blog hop. Thank you Carol for all the chuckles I’ve had since signing up and trying to think of something to share. Carol from Just Let Me Quilt hosts many blog hops throughout the year with various themes, they’re all fun.
For this hop I decided to scrap it all and go with what I love.
Boys Girls and Cars
During the early years Henry Ford (Ford Motor) and William Durant (General Motors) were fierce competitors in the manufacture of automobiles but I think the Dodge brothers were the most innovative, the Dodge brothers wanted to go fast.
The debate over who builds the best auto is an never ending argument that no one can win because neither side will consider the others opinion. For me, it’s always been Chevrolet.
We’ve I’ve even had signs in the driveway that stated “Chevy parking only. All others will be crushed”, amongst others. And Mother Nature agrees. This is what happens to a Ford in my driveway.
Of course now that I
drive putt around in a Jeep (It’s a Jeep thing) those signs aren’t allowed, lol.
Window decals are my favorite, one’s that made it clear I was drifting not speeding. I don’t believe the cops would have agreed or found humor had they caught me.
Bad Bow Tie
That’s not a literal statement, I guess you would have had to grow up during the 80’s and 90’s when everything good was “bad” and GM used the slang “bad” to their advantage in marketing. If you were a valley girl the slang you would have used in its place was bitchin’. Make sense?
A valley girl I was not, any girl in her right mind knew cars and grease was where the boys were, not in malls and I liked muscle cars and boys.
No I wasn’t butch either. Here is my beauty college photo:
I was the only student at the beauty college in the 80’s who may or may not come in with grease under her nails depending on the day, lol. Not only could I roll a perm but I could change my own oil and lean the carb so my car would pass an emissions test. True story, the guys at the emission testing facility were impressed. My car failed, they told me to “take this paper to your mechanic (like I was some helpless valley girl) and they’ll know what to do to fix it”. I asked, “can’t I just go out there and do it myself and run back through”? And I did, white shorts and all. Then I drove down the block to Hardees and put the carb back where it was. I could explain why but that is for another platform.
I ripped the butt out of many a pair of jeans climbing in the engine compartment. No, I was not bitchin’ and neither were the boys.
William Durant started using the Chevy Bow Tie after spotting the design on wallpaper while visiting a hotel in France, sorry can’t remember the year and it’s too late for me to dig out the book. The rest is history.
Need for speed
The phrase “Need for Speed” came loooong before the video game creator and I had a need for speed, and boys. That feeling you get when the airplane is cruising down the runway just before lift off… you know, when you’re pushed against the back of your seat and you feel like gravity has gone horizontal? That can be created on 4 wheels and I LOVE it!
DH had the Bad Bow Ties t-shirts or wait, maybe that was me? There’s probably still one left in a chest of drawers around here in all its holey glory.
My Bow Tie, unlike Chevrolet’s is fabric and is paper pieced and I used the 6″ finished Flying Geese die from AccuQuilt. At this point I don’t know if it will become a dog bed, a wall hanging for a friend’s immaculate garage (where he builds Bad Bow Tie motors) or a table runner.
The fabric, Island Batik solid black background and solid orange for the Bow Tie border, and from an earlier collection this fiery orange for the center. Any true gear head would know that a small block Chevy is orange just like Ford used blue for their motors. Dodge on the other hand, you could find their motors in many colors but I believe the black Hemi was the true muscle identifier, back in my day anyway.
There is nothing prettier than a bright orange block and chrome for decoration, or Hemi black with a splash of color or chrome.
Today, the Bad Bow Tie motor is sitting in the shed waiting to bring the right car to life. I think this ’50 Chevy truck is more my speed now days anyway. Not to say I wouldn’t go fast.
Thanks again Carol for the opportunity and to you all for stopping by. Visit the other hoppers by following the links below.