17 Things You've Said Out Loud To Your Car If You Love It

17 Things You've Said Out Loud To Your Car If You Love It

"Well I know you'll never leave me. I have the keys."
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Cars have been ingrained into the American spirit since the first Model-T rolled off the line for mass distribution in 1908. Since then, the automotive industry has underwent several changes: enclosed cabins for the vehicle, the Vintage era of the 1920s, muscle cars of the late 60s and early 70s, a revitalization of the automotive industry in the 2000s after a rough patch in the 90s, and now the "economy" era of electric engines and boosted MPG.

Regardless of which decade of cars you assign yourself to, car lovers are alike in the way they talk about cars, treat their cars and talk to others about their cars. Most importantly is what you tell your car.

1. Referencing your car as "he" or "she."

Car person: Yeah she's got 150,000 miles on her and all it's taken is an oil change every 5,000 miles.

Normal person: Wait, did you just call your car "she?"

2. "Mmm your paint is looking great today."

Yes, I basically just called my car sexy. Get over it.

3. "I'll be right back."

This is usually followed by a gentle pat on the hood of the car as you leave for a long trip away from your car.

4. "Come on baby you've got this..."

... as you creep to a gas station, then cry because you know you shouldn't have let the gas level get that low.

5. "Oh God please be OK, please be OK."



You probably say this if your car is low to the ground and you scrape somewhere, or if you accidentally hit a pothole.

6. "Yeahhhhhhhhh!!!"



Following a downshift, this only applies if you drive a manual and have more than 300 horsepower.

7. "God you're so filthy, time for a wash."

Uttered by a car enthusiast if a speck of dust touches their car.

8. "Look at that booty."

Personally, I've said this a lot walking away from my car to go into the grocery store. Yes, the mom of four stared at me when I said it.

9. "If they would've touched you, I would kill them."

Said after a panic attack where another car cuts you off or they slam their brakes in front of you, and you almost hit them.

10. "I bet we can beat them."

If you're a Mustang GT owner and you look at a Camaro SS, or you're a BMW owner looking at a Mercedes.

11. "I love you."

The more you let your car know, the better it runs. It's scientifically proven (probably not but that's what I tell people).

12. "I need to give you some special treatment."

Injector treatment, transmission treatment, oil treatment... she loves it all.

13. "Well I know you'll never leave me. I have the keys."

May or may not be said after a bad breakup.

14. "I hate when other guys work on you."

Nothing is worse than a repair on a car that you can't do... then someone else gets to put their hands on your baby.

15. "What did they do to you!?"

After said repair or maintenance, this is said when you see dirty floormats or greasy prints on the door handles. Savages.

16. "I love ALL of your curves."

You've only run your hands over them 100 times.

17. "I think I'm ready to take a break for a while."

...Said no car enthusiast, ever.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

Price: $9.99

7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

Price: $6.50

9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

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10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

Price: $21.85

11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

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Please note that prices are accurate and items in stock as of the time of publication. As an Amazon Associate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

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Are You Living Your Full Potential?

It looks different for everyone, and I don't personally think it is an achievement so much as a lifestyle.

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All my life I have been told of how much potential I have. I was the salutatorian of my graduating class and never had a bad subject. Now that I am in college, I changed from a "great" major (Actuarial Science) to Public Relations, some may consider me wasting my potential. I have to ask though, how can I be wasting potential if my "potential" does not bring me any enjoyment?

In my nineteen years of life, a large defining experience for me has been my struggle with mental health. I showed signs of an anxiety disorder from a very young age, and by junior high, I was an insomniac and both very depressed and very suicidal. I coped through self-harm, overdosing on household pain meds, and other methods of which I am less than proud. My junior year of high school I was finally diagnosed with moderate to severe clinical depression and a clinical generalized anxiety disorder. Through therapy and medication, I have achieved some semblance of normalcy, but I will spend my whole life on medication and periodically visiting psychologists and psychiatrists. My life perspective tends to be much different than my peers because of this and other factors from my upbringing. From the age of twelve, I lost my fear of death. One looks at life very differently when it's ending no longer instills fear.

However, I refuse to allow this experience to hinder me or do anything less than push me forward. Carrie Fisher was a badass woman who lived her life to full potential and was an inspiration to everyone, and she too had a history of mental health issues and related addictions. I do not think she went into her life thinking about if she would reach her potential as an actress; I think she did reach her full potential though. Potential, in my opinion, is not something we get to choose or control.

Potential takes us by surprise; it grabs our hand and whispers "run!" It is our job to follow and let our lives change- or to refuse and let everything stay eerily the same. The biggest hindrance to living potential, especially full potential, is fear. Sometimes it is fear of change, and other times it is fear of losing everything and maybe not getting all we hope to out of the path of uncertainty. This is especially true for those of us who are not as well off economically. Coming from a family where there has always been an underlying struggle to make ends meet, it is much harder for me to accept a change in direction that involves much less certain money. However, I think this is important for overall happiness, which is, in my humble opinion, tied closely to potential.

A life of full potential brings joy, not only to us but to those around us, and contributes in some positive way to society. We do not all have to be Tony Stark-level philanthropists in order to positively contribute to society. One can be a parent who not only does a great job raising his or her own children, but provides a safe and compassionate place for other children who have befriended their children. This is, in fact, a productive contribution to society; raising the next generation with compassion is a highly underrated role.

I know I am not living my life to my fullest potential at the moment, but I am working on finding what makes me happy and setting myself up for success when the opportunity arises to run with it. I would love to realize where my potential actually lies, but I recognize that I may not understand this right now. We are never going to know everything that is going to happen in our lives, but we have to make sure we have our running shoes on hand when the time comes.

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