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My Journey Toward Car Literacy

I Married A Car Guy: My Journey Toward Car Literacy

Hi, I'm Debbie Nol, and I married a car guy. My 14 years of working at Arie Nol Auto Center has been an incredible journey, building amazing relationships with customers and learning so much from our experienced technicians.

Now I'm launching a blog to share what I've learned about cars and some of my most memorable customer stories. Hopefully you will find my blog both helpful and entertaining!

Lambos and Peep Toes

Lambos and Peep Toes

I was just down south and noticed two things. One, lots of Lamborghini, Aston Martins and Ferraris. Two, lots of peep toe shoes.

Being married to a car guy, i usually have those shiny, engine that purrs, crazy-expensive vehicles pointed out to me. I do appreciate how beautiful these vehicles are as they cruise by us. Living in Michigan, I realize that I'd rather have an all around vehicle that can be used twelve months out of the year. I'm obviously too practical to be an exotic car collector. A true car aficionado is willing to visit their vehicle wherever it is stored, visualizing the first sunny day they take it for a drive.

Lambos and Peep Toes 2

In the southern United States, their shoe requirements are different. A southern woman can wear peep toes year round. Sandals, espadrilles, flip flops etc—all those open toed, strappy, pretty shoes sit in my closet waiting. It doesn't make me happy to visit them in my closet. I bypass them on the way to boots and wool socks. Their soft pastel colors beckon me to wear them. The reality is that snow would ruin them, my toes would freeze, and while some people would appreciate my dedication to foot wear, most people would think I need to use more common sense.

Much like being passed by a Lamborghini on 131 in January. You could understand the urge to do this but would know it's not a good idea.

It seems that shoe lovers and car collectors have some things in common. For starters, we both have to use common sense and self-control. Although you really can't ever have too many pairs of shoes! Jay Leno would probably say you can't ever have too many cars.

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