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September 11, 2008

Rental car upgrade?

September 10. Day 72.

You're driving up the Maine coastline, about to see one of your closest friends get married. Along Highway 1, there are tons of adorable coastal towns with adorable British names -- Camden, Bath. You stop in Wiscasset for a lobster roll and paw through antique books in one of half a dozen little stores. You cross long, low bridges and crane your neck whenever it's safe, just to get a glimpse of the glistening water dotted with sail boats.

In a Chevy Impala.

Screeech. End of fantasy, right?

However, thanks to this experiment, I asked the Hertz office in Portland for a free upgrade and got... a Mustang!!

I'd heard of people asking about rental car upgrades, but I've never managed to get one. Either I forgot to try, or they were out of stock, or the option wasn't particularly sexy and hence not worth it. But at Hertz I encountered Amy, who told me they have not one but several choices. I stopped her at Mustang.

The bride-to-be, who also happens to be a blogger, offered this pearl today: When you start blogging, your life shapes the blog. Once you're committed, the blog shapes you life.

Thanks for the wise words, radiant P, and so looking forward to tomorrow!!

Gained: One hot car. Thankz, Hertz!

ps: as for my worries about internet and the like? this rustic cabin heated by fireplace and an elementary furnace tucked at the end of a gnarled path on a remote island has wifi. go figure.
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