Because I trust you…

by mssinglemama on April 2, 2009

And because I wouldn’t be driving this car without you,

I’m letting you all (yes, you) pick my new Ford Fiesta.

Here are my favorite options from Fiesta Movement Mission Control. [Note: one of the options is NONE, just to make that clear - I don't have to have graphics on my Fiesta but there will likely be something like stamped on the back, so why not go all out?]

Choose my car by voting in the handy dandy poll at the end of this post.

You can only vote once! So choose wisely. This is my car we’re talking about people. Oh, and Magenta is my car color – no flexibility there.

And remind me sometime to tell you the story of how I had to sell my dream car after I left my ex-husband. Somehow, I can’t help but feel like the universe is sending me a nice big karmic thank you.

Pick away. [Be good to me, please.]

Option #1: No graphics. Simple, sweet, elegant – just my style. Or is it? Hmmm…


Option #2: I am a flowerly bad ass so kiss it.


Option #3: Benjamin’s favorite but he’s only three! He has no common sense. But I kind of like it too.


Option #4: I’m a subtle flowery bad ass. Don’t get in my way or I’ll squirt you with flowerly bad assness or my son’s boogers – whichever we see fit.


Option #5: Let’s make love, not war (in a subtle way).


I honestly can’t decide.

Whatever graphic you choose I’ll be happy on the inside because check it out – LOOK at the inside of this car. See the rest of the car’s photos here. It’s all jazzed up with auto controls, blue tooth, MP3 hook-ups and it’s a stick shift. WOO HOO. Watch out everyone. I may hit you trying to figure out how to use all of these fancy schmancy boy toys.

Some details about the Fiesta Movement – because I only know a few:

  • Benjamin and I will have to complete monthly missions in our new Fiesta. I can NOT wait for these because I thrive on challenges, missions, whatever you want to call them – they make my world go round. And of the 100 agents, I think I’m the only single mom which means I’ll be the only one completing each mission with a 3-year-old in tow. SCARY but EXCITING. Wow. Just not sure what to think of all of this.
  • Outside of the missions I am expected to use this car daily for my real life missions which means I’ll be looking at those graphics (if you choose one) for the next six months.
  • Be nice.
  • Don’t worry – my blog will be back to normal soon enough. This has just been THE craziest week ever (in a good way).
  • I’ll be picking up the car soon (can’t tell you exact details yet) but soon enough.

The big question:

Can I really complete all of these missions solo with a three year old in tow? Should be interesting… here’s an excerpt on what the missions entail:

As a Fiesta Agent you will explore the worlds of Travel, Technology, Style & Design, Social Activism, Adventure and Entertainment through access and content brought to you exclusively by your monthly Fiesta Missions.

Isn’t this exciting?

Benjamin is going to have so many new memories… now – which car should he have them in? If you are just tuning in and don’t know why I’m driving a Ford Fiesta read this post.



It’s a tie! Darn it.

The whole point was to have you guys pick for me. So here are the results (at 3:00pm Eastern time on 4/3/09).


I have two hours to decide. I am leaning toward clean because I a few people (in the flesh) have told me drivng a car with graphics around is a HUGE “no, no.” My first gut was to go with clean but I’m all swept up in the fun spirit of this car and just torn as hell.

I’m have to get back to work now (lest I get fired) but I’ll be pondering while I work and will update you on my decision as soon as I come to one.

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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Nakia April 2, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Definitely #2!


michelle May 3, 2009 at 8:24 am

Go with the boy, honey


mauritius hotels April 2, 2009 at 6:26 pm

that is really a color that no one can miss. That a such beautiful car, unfortunately I can't afford it.!!


ModernSingleMomma April 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I voted for the pink on pink. Oh yeah….and I foresee a Pink-Hot photoshoot in Lexington when you come visit us. Let's get crazy with some strobes! You are a model now, you know? ;)


mssinglemama April 2, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Oh my gosh. I am blushing. This is too much. And the pink on pink? Which one? So far #6 and #2 are in the lead but #1 (clean) is in a very, very close third.


Jenn April 2, 2009 at 6:55 pm

I picked #3, just because I think it would be awesome for Benjamin to look at the car and know he had his opinion count for something! What 3 year old gets to help pick out the color of their parent's car?


mssinglemama April 2, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Very true. Very true. It would be a magical experience for him.


mskat April 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm

I chose #2, black flowers on pink, love it myself!


@deadlindy April 2, 2009 at 7:08 pm

I choose #3… cuz black flowers are bad ass… just like you mama! xoxo


superd4 April 2, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Love the magenta color by the way. It is AWESOME!


Tara April 2, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I picked 2…. You MUST have flowers, when else are you gonna have a car w/ flowers all over it??


jkewilliams April 2, 2009 at 7:16 pm

I picked #5, just because I'm geeky like that. It's graphics, but in a subtle way. I do like the idea of picking the blue flowers so B sees how important he is in all this too though. It's a toughie! It's an awesome car no matter what, and you will be having so much fun!! :-)


mssinglemama April 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm

True. Definitely true.


The Queen April 2, 2009 at 7:48 pm

So happy for you! You deserve this lil prize:) I like # 2 best!


Apples April 2, 2009 at 7:58 pm

I pick the first one no decals. :D


Rory's Mom April 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Congrats on being chosen for the Fiesta Movement. I like the uniqueness of three. You are already driving a bright magenta car. Why not go all the way with bright blue flowers running up the back?


Autumn April 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Option #5! If you're going pink, you should just go all the way – PINK it up! :-)


Spruce Hill April 2, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Really cool I could not decide which to choose, I could see you driving both the ones I liked, But I ended up picking. Good luck!


Queen of Quirky April 2, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I love the graphics because it's probably not something you would buy on your own, so how fun would it be to drive for a while. I agree with Autumn too. Go big. Go pink.


jeffra April 2, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I like number 2. Enough to make a statement and be noticed which is appropriate, as you are already a "stand out" but not so much that it looks like you are a graphite artist. However, you are only going to have to look at it for 6 months and since you wouldn't do that to your own car likely…any color flowers would be fantastic…but i think the black ones, they look sophisticated to me….what would "Barbara" say….j/k


Margaret from NM April 2, 2009 at 8:58 pm

I voted for plain, no graphics. The vehicle my parents lent to me in college had a few decals (logos & stripes down the side, very plain). It was nice at first, but then the novelty wore off. I hated those decals so much! So keep in mind, you may have this car for a while…will you feel flowery in a couple years? Good luck & congrats :)


Susan April 2, 2009 at 9:28 pm

I picked #5 and it looks like its coming in 2nd…it's seems to be a good fit…Congrats!


Karen April 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I love number 5!


Sheila April 2, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Instincutally, I went with #2 :)


Canadian Bald Guy April 2, 2009 at 9:55 pm

The inside of that car looks amazing. Wow. I'm excited for you, MSM! It'll be a blast to follow you…


cyndi April 2, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Definatley #5!


Jen April 2, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Congrats on the car and the rest of the exciting things coming your way! You totally deserve them. I am a big believer in Karma!


Lori April 2, 2009 at 10:36 pm

5 is pretty neat! Congrats again on the fiesta ;-)


junctionmama April 2, 2009 at 11:37 pm

You seem like a rocker chick at heart, so I had to pick number 2 for you.


newsinglemama April 2, 2009 at 11:40 pm

So exciting!
Number 2 is more your style.

Can't wait to see what they'll make you do…:)


littlemansmom April 3, 2009 at 1:47 am

LOL….I'm assuming that you'll have the car for a few years so…..I voted clean….no flowers…BUT that's only because if Ben is anything like littleman once he hits about 6, NO WAY would he want to ride around town in a flower car! LOL!…..


mssinglemama April 3, 2009 at 2:20 am

Woah. I didn't even think of that. We're only allowed to keep them for six months… but we have free gas and insurance. I'm sure by the time it's all said and done I'll definitely want to buy one though (without flowers.) ; )


Megan April 2, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Ooh #2!!!


Janet April 3, 2009 at 2:05 am

I like the blue flowers–#3. If you're gonna go bright, go all out!! The inside looks awesome. And missions? It's like you're a secret agent now or something! So cool. I'm expecting this blog post to self-destruct.


Ms. Single Mama April 3, 2009 at 2:28 am

I feel like you are all picking a tattoo for me or something.

#5 is gaining on #2… Clean is in a close 3rd.


tisha April 3, 2009 at 2:49 am

I say choose #5. Thats my fave! COngrats on winning


Canadian Bald Guy April 2, 2009 at 9:57 pm

The inside of that car looks amazing. Wow. I'm excited for you, MSM! It'll be a blast to follow you and your tasks…


Laura April 3, 2009 at 11:58 am

I voted for #5


Douglas Vos April 3, 2009 at 5:50 am

I’m going with option #3, Benjamin’s favorite. Love those blue flowery-doodles. Hey, I’ll probably be the only Fiesta Agent driving around with 2 kids and 1 grandkid in carseat. I’m still hoping for the green Fiesta.

Check out the Purple Cow hoping he can drive a green Fiesta:


Mark Schoneveld April 3, 2009 at 7:56 pm

In case you need a tie-breaker, I'd go with the black flowers.


Hope April 3, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I would go with the naked car! ; )


Robin April 4, 2009 at 2:11 am

looks like black flowers are .1% ahead. Go with the fun, bad ass girly car


smfawaz April 8, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I discovered your website through the Fiesta Movement site. (Amazing how Ford can connect ppl!!) I became a fan instantly. so far I've read "Hate Mail" and your about me section. I'm really impressed and glad that you have contributed to the web this way.


smfawaz April 8, 2009 at 8:07 pm

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Louna April 11, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Pick #3 is pretty cool in black prints. =)


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