Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I'm really not into Paleoanthropology, no matter what it may seem like...

This is my new car, Lucy.

I have named her thus for a couple of reasons. The name came to me one day walking out of Target when I saw her from the side. The hood is quite sudden in its protrusion - in Anthropology I learned this is called prognathism. She reminded me of Paranthropus aethiopicus. While Lucy, the famous 40% complete skeleton of A. afarensis, is not P. aethipoicus, it was the shortest name I could come up with, the first one that came to me, and the name of one of my favorite literary characters of all time. So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, my Subaru Forester, Lucy.


  1. Is it a "Sport Utility Wagon?"


  2. Isn't that the Outback? Mine's not an Outback, much to Paul's disappointment.

  3. But it's a Subaru!

  4. I think it is a SUV! and a cute one too.