52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Lemon

Definition of LEMON

1a : an acid fruit that is botanically a many-seeded pale yellow oblong berry produced by a small thorny citrus tree (Citrus limon) and that has a rind from which an aromatic oil is extracted
1b : a tree that bears lemons
2: one (as an automobile) that is unsatisfactory or defective
Once when I was in college the starter went out on my car. It was a 1980 Toyota Tercel named Bessie that went through the eight teenagers in my family before dying a fiery, glorious death in 2004. RIP, Bessie, RIP. Anyway, my Bessie was a car that had to keep on going as long as the teenagers kept on coming, and the starter failing was a disaster. Being the poor college student that I was I couldn’t afford the repair, so I went to the store and bought a starter and my dad helped me install it. I had to do all of the actual installation because his hands were too big to get down in between all that metal and rubber tubing and screw everything into the right place, but he was there coaching all the way. I have the best Dad in the world.
It was March and still winter in that part of the world and I almost lost a couple of fingers to that adventure, but I learned two things: 1)Mechanics have serious skills and 2) I did not want to be a mechanic when I graduated!
Now my Bessie was not a lemon, but our family did have a few cars that qualified over the years. This repair truck definitely knows what it is to tow an inferior vehicle to the garage! I found this great tow truck on the Hobo sim, isn’t it great?
When I saw the color challenge color I knew I wanted to wear these amazing earrings from Yula Finesmith. Not that they would be very helpful in fixing cars, but oh, aren’t they gorgeous!
Wrench: Medhue Animations animated wrench (Marketplace)
Hair: LollipopZ Glow-Light Brown (from Hair Fair)
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Gold (ML)
Earrings: Finesmith PEACOCK earrings Yellow
Boots: *Kookie* Armarda boots (Marketplace)
Shirt: 1/2 Baked Sour Lemon (Marketplace)
Shorts: (nova) denim jeans SHORTS light wash (closed)
Location: Calleta’s Hobo Railroad Infohub

4 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Lemon

  1. Ygrey Auer

    Yo intenté una vez ayudar… Nunca más. La mecánica no es lo mío.
    So pretty in yellow!

  2. Anichka Savira

    Such a creative take on lemon and I’m really impressed that you replaced your own starter. I thought I was doing good by knowing how to change a tire.

    You look adorable, btw.

  3. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw this post is really impressive, I love the personal take to it. And you look so cute in shorts and that tee… I’ll leave the wrench in the garage LOL
    kiss Bessie for me..

  4. bourbiedoll

    Ditto what Laura said, looking so cute in the shorts and tee. And hey, a girl can always look gorgeous, even working on a car!