Tuesday, June 03, 2008

spt



the emblem of the land i love


you know that box? the one where everything fits neatly inside? the one that stacks neatly with all of the other boxes? the one whose contents match the description printed on the label? that box?

i totally stepped out of that box for this challenge...

the emblem i chose for this week absolutely represents, to me, the spirit of America. no, i'm not a gearhead. i don't work on cars, i don't go to car shows, i definitely don't go to car races. heck, i barely even manage to wash my car! in fact, the car i drive today was chosen for me by someone else, so i sort of identify with this brand by sheer conincidence.



but, really, what's more American than good old General Motors? and who can't immediately identify the trademark Chevrolet bowtie? (i did learn that William Durant designed the bowtie in 1913, possibly gleaning inspiration from French wallpaper? who knew?) (there is a LOT more you could learn about the Chevy brand and its stable of cars. if you wanted to. i didn't really want to. but then again, this post isn't really about cars, right?)


me and my bowtie.

the emblem of the land i love...

the heartbeat of America.





25 comments:

Jennifer H said...

I'm so impressed with your interpretation! Mine looks contrite compared to yours. Who knew about the bowtie?
Thanks for another great month Lelly!

Amy said...

I am right there with Jennifer H! I gotta get my creative juices flowing for next Tuesday!
Coming from a family that deals with cars (father owns some lots and hubby runs them!) I should have thought of this myself! :)

Bren's Life said...

Way to go! That is so creative & out of the box. I love it!! Great SPT....

Bahama Shores Mama: said...

June's challenges are certainly gonna make me think outside of my box..........Thanks, I think! LOL!

Michelle A. said...

Chevrolet definately represents America, now if only more cars were made in America. Great and thoughtful SPt's this month Lelly - take care!

Sarah said...

Every time I think of Chevrolet I remember the Ramona Quimby books I read as a child. She named her doll Chevrolet because she thought it was such a beautiful sounding word. I have learned something today (who knew about the bow-tie?).

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh man, I didn't know it was a bow tie. There you have it, blogging taught me yet another piece of American culture!

I must be in the same box as you today, I was thinking apple pie.

Janna said...

I added mine!

Courtney said...

"Drove my chevy to the leavy but the leavy was dry..."

Lovin the chevy - I too drive a bow tie (which I never knew) and feel very american while doing so! Great challenge with so much room for interpretation! Good one!

Amy said...

Okay, I'm laughing. Because I was driving all over town on errands today and thought "the emblem of the land I love" could definitely be my vehicle. So I thought about taking a picture by my Ford sign.

Still thinking....

Midge said...

I'm phoning it in this week because baby is sick and I'm not feeling so hot myself. Luckily pics I took last month worked perfect.
Thanks for the fun challenge.

Lene said...

I drive my bowtie proudly!

This challenge really made me think this week. Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

I didn't know it was a bow tie. I love your description of your box.

Marie said...

We stayed up to watch all the triple overtime action too, but we had the advantage of the time zones, and only stayed up until 10:45 or so.

Great SPT. Cars are definatly part of the American culture.

Amanda L. said...

Always learn something at SPT! Great choice of picture and who knew about the bow tie??

I think we Americans would marry cars if we could!

Barb said...

Hello Neighbour. I'm looking forward to a month of positive international relations.

The monkey bunch said...

I did not realize that was a bow tie. Show how much I know about cars- uh nothing!

Chris said...

I love the take on the car. I thought about taking a picture of a big SUV or Van. Pretty much emblems of America! These are fun. Thanks!

The PiƱon Family said...

Soory about not leaving a comment yesterday. Very busy day for me.

I love the topics for June. Thanks for the great ideas!

michelle said...

Great idea! I never even knew the Chevy emblem WAS a bowtie! I can see it now... Now, can you give me directions to get out of the box?

Dacia said...

Love the bowtie! Great post and I agree it's a great emblem of this land and the spirit of America. Wish we could get our own gas here, instead of paying out of country for it!

Laurie said...

Great one!

Alisha said...

Very clever. I love your picture. Someday you will have to post a tutorial on how to take a good self-portrait. I think my arms are just entirely too short or something. Mine don't work out so well.

Jenny said...

I couldn't think of a better American brand than that. Great SPT. The only bummer is those blasted gas prices you have to pay to fill them up!

carlo said...

so many good spts i have missed.

hmmmmm, i will have to do an SPT BLITZ to get caught up...hey, that may be a lot of fun...