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How do you like what’s in the back of my car window?

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Oct 18, 2011

I bought a car this weekend. It’s a 2012 red Toyota Sequoia Platinum. YES, I tried to buy the green one, but my children mutinied. I already have the vinyl lettering that will go in the back window designed.

You like?? Some of my employees are putting them on their cars, too. Cuz they’re awesome like that.

Anybody love the GSG.com mission enough to want this in YOUR back window? I will probably buy you one….if you write support123@greensmoothiegirl.com. I will have some extras made and you can send us a photo of you, with it on your car, for this blog.

People come up to me at gas stations and ask, “Really, you can put green smoothies in your gas tank?” (Several times readers have come up to me and hugged me at gas stations. One time this year, it happened twice in a row while I was pumping my gas, by women who were both named Carrie. This is my favorite thing. Much more fun than explaining to people what I meant by saying my car is fueled by green smoothies.)

Really. No. You cannot pour it in your fuel tank. It’s supposed to be a joke. The green smoothie fuels the driver, who propels the car, see. Haha. Get it?

Owning stuff is not a motivator for me. I had the most amazing weekend, completely unintentionally, and several things made it memorable and fun more than New Car. Won a tennis match playing in a higher division than my own ranking, in the beautiful fall sunshine. Went dancing with Matthew and my girlfriends. Rode the canyon on my bike Sunday afternoon, the trees’ oranges and reds blowing my mind. Had dinner up the canyon with my kids and watched them play soccer till dark. Gave my 16-y.o. and 18-y.o. driving lessons.

That’s the reason I had to buy a new car. Very frankly I could have driven that Honda Pilot another 5 years. Cade (18) is finally getting a driver’s license, at the same time his sister Emma (16) is. I am grieving the loss of all the car time with them. I’m kinda sick of driving Cade everywhere and having no helper-driver, so having them drive themselves will be more convenient. But I have my best conversations with my kids when we’re in the car.

I would be terrified to have my babies out jockeying for road space with other high-velocity boxes of metal-and-glass. But I have an evil plan to make sure they are under perpetual surveillance. I’m replacing the vinyl sticker in the back of my Honda as I hand it over to the kids. Now it will say:


Posted in: Green Smoothies, Parenting

9 thoughts on “How do you like what’s in the back of my car window?”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I design decals for cars…would love to see a picture of it. This post only shows your new cars side view! LOVE LOVE LOVE the “text my mom” decal…I’m totally putting that on my sons car when he gets his license this spring.

    1. Robyn Openshaw, MSW says:

      Leslee, Natasha….oops! We will get it up shortly, the GSG decal. It’s pretty fun. I need my tech help to get here …..

  2. Anonymous says:

    You can’t see what is on your back car window!

  3. LOVE! And too funny that they thought the car had green smoothies in the gas tank! I am having a green smoothie fabulous week… my mom is in town and I asked her to eat and DRINK what I have while she’s here all week. I’ve made Green Smoothies for her for 3 days (each different and YUMMY!) and she is shocked by how good they taste. She says if she closes her eyes she wouldn’t guess it’s Green!! : ) She’s also so impressed to see my 5 year old son BEG for more green smoothie and volunteer to finish my 11 year old’s left overs! : ) Green Smoothie Powered House!

  4. My baby is 20 and I miss so much having kid time in the car–not just with him but all my kids. Treasure the time you have left with them–but when they are gone you can get a more efficient car. I traded in my Suburban on a Toyota Echo, and the savings in gas has paid for the Echo 4X over. BTW I just finished making a gallon and a half of green smoothie (with quinoa rejuvalac) and a gallon of carrot juice. I find if I make up this much each morning and put it in pints in the fridge, my hubby and I don’t go on scavenger hunts for junk. We eat, when we are hungry, instead of by the clock now. We started green smoothies over two years ago and will never look back. Generally, I now only make one (or no) meal of salad/soup or raw squash pasta to supplement the smoothie/carrot juice thing. We grow a most of our greens right in our kitchen in addition to lots of sprouts. We, too, are powered by green smoothies. Keep up the good work; I love your energy!

    1. Robyn Openshaw, MSW says:

      Ginger, great testimonial! Life is sooooo much better when you eat live foods, I wish everyone knew that!!

  5. If a smaller version were available that said “this _vehicle_ powered by green smoothies” (instead of “this car”), I would put it on my bicycle in a heartbeat. It would go nicely next to the stickers proclaiming my fuel efficiency as 43 MPC (miles per cupcake) and 82 mpb (miles per burrito). 🙂

  6. Heh, heh awesome idea about the car sticker on the back window! Speaking of alternative fuel for cars, did you know its possible to get a water fueled car? It is! However, don’t tell anyone who has any connection to the government otherwise you’ll be on the FBI’s hit list!

  7. I love it! This would look great on my little green Jetta that my husband has lovingly named the Green Smoothie!

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