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Regarding: Quiet and Choices - Let's kick off spring by sitting in a dark theater watching teenagers murder each otherThat has been a quiet couple of days. Sorry about that. I just couldn’t get to the computer to let you all know.  Nothing is wrong.  Just busy.

Ok.  Who is braving the movie theaters this weekend?  I am not sure we will get there this weekend with all the MADNESS surrounding the Hunger Games. But we will get there soon.

Michael’s car is on deaths door.  It has been a good car for over 10 years and 188k miles. So maybe it is time. When I totaled my car last year (before you all knew me), I KNEW I wanted another VW.  But what does Michael do?  Decides he wants an Audi.  He had never even BEEN in an Audi.  Or driven one.  So why is he is fixated on an Audi? Who knows?  At least sit in one first.  Or drive one.  Just watch…John (the mechanic) will find a way to fix the car.   In the meantime, I am his personal shuttle bus.

What else.  Today is Friday, right?  Which means food.  I will figure that out later.

What are you plans for the weekend?


Volkswagen LogoHere we sit like birds in the wilderness…..

That is Michaels’ song.  Something about scouts and waiting around.  I don’t know. But here I am, sitting at the VW dealership for scheduled maintenance.  And something about a recall so I don’t blow up.  And my vanity plate (GO SOX!!!)

I brought (obviously) my computers with me.  And they told me 2 hours.  Which I kind of figured.  But then I realized that I forgot the power cord to my work laptop.  Oops.  That battery will be dead after the start-up alone.

And because I just heard this on the TV…..Let’s hear it for the Greensboro City Council for OPPOSING amendment 1!!!  I am very proud of them.  It is a marriage amendment and it is just WRONG.

Late hockey game tonight from Anaheim.  Running with J after work.

And there is the most ANNOYING man in the waiting room of the dealership.  Listening to his voicemail on speakerphone.  Loud-ass ringtone.  Talking and doing business in a loud voice.  I get it buddy.  You have to work.  But the rest of us don’t have to be subjected to it.  Vibrate.  Mute.  Bluetooth.  Something.

Driving Rant…

Rear Hatch
This is my rant for today.  You may not like it, or think it is nice, but I don’t really give shit (you can tell because I used a bad word). It is mostly aimed at older people, but anyone that chooses to get behind the wheel of a car should listen up.

If the speed limit FEELS too fast for you, FEEL free to stay home. If you can’t MUSTER THE COURAGE to go even only as fast as is printed on those pesky little signs, then maybe it is time to hang up the keys.  I don’t expect everyone to go speeding along like I do, but I was just stuck behind a much older person doing 33 in a 45.  That is NOT EVEN CLOSE.  So, if you can’t push down just a little harder on that gas pedal and get your little pony moving up to the speed limit, stay off the big roads.

And by big roads, I mean anything with at least one lane going in each direction.

And while we are at it, those little lines that someone took A LOT OF TROUBLE to paint on the road are NOT a suggestion.  I am reclaiming my side of the road so you might want to be more careful about staying on your own side.

And the last thing…last time I bought a car….the last TWO times I bought a car, the blinkers were included.  Not some fancy extra like GPS or rubber floor mats or satellite radio.  They come with the car.  USE THEM.