Seriously. I have the best kid ever.
From my blog, a response to the GiveAShift round table.
His first thought had been “well, that was easy.” It was a long time ago, but some days it still seemed fresh. A bit escapist, sure, but fresh, and clean, thanks to the car wash. He still occasionally used the single old self-service bay, and always put a $100 in the tip jar, even if he didn’t get a towel dry. It was…
You see it in car ads all over the net:
Tell me you recognize this sequence. Please tell me you recognize this sequence. The score is not the way I would have done it, but....
I don’t think any adventure rider ever goes out with the plan to field strip their motorcycle, but most drag a few tools along anyway. The question that I get a lot is “which tools should I take?” The answer is “the ones you are going to use.” Every rider can answer that question differently, and I’d like to give some…
I usually throw a HotWheels or Matchbox in my sons’ stockings each year. Sometimes LEGO Technic or City, or a few minifigs. This year, my younger got a DRZ and my older got a Stratos.
Mom, Kylo Ren is Snape with a laser pointer.
Last week, I posted a photo of an IKEA Lyster curtain rod end. This morning, while battling an epic headache of no known origin, I remembered to take some more pics and a video to explain the whole thing. Remember, this was done at least twelve years ago (likely closer to fifteen), and that I have no shame whatsoever.
Many, many years ago... I was entertaining myself and some friends accidentallied a really hilariously horrible thing. With one of these. More later, I have to wait until it’s dark out.
There are two times in my life when a car truly got away. Both times, I made the decision to let it go, and it was probably a good decision, whether just at the time, or for long term.
Nothing is better than a run to Parts Galore. If you are in the Detroit area and don’t do PG, you are missing out.
I gave Sean MacDonald over at Lanesplitter a bunch of crap after he went all gooey on a pair of gloves from Racer, an Austrian brand with distribution in the US. He challenged me to actually try the gloves, so I did. After a few emails with the distributor in the US, a great guy named Lee, I ordered a few pair of…
For more fun look up the OG Rockwell version, and then the Chrysler version that started it all.
I get it, TDIgate is a big deal. We have an affected TDI. But truthfully, cars that aren’t EPA-compliant have always existed, and more than a few made it into the US with nary an issue. Here’s the story of the other EPA-non-complaint Volkswagen we have owned.
... and everyone laughed.
Germany has a rule-based culture, and a fair chunk of life is spent figuring out how to get around the rules while still obeying them. Spirit vs letter of the law. In the US, we prize the Spirit of the Law. In Germany, it is the Letter of the Law. Once I figured this out, my life in Germany got to be fantastically…