I *may* have mentioned the other day that the BBC in cooperation with PBS is doing a show called “Autumnwatch” - apparently a nature show about, well, the changing seasons - here in New England this year, and they took my truck for a day to go drive around, look at foliage, and visit some cultural and historical…
Er, not quite. Appearing on BBC Two is hardly the peak of stardom. And I’m not appearing at all; rather, my truck is.
I’m switching my truck’s insurance to Hagerty for a few reasons. I won’t get into that now, but the little sales pitch from my agent was comical. Reading directly from marketing materials, she says, “Oh and one nice benefit of Hagerty Plus is you get a guaranteed flatbed for your classic car! It’s not like AAA,…
These are out of order because reasons. And we definitely took more pictures than this, but I’m not including all ~300 or so. I know, that’s not even that many. I tried to do things like, enjoy the scenery with my own eyes, talk to and enjoy the company of my wife (now of 10 years, the reason for the trip in the first…
I’m back from Iceland! And I’m exhausted, so I’m not going to share tons of pictures right now. Here’s one of our trusty Jimny, though. It was a 2014 with about 115,000km on it, a 5-speed manual, 4 wheel drive, and heat. That’s... about it. It was all we needed.
What are the odds that THIS is the cover image for a story on flooded cars left behind by Florence?
I’m looking for a decent point-and-shoot that will take way better pictures than my cellphone, but not DSLR-level because I have an older DSLR that, while highly configure-able, it’s bulky and cumbersome just to take quick shots of average things. Extensive internet-review-reading led me to this:
I rarely post anything remotely personal here. I’m making an exception. And sorry for not being specific; if this reaches its intended audience, this is as specific as I need to be.
Most of you probably don’t think much about your refrigerator; you just open it, expect it to be cold inside, maybe even make some ice in the freezer, and don’t really think about how it works. “It’s just an appliance,” you say.
I was standing on pavement when I snapped this pic. Okay, *maybe* this guy is usually more adventurous. But I still got a little chuckle.
Parking lot at work. Time capsule Dakota. A rare sight here in Rust Hampshire. I love the graphics. It looks absolutely mint. It must have been garaged. I mean, the clear coat isn’t even faded.
... to drive a Suzuki Jimny! I rented one for our trip to Iceland in a few weeks. It’s just my wife and me, it should be perfect. Plus, because we’re not in Auto-Merica, it’s a manual! Yay. Maybe it’ll even be a diesel.
My morning commute involves a 5-minute stretch of winding road with lots of hills, mostly a residential area with a few businesses. As we’re approaching a farm stand, a car in front of me slows a bit and taps their brakes. No problem, it’s reasonable to expect someone to slow down past the farm stand; it’s kind of a…
In no particular order.
As I’m not on drop-off and pick-up duty for the kids, I’m able to drive my truck to work most of the summer. It’s not far; it barely even warms up, which is too bad because it really does drive better after about 10-15 minutes. It’s only an 8 minute drive.
Today we have another hands-down Nice Price if it’s what the seller claims. These aren’t exactly common, but seem to have a loyal following. I know a guy who drove to Texas from Massachusetts to get his, and it needed a full restoration. I’m sure he’s got more than $5k into his, but look at this:
I’m very picky when it comes to boats. My friends often ask me “hey what do you think of [insert link to shitty used boat here]” to which I almost always reply something like “why don’t you just light some $100's on fire.” This could be for any number of reasons, not excluding “they’re not asking enough” - similar to…
It seems like it should be obvious, but evidently not - at least to me.
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Gather ‘round, children! It’s time for another installment of Parking @ Work - A Rant.