Archive for the ‘cars’ Category

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A Few Pet Peeves

13 October, 2009

(((Wife))) has decided that, should we ever be stupid enough to acquire yet another pet (most likely a cat), the new pet would be named Peeves.  Here are a few random pet peeves of mine (all through personal experience): Read the rest of this entry ?

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My Evening Commute and a Big Bird

30 August, 2009

I really must complement the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  I commute on I-81 and, despite the replacement of no less than 6 bridges between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, plus some other bridge work, the only major delays I have experienced have been the idiots who speed in the work areas and create accidents.  The traffic is sometimes slow, but the major backups are rare.  The lower speeds (frequently 35 to 45 miles an hour) does let me watch bumper stickers. Read the rest of this entry ?

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My Experience With Profiling

24 July, 2009

As I read different  posts regarding the incident between Harvard Professor Gates and Sergeant Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department, I keep seeing references to profiling.  In the interest of fairness, I might as well tell you about my personal experience with profiling. Read the rest of this entry ?

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God Probably Does Not Exist

8 July, 2009

God probably does not exist.  And here is some very strong supporting evidence:    Click Here to see the evidence! Read the rest of this entry ?

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Cars I Have Owned

28 March, 2009

Today I got into a long conversation with my best friend about cars.  What cars we had and, especially, what memories go with them.  As I enumerated my vehicles, I realized, damn, I’ve had a shitload of cars.  Here they are (in order):

  1. 1967 Volkswagen Beetle.  This little silver car was in pretty good shape when it became the family’s ‘kid car.’  By the time we were done, it had no running boards and the hood bore the imprint of the back end of a Ford Galaxy (drum brakes going downhill and a wet road are a bad combination).  We also rebuilt the engine once after throwing a rod. Read the rest of this entry ?