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Archive for November 2003
You know that there are unresolved issues in your life when…
You buy one of these:
I was down a gallon of antifreeze. The coolant system likely had a vaporlock condition. Still… where did that gallon of antifreeze go?!? Especially since I had an oil change at the dealer just a month ago. They are supposed to check for that kind of stuff.
I’ve had my 1998 Chrysler Sebring for 5 years, 1 1/2 months. I know this partially because I got the car on my birthday. The other reason is that I purchased a 5 year extended warranty on the car for about $1,400. Nothing ever went bad on the car in all that time. . . . . . until tonight, 1 1/2 months after the warranty and service plan expires.
I swear, they have a little timer in them. That’s why you can’t buy the extended warrantee after the car leaves the showroom; they have to set the timer before you get it.
I was driving along and noticed that all of a sudden the heat wasn’t heating. I looked down and noticed that the temperature gauge was high and rising so I pulled over at a rest stop. After waiting 30 minutes and walking to the Delaware river to fill my water bottle for the radiator, I got back in the car and took off. I made it just 1 mile before it was topping the red zone again. I realized I wasn’t going to limp home. I pulled off at Rt 80 Exit 4 (20 miles from home) into a truck stop, called a friend to pick me up (thanks Jack), called a nearby mechanic and waited to be picked up at McDonald’s.
If I learned one thing from this whole experience it’s that I don’t much like McDonald’s any more. Too filling, fatty and flavorless. Two hours later, I still feel bloated even though I didn’t finish my fries or shake.
Let’s hope I get out of this without too much expenditure…
This is part of a letter I wrote to an acquaintance a few months ago
>As for my MST3K stuff, what shows are you missing from your collection?
I never tried collecting MST3K shows. But there is always one sitting on Tivo ready for me to spend two hours on! I went kooky taping Babylon 5 and that was enough for me. So now I’ve got some 116 hours or so of B5 on SVHS and I don’t know what to do with it. It was that experience that convinced me just a few years ago that I should watch/experience/read stuff and then let them go. I used to keep most everything I thought was important. But then I just sold or gave most of it away… and surprise, I didn’t explode or wither away! Of course, I still seem to have too much “stuff”, it’s ongoing… but at least it’s now eminently manageable.
For the past few months I’ve been tivoing The Screen Savers and Call For Help on TechTV. These shows are both excellent if you’re a computer nerd or plan to be one, you’ll know what we mean! I find it important to Tivo them because it’s an hour long and, although I love Leo, watching him for an hour straight gives me the twitchies.. No, not really, just just that sometimes they talk about stuff I already know and I just skip past that segment. But they are real hackers with real good advice for geeks and non-geeks alike. And they have cute AND smart supporting members too. How many times have I had that dream where Cat Swartz is configuring my router…. ahhhhh. :-)