November 28, 2005
the no car thing
seriously, it sucks. it sucks so much that i'm accelerating my plan to let spacepod go into semi-retirement (no, i am not selling him) and have a different daily driver.
jason! helped me jump start the van tonight, but there are electrical system problems, she's not charging properly so i can't really drive her. i wonder if the alternator is going bad.
i got through the holiday and weekend ok, with minimal imposition on others. fortunately my friend from virginia came to visit saturday and sunday and drove me around to a few crucial places, like to feed m's cats and to see 'harry potter'. and go to cook out. i'm a hamburger addict and i have no problem admitting it. in fact, i was on my way to cook out when spacepod's clutch went out. i didn't make it. it was sad.
i also did not go to char-grill at lunch today, but i did manage to catch a ride to, ahem, Large Evil Pacific Northwestern Caffienated Beverage Chain that serves irresistible peppermint mochas at this time of year.
so, as of today the front runner in the daily driver pageant is a used Jetta TDI, preferably fitted out with a waste vegetable oil tank. unfortunately they seem to be expensive and hard to come by, so i may have to scale back to a Golf TDI.
Posted by lisa at November 28, 2005 10:05 PM
Busted car and screwed out of a Cookout hamburger? Damn. That's terrible.
Posted by: Phil on November 28, 2005 11:06 PM
Ohhhhhh, peppermint mocha. It makes life worth living.
Posted by: minty on November 28, 2005 11:17 PM
large evil chain isn't so evil:
i mean, it's better, of course, to give your $$ to a local coffee shop, but if you're gonna get chainy you picked an ok one.
at least in my book.
Posted by: xta on November 29, 2005 02:11 PM
The honest truth behind why i go to s-bucks (even when they don't have peppermint mochas): their coffee does not upset my stomach, and the coffee at most local chains does, a little-- it's too harsh. Also, all stores seem to have at least one sugar-free syrup flavor, and most have two.
Their mochas do contain sugar, but it seems to be a relatively small amount, just enough to offset the bitterness of the chocolate without masking it completely. Still, mochas are a special treat.
I'm glad they're not really all that evil, though.
Posted by: lisa on November 29, 2005 02:48 PM