Sunday, November 27, 2005

Winter Sucks

So I now have a car that I actually want to keep around for awhile, which means not just leaving it the way it is for winter. $110 for four new waterproof floormats. Ching. $20 for new wiper blades/arms. Ching. $540 for four new Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50 tires, including mounting, balance, and installation. Ching. Ever driven a large rear wheel drive car with balding all weather tires in snow? Yah. I have less than a month to buy a 2005 CD set for my navigation system for my yearly trip to Canada. $200. Ching. I hope to sell the regions I'll never drive in (like California, etc) to make some money back on those.

I think in the Spring I'm going to buy new rims and performance tires so that in the future I can do a fall/spring tire swap myself (or at least save money on tire mounting charges). I bought my new tires off of They were ~$15 a tire cheaper than any place around here (yes, including shipping). Is there anything you CAN'T buy on the Internet anymore?! ;)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Whoopti Dew!

Nothing cool has happened since I got my car. I think it'd be pretty hard to top that :) My new job is going ok I guess. At the end of the day, a job is a job and work is work. I think I'd like to pull an Office Space. "I'd relax, I would sit on my ass all day, I would do nothing." Actually, the Megamillions drawing was a few minutes ago... maybe I can finally do nothing! With some of my co-workers if the pool wins, or alone if my personal tickets score. One can only hope.

I finally got my paperwork to get my license plates today and had to go to the DMV. Let's just say they lived up to every cliche, every movie, every line a comedian has ever spoken. *TWO* people handling a room full of people. Average time handling each person? ~8 minutes. How do I know? Because I stared at the clock on the wall waiting with hate and angst hoping one of them would spontaneously combust and provide some entertainment. What if checkout clerks at grocery stores took as long as these people to do menial paperwork? God help us all. Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved