Archive for the 'my car' Category

commuter rules

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The shift change at work has made me remember how different driving is when you’re doing it at a more standard commuting time of day. Commuter rules seem to boil down to “Go!” with the corollaries “go faster!” and “now stop suddenly!” Which is exciting, I guess. Something like exciting. On the other hand, it’s […]

adventures in driving

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Last night I was driving back from work, and I was happily minding my own business on the highway. And when I got to my exit, the car behind me was also exiting. What luck! I felt like they were a Little Close on the exit ramp, but I tend to have a sense of […]

Thanks Team!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Last night I drove over a curb on my way out of work and got a flat tire. Not awesome. Called AAA and was reassured that someone was on their way. Awesome. 1. Thanks Dave, the AAA phone operator who asked if I was going to be okay until the repair truck arrived. 2. Big […]

road construction update

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

For the time being, road work seems to be “finished” along my route to work. The signs and cones are gone, at least, so either it’s finished or a particularly persistent thief has been hard at work. The most noticeable change is at one of the merges — it’s a merge in from the left-hand […]

thank you, random stranger!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Yesterday I ended up at a carwash, due to skunk-related reasons. I had never been to a carwash before. (Isn’t that what rain is for?) So I was kind of nervous — how long would it take? What would I be required to do? Would I need to pay in cash? Credit card? But I […]

more snow!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Some things we apparently collectively forgot how to do during the snow-less beginning of winter: 1. drive 2. plow roads 3. clear off cars for actual visibility 4. use turn signals And once again, all of our shovels and scrapers seem to have mysteriously disappeared! At the end of last winter, everyone was equipped: snow […]

Tuesday tire day

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Just chilling at the car spa this morning. (Literally and figuratively; it’s brisk today!) Now is the time to break out the traditional car spa prayer: May my car run smoothly and not be embarrassingly dirty, May there be nothing unexpected wrong with it, And if there is may it be inexpensive. Thank you, car […]

weather Wednesday

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

As I drove home from work on Monday, and saw So Much Lightning, I reassured myself that the car was a pretty safe place to be, right? Then I got home and checked with google, and it turns out maybe not. Since that was news to me, I figured I’d share: Vehicles and Lightning! As […]

bluetooth update

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The whole thing was kind of anti-climactic, actually. Turns out that this is one of the more computer-like functions in a car, so it’s also more intuitive (and forgiving) than, say, figuring out how to turn off the “you need an oil change” light. I managed the whole setup during my lunch break on Monday, […]

once again baffled by my car

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Starting July 1st, my state has a new hands-free driving law thing going into effect. (So many jokes about driving with your knees, so many. Really it’s about not using any devices in your car that require data entry, though.) It’s come up at work a couple times, and there was a whole discussion about […]