Lovebugs, new car and all that jazz
I originally published this a few years ago, but
given its May again and I recently got a new car, I thought it worth repeating.
It is is something I never experienced when I
lived "up North". It’s the
invasion of the lovebugs. They are also
known as the honeymoon flies, kissing bugs or double-headed bugs; it is the
Plecia nearctica. It appears twice year
here in Florida - in May...
Parking lots are lots of pain
There are many well documents differences
between men and women. There is one,
however, that I haven't read much about.
It has to do with parking a car in a public parking lot. My experience and observations suggest those
differences are significant. Most women
just look for the first parking space they can find regardless of how far it is
to the store. Finding one, they pull in,
Musings-lite Collection No. 4
It’s time, once again, for those random things in life that aren’t worthy of a full length musing.
Cereal, cereal, cereal - Every time I walk down the grocery store aisle, I’m amazed by how many cereals there are on the shelves. Four shelves high, for at least 50 ft. or more, all kinds of cereals crying out to be bought. There is cereal for kids and for adults; cereal for those...
The DeLorean's Enduring Appeal
With its funny looking gull-wing doors, stainless steel exterior and infamous appearance in one of the most popular movie series of all time, the DeLorean demands a second look. But do you know the emotional history behind the car?
Ed Shadle has a need for speed and he made sure to get it himself. The do-it-yourselfer created a jet-powered car that he hopes can help him break the world land speed record.
Rachel's Surprise VIP Visitor
This is the story of a car, the 93-year-old woman who drove it for every one of its 570,000 miles, the website that produced a story that became a viral hit and the car company executive who came to pay tribute to Rachel and her beloved Chariot.
Musings-lite Collection No. 13
To steal a part of a favorite President Reagans joke: "… the optimist. Trying to dampen his outlook, the psychiatrist took him to a room piled to the ceiling with horse manure. But instead of wrinkling his nose in disgust, the optimist emitted just the yelp of delight the psychiatrist had been hoping to hear from his brother, the pessimist. Then he clambered to the top of the pile, dropped to...
Life's Odometer: Smiles Per Gallon
Is she still going strong at nearly 91? Is her beloved "Chariot" still going strong at well over half-a-million miles? We just had to know if GB favorite Rachel Veitch and her classic car are still racking up the mileage.
"Show Me the Car Facts: Tips for Teaching Your Teen to Drive"
time. Yes, THAT time. The moment you have dreaded for years. It is time to teach your teenager how to
drive. It is the time for you to step
into two tons of glass, steel and plastic and hand the keys to someone who,
fairly recently, needed you to tie their shoelaces for them. It is the time for digging your fingers into
the car door, pushing a brake pedal that is not there,...
Rachel Veitch's Final Joyride With Chariot
Her body broke down before her beloved car -- but 93-year-old Rachel Veitch wouldn't have it any other way. Come along as Growing Bolder joins the viral video star for her last ride in her Mercury Comet Caliente.