Posts Categorized: Driving

Dukes of Boca

Yep, a couple of middle-aged men riding around in sharp cars.  ‘Course, we didn’t own any of them.  And we really didn’t ride around in any, come to think of it. I probably dropped a mention recently how I’m in the process of deciding whether to get a new car (payments!) or continue on to… Read more »

Math makes me old

Math comes easy to me, although I’ve never understood people who say “math is hard” or “I’m no good at math”.  For the most part, math is simply muscle memory.  By that, I mean you need memory and a bit of exercise of that muscle between the ears. I’m not talking calculus or even geometry…. Read more »

I don’t think I’ll like teleportation

Ever since I left Corporate America, I have had the good fortune not to have to drive through bad traffic.  Really, even then, I used to leave extra early to work just to avoid the mindless frustration of standstill cars on the road. Now, except for the occasional accident, my rides are reasonably quick and… Read more »

A darker view of the world

On and off throughout this blog, you’ll find references to my intense loyalty.  To people.  To brands.  To foods.  It’s a good trait, without tipping over into compulsive. The past few years have brought about a dilemma, of sorts.  My car, a 2005 Toyota Avalon Limited, is a trusty and completely broken-in vehicle.  I know… Read more »

Some rules are made to be…followed

What would “Quirk week” be without a posting quirk?  Looks like we’ll have to complete the week on Saturday.  Until then, read on… Some might say following the rules is not really a “quirk”.  I disagree and I base my opinion on the fact that so many people disregard rules. There are a number of… Read more »

Who names this stuff?

I was driving to the beach the other day…well, that’s not entirely accurate…I was sitting in my car in traffic the other day and I was once again reminded that the world is run by mysterious people bent on confusing all of us.  Their ultimate goal may be nothing more than that, for in our… Read more »

Really?

As a word lover, I’m always interested how new words get added to the lexicon or how a word suddenly “catches fire” and ends up being used (and overused) by everyone.  Driven either by popular entertainment or cultural blending, the words or phrases become almost a self-parody by the people ultimately using them. Examples of… Read more »

The terrible suffering of the lawful and orderly

It’s perplexing to me the traits people choose to make fun of in others.  We’ve discussed previously the awful prejudice visited upon me simply due to my gender (for those who missed it, check out the “But you’re a man…” post).  That is tough enough, but at least I shared that pain with all men. … Read more »