Saturday, August 23, 2008

Song Association

Do you ever hear old songs from when you were a kid an associate them with some distant memory?

I was listening to XM radio channel 7, the 70s, the Bee Gees' and 'How Deep is Your Love' came on and I got a sudden flash of a memory of looking at Estes Model Rocket catalogs when I was a kid.

Yes I know the song has nothing to do with that, but, what sounds, tastes, or smells triggers unrelated childhood memories for you?

I can hear Bob Seger songs and recall riding with my dad when he drove diesel gas trucks.

Poat whatcha got. I bet it's weird.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Car


I had it with my Accent, which I've had for 4.5 years and about 40,000 miles. It's got over 113,000 miles on it and I think we have yet another transmission issue, so I got this:

$12,750 before TT&L. LONG list of features and a great ride. It's a 2008 Elantra with tan/brown interior and 'Purple Rain Pearl' paint. Not my first choice, but it's kind of neat. I need some blutorange stripes or flames.

Feature list:
- Air conditioning
- 172-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system w/ 6 speakers,
auxiliary input jack, and in-glass antenna
- Windshield shade band
- Fog lights
- Cruise control
- Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
- Front sunvisor extensions
- Carpeted floor mats
- Trunk cargo net
- Mud guards (front and rear)
- 2.0L DOHC CVVT 4-cylinder engine
- 5-speed manual transmission
- 4-wheel independent suspension
- Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
- Front, front seat side-impact & side curtain airbags
- ABS with EBD and 4-wheel disc brakes
- Electric power steering
- Power windows/door locks/heated mirrors
- Remote keyless entry with alarm, panic, trunk open
- Map/room/cargo lights
- Tilt steering wheel
- 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
- Active front head restraints
- Adjustable head restraints for all seating positions
- 15”steel wheels w/ full wheel covers and P195/65R15 tires
- Tinted glass
- Front variable intermittent wipers
- Bodycolor door handles, bumpers, rear garnish, side view mirrors
- Front door map pockets
- Seatback pockets
- Chrome accented grille
- Dual-level storage compartment with armrest
- Dual front cupholders
- Rear center armrest with dual cupholders
- Cigarette lighter/ashtray
- 12 volt outlet
- Cabin air filter
- Blue backlight illumination
- Tachometer
- Remote hood, trunk and fuel filler door releases

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Orthopedic Dog Pillow

If this isn't keyword spam I dunno what is. This is my 30 dollar orthopedic pillow the kids left out.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Kitchen Table at Buca di Beppo

Right in the action! They let you sit in the kitchen if you're lucky.
 
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