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Car Stuff

My son pointed out a “funny car” tonight…I know you think I’m going to say a Mini but it was an SUV limo. Now THAT is a car.

Is it possible to get negative miles to the gallon?

p.s. It probably wasn’t funny at the time, but my neighbor told me that it was so hot the other day that it set off the heat detectors at the new gas station at BJ’s – which proceeded to dump baking soda out of the fire-prevention system. She said the entire parking lot and all the patrons were covered with baking soda – it looked like winter. They took a couple of the older patrons across the street to the hospital just to make sure they hadn’t breathed any of it in. But apparently it’s pure baking soda, so for average, healthy people it wouldn’t be an issue. How cool would it be to be standing there one minute, minding your own business, and the next completely covered with baking soda?

So I asked her if they had to go get little boxes of Arm & Hammer to refill the system, when I remembered it was BJ’s so they probably went and got the BIG boxes…

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For the Tivo Lover In You

There’s a book coming out called Tivo Hacks. On the blog of the book’s author, he lists the top 5 Tivo hacks that will be in the book. Good Lord, you can run a script to change the programs descriptions to say you’re guest starring on Leno! Oh do I ever need this book!

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You know me, I get a lot of mileage out of the weather, especially when it’s bad. Cause I’m Mundane and all. But I want to take two minutes out of your life to say that this was the best day of 2003. I can’t tell you how hot it got – it was supposed to hit 87 but it never felt 87. I had on shorts and a t-shirt, and I personally felt just right almost all day. No humidity, plenty of sun. I mean, maybe it was just the change from the last three days, but I didn’t need to put on the air, we drove with the windows down and while it felt warm, it wasn’t oppressive.

I dragged my dad down to Toys R Us to pick up a plastic pool with me. I needed his truck to transport it. I went for the $20 purple pool with the elephant head on one side. The hose goes to the end of his trunk where you put a cap on it and it makes a little sprinkler fountain. Dad and I dropped it off here at the house before returning to his house, where we pretty much spent the whole day. Junior played for about 6 hours with the neighbor’s grandson. This is a little boy who is about 2 months older than Junior. His mom and I grew up with each other. Actually the little boy’s aunt and I went to school together (12 years), his mom was her younger sister. I got to tell him a “you know what your mom and I used to do when we were little?” story. Hee! And my mom’s other neighbor has a 14-year-old grandson visiting. I’ve been loaning him Playstation games to use while he’s here, but I didn’t meet him until today. He came down and played hide and seek with the two little boys (he’s got a 6 year old brother back home) and they LOVED playing with him. He was really patient with them, and did the old “Where oh where could they be hiding” thing even when they always hid in EXACTLY the same spot he’d just been in. His grandparents should be VERY proud of this young man – he was great with the kids, extremely polite, and just really nice to be around.

Then everyone helped me wash my car. I mean, does it get better than that?

Well yes, it does! We came home for dinner because Junior’s playmates had to go home, and he suddenly remembered that 7 hours earlier I’d left the house to go buy him a pool. We got home around 5:30 and he insisted he was so hot he really needed to play in the pool. He got a good two hours of play out of it and it wasn’t even hot out! I think the little sprinkler thingy makes a big difference.

Okay, we’ve had a long day. Bedtime in 15 minutes (for him, anyway)…

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Yes, How ‘Bout Them Red Sox!

As Bill so eloquently asked in the comments of the previous post (or “next” the way they appear on the website), “Hey! How about those Red Sox!” Here’s what the news wires had to say this morning. I don’t think my commentary would add anything, do you?

“Boston set a major-league record on Friday with 10 first-inning, no-out runs before the third Florida pitcher recorded an out. The Red Sox tied the AL record with 14 first-inning

runs in the 25-8 victory. Johnny Damon became the second-major leaguer in 120 years with a three-hit inning.”

Now why couldn’t we have had tickets to THIS game? Although man, it was a long one. By the time our game was over the other night, this one was only in the 5th inning. Ouch.

My favorite blog subject line on this topic so far is Two More Touchdowns, and They’re Back In This Thing