Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Blank Page

This big blank page looks un-naturally massive, but I have been requested to write something, and attempt it, I will. I think I’ll start by asking a tough question, and attempting to answer it while sprinkling my opinion in generously, however the question still eludes my mind. I’m getting nowhere fast but at least the page is filling, albeit slowly, but it’s still progressing. Isn’t it odd that even though I haven’t made any progress at all I have the false impression that I’m actually getting somewhere? I still have no idea what question to ask myself and my readers, but psychologically I am getting somewhere. Now I have another decision to make: should I continue on rambling about nothing, as it will still fulfill the purpose of this document, or perhaps continue trying to procure an authentic topic? This might be the very question I’ve been looking for! However, if I use this as the question it invalidates the entire thing. I believe I will use it, because my mind is still blank as this paper used to be.  There you have it, the answer to the question and thus the end of this article.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stick shift........

I haven't driven a stick shift vehicle in a long time. The last time I drove one it was an old (I think '91) Geo Storm. It was a really good car, mostly because of it's manual transmission, but I really liked it. It wasn't much to look at but secretely I hoped that one day it would be mine, as it was mom's at the time. Unfortunately one night as I was brining Mel home from her job I was sitting at a red light on a busy arterial when the car just... died. I thought well that's odd because I didn't kill it, as it was in neutral. So I turned the key... several times... but still no turn over. I was like well this sucks so I flipped on my emergency lights and attempted to decide what to do. I had heard of push starting but there wasn't much of a hill anywhere and I didn't really know how at the time. Just then the light turns green and the cars behind me start honking, (can't they see my emergency blinkers?) After a while they got tired of that so they decided to pass me. Then a crime preventation vehicle pulls up behind me with it's lights flashing and they kindly pushed me into a parking lot, (I was extremely grateful.) So anyway after we got the car towed home we found out that the engine was seized up because of a loose timing belt or something like that and we had to donate the car. All that just to tell you that it has been a long time since I drove a manual and I really miss it.