(dramatic pause)

I discovered this morning that there are no cup holders in my car.
After I got in with my Panera coffee in hand.
You can picture the dramatic pause that followed.

From there it went sort of like this:
(turn to the right)
(turn back to the left)
(think about the back seat)
(turn to look at the back seat)
Uh, no. Pretty. And no.
(check the center console again)
(think about holding it between my legs…while working the clutch)
This went on for some time.

It was sort of like German engineer saying drive. Don’t drink. Drive. Translation: ‘fahrt’. Uh. Fahren Sie Auto? While drinking? Nein!


It’s finally Friday!

What a long week. And to counteract it’s effects, I picked up those delicious cinnamon crunch bagels from Panera this morning for the bank and, coupled with an invigorating drive in my new antique classic BMW in this beautiful weather, makes today very ‘Yay for Friday’! I’ve decided that this car looks like it’s driven by someone with a library. Which it is. Probably a fan of Ron Paul. Which it is. I’ll download his Liberty convo talk a bit later today. The most amusing thing I’ve come across today is the recent ‘thefts’ of vehicles in Scotland. The owners awake to discover their keys oddly placed or notice a sudden increase in mileage. Apparently the thieves take the vehicle for a spin… and then return it. At least 8 instances have occurred recently. Now why didn’t I think of that? And what kind of car would I take for the night?


I now drive an old BMW. “Why?” you ask?
1. It has oxblood leather seats. Think ‘gentleman’s club’.
2. Sunroof.
3. The woman who smiled first at the car and then me at the pumps.
4. Cash.
5. The old couple who smiled first at the car and then me while at the pumps.
6. Did I mention oxblood leather seats?
7. Driver’s car. Five speed. Straight six. 2.7L. The electrics are dodgy, but lasts forever.

(from my HTC Mogul)

It’s my first post and should probably therefore be called my first post

And I think for my first post, I’ll post my weekend activities. I went to DC and did and saw some great things, like the Great Hall in the Library of Congress.

And those stairs go up to the observation deck of the reading room in this pic:

But the pics don’t do it justice.

And then saw this Saturday afternoon:
At this IMAX theatre:

And then ate here Saturday evening:

It’s called the Lebanese Taverna. We ordered 6 or 7 small dishes of wonderful food, like some lamb kabob. So tender. And we had a dish that included yogurt and mint leaves and nuts. And it was exotically wonderful.