So how often do I find a Hummer-sized behemoth stuck sloppily into a “compacts only” parking space, meaning that what’s available in the empty spot next to it, will not allow me to park my Subaru and then open the door and get out?
How many shiny Beemers do we see parked snottily – or snootily – diagonally across two spaces, presumably so the finish doesn’t get nicked by other car doors? (And do you ever wonder how often the cars parked that way get keyed by people who had to park a block away, and can’t resist the temptation as they walk by the shiny new toy?)
Now we can at least leave them a notice. Two different versions are downloadable from the site.
HT to The Daily Nooz for this one.
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It’s time to cheer things up around here. Enough with the sadness and anger, for a few minutes anyway.
Read any good books lately? Well, I have. Two, in fact. And I’ll tell you about them.
First, Bill Bryson’s The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. A memoir of childhood in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, in the 1950′s. Bryson is in fine and funny form, showing us his own eccentric family in the context of the prosperous, confident, happy, and long-vanished society that was the United States of America in the 1950′s.
If you don’t like messing up your books, then don’t read this one while eating or drinking. Because I guarantee you will start laughing helplessly at some point when your mouth is full. At which time you will have to choose between choking or showering the open pages with at least a few drops of that diet Coke or beer or bite of burger. (Don’t tell me that in your case it would be Chardonnay or Chivas, and a light salad – I doubt anybody with refined taste would be reading this blog to start with. And anyway, you just don’t read this book while eating exotic foods, such as yogurt, which were unknown to folks in Mid-America in 1957. It just wouldn’t be right.)
Bill Bryson’s love for Australia (more…)
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