Spotted at the fancy Walmart by my office on one of my regularly-occurring lunchtime Walmart excursions: this BMW adventure bike with matching sidecar. It has lights on it. I recognized them.
Street parking in DC can be a challenge. I often see cars in the city, and out in the burbs, driving around with Bumper Bullies still deployed. 99.9% of these cars have DC tags, even out in the burbs. Come on y’all, you’re supposed to put that shit back in the trunk when you’re done parking!
Last night I happened to notice this BMW i8 Roadster parked in front of one of my neighbors’ houses. It has New Jersey plates, so you’d think it’s just visiting or something, but I’ve actually met this neighbor and it might be his. Maybe. If I’m remembering the right house, that is.
Most of the people at my gym have at least halfway decent gym etiquette, but some of them are minor nuisances. I’m not sure who drives this blue Toyobaru, but the guy with the orange one is a major toolbag.
SO YOU’RE TELLING ME IF I BUY A LEXUS, I’LL BE ABLE TO GET A LOANER CAR IF I BRING IT IN FOR SERVICE AT YOUR FINE DEALERSHIP ESTABLISHMENT? THIS IS A CONCEPT I HAVE NEVER BEFORE ENCOUNTERED, TELL ME MORE!
BMW sent me a letter saying they were extending the warranty on the Footwell Module in my car, and that if I had repairs previously done on it, I may be eligible for reimbursement. I was like “dafuq is a footwell module?” but I did have the blower motor worked on and that’s in the footwell so maybe?
Here’s a nice piece of news from Motor Trend: the EPA just posted the fuel economy figures for the Veloster N, and it runs on regular unleaded fuel. This is fairly unheard of for modern turbocharged engines in performance trims of mainstream brand cars, and any luxury brands. Yay!
“Thanks for stopping our moon from crashing into our planet, Captain Picard!” (From the TNG season 3 episode Deja Q)
A little company named Livermorium was trying to make a keyboard Moto Mod attachment for the Moto Z line of phones. But, now they’ve given up. Darn. But fear not, physical keyboard lovers! Livermorium is now supposedly shifting gears to making a whole phone with a keyboard.
Yesterday I popped out of the office at lunch time to go get gas at the cheap-ish station a couple miles away. It’s on the main drag in the town of Vienna, VA. On my way back, I noticed something. What is this dippy little thing? A Meyers Motors NMG (No More Gas).
Round and round the cheap cell phone plan merry go round we go again! I’m going to switch to AT&T Prepaid! When I moved to DC, I was on T-Mobile, but that didn’t work for me. Then I switched to Verizon prepaid, which also didn’t work. AT&T redid their plans, and has a cool multi-line discount calculator.
Today on my drive to work I found myself behind this van for a business that sells defibrillators, and does CPR training. The slogan: “Our Business is Shocking.” I nearly died laughing at that, but at least if I did, there would be a defibrillator nearby.
Interstate 66 is one of the main routes connecting Washington, DC to the Northern Virginia suburbs. For the final 10 miles of the commute in to the city, starting at the Beltway, 66 East is is only accessible to carpoolers, or people who pay a toll that changes with traffic volume.
If a hitman wanted to find me, they wouldn’t have to try very hard. Just look for the stupid bright blue BMW in a suburban DC strip mall with both a gym and a Halal Guys. But...I’m ok with this.
P DESTRIAN has a nice ring to it.
A little over a year ago, I predicted that Acura would stop making the ILX, since it’s now noticeably worse than a Civic Touring, and that it would live out its few remaining days with the old Acura de-beaked beak grille. But here comes the 2019 ILX to prove me oh so wrong.
Today I’ve been wasting time catching up on shopping that didn’t get accomplished over the long weekend. That meant and online order for store pickup at Home Depot, an Amazon order, and a late lunchtime stop over to the Fancy Walmart™ near my office (which gave me an excuse to pick up Chinese takeout).
I had a mostly lazy Labor Day weekend. Now I’m back at work, boo! In between the lazy stuff we actually did go out and do Nature Things and also errands. Here’s an old survivor in the parking lot at one of those Nature Things: Brookside Gardens.
Today I parked next to this SRT Durango that I’ve seen around the garage a few times. It also gives me an opportunity to post another pic of a different SRT vehicle with a Mopar vanity plate.
The Essential PH-1 was severely hyped up last year before its release. To say that it didn’t fulfill the hype is an understatement. But now, a year later, it’s actually turned into a great phone at a great price. It probably took Essential too long to get to here, but now, I highly recommend the phone.