I spotted this LC heading north on 495, somewhere between Tyson’s Corner and the Potomac River. You might be thinking, “wow, there’s so much empty space in what presumably is DC area rush hour traffic,” alas, this was but a momentary gap that formed.
My new house in the DC suburbs is right off a main drag called Rockville Pike. Basically every type of store, and restaurant from every culture, is on Rockville Pike. So is my gym.
After a long-ass week of moving and unpacking, my wife and I hit up Cinco de Mayo at a fancy Mexican place near our new house called Gringos and Mariachis. Being as we now live in a fancy part of the world, this Mach 1 Mustang was parked out front. There was also a Bentley, but whatever, that shit is played out.
At the beginning of this week, my wife and I successfully moved from Madison, WI to Rockville, MD. We split the drive over a couple days and spent the night near Cleveland.
Everything related to my move from Wisconsin to Maryland has been going swimmingly until today. You, the great people of Oppo, even took some assorted old car lighting off my hands. But today, I got a call from U-Haul about my reservation for this weekend. Uh oh.
I’m moving this weekend and have assorted bits of lighting stuff I meant to put on cars I no longer own but never got around to using. Pay for shipping and it’s yours!
Yesterday I drove 850 miles from Madison, WI to my parents’ house in Rockville, MD. Here’s my car in front of their house, covered in road grime from the snow(!) in OH and PA. I filled the tank in Madison before I left, and needed to fill up ONCE along the way.
Things are coming together for my move out to DC. Because of the timing with when I finally figured out my job search and when my lease ends in Madison, we’re having to slap together a cross-country move of 2 humans, 2 cars, and 3 cats, in a matter of weeks.
Remember how I told you I accepted a job in Georgetown, and it was a good job, and I was moving to DC for it? Well, I’m still moving to DC but now I might have to take a different job. I don’t know. It’s weird. Companies keep throwing more stuff at me. What the hell?
The result of all the interviews I’ve been on lately, including one here in Madison, is that my best job option is the one in Georgetown I posted about last week. Which means, holy shit, I’m moving to DC. Oh, and my lease in Madison ends 4/30, and we need to find a place to live in DC that isn’t my parents’ house.
I was scheduled for a video call this morning, and had my headphones (with in-line microphone) plugged in to my laptop for better audio. Then the person called me on my phone instead. Rather than having to fumble around for a bluetooth headset, I plugged my headphones into my phone and took the call.
I have a Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 10 Android tablet that I got almost 3 years ago. I’ve always liked the stupid built-in kickstand form factor but have been using it less and less as its software has gotten increasingly janky. I kept meaning to reset it but finally did over the weekend. It’s back to working (mostly) smoothly…
I flew out to DC this week for a few job interviews. One of them was in Georgetown, where I parked in the building’s garage, and noticed some interesting cars. Those of you familiar with the area might be thinking commuting to Georgetown blows, but hark, I have news on that as well!
Cat Cafe Madison is a place where you can go pet cats and drink coffee, for a nominal fee. It’s on Monroe Street here in Madison, which is being torn up and redone. It really needs to be repaved, but unfortunately when the city of Madison does one of these road projects, not every small business survives.
In the process of searching for a pic of an early C4 Corvette interior for this reply, the above picture came up as one of the results. It’s too good not to share.
Like many people, when the iPhone X was introduced, my reaction was, GET THAT NOTCH THE FUCK OUT OF THE SCREEN, A LITTLE TOP BEZEL WOULD BE WAY BETTER THAN THIS BUCKTOOTH-ASS BULLSHIT. Well, here comes Huawei to soothe my itchy OCD.
I had a Kia Soul rental car recently, and it proved to be a handy tall little car. I often found myself at eye level, or close to it, with people driving crossovers and minivans. At one point I parked next to a Porsche Macan and the Soul felt like it might’ve been taller.
Because I said so.
I had an interview on Monday at a job in the DC suburbs that had expressed a bunch of interest in me up to that point. During the interview, I had multiple, “uuuhhhhh I dunno if I like this” moments. Today I found out I didn’t get the job. I’m ok with this.
Two Florida men tried to cover their tracks after robbing the house of another Florida man they both had dated by leaving a pot of spaghetti sauce on the stove to catch fire. They were caught in possession of a marijuana grinder, a vacuum, a window A/C unit, a tv, a heater, and an empty jar of Ragu spaghetti sauce.