His hit song United Breaks Guitars was breaking the hearts of musicians more than a year ago.
Then on the way back a vehicle problem delayed me by nearly 45 minutes on a roadside, and my roommate had a family emergency to deal with too.
All that piled onto my car shopping this week, and the need to finish up my gardening.
I’m going to soon be buying a new-ish car. It must be automatic transmission, reliable, and less than $11,000. Any suggestions or advice at this time would be appreciated, even if they are funny.
I have a preference for something that gets better than 30MPG in city driving, and has 4 doors or even 5. The trunk should be nice with flipping down back seats for more cargo room.
California needs a high speed train. From what I hear of the traffic, it will be a godsend.
Don’t Copy That Floppy…
…it’s much too slow, burn that DVD instead.
I played Laser Quest on Saturday night with Jesse, and won the game, but with a poor point score that didn’t beat the ~850 high score of the day. I picked up some tomatoes today, and a free pie. Mmmm, pie.
We watched “Food Inc.” [8/10] and learned that not everyone in the world knows a farmer personally. I was sitting next to someone who was a farm kid, and I grew up going to school with farm kids. It’s foreign to think of a world where most people don’t know a farmer.
Here’s some good news for Canadian travelers. Now you not only get to fear that a nutjob border guard from Homeland Insecurity will pull a gun on you, you also can worry if the Canadian customs official is going to decide you’re a threat to national security or maybe just evading taxes. “Do you have anything to declare, and stick’em’up!”
If only Canadian border guards would do their job and keep criminal trash like George Bush and Dick Cheney out of our country.
Instead the idiots are too busy telling you to take your shoes off in front of a metal detector ONLY if you’re flying to the United States where they care about “security”. They apparently don’t care if you blow up in Canada, of course, because we know how often someone gets a bomb on a plane in their shoes (Answer:never). Yes, the US is security conscious. They’re conscious that there’s a concept of security, but are a little uncertain as to the details of how to implement it. It starts with taking off your shoes when a Canadian uniformed guard tells you to, apparently. It ends when people think it’s normal not to take water and shoes onto an airplane.
Down the highway in Lemberg’s cemetery is the grave of Jimmy Gardiner, the Saskatchewan Liberal Premier who fought off the KKK. He’s more recently known as the Premier who was libeled by the CBC’s “Tommy Douglas – Prairie Giant” movie.
I went to Wood Mountain on Saturday, and stayed until Sunday night. There was a convocation ceremony held by the community, for a local educator who went back to taking university classes to finish their degree. Since the classes were done by distance-ed, there was no official ceremony to attend, so people made one for her. She was my teacher back in Grade 4, I think. She joked how me and my siblings got our degrees before she did. We joked back that it probably meant our degrees were invalid because of that.
I honed my weak texting skills on my iTouch Garbage while at my parents’, making use of the town’s free Wi-Fi network my Dad set up.