Category Archives: automotive

Show off your #NewCarFace to #ad

Shopping for a new car, it can be a challenge…OK, it’s a royal pain in the butt sometimes, but cars are necessary to most people and their livelihoods. I’m in the market for a new car, but how did I decide which one? Last time I bought a car, I admit that I did it based solely on looks. Much… Read more »

A year in my life: Fortune favors the bold

A year ago today, I was at the airport in Sacramento picking up Paul.  We were about to embark on the adventure of our lives because both of our lives were about to change drastically, but for the better. I was moving to Minnesota for love. Yes, I was taking a huge risk, which some people probably thought was stupid… Read more »

Car shopping and other nightmares

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Minnesota, you are forcing my hand. What the heck is up with your roads?  I thought the roads in Sacramento were bad.  Uh, no. They are fancy and fine. I’ve heard a saying that Midwesterners have…”There’s two seasons here. Winter and road construction.” Really?  Have you seen your roads Minnesota? Holy crap. Look at this road….LOOK AT IT! I would… Read more »

Minnesota: The land of never ending winter?

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Yesterday, I had a mental breakdown. The drive home was so frightening that the moment I saw Paul, I burst into tears.  I was so happy to be alive and needed to relieve the pent up stress from white knuckle driving through downtown Minneapolis. Honestly, why do you people live here? Do you not know California exists? I kept thinking… Read more »

Be back soon: Gone winter crazy

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My first winter in Minnesota and it’s awful. Honestly, do you people know California exists? I now understand why people thought I was nuts for moving here.  Love does make you do crazy things. I mean what the hell, Minnesota? Getting to the grocery store is a freaking chore. I’m not used to having my movements so restricted. I used… Read more »

Driving Nice: That’s not a lane, Minnesota

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Growing up, I heard my parents talk about how awful the drivers in New Jersey were. We lived there briefly when I was child, but it was long enough to put an indelible mark on my family’s collective psyche…and my accent sometimes. Regardless, when we moved back to California, any time someone would drive poorly, they always made a Jersey… Read more »

Whiskey Tango Plates

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Today while driving back from lunch, I noticed an odd Minnesota license plate.  Now, Minnesota has a TON of different kinds of license plates on the road.  Just look at this 11 page list from the Department of Public Safety.  Yep, 11 pages! Regardless, I thought I’d seen one before and had wondered at its plainness…which usually is reserved for… Read more »