Friday, August 15, 2008

Never Say Never

Some of you may recall that I have said I would never buy a brand new car again. I seriously dislike the idea of a loan, etc. However, given my current circumstances, I think the warranty and the certainty of the car starting every morning is worth the expense. Not to mention that the money I had saved up won't buy much of a used car in the Northwest. So my dad graciously has loaned me the money for this little car. And I picked it up Tuesday.

It's a 2008 Hyundai Accent. I call it the RS model. For Roller Skate.

It's little. But, oh, the gas mileage.

Here's something funny. Did you know you can get a car without a stereo? I did. It's wired with speakers, but not getting the actual radio in the car saves you $400. And I can get one installed for $150.

All you have to do is ask for the base, base, base model. It also has no A/C, which I thought would not be a problem, since we don't live in the midwest. Then we got blasted with 90+ degree weather! :) Oh well!

So What Do I Do Now?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On the Market

Not me. Don't be ridiculous.

Dad's house, in which I live.

Is it ready? No. But I'm doing the best I can. The new carpet is in, the biggest rooms have fresh paint and are clean. Now I just need to really buckle down and do the deep cleaning. You know, under the fridge and the stove, and in the laundry room. Oh, and paint the master bath. And keep the almost 1/2 acre mowed and weeded. And re-texture and paint the entry way.

Coming to work at the hospital is almost like a day off!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Quote of the Day: Roald Dahl

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
~Roald Dahl, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, Barack

There is no doubt that it is easy to pick on President Bush's "Bushism"s. Here are a few of Candidate Obama's "better" quotes.

"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." --at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon

"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." --explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters

"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society."

"Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions." --exasperated by reporters after a news conference

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." --on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

Typical white person? What the heck is that?! Grrr.