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Bloviating Zeppelin: Cars & Snow

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cars & Snow

Some rather obnoxious Global Warming seems to have occluded my house just this past Tuesday. Almost two feet of Global Warming.

First, I had to dig my way out of the Global Warming. One of my shovels broke. If my brother wasn't with me to help, I might not have extracted ourselves for a meeting in the valley far below.

It's also very helpful if you have good tires with decent tread. My Yokohama Geolanders hadn't much tread left. I barely made it up this hill in 4WD. I leaped onto I wanted a set of Yokohama Parada Spec-X's, but they could only find one tire in Nevada and another in Virginia. I didn't want to drive that far and I wanted two more tires. I "compromised" with the Michelin Latitude Tours.

Unfortunately, when I got back up to the house I discovered my pipes were frozen. In my rush to make my appointment, I forgot to leave the water running overnight. Highly inconvenient in terms of toilet duties.
My other brother is doing his best to assist with the economy. He just purchased a 2010 BMW 535i X-Drive wagon in AWD. Once he can figure out the knobs and buttons, he's going to take it to Dinan Engineering in Morgan Hill and have it tinked-with. He's thinking somewhere in the neighborhood of 360 hp. My, that will be some kind of Q-ship indeed.

Nice, very clear dash and gauges.

Ew. A version of I-Drive. Better him than me. That shift lever looks complicated.

Beautiful interior. I really like the wood. The two-tone black interior with the tan leather seats looks great.

Back seat, with appointments and individual climate controls for rear passengers.

I should be receiving my tires and getting them installed today.



Blogger Carlisleboy said...

Of Course you realize that This snow is all the Fault Of Global Warming!!! Yes,Acccording to scientists in the field Global warming will cause this.
And if you believe that Then I have a Bridge from Unalaska to Brooklyn to sell ya!

Wed Dec 09, 08:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Z said...

"almost 2 feet of global warming"..hilarious, BZ.

WOW, what a pretty car! I just bought a 1996 BMW with 34,000 miles on it..WHAT a honey! Like BRAND NEW.

Frozen pipes? what's that?
Signed, your friend in LA :-)

Wed Dec 09, 08:34:00 PM PST  
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Thu Dec 10, 04:40:00 AM PST  
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Thu Dec 10, 04:41:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

CB: yep -- just like Global Warming froze my pipes. You are correct indeed.

Z: and with the temperatures now and in the future, it looks like I won't be "un"-freezing my pipes any time soon.

I'm thinking of purchasing an electric heater, sealing off the vent screens to the outside air, and running an electric heater underneath the house for a while, to see if I can thaw them that way.


Thu Dec 10, 04:44:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Z: and, a '96 with only 34K? That is remarkable!


Thu Dec 10, 04:44:00 AM PST  
Blogger Gawfer said...

I heard Soda Springs got 35"!'Boring Ridge' is anything but I'd imagine. Oh, and the flatlanders mindlessly occupying the driver's seats of their high dollar SUVs, paying buku dollars to have the road side chain gang install tire chains so they can ascend the grade to Truckee makes the 80 all so safe and enjoyable... I remember the days fondly.

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Thu Dec 10, 06:32:00 AM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Are you sure that isn't an overnight dusting pic from Buffalo? I remember when that sort of thing would appear with just that overnight forecast... I do not miss that from my old hometown.

All the car needs is an Oscillation Overthruster and your brother is set for anything! I'm really glad that the inside of cars look like they are from the future... nothing says 'you're in the future' like a dimly lit blue or green instrument panel that you have to squint at.

Thu Dec 10, 02:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger Z said... is wouldn't believe it's almost 14 years old. I couldn't be happier with it if I tried. Well, I could be; I'd like Mr. Z to know about it. I like to think he does. xxx

Thu Dec 10, 08:42:00 PM PST  

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