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Feeling Violated By A Damned Car Salesperson

December 31, 2012 // Posted in Internet, Living, Money, People, Shopping, Travel, Vehicles (Tags: , , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Feeling Violated By A Damned Car Salesperson

Having a second car might be a good idea, now that my car has passed the 100,000 mile mark. I would like a cheap, used car that I can keep on hand in case my regular car has any trouble. I don’t like to feel stranded or dependent on just one car. There is a decent little Toyota for sale. The owner says the only thing wrong is the air conditioning does not work. I would think that is easy enough to get fixed. I looked up the cost of a toyota ac compressor, and it’s not as expensive as I thought it might be.

I’ve been trolling Craigslist for a used car and not having much luck. I was hoping to find something that is a few years old but in good running condition. Most of the cars listed are either big junkers or cars that are so fucked up that the dealerships probably would not give the owner much of a trade in allowance, so they decided to try to get more money for them on their own. Dealerships are notorious for unfair and deceptive selling practices. I’ve tried 3 or 4 times to work with a damned salesperson at a dealership, but I always leave feeling violated and deceived. So I’ve never actually bought a brand new car off a dealer lot in my life. I think the main thing about using a web site like Craigslist to find a car is all about the timing. One day the car you want has not been listed yet, and another day you log in and Voila! There is the car!

Snow And Ice Brings Out The Crazy Fuckers On The Road

December 16, 2012 // Posted in Healthy, Home, Outdoors, People, Travel, Vehicles (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Snow And Ice Brings Out The Crazy Fuckers On The Road

Tonight’s weather forecast calls for the temperatures to drop to the lowest point this year by early morning. We actually have freeze warnings out for entire Metro area. That means that I have to bring in the houseplants and make sure that the antifreeze levels are good in all the vehicles and all that good shit. I still can’t believe that I actually have to wear a winter coat in the morning. That is a sure sign that autumn and anything associated with warmish type weather is long gone. I just hope we don’t get a lot of ice and snow this winter. I can handle the cold (though I would prefer not to) but the precipitation is what makes everything miserable and so fucking dangerous.

We aren’t known for having good drivers in regular situations around here. So when you throw any type of small kink into the mixture, these people around here just totally lose their fucking minds and the roads fill up rather quickly with wrecks along with all types of vehicles that have slid off of the part of the road.that they are supposed to have been on.  So even if there really isn’t much snow and/or ice on the roads I think that playing it safe and cancelling the schools is a good idea. Those big ass yellow school buses are carrying precious cargo that need to be safe from all the crazies that just have to go out in the snow and ice no matter what.

Gator tail for lunch

April 9, 2012 // Posted in Eating Out, Living, Outdoors, People, Vehicles (Tags: , , ) |  Comments Off on Gator tail for lunch

I am so going out to the Everglades today for an airboat ride and some gator tail. There is a place called Coopertown that has been there forever. It was the first airboat ride ever out there and is still owned and operated by the same family. I have been going there since I was a little kid. They make the absolute fucking best alligator tail there is and their frog legs are to die for as well. It seems like a little spot in the middle of no where, but it is so much fun to visit.

Sometimes I take the regular boat tour with all of the other tourists, but every now and then I take an all day tour on one of their private boats that is much smaller and faster. They take us out to different spots on the private tour that are much farther out. There is one place they call the Duck Club. It is a hunting camp with a house on it and it is very peaceful and pretty to visit. I make sure I take lots of pictures when I go. I really enjoy taking pictures of the wild life out there and I always see something new when I go.


Lease vs Buy

June 19, 2011 // Posted in Money, Vehicles (Tags: , , , ) |  Comments Off on Lease vs Buy

One of my casual Facebook friends posted that he has to get a new car and he is thinking about getting a lease instead of buying the car. I don’t know why he is worried about that. He is a musician who makes good money – you would think he can buy anything he wants.

All of his friends talked about how the leases have a mileage restriction – something like 30,000 miles total for the 3 year lease term. I drive about 20,000 miles each year, so that kind of a mileage restriction would not work out for me at all.