Category Archives: Automotive

About cars and why we love/hate ’em.

The Seventy Year Old Car

Clackity, clackity, clackity. “What is that noise?” I wondered. No, the left-turn signal was not on this time. I could not tell where the sound was coming from. When the car stopped, the noise stopped too. “It will probably go away,” … Continue reading

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Green Wheels

My car is now running on pure nitrogen.  Not in the fuel tank — they haven’t perfected that yet. I have nitrogen in my tires. Apparently, the technology has been around a while, but I didn’t know about it until … Continue reading

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Chariot of Fire

It started out to be a commute home from work like any other day. Rush hour is never a pleasant experience. Everybody wants to get home as fast as they can, it seems, and they don’t really want anything getting … Continue reading

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Hate Mail to I-24

Dear I-24, I know it is probably a shock to find out that not everyone likes the Interstate Highway system, but some of us are getting sick of your consistently bad behavior. I hate your dark asphalt and your multiple … Continue reading

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Letter to the Car

Dear Car, Can we talk? You and I need to have a little discussion. You seem to be having a lot of problems lately. Is there something wrong that I don’t know about? Every time I turn around, you seem … Continue reading

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Gas Shortage in Southeast US

Previously published 2008-2016. Here we go again, folks.  “An oil pipeline outage and fear of a gas shortage in Middle Tennessee,” media reported. Everyone was urged to maintain normal driving and fuel purchases to prevent unavailability. PANIC! Immediately phones started … Continue reading

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Juggling Cars

I don’t know how I get myself in such a ridiculous situations, but I guess you could say I have a knack for it. What started out as a normal day, if there is such a thing in my life, … Continue reading

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A Cool Grandma

I am cool, ya’ll. Yes, I may be a grandma, and I may have bad knees, but I am still cool, especially when I drive my Corvette. When you drive a sports car, everybody notices you, and everybody thinks you … Continue reading

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Call Me Later

I am amazed when people try to stop teenagers from talking on cell phones while driving. No talking on cell phones? Why you might as well try to stop them from downloading music. Who in the world can stop a … Continue reading

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Backseat Driver

It’s getting harder and harder to back seat drive these days, but I get a lot of practice with life in the fast lane while commuting to work every day. The speed limit on the Interstate is 70 miles an … Continue reading

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