Archive for February, 2011

There’s Snow Reason I Should Be Driving Today

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

It was an Everett day for me and Barbie, although extremely short-lived. The weather in Seattle was nice enough, but as I rambled up I-5 at the first crack early, I found myself caught in a vortex of swirling white stuff. I had to skip my flying lesson (LGT my personal site; pardon the poor image quality) and go straight to work where the snow was already sticking.

It was continuing to pile up as I hastily met with everyone I needed to see and got the hell out of dodge. The snow was pretty and all, but my main concern was hydroplaning, which I managed to avoid. Going 40 mph for long stretches helped:

I lucked out, dealing with only slight mid-morning traffic. By the time I left Lynnwood, it was no longer snowing. However, I still had chunks of it falling off my car and my windshield wipers going at full speed to combat the slush flying up from the hood. As I returned to Seattle, I couldn’t help but notice how UNREASONABLY GORGEOUS it was:

Nonetheless, Barbie had a rough a day and was still trimmed with snow, so I bought her a drink and took her home:

Driving Around Naked

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Last week, I got a note from Jacob at the Fireborn Art Center in Fremont telling me the custom pieces he made were ready to be attached to my bows. We removed the bows from the vinyl top on Tuesday to be painted, so I stripped around town for the rest of the week:

Jacob needed to paint the background on each depression so the heads would be a little more noticeable. He tried pink first, but the adhesive wasn’t sticking to the paint as well as he liked, so we went with black, which is fine with me. The final product turned out great:

And since I had to wash the car anyway, I added a little something personal:

I’m not a big UT-Austin sports fan by any means, but I graduated from the school and despite making Seattle my official home, I still miss Austin sometimes. So I thought I’d let people know in the same way everyone likes to advertise their politics, affiliations, and favorite travel destinations: by sticking something to my car and hoping no one steals or defaces it.

Just Another Statistic

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Addendum: Okay. At a glance, I can see how someone would think I made this referring to MY mom, but actually someone made it for me as a joke referring to HIS parents. My mom, dad, and I each enjoy moderately necessary relationships with each other.

Pro-Car Show at Triple X in April

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

These are always a good time, even if you’re not into cars. At the very least, you can suck down one of the greatest milkshakes in the PacNW and get a gumball from the giant machine.

I’ll be sending out more reminders as the date nears.

Yesterday on Pike Street

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

I was impressed enough when I saw it idle, but when the light turned green and the engine roared, I was truly humbled.