Thursday, July 28, 2011

Uphill Both Ways Without A/C. In Texas. In August.

texasgas.jpgLately, I have been intimately acquainted with the inner workings of my car. The old bucket recently needed a brake job, spark plugs and a coil pack replacement. After tomorrow's additional repairs, I hope that it is again running on six cylinders instead of four. One can only hope.

A few of my friends are heading down the highway for a cross country antiquing trip. Max is looking for a classic Oldsmobile that hasn't been exposed to northern road salt, Jane is hunting midcentury knick knacks and John is after who knows what. They are taking the Sonoma---Yes, that's the LITTLE truck. They will be a little cramped on the way back if Max doesn't find his car, considering plans of filling the bed and behind the seats to the brim with their other miscellaneous finds.

While it is spring here, Texas is already experiencing summer-like temperatures..and now its probably unbearable. They are underestimating their need for air conditioning. The truck recently is out of warranty and the a/c began to fail in the fall. It wasn't attended to as it was not required for the rest of the season.

I hope they find what they are looking for, but I think I will wait a few weeks to inquire about their finds, should the trip be what I expect it to be.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Liking the Torchwood reboot

Guest post written by Rita Brentmeyer

I was really skeptical when I first heard that there would be a reboot of the Doctor Who spinoff, Torchwood. See, I'm a really big Doctor Who fan, so I gave Torchwood a try and really like it too. I mean, it's no Doctor Who, but Torchwood is pretty good too. I was worried about it, but now that I watched it, I think that they're doing a really good job with it.

I looked up everything that I could find about the reboot before it aired. One night right before the premiere I was doing that and I ran across the website I looked through it some and after that I showed it to my roommate and decided to change over our home internet service to it.

I think that the plot line that they've come up with, something that's affecting the whole Earth was a good way to tie it into the American and the American audience. It's a classic Doctor Who go-to, but it always works so well! Doctor Who has been around for so long for a good reason!