You can set my truck on fire, and roll it down a hill, But I still wouldn’t trade it for a Coupe DeVille

I’m funny about my vehicles. I don’t like the little lights on the dash to be on. So when BMW did the oil service and forgot to reset the little green balls, it pissed me off. I took it to the SF BMW because I had something to do in San Francisco that night. So it spent the day at the shop and then went and parked wherever it was that I was supposed to be that night and then went home later. They forgot to turn off the little yellow and red balls and turn on the green ones. From my house, it costs $15 in gas and $4 in bridge toll to drive in to the City. So I call Concord BMW and ask them to turn off the little red balls and they say “No.” WTF? You’re BMW, you do what the customer needs. So when I needed tires, brakes and alignment, I went to Wheel Works. Well, the goddamn little brake light is still on. I went back yesterday and they had it on the rack for an hour when they tell me they think the sensor is bad and they’re going to order one and it should be here in an hour. How nice. I have to be in Walnut Creek in 30 minutes. Throw the thing back together and I’ll come back tomorrow. So I came back today. Unfortunately, last night after several Marguerita’s, the bartender thought it was a good idea to mix us a Washington Apple I guess for the road? Bad idea. I felt like crap today. So here I am sleeping in the waiting room of Wheel Works waiting for my car to be fixed. Yeah, the light’s still on. It’s supposed to reset in 20-60 miles. I hope it does. I’m damned annoyed at this point. The pick up needs a new radiator and I just don’t have the stomach for that job. I also need to clean the truck, but that means vacuuming out Beau’s hair and while I know I need to do it, I’m not really there. So I’m driving the BMW with a dashboard that looks like a freaking pin ball machine.

Free to good home

I just got this from one of my Doberman pals.

Must Rehome Children Immediately!

Please help! After two long years of being on a waiting list, we have been notified by breed rescue that, at long last, our number has come up and…WE ARE HAVING A PUPPY!

We must get rid of our children IMMEDIATELY because we just know how time-consuming our new little puppy will be and it just wouldn’t be fair to the children. Since our little puppy will be arriving on Monday, we MUST place the children for adoption this weekend or we will be forced to drop them off at the orphanage.

One male, his name is Tommy. Caucasian (English/Irish mix), light blond hair, blue eyes, four years old. Excellent disposition. Temperament tested. Has had chicken pox and is current on all shots. Tonsils have already been removed. Tommy eats everything, is very clean, house trained and gets along well with others. Does not run with scissors and with a little training, he should be able to read soon.

One female– her name is Lexie. Caucasian (English/Irish mix), strawberry blond hair, green eyes, quite freckled. On year old. Can be surly at times. Non-biter, thumb sucker. Has been temperament tested but needs a little attitude adjusting occasionally.

She is current on all shots, tonsils out, and is very healthy and can be affectionate. Gets along well with other little girls and boys. Does not like to share her toys and therefore would do best in a one-child household. She is a very quick learner and is currently working on her house training. Shouldn’t take long at all.

We really do LOVE our children so much and want to do what’s right for them. That is why we contacted a rescue group. But we simply can longer keep them. Also, we are afraid they may hurt our new puppy. I hope you understand that ours is a UNIQUE situation and we have a real emergency here! They MUST be placed into your rescue by Sunday night at the latest or we will be forced to drop them off at the orphanage or along some dark country road. Our priority has to be our new puppy.

My Dad could have placed that ad. I am sure that if I hadn’t gotten along with Kurt, I would have been the one to go.  Daddy, can I stay?


Poor Bubba isn’t a very good fighter. Neither was Beau. He was forever getting his ass kicked by other dogs. Bubba seems to have torn a page from Beau’s guide book. Rita tagged him on Sunday. It wasn’t a deep cut at all. It was just on his ear. And it bled like a sonofabitch. I put cold compresses on it to stop the bleeding. Ten minutes later he would shake his head and blood would be splattered all over. Basically by Sunday night my house looked like a crime scene. Finally, around 8pm I took some styptic and sealed it, gave him a rawhide and put him in his crate for the night. It healed over and so far, it’s been fine. Beau used to hold one paw up like that too.


File this under “What are they thinking?”

OldTitleGuy likes to keep my head spinning around like Linda Blair. Today’s offering has some interesting implications. I’m going to assume that Countrywide’s next move is to ban all FNF companies from handling their orders. Should be an interesting food fight. Especially of BofA decides to follow in the blackballing. It could be fatal for FNF so when this mess escalates, I see a speedy withdrawal. I sure hope Jacksonville knew about this before it was filed. St. Valentine’s Day’s got nothing on what’s going to happen if they didn’t. It is an excellent example of slip shod work on everyone’s part. Of course, maybe it’s not once Dennis Gilmore is done re-inventing the title business.

NASCAR Teddy’s excellent Title Adventure has chosen to seize the moment. That moment being Mercury’s collapse and the ensuing oil wrestling match between Park and Jerry. Not that Jerry’s naturally oily… I’m sure that didn’t contribute to his slippery escape. Anyway, check out Teddy’s new marketing piece. Speaking from a place of financial strength…heh.


And the Radical’s dialed in again.  Don’t know where she gets this stuff, but she’s on it.  Page back a few too.  I really believe it’s just a matter of time before Mercury has to file BK.  Someone will break the corporate veil and then it’s on.

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