Archive for February 3rd, 2004

Smack Dat Penguin!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004

OK, I’d better start off by explaining that headline before I get into other stuff. For a penguin-smacking good time, check out this here link. Just think of winter baseball. All you gotta do is click the mouse at the right time. I’ll let y’all figure the rest out on your own.

In other news, I’m in a much better mood than I was earlier. I was upset about my car because it smelled like burning plastic, which is rarely a sign of a happy, healthy vehicle. I feared that it was some kind of electrical short, which would end in “Gee, that’s gonna cost ya!” from my mechanic on the scale of $1200 or something. But NO! As the first sentence of this paragraph suggests, this was not the case. As I was walking back to my car at the end of the day, I chanced to see something under the car. At first, I thought it was the lights of the garage reflecting in a puddle under the car, so I was “Aw what the crap! Now my car’s leaking!” But upon further inspection, it turns out that I had driven over a plastic grocery bag the other day and the heat of my exhaust pipeline had melted it to itself, thus the wretched smell! Ah ha! I was no closer to eliminating the problem, but at least it’s not serious. I also learned that it’s really difficult to get to the exact middle of the underside of a car without a jack or by flipping it upside down, neither of which I was willing to do. So there it remains, but it’ll die eventually, and I am a happy Chris. ^.^

In closing, go see my forum.

New Forums Fully-Armed and Operational

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004

Here is a quick update about two things. One is that the forum is up. Had a bit of a soft opening the past couple days, so consider this the Grand Opening of the ChrisWeb Forums! Just click the forum link in the nav bar to the side over there.

Second thing is that my birthday is coming up on the 12th and some people have asked about a list or something, so here it is. A few useful items as well as a general topic of my car. I know this one would be hard to shop for, but I assure you that it would be the most appreciated. My car causes me more stress than anything else, so to have some piece of mind about it for once would be invaluable. There’s a few things I want to get checked out about it–whirring sound from tranny, burning plastic smell, inoperative fog lamp, and rattling sound from the rear-right wheel well–but I fear what it will cost to get all those things diagnosed, let alone taken care of. So it remains a constant background worry everytime I drive, which is every day. So, in case anyone wants to know what it is I want the absolute most, there you go.

So yeah, enjoy the forums and have a super time out there.