owning a home
how not to be a dick
Here are some rules I’ve learned about how to be a good road user.
When you live in a tourist trap, the summer traffic is something is pretty much guaranteed to make you throttle the bulk of humanity, even if you're the coolest of cucumbers.

Aug 8, 2013 at 10:30am | 211 comments

Before I got this license, I tried to board airplanes with stuff like, a Polaroid of me and Mr. T. THE TSA CERTAINLY DID NOT PITY THIS PARTICULAR FOOL.

May 30, 2013 at 4:00pm | 199 comments

I flipped in the air and almost died. More importantly, I came scarily close to hitting people, too.
I'm so unclear about the rules with cars -- insurance, claims, laws, speed limits, registration, VIN numbers, tire pressure -- that you could run over my little two-door car with your Monster Truck and then tell me it was my fault, and I would probably believe you and apologize for the inconvenience.

Jan 31, 2013 at 10:00am | 66 comments

My dad was biking along a busy stretch of road about 10 minutes from our house when he was hit by a guy in a van who had momentarily fallen asleep at the wheel. He died that day.
I thought writing “You know how to drive a stick shift” was explicit enough while describing my ideal mate for my online dating profile, but I was really, really wrong.
car drama
Volkswagen’s “Drive=Love” campaign is quite well known, and it’s a well-deserved slogan. I know many people who have shared the experience of getting into a Volkswagen for the first time and absolutely loving it.
car accident
“I kept thinking you were going to turn any second now,” my father said later, “but then you didn’t, and it was too late for me to grab the wheel.”
My plan is to head down to the recession-friendly but not shady "learn to drive" storefront shop in a gentrifying neighborhood and man the wheel like a woman.

Nov 17, 2011 at 4:00pm | 0 comments