September 13th, 2007


Gratitude Project 2007

Yesterday - really happy for a semi-slow day at work so my body has a chance to heal from that 3 week onslaught of ill.

Today - that some people's families are more fucked up than mine. My friend's aunt died and they found out via a letter from the church stating my friend's mother's body was going to be excavated and moved catty corner to the other slot so the aunt could be buried in the other space. It was her *cough* dying wish. WTF!!?!?!!? The cousins are *suing* to have my friend's mother's body moved, what - 6 feet diagonally? - even though my friend's mother has *been dead and buried for twenty years*. Again - WTF?!?!!?!!?? Lawyers have been retained, the informal meeting done, and now the wait for a mediation, arbitration, or whatever. The mind just boggles.

Weird questions

1) Can you write on rice paper with a pencil or pen (which?) and does it dissolve in water?

2) Any idea which cars resist rust the best? I'm thinking of getting a new car. It will need to last *at least* 10 years. I would still have access to my lovely oldsmobile cutlass cierra had my son not totalled within a week of us giving it to him. :-( Damn good car, damn few repairs - in fact only one that fell outside of standard maintenance. It sadly was not crashproof during hydroplaning. It was the only new, as in not used, car I ever had. The one I have now and I like it muchly is a Chevy Malibu, BUT it is only 6 years old and the door is rusting. The fucking DOOR and the damn thing is garage kept! Dave's THREE y/o truck is doing the same. We say "WTF?!?!" Rust this soon is pure bullshit.

So, pendamuse has a right loverly Aveo. You sit a tad higher than in a "regular" car and the ride is divine. I looked it up online - good price, nice options, excellent safety and gas mileage. Damn 4 cylinder (which explains the gas mileage). So, we were talking with hardly_angelic who is thinking of purchasing a Yaris. Ugly but cute, all the good things of the Aveo, but damn! Four cyls!! Can they not make a 6 cyl? I live on hills! Steep ones! Pulling out into traffic on a steep hil is not worth the heart attack of a 4 cyl. Everyone must lean forward when going uphill to help the thing get up the hill. ***pout** So, car dilemna. The 2008 Malibu looks like everything I want except I worry about it rusting out because of he 2001.

Hyundai supposedly developed a metal that resists rust for 20 years. I can't find one of their car maodels listing that as the metal though. Maybe it isn't yet available.