It’s a good day here at “Stories.” I forgot to put on my calendar when my sister had a meeting in Annapolis, so it’s a surprise that she’s coming to pick me up for lunch at 1300. Her car has arrived and is parked in the parking lot, so I asked her if she could show me where the fuse box is. 🙂 There is no one in the world that I love more than Lindsay. She is my favorite person on God’s green earth, and a surprise visit is enough to make me tear up.
Her car is a Yaris 2-door hatchback, and it’s “bigger on the inside,” as anyone who has ever owned a Yaris will tell you. It’s so much fun to drive. So. Much. Fun. She’s my little egg car, and Dana and I have had a long tradition of naming our cars, so I waffle between Eggbert and Egglentine. I also call her Egglebert Humperdinck. She needs some love, and I’m going to give it to her- Volfe taught me how to change out the sparkplugs, and we’ll see what she needs at Jiffy Lube, too. I don’t change my own oil. It’s just too messy and I don’t have my own driveway. She also needs to be scrubbed down with vinyl protectant and I need some sort of Bluetooth device for my phone. Apparently taking apart the dash to add a new head unit is difficult. It’s already got AUX, so that’s what I used this morning for directions and streaming Spotify. Since I’m on a business plan, I share bandwidth with other people, so I’m trying to clear my phone out of everything it needs so I can put local podcasts and music on it not to go over, or limit other people from using bandwith- it’s all about sharing. 😛 Besides, Google Play will let me download albums or stream them, so I don’t have to spend money on Spotify.
I may go to Best Buy and see if they can do the head unit thing, because I found that in my Saturn, being able to have the mic pick up my voice and other people’s voices coming through my speakers so I could actually hear them was amazing. Some of the head units even have iPhone apps so that the head unit can control Pandora, Spotify, etc… and they’re not expensive. The last one I bought was only $125 and free installation. I bought a Bluetooth speaker phone before I bought the head unit the last time around, and found that it didn’t work worth a damn. If you’ve found one you like, please leave it in the comments, because it would be cheaper and easier than replacing the stereo.
This morning on the way to work I listened to the episode of “You Made it Weird” with Ben Folds, because I thought it was the best inaugural thing to christen it given our ties with him.
I drove to work today because yesterday I got caught in the doors of the Metro and I hurt from head to toe.
But that’s another story for another day……
And on that note, my break is up.