Sunday, April 20, 2008

Damndest Thing

It's funny in a way. This has to do with the "new" car I have. When we looked at it at the dealer, it looked like it was a tan or dark tan color. Maybe it was the lighting as it was a bit overcast that day. When I saw it again to pick it up, it looked a bit more grayish to me. When I get close though, it's actually a greenish shade. I did get a color touch up pen with the car and it's labeled as "spruce green". But honestly, look at the pictures that Skittles took and the car looks more grayish doesn't it? Oh well, it doesn't really matter as we both like the color of it. It's just that in different light, it seems to be a different color. We did take George out for a long drive yesterday and it runs and rides great. Till next time BYE!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Farewell to an old friend

It's time to say farewell to an old friend of mine. This friend has been a loyal and good friend. This friend has been with me through many miles and many smiles, through rain sleet and snow. But, as with all things, it had to come to an end. I never really envisioned it to be like this though. So, just to let you know who this friend is, it's my car lol. I bought this car about 5 years ago, and it has been through alot with me. It's had some major work done to it(the engine was rebuilt), but otherwise has been a good car. I've put many trouble free miles on it, but with the odometer reading 171,000 +, it was time to end my relationship with it. Skittles and I had been looking around for a good used one to avoid paying high insurance bills and high payments also. Well, just on a whim, we stopped by a local Lincoln Mercury dealer to see what was on the lot. To our amazement there was a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis with only 24,000 miles on it. The proverbial little old lady from Pasadena's car. We took it for a drive and decided it was the car we wanted/needed. It's roomy and comfy. Plus it's replacing a Grand Marquis of 93 vintage. Here's what it looks like. I didn't take any pics of the old one as it wasn't worth it. It had damage from a deer accident and was 2 different colors. So without further ado, heres George( we always name our cars). Till next time BYE!!

Camera Critters

Another week and it's time for the Camera Critters meme. It's easy to play, just take a pic of a critter and post it. Simple huh? For this week's post I'm posting a pic of a bird (if anyone knows what it is, let me know). I saw this bird in the pond/marsh that's in back of my apartment. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get a photo of it. Till next time BYE!!

Camera Critters

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


As some of you know, Skittles has been having problems with her car. As you may not know, my car is getting on in age. Don't get me wrong, it's been a good car for as long as I've had it, but it is getting to where I don't know if it's worth putting any money into it. So...I've been out looking around for something newer to drive. We've spotted a few good ones, but today while we were out, we stopped at a Mercury dealer to see what they had. We found one we both liked. It's a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis similar to the one I currently own. My present one is a 1993 though with 171,000 miles on it. The one we looked at today only has 25,000 miles on it. A very interesting car. And in very good condition. Maybe the little old lady from Pasadena owned it lol. I'll let you know how the rest goes in time. Till next time BYE!!


To those who commented on my Heads or Tails meme, I'm working on replying to all of you as soon as I can. I've been working split shifts and am left with little time at home. So, just so you know, I'm trying to get to all of you. Thanks for your patience.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Heads or Tails

This weeks theme is "Tip" or anything that rhymes with tip.

I'll go with the word Trip. As Skittles and I took a trip a few weeks ago to see some sights. It started out to be a trip to the east coast but ended up being a trip to West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. This is how some of our trips go. We start out in a general direction and end up going somewhere else. At least we were in the right general vicinity lol. I like these kind of trips as we just go where we want to go. It doesn't matter if we change our minds as we never make reservations for Hotels. I didn't take many pics on this trip as the weather was pretty overcast and it rained during most of the journey. Maybe I'll post one of the pics I took in a future blog entry.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Camera Critters

Theres a new weekly meme that is starting and it's called "Camera Critters". It's pretty simple, on Sunday, you just post a pic of an animal or critter. I guess I'll start this one off with a picture of my pet cockatiel, his name is Charlie. He's quite the character.

You can find the blog site for the meme here.