Anybody that reads this blog on a regular basis knows that for as much as I praise the benefits of riding Los Angeles' MTA light rail system, I have just as many complaints. Today's entry definitely falls under the former. An e-mail was sent to everybody here in the office this morning and man, I … Continue reading Going Metro Pays Off!
"I miss the truck, Daddy." Those were the words Anthony uttered to me the other day while we were out for a drive. "I know, Tony. I miss it, too." And it's true. I really, really do miss my Explorer for so many reasons: the leather seats, power driver's seat, third-row seating, all that room, … Continue reading Downsizing, Part Trois
As of late, it seems to me that there hasn't been much room on my Metro trains while going to work. The Aviation Boulevard station--transfer point to the L.A. International Airport shuttle--was once the stop at which most riders would exit the train, leaving me with room to stretch and more than likely a place … Continue reading Ridership on MTA Going Up?
The nice thing about buying a car from CarMax is that if you're not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 5 days--no questions asked. If it turns out you don't like the color, the radio, anything...just take it back and exchange it for something else. Under our neighbor's advice, I drove the … Continue reading Downsizing, Part Deux
Yesterday morning I took a good, long look at my `06 Ford Explorer. That night I traded it in. With gas prices creeping closer to the unthinkable $4 per gallon price range, I decided that it was no longer practical to drive a vehicle that gets less than 13 miles per gallon and, for the … Continue reading Downsizing