Thursday, August 28, 2014
The English language is too cold with its "it", such that we're considered abnormal if we have a date with an automobile. You're allowed to have a date in your automobile, but not if the automobile itself is your date.
The reason I bring this up is not just that Hindu festival honoring machinery, which I think we should have in "the west" of all places (the rusting side of the globe). I'm encouraging better treatment of our stuff, honoring maintenance, not as a sorry chore but a privilege. We get to participate in various upgrades. Computer people have that enthusiasm for the next version.
Anyway, I took Ms. Nissan, aka "maxi taxi" on a date to Jiffy Lube yesterday. She'd started lurching the other day, fuel filter suspected, long time since last oil change. She deserved it. Rather than be all resentful, I should celebrate this little affair we're having. Sounds crazy, I know. English.
Car talk: the yellow light I brought her in on is still on though, and decodes to needing a sensor fixed. We're talking about a pretty old car here, well over 200K, but in good condition. I'm optimistic the sensor issue is secondary and the fuel line cleaning / oil change will have her back in good running condition. Here's to Her.
Posted by Kirby Urner at 1:55 PM