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  1. trinacriabob

    February Car Spotting

    Sightings - 3 "cherry" last model (2009-2010?) Mercury Milans in 3 days 1 - silver - Premier - no engine badge, hence a 4 banger - next to me on the freeway - a beautiful black Belgian Sheepdog was occupying the passenger seat 2 - burgundy - Premier - no engine badge, hence a 4 banger - Florida license plates, on a major street, and in perfect condition 3 - silver or champagne (couldn't tell) - Premier - V6 engine badge - in a historic town's small downtown - an elderly Italian looking gentleman at the wheel who either didn't have his power seat set high enough or needed to put a few extra pillows under his seat
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    February Car Spotting

    And, except for some critical roads, the roads up there are not plowed since snow in the metro Seattle area is an infrequent occurrence. Ditto for the Portland (OR) area.
  3. trinacriabob

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Uhm, no. Not when they're playing my hometown team! I also watched them beat Atlanta, a place I lived for a couple of years while in my 20s, and I believe the Falcons had never won a Super Bowl and were last there in 1999. The Falcons appeared to have the upper hand. They then lost it in the craziest of overtime upsets. I left during the overtime and found out that everything changed while I had stepped into a store to get some groceries. That was demoralizing. Someone else's turn. Like Los Angeles's turn. The only thing I know for certain is that I will be eating pizza tomorrow night.
  4. trinacriabob

    January Car Spotter

    I saw a new Regal sport wagon alongside me today. It was either charcoal or black. It was ahead of me, beside me, and behind me as traffic flow varied, so I got to check it out. The front end is okay. The side profile is not so okay. The roofline thickens too much toward the rear and this is accentuated by the chrome molding that follows that sweep backward. The rear is rather nondescript but I do like the way the rectangular dual exhaust outlets are slotted flush with the rear bumper. I think I like the sedan better but I definitely like the rakish look of the last model better. Sayonara, January 2019.
  5. trinacriabob

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Ah yes, Canadians and their reputation. They generally think Americans are obnoxious, which is fine with me. Actually, I don't think that a Quebecois would have been as calm as this Anglophone Canadian was. And especially if the Quebecois hailed from a more remote redneck lumber area such as Chicoutimi or Jonquiere. There's something to this. The bears may have been here and seen him before. The mother bear isn't exactly huge. Or, this guy could have been a tank, and animals who hunt and have some power can size up the situation (i.e. mountain lions). I believe the pecking order in terms of how dangerous bears are is: polar ... grizzly ... brown ... black. Polar bears are relentless. Not a theory I'd want to test. Just based on what I('ve) read.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    Wow. My old car ... all pumped up. This model ran from 1988 to 1996, but the grille tells me it's an earlier model year While it wasn't my favorite car I've owned, it was the most reliable. Unbelievably reliable. My last car ... different color, though THE inimitable model year of Impala, bar none ...
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    Irma Bunt does not really qualify as a Bond girl. LOL. She portrayed (Telly Savalas's) Blofeld's henchwoman in this flick. She was very Germanic and sort of scary .... on various levels. We had a field day with her accent and her lines. Ah, yes. Nutella. I was raised on it. When you're a kid and you can eat just about anything without putting on a pound. Sometimes just slathered onto those round Kaiser type rolls you'd get at an Italian bakery.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    I was going to wait until I ordered and consumed some chocolate cake today. In the midst of Sunday shopping, I made some time to do just that and have a cup of coffee with it. I'm hoping a slice of chocolate truffle pie counts. Delicious! One of the highlights of that movie was the Irma Bunt character. Not in a good way, but still a highlight of that movie … a most unique villain(ess) within the 007 series of films. My friends and I had a field day with her.
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    Random association can be a weird thing. With snow throwers or snow blowers, I reflexively think of one of the best 007 flicks in the series - "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (OHMSS) ... and this scene, courtesy of YouTube. (rated PG +, yikes) Possibly the best movie in the James Bond collection. Might have had the best musical score - the cuts without lyrics, that is. High school and college friends and I used to recite many of the great one liners. Their lack of political correctness was pretty damn funny. MOVING ON, Sunday is National Chocolate Cake Day. Plan accordingly.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    Sounds like you've got a couple of kids you're proud of. That's quite an accomplishment.
  11. trinacriabob

    Random Thoughts Thread

    What new thing did you learn today? The internet is a big compendium of positives and negatives. Here's a big positive - the DIY stuff.
  12. trinacriabob

    Random Thoughts Thread

    How much does this sled cost? I like all the storage, especially all the hidden areas. He mentions "perfect for hoarders!" Not a great vehicle if you're right handed - you sit on the wrong side to begin with and have to shift with your left hand. You'd think this would be marketed with an automatic. Then, when he sets off down the road, I thought, "Whoa, he's driving down the wrong side of the street."
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    Random thought ... of the non-automotive variety: I cannot believe how many thick and inconsiderate people there are out there when it comes to recycling. I'm talking about places like IKEA, where they have separate bins for paper, plastic bottles/cans, and trash. - There are used, smeared food paper wrappers in the paper bin, as well as plastic water bottles - There is paper in the plastic bottles/cans bin - There are MANY perfectly recyclable plastic bottles in the trash bin
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    I'm picking out all the big opera windowed coupes! During the '70s in SoCal, I knew a black woman named Velma who bought herself a new '78 Coupe de Ville 425 V8 in the extra cost (get this) Cerise Firemist Metallic, essentially a metallic pink champagne color, with the maroon landau roof and a maroon leather interior ... and with wire wheels and the normal width whitewall tires. In its day, shiny and fresh from the showroom floor, this thing made quite a statement. The closest I've been to a long trek in a car like that was a ride from SoCal to Las Vegas in a friend's aunt's Riv coupe (RWD and based on the LeSabre chassis) with its 403 V8 silently humming across the Mojave Desert at 70 to 75 mph. Hers was tri-color light metallic blue and the seats were cloth, much nicer to get in and out of in the desert heat.
  15. trinacriabob

    January Car Spotter

    Saw some interesting newer Cadillacs in the last few days: I saw a Cadillac funeral procession car with the amber strobe light on top of its roof. It was not a hearse. It was a black CT6. It looked slick. An XT4 was next to me on the freeway. I like the way they have modified the tail lamps by taking them down along the exterior edges of the rear lift gate and then boomeranging them back toward the center. Nicely done.

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