After desperately trying to sell my sporty little car for two months, I was frustrated beyond belief. I had almost decided that the vehicle that had served me so well during the past ten years was cursed.
Early on during the first test drive, a loud mystery rattle developed that defied detection. I touched every part in the engine compartment that could possibly move even a millimeter, which included some areas still hot from the test drive. I have the scars to prove it.
The potential buyer, a young man who looked like the real-life version of Waldo, wanted nothing to do with my reassurances that the exceedingly annoying noise was new and couldn’t possibly be anything serious. He quietly left while I was still cursing with my head shoved under the hood and my butt sticking out.
I haven’t heard the noise since.
On every test drive after that first one, something seemed to go wrong, sometimes dangerously. There was the blowout on the freeway that cost me $300 in repairs and nearly caused a frumpy middle-aged fellow to bill me for a new pair of shorts. Then a one-time leak of some unidentifiable fluid scared away a perfectly nice elderly gentleman. The strange smell from a phantom source that started minutes before the overprotective daddy with a college-aged son test drove it was the last straw. Continue reading
Hands up people who have never been bowling. *Crickets chirping* What?!? Everyone’s been bowling? Am I the only douche still alive who hasn’t gone for some knock ‘em down? I guess so. But we aren’t here to talk about my parents’ supreme criminal negligence. So it is giving me great pleasure today to introduce our latest guest author, Liz Madeley. Liz has written a hilarious post outlining everything you should and shouldn’t do when you take your little ‘uns bowling. So while I go and remedy my douchiness you all go and read some of what Liz has written. Continue Liz…
The evenings are dark and it’s cold outside but that doesn’t stop the evergreen complaint that can be heard around our house, particularly during school breaks and weekends. You might have heard it before – it’s said in a particular pitch of whining, usually when you have finally managed to grab 5 minutes to yourself to relax:-
“Mo—omm! I’m bored!”
It’s normally the above, coupled with a particularly unreasonable demand Continue reading
Are you addicted to facebook? Do you feel the need to constantly update yourself using Google? Ever felt empty without your smartphone? Well, if the answers are a resounding ‘YES’ then you are a media junkie. And to enumerate a few symptoms all media junkies exhibit we have with us today guest blogger Michelle Rebecca. Continue Michelle…
If you’re reading this article, you’re probably a media junkie.
Being constantly connected has helped many of us tap into our inner high-tech addict. Are you addicted to media?
The good news is that being a media junkie isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You don’t have to deal with the weak coffee and stale doughnuts that a lot of 12-stepper meeting regulars choke down. A professional SEO company is helping you gain easy access to your media drug of choice, so enjoy it.
Here are some clues to determine if you’re an addict:- Continue reading
Travelling is fun and then it is not. So today we have with us a wonderful guest author, Elle Rose who has written a remarkable post about a few unsavory things that can happen to you during travelling that not only dampens your enthusiasm but can also be starkly painful. Continue Elle…
I’m currently travelling around the world – and I’ve had more amazing experiences in these 4 months, than I had in my whole life before! Some of the times I look back and cringe (being a clumsy girl – I have many unfortunate tales) – other times I smile and remember how much we laughed.
So many amazing things happen when you’re travelling – and you meet so many incredible people, and I’ve found – when chatting to other travellers – the one thing we all have in common are the amazing, funny, hilarious, awe inspiring stories we all are so eager to share. Continue reading
I love travelling. There’s nothing like it. Be it the sense of finding something new or experiencing the exotic, travelling has always been if not my number one but on the list of top ten things I love to do best. And let’s not forget that travel stories are a pot of humor waiting to explode. So let me introduce you to our guest author today, Archie Ward who has written a hilarious piece about… well, I will just wait and let you find out on your own. Continue Archie…
So, last summer my family and I went on a road trip from our home in Seattle, WA to visit my uncle in Wyoming. I knew that this was a bad idea, especially for my family, but I had to go.
I sucked it up as we all piled in the minivan that we had gotten at a place called ‘Car Hire’ that bright summer morning, and readied myself for the impending disaster that I knew would arise shortly.
My dad hopped into the driver’s seat, wearing his usual super embarrassing get up which was made up of an oversized pair of tan slacks and a ridiculous floral button up, along with a very bright and clashing tie. I groaned as I sunk down in my seat, subconsciously hiding from someone who might recognize me and see my father for the dweeb he was. Continue reading