Do you believe in omens?

So, my sister is coming from Maryland to visit for Thanksgiving.  We did a lot of prep work this weekend to prepare, but I'm always looking for omens as to how the week might go. Well — both Penny and my car are sick.  Penny had to take a de-wormer (ick) and my car needs…

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QotD: New Car

If you were forced to buy a new car today, what kind of car would you get? Well heck if you FORCED me — I guess I'd get one of these — the new 1-series from BMW.  We saw them when we were in Germany back in February.  Smaller than the current 3-series — zippy…

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QotD: Out of the Blue

Tell us how you met your significant other.Submitted by Luda It just so happened that She Who Became My Beloved and I moved to San Diego in early 2001 within a month or two of each other.  We were working for the same biotech company.  Neither of us knew anyone else in San Diego and…

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Palaces

Two of our days in Munich, we took trips on the public transportation system (which of course, put most US public transportations to shame) to a couple of beautiful palaces perhaps associated with conspicuous excess. Schloss Nymphenburg Nymphenberg_entrance   Swans_Nymphenberg Began in the 17th century, Nymphenburg was a getaway for the royal family of Bavaria…

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Vox Hunt: I’m A Loyal Customer

Show us a brand to which you're loyal. When I first saw this question, I was going to say BMW, but that sounded sort of pretentious, and so I just kind of moved on. But today I came across a picture at work, while I was looking for a different file that reminded me of a…

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