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testing, looking for reason and not finding it in the most usual places.
I wonder and I wander, inside a lost soul searching for water in an oasis of meaning.
I come up dry, a heap of my former self, not resembling anything I can recognize
unless its the stares of people who have long since abandoned me to myself.
And who am I? Who can possibly know the answer to that question if I do not know it
Save One.

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March 17, 2005 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Boo Is All Bettuh! Airbag Fault and Tweetuh Fixed!

Well, getting my BooBlue fixed was an ordeal. But in true excellent fashion, Terry VW came through once again! I am so lucky to have access to the tech team and Terry.

As many of you will recall, Boo (Blue) developed a glitch in his brain that conveyed some false data, stating that the airbags had deployed. More than being a nuisance, this is dangerous. For if I were to have an accident, the airbags might likely fail to deploy at all. So this was a must fix.

In addition, another problem crept up this week. While vacuuming out Blue a few days ago, I noticed the music that was piping through the front speakers of the front doors sounded strange and uneven; louder on one side than the other. Upon further inspection, it became clear that the left front tweeter was not working, which naturally resulted in the lack of frequency balance. In fact, the tweeter may never have been working at all, even from the day the car was built! I just never noticed it before, because I had nothing to compare the stock sound to.
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March 17, 2005 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Snow, My Tweeter Is Broke and Lynchburg Is The Same

Well, it is Wednesday. I am still here in Lynchburg as my parts (for Blue) did not arrive yet. It is OK though. It has been a nice time for reflection. I will meet Jay Roberts for breakfast today if all goes as planned. This is getting quite frustrating, but I am sure it will work out.

In the meantime, one more breakfast at Day Break. Yum!

By the way, one of Boo’s little tweeters is broken. Sheez! Thank goodness for warranties.

March 16, 2005 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lynchburg, Virginia Wingate Inn Revisited

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Never let it be said that I don’t give people second chances to make a first impression. Photos to come soon.

As most of you know, I have been traveling like crazy the last six months. Periodically, I have returned to the Lynchburg VA to take care of personal business. Such was the case this week.

As it turns out, I needed to get some work done on Blue, my ‘lil R32. Since I happened to be passing through the area I decided to stop off in Lynchburg VA to get Terry VW to do the work. Terry is the best VW dealership I have ever done business with (and if I have my way no one else will ever work on Blue, but Terry VW). Shameless plug? You bet!

Anyway, having stayed at several places in Lynchburg already, I decided to try the Days Inn on Candler’s Mountains Road. I have found the Days Inn to be a really good value. The hotel is rather old, but don’t let that fool you, as appearances can sometimes be deceiving. What I can tell you is that I have found Days Inn of Lynchburg to be a very comfortable place to stay, indeed. And while the rooms are far from posh, they’re really physically relaxing and it is easy to rest in them. All the rooms come with hi-speed internet access that is free. It is also wireless, which is cool. The wireless failed to work for me, though. Fortunately, all the rooms have Ethernet in them and so long as you have an Ethernet cable, you will surf at blazing speed!

While the rooms have certainly made my stay at the Days Inn nice, it was not the rooms that really interested me. Allow me to explain.
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March 15, 2005 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Homeless, schmomeless! Just leave me alone!

OK, I admit that whenever I see a homeless person waving a big cardboard box sign in my face I get pissed off. It drives me crazy. I mean, why are they allowed to do this? Especially at busy intersections where accidents are more likely to happen than on any other stretch of road. Don’t these people realize that just by being there, they are likely to attract attention? Of course they realize that. And that is why they are there. Does it also occur to them that by just being there, and that by attracting the attention of drivers, that they are also distracting said drivers? Of course they do. Distraction is the stock and trade of any self respecting homeless person. Distraction is what they peddle.

But do they realize that by distracting drivers they could interupt the flow of traffic and cause accidents? I think they do, but I also think they don’t give a rats ass. So, when I saw a homeless person today that looked like Katheryn Zeta Jones, what do you think happened? I nearly crashed my car, that’s what nearly happened. And yes, that pissed me off even more.
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March 12, 2005 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transition from GreyMatter to Movable Type Complete

Whew. Don’t let anyone tell you that importing data from Blogs into Movable Type is easy. It’s not.

I worked on that little bug-a-boo for three days. I am thankful that I was able to successfully manage it though. So much has happened in the last 6 months, and I did not want to lose those experiences.

March 5, 2005 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This is my first Movable Type Blog Entry

I just completed the cross-over from GreyMatter to Moveable Type.

I love GreyMatter. I love the community they have there. But the truth is I wanted to try something different. My old blog looked like this: Old Blues Travels That is not too bad, either. I loved the look. But I just wanted something easier to look at and Movable Type Intrigued me. I think I like the result better.

For those of you wishing to start blogs, there are lots of ways to go, and each way has its pro’s and con’s. I am far from an expert on the pro’s and con’s, but I believe that one of the things I liked about MT was the fact that you have a paid option. Let me explain.
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March 2, 2005 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 Comments