View Single Post
Old 07-25-2008, 12:14 AM
Botnst's Avatar
Botnst Botnst is offline
What knockers!
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: There castle.
Posts: 41,918
I once drove an old tractor with a spark advance. I felt a kinship with my then-deceased Dad.

Today I loaned my Avalon to my middle kid (we call the car, "Mary Poppins"). She ordinarily drives a car with a standard transmission. I have been thinking about trading cars with her when she graduates from college spring of 09 to give her a nice reliable car and make available a smaller, simpler car to my youngest. Middle kid says, "No way, Dad. My car reminds me that driving is a partnership between me and the car. Mary Poppins is practically perfect in every way but I don't feel connected to it when I drive." I understand that, though I can't quite describe why it is so.

'Government is like a baby:
An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and
no sense of responsibility at the other'
- Ronald Reagan
Reply With Quote