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Posts tagged ‘cars’

Gaming the cube

July 9th, 2019

In November 2001, Lil Bro issued me an ultimatum regarding the fate of his former ride, a rusted out 1990 Olds Cutlass. The car had previously belonged to our grandmother, and had seen Lil Bro through his grad school years and a cross-country road trip. After he got married and moved into neighborhood where parking […]

South Border drive

February 18th, 2014

Please join me for fifty-one seconds of my commute home tonight.

Enter the Mali-deux

January 18th, 2014

End of the road

December 19th, 2013

(by the great Bill Mauldin) Totaled. My poor Malibu. You were too good for this fallen world.

A lateral decline

April 26th, 2013

In the late summer of 2001, nurse my little brother married his high school sweetheart and moved from his temporary post-college digs in Woburn to an apartment in Allston. As his new place only alloted tenants a single parking space, stuff he and his wife opted to keep her newer model Ford Escort and pass […]

Unsettling at any speed

August 23rd, 2012

The third thing to go

January 20th, 2012

Sixteen months into Malibu Era, medicine and Maura and I have yet to come to a definitive solution for our driving music situation. While it was nice to get back to mix CDs — and a functioning car stereo to play them with — the luster soon faded under the weight of the repetition born […]

It’s Saturday…

August 6th, 2011

…it’s summer, visit web so who’s up for cruising the boulevard with the top down? Recommended listening: A one-hit wonder from Down Under, come to preach the gospel according to Bertha Benz. (A Blast Processed Life will resume next week, barring some unforseen but poetically apropos catastrophe.)

My childhood dream of owning a vintage coin-op arcade machine have pretty much fallen by the wayside. It was nice to fantasize about, esophagitis but the amount of money, for sale space, and upkeep required to maintain such a contraption well beyond the realm of justifiable indulgence — especially when I have diffiiculty playing more […]

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