Moving forward

Leaving the office today I got into my car just as the lady in the giant SUV next to me was leaving. It felt like an eternity as I waited in my car for this lady to maneuver her car out of the spot. It’s like the minute she started rolling backwards she forgot how to drive. She turned her wheels the wrong way, pulled forward, pulled backwards. She even had her son get out so he could wave her back like a 747 trying to dock at the airport. I don’t know what it is, but it seems like *some* women’s (I didn’t say all) brains turn off the minute they put the car in “R“. The ‘R’ stands for reverse, not Rest your brain. Yet so many times I think the ladies are resting. She finally broke free of the parking space, waved happily at my patience (I smiled back) and we were off. Fast forward 5 minutes and I’m about to merge onto the freeway, but my car feels a bit sluggish. Annoyed, I punch the pedal to the floor to get in front of the beat up Ford pickup in the right lane, and just as I merge I look down on my dash to see a bright red light. I freaked thinking it was the oil light, but no instead, there shining in my eye was the ‘emergency brake light’. At 60mph I looked down to see that in fact I had been merging and driving with my E-brake on. Crap ass. So much for men’s superior driving skills and so much for the E-brake. To quote Mitch Hedberg:

“I rent a lot of cars when I go on the road, and a lot of times, I don’t know exactly what’s going on with it, right? So I’ll be driving for ten miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn’t say a lot for me, but it also doesn’t say a lot for the emergency brake. It’s not an emergency brake, it’s a make-the-car-smell-funny lever.”

In other news, hang on tight, the road is about to get bumpy. In about a week and a half my web host expires and I’m switching to a new host. So even though I haven’t been posting much, I have been working a ton in the background of my site. Backing everything up and anticipating the switch, hoping everything will proceed smoothly. Last night I had a bit of a breakthrough on a few things with Phil’s help so that is excellent. Once I know for sure that everything is backed up I may try to go ahead and update to a new version of wordpress on this blog so that i can easily export it to the new site. I have no idea what the update will do, so if things look funky or don’t work right, know that I’m working on it. All 3 of my dear readers.

8 Comments »

  1. Phil said,

    August 13, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

    hahahahahahaha! I haven’t done it in my subaru yet, but I did a few times in my camry. I think you drove with it on just so you quote mitch hedburg.

  2. mego said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 8:50 am

    funny. i tell you what, i don’t know which way to steer when i’m in reverse. i’ve done the e-brake thing too.
    i am one of the 3 readers.

  3. Billy said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 9:41 am

    I’m Number 3!

    (Isn’t that a Micah-ism?)

    My car is wimpy enough that the e-brake is very noticable. I don’t think I’ve driven more than the length of my driveway with it on.

    Who’s your new web host?

  4. Anthony said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 8:13 pm

    your 3 dear readers huh?
    And I take it, I am not counted
    as one of those 3?
    Heck, you are lucky to even have 3..
    I have none who are ever consistent..
    Well, i guess I would have to consistently comment as well
    and that seems really simply, but its really not with my time getting robbed from me more and more these days..
    hehe ;)

  5. Anthony said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 8:15 pm

    Oh, I forgot..
    Are you switching to the only real web hosting company with the fabulous unwavering credibility named ace-host.net?

  6. Micah said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

    no i think it’s called fosterinc.

    not sure :)

    @Anthony
    remember the day I showed you the glories of ace-host? seems silly I’ve never made the switch myself.

  7. momma said,

    August 15, 2007 @ 11:29 am

    Hey!! Am I not being counted either…..Make that four of your dear readers!! I am glad you are controlling your road rage and only smiled at the lady instead of doing what your inner self really really wanted to do!!

    yeah!!

  8. Jake said,

    August 15, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

    Eek, your webhost expires in 1.5 weeks? Cutting it a little close, aren’t you??? :)

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