Category Archives: cars



When I wait for a line of cars to go by before I can pull out on to the road

… the last one always seems the slowest.


note: when I’m waiting for something bad … it usually happens right away.

double note: people who fly first class experience waitlessness.


Things I’ve Seen With My Own Two Eyes #6: someone pulling out a ketchup bottle from their coat at a fancy restaurant.

Out With The Older, In With The Newer



Goodbye 20 year old old van.
Hello 10 year old new van.

Hello power steering, airbags, CD player, automatic windows, automatic door locks, and much improved gas mileage.

I can’t wait to see what incredible improvements are in  the brand new vans!
I’ll find out in another 10 years, I guess.

… maybe they can fly!!!


note:the best things in life are free” … like my old van.
I hope the new one will be “the second best things in life” … even though
there’s only one of it … I’m hoping it’s at least twice as good!


what I’m listening to now #52: Crowded HouseWeather With You“.

First Mate


I receive souvenirs from students once in a while; this is one of them:

a pirate made from a coconut husk.

I wasn’t sure what to do with it at first, but I finally decided to hang it from the mirror in my van.

It’s pretty cool; I kid you not.

I call him Aaarrrchie!


note: since I’ve had this I’ve started spelling my name Aaarrr O S S … the bank staff don’t like it very much.

Get Into Ition


“Self perception” is really “self deception” a lot of the time.


note: I don’t have a self image … I have a self imagination.

double note: photo credit goes to Mr. Pettit  on this one. Well spotted.


Today #363

I walked around all day with my mouth wide shut.

The Unbearable Traffic Lightness Of Being


This car is almost “cool”.


note: I think my van is called “Rus Bucke” … a few letters may have fallen off.


Today #311

Today was all aspirin and eye drops.

Old People Driving Like There Is A Tomorrow


Old people drive like they’ve forgotten something on the roof of their car … and don’t want it to fall off before they get to where they are going.


note: personally I think they’ve forgotten how to drive on the roof of their car. hee hee!

double note: I plan to drive a convertible when I’m a little older, so this doesn’t happen to me.

triple note: I was going to say bad drivers, but some of them are known to drive really fast.

quadruple note: I bet if you dropped an old person in a car from a plane and a 25 year old in a car from a plane, the old person would defy gravity and take an extra 10 to 15 minutes to hit the ground.

quintuple note: I’m not trying to be mean … it just comes naturally sometimes. hee hee!


Today #287

Today I can still smell the sardines I ate last night.

Headlights Left On Should Be Turned Right Off


As I pulled into the restaurant’s parking lot, I noticed an unattended car with its lights on.

I sat there for 30 minutes, and not one of the people who arrived after me informed the staff about the car.

People are jerks!


note: why was I in the parking lot? … free parking of course!

double note: no my van wasn’t facing a window.

triple note: I could stare at headlights for hours … or a few seconds, if the car is moving.


Today #251

Today I had to go into work to retrieve my i-phone charger cord. I realized that work kind of sucks when I’m not there … but a little less than when I have to actually be there. hee hee!

It’s Getting Clouded In Here


Everything becomes the past, but you can still see it all.

We have rearview mirrors and reflective surfaces in our heads. 

Some people use them: some don’t.


note: I thought this was a “Mirage“, but it was just a “Voxy“.

double note: this was a pretty funky cloud!


Today #216

Today was “Clock work …………………………… Orange.



It must take longer to asphyxiate yourself using a hybrid car.


note: electric cars and convertibles might prove even more difficult.

double note: the above vehicle is a hybrid … part truck/part bedhead.


Today #212

Today was like a campfire marshmallow: hot and sticky.
(I guess a hot stick is hot and sticky too!)

Animal Tracks … Or Prints … Or Something Like That


In a perfect world,

 animals would probably use “fashion designer” patterns when they created clothing.


note: it’s my natural selection … selection

double note: baboon print jeans never really caught on.

triple note:It’s real Armani … can’t you tell by the genuine cracked Italian leatherface surface on this bag?


Today #136

Today as I sat in an outdoor onsen, I saw a Japanese serow wandering off into the woods.
… I’ve seen them before, but not while naked sitting in a hotspring bath.
I may start something called “Naked Animal Spotting Animals“! … or NASA for short .