Daily Archives: November 21, 2006
Well I’m getting ready to head out for Thanksgiving in the Toronado, and it’s been a hair over 3,000 miles since my last oil change. So I figure best change it before I put another 700 miles on. I go in and pick up some vacuum line to fix the cruse control so it works all the time, not just when it wants to. I forgot the filter number so they looked that up for me. I got a high milage filter for cars with over 75,000 miles. I think my car qualifies. 😉 I grab some STP oil treatment and 4 quarts of oil.
The guy asks me if that’s it, and I tell him to ring me up. He rings it up and asks if I have another quart of oil at home or something. I tell him no, that my car only takes 4 quarts. Heck I thought it was weird at first too. But one guy behind the counter gives me a funny look like I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, and the guy ringing me up says, “Well let’s look it up.” So he looks it up, and he says, “Oh. 3.8 quarts plus filter volume.” a.k.a. 4 QUARTS! I may not be able to overhaul an engine, but I at least know how much friggin oil my car needs.
By the way, oil isn’t that cheap at O’Reillys. Unless you want to mess with their mail in rebate. No thanks, it’s not worth 10 minutes of work and 2 months of waiting to get my $4.00 back. I’ll just get it at Wal-Mart next time.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the auto parts store, Best Buy, or just about anywhere. Why is it a guy can’t just walk into a store, buy what he wants to buy and get out without being treated like an idiot that doesn’t know what the hell they’re doing. I want four quarts of oil. Maybe I just want to slather it all over myself and go sliding naked across a basketball court. Just give me four quarts!!!
I haven’t been posting lately. But as the picture above shows, I haven’t been just ignoring the blog. I haven’t even had time to play any games for the past week! So you KNOW I’ve been busy. I’ve just had a lot going on.
I went up to Sabetha to see all the grandparents with some time off I had the end of last week. Grandpa Wayne doesn’t seem to be getting any better. He’s lost most of the strength in his legs and has trouble getting out of chairs and has been using a walker to get around. Grandma called today and said they ran some tests and that he needs to stop taking chemo immediately. So say a prayer that he can start feeling better one way or another.
Between then and now it seems like I’ve just been busy doing odds and ends stuff. Fixing little things on my car, and doing stuff around the house I’ve been putting off. I’ve been strangely motivated lately and just haven’t been on the computer much longer than to check e-mail, and haven’t played any games or watched TV or anything.
I did get a chance to see the new Bond movie. It’s what a lot of people said it would be, more like the early Bond films. There’s really no gadgets, although there is plenty of high tech stuff. It’s all just a lot more believable. It’s certianly a different Bond film, and I think a nice change of pace for the series, and great timing to introduce the new actor. Check it out if you have the time, and the $8.50 to buy a movie ticket. =P
Coming up I’ll be heading to SWK for the Thanksgiving weekend. I’ll be eating a total of 4 Thanksgiving dinners this week, so I’m hoping to not pack on more than 10 pounds. Wish me luck!