Tag: Chicago

An Open Letter to The Person Who "Squeezed" Into a Parking Spot... and Hit My Car.

An Open Letter to The Person Who "Squeezed" Into a Parking Spot... and Hit My Car.
To Whom It May Concern, First off, let me start off by introducing myself as the gentleman whose new Volkswagen you (repeatedly) scratched while attempting to squeeze all 201.2 inches of your Honda Odyssey into a space with room for only 199. Had you have taken an additional moment to look directly ahead of my... Read more »

The Daily Grind- Sunroofs: Let in the Light and Potentially Cause Several Hundred Deaths... Simultaneously.

From a weather standpoint, today is a beautiful day. Gazing down at the thermometer on my vehicle’s information display, I noticed that it was a supposed 60 degrees outside, which placed it 10 degrees above my “…warm enough to open the sunroof and share my personal space with the world” rule. So as the sun... Read more »

The Daily Grind- Wham, Bam... Uh... Sorry Ma'am.

How do you make a Monday feel more depressing than usual? Answer: Rear end somebody on the way into work and inflict more damage to your vehicle than the one you hit. That alone is BS compounded upon BS compounded upon additional BS! (By the way, is that much BS tax deductible?) I am not... Read more »
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The Daily Grind- Quick Quips from My Mind Throughout the Week for Your Enjoyment

Some people say that inspiration strikes like lightning. For me, in clearly came in the form of a pothole that ruptured the sidewall of my tire and instantly left me with a loose pile of rubber, sagging off of an alloy rim. Now I may not be able to pinpoint the exact minute, but I... Read more »

Doing the Pothole Polka With our Vehicles

Doing the Pothole Polka With our Vehicles
I am going to boldly state that drivers living in the Great Lakes Region are the most prepared drivers on the road. Do you think I am kidding? Seriously, look into your trunk or under your hatch and I will bet you have at least two of the following items: a blanket, an ice scraper,... Read more »

Top 5 Lessons Learned from the NAIAS and Chicago Auto Show In 2014

Top 5 Lessons Learned from the NAIAS and Chicago Auto Show In 2014
As we climb out of the Polar Vortex that had a firm and frigid grasp on the Great Lakes region, we also tipped our hats to two of the most influential displays of automobile innovation and exhibition in the country and in some cases- the world. The 2014 North American International Auto Show and the... Read more »
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Quality Over Quantity: My Quest to Make a Better Blog

Good evening ladies, gentlemen and/or whoever else subscribes to my modest blog. I know I haven’t posted a random rambling in a while, but please know that I have been thinking about you and ways to make this blog better. After sorting out some personal issues as well as finishing up some business related trips,... Read more »

Speed Cameras Coming to Chicago and Why It May Not Be So Bad

It is probably no surprise to anyone who reads my blog that I love to drive. As much as I respect those who chose to leave the smallest carbon footprint in their wake by taking public transit or by cycling, I still love to drive my vehicle whenever and to wherever. Given the demands of... Read more »

Driving Through Chaos: How to Make the Best of Driving Through the Worst

Living in Chicago, I have become accustomed to the usual traffic annoyances that plague our city. When I speak of annoyances, I tend to think of the time I spent in a single lane construction zones while the person ahead of me insists that making a left turn is a brilliant idea or the Lexus... Read more »
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