July 01, 2013

What Passes for Excitement When One is Living the Walter Mitty Lifestyle

Saturday night I made the trek out to Virginia Beach where a friend and I went to Gus and George's, one of that cities few remaining old fashioned steakhouses. The purpose of this journey was to partake of their Romanian Steak...which defies mot attempts to adequately convey its awesomeness.  In this our mission was successful and we delighted in our consumption of the marinated flesh of the cowbeast.

Unfortunately, as the night became morning, the brakes on my car began to feel progressively more and more ..."odd". I was able to brake...with effort...but something was wrong. I had brake fluid, it didn't feel like the master cylinder had gone, there was no grinding..so after dropping my friend off at his house and convincing him to watch Gargantia, I headed home...wherapon the brakes became basically useless, so I decided to head towards the repair shop.

At this point I should mention that the sound of a safety brake cable snapping when the lever is pulled up violently is that of a loud chirp and is accompanied by a loss of all resistance in the brake lever. In my limited experience it is also accompanied by profanity, evasive maneuvers and downshifting....which in an automatic involves unpleasant and expensive sounding noises.

Anyway, the car is still in the shop as I type this...which is why i could not find my normal set of keys at 03:30 this morning when I went to work and why I had so much trouble finding where I'd parked.

Now as I ponder the lessons learned today, I look with some satisfaction upon the front door key that now graces my spare set of car keys.

Despite my unforced errors I did get to work.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 02:15 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Need a ride?

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at Mon Jul 1 15:57:14 2013 (AS4zy)

2 Nah. I've made arrangements, will be sure to go out with the RIGHT keys and expect the car back tomorrow anyway.

But thanks for the offer!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Jul 1 19:33:51 2013 (F7DdT)

3 Any diagnosis?

Posted by: Mauser at Tue Jul 2 03:00:28 2013 (cZPoz)

4 @ Clayton Barnett:
 Your E-mail has been bouncing back with the error message "----- The delivery status notification errors -----".

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Jul 2 19:13:05 2013 (F7DdT)

Any diagnosis?

Nope...Not yet.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Jul 2 20:21:57 2013 (F7DdT)

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