27 January 2009

um

today we were hit with a nice layer of snow - the term my friend kelly uses is SNOWPOCALYPE - maybe a foot? anyway.

getting my car (now a STUPID car) out of the parking lot at work took a ton of effort, and a lot of wheelspin. the car prefers that i spin the tires all the way through 5th gear, at which point i let off both the gas and clutch in a way that ALMOST stalls the motor. instead it seems to stick. just a little bit. for a little while. while sliding sort of sideways. then you wait a while, start to worry about sliding off the road, stop, start over...

traffic sucked on the way to the gym - a 10 minute drive became an hour plus. and the spinning of tires, and the getting stuck in the gym parking lot afterwards, and the people offering to help, and the "No, the car is just stupid and this is the technique" and then finally on the road home, where a sideways grade (for drainage) on a road I use everyday (and bike on) became too much and sucked my car into the curb. to which i said FUCK THIS and just stayed on the gas and bounced it back into the road.

no damage. my car is a fucking nightmare. it's complete incapable of handling any sort of snow, and while i should have expected that, what i didn't expect was that no matter what sort of cautious effort i put in, it just doesn't matter. off the road, no particular reason, just that i'm driving a light rear wheel drive car.

oh, i've got weight in the trunk, so that's not a solution. unless MORE weight is the solution. dunno. i'm not driving it tomorrow. fuck that.

5 comments:

Jessica said...

I should have gone to NIFS yesterday, instead I left and it took me an hour to go home. At least we had a great dinner at euphoria when we went back out.

If it makes you feel better, driving my jeep without 4wd selected, is like driving a really heavy rear wheel drive vehicle that likes to fishtail?

Brownie said...

I just called in yesterday and today. I haven't taken the truck out, and I don't plan to, no 4x4. I'm glad we have two front wheel drive cars.

Miatas are dumb.

Brant A. Zurliene said...

You should move to Tennessee. If snow ever does come through they just shut everything down. People stock up on water and bullets and act like it's the apocalypse. It's really weird...

Mike said...

is that your actual beard or did bees attack you?

i'm all for a spirited bearding but yours in now laughably awesome. if that makes any sense.

jeeper creepers.

Brant A. Zurliene said...

Yeah, that's my real beard...why do you ask? What do you mean by laughably, remember I know where you live?