Monday, November 07, 2005

Glad I had an extinguisher

I got the generator for my 118 desklamp and I fired it up. I don't know if it is too cold out but I had raw gas running out the air tube. Nothing bad happened, but I'm glad I had an extinguisher on hand just in case. It burns pretty bright but with it being below zero C out I can't tell whether it was running bad becuase of that or if there is something wrong with it. It pulsed a fair amount. In the end I'm proud of it for running as well as it did at 75 years old.

In other good news I'm so glad to have my car back. I like my truck but its the difference between driving an elephant and a quarter horse. I hadn't realized how much I perfer a manual transmission over an automatic until I had to drive an auto again for 2 weeks. I felt like I was removed from half of the control of driving. It seemed like I was never in the right gear and that I wasn't in control. I know that sounds weird but I think that everyone should learn to drive a manual transmission car. It is amazing how much more involved in driving you are. Although I guess its not for everyone. There are people who like to drive (me) and people who just have to drive to get around (the woman driving slowly in the left lane who brakes waaaay to far in advance). Oooo speaking of crazy women who shouldn't drive... I'm taping Canada's Worst Drivers tonight and get to watch it tomorrow morning. I hate that show, but I love it at the same time. Its like watching a show about horrible injuries, its too gross to watch but you can't stop watching becuase it looks cool.


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