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Ailments
June 15th, 2018 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Car 2 Comments

I’m sorry to say that after more than a week, The Crud still has me in its unpleasant grip. Repeated daily applications of Sudafed and Afrin seem to do little in the way of loosening its claws, and if I buy shares in Kleenex now, that would be perilously close to insider trading. Maybe I […]

Smallville
February 11th, 2018 by suzy in Car,Country Life,Family,Work 1 Comment

It was the smallest of small town days. The tone was set right from the start, when I arrived at work to find Megan’s car already there. Knowing she had just finished the third of her 12 hour night shifts for the week, I wondered what she was doing there. She was planning to finish […]

Peter Panned
December 24th, 2017 by suzy in Bullshit,Car,Special Occasions 1 Comment

Yesterday Megan and I both enjoyed getting up after the sun did, putting the heat on in our frigid houses, and scampering back to bed with coffee and our neatly paired animal companions (two dogs for her; two cats for me) for more than an hour. How luxurious is that? Eventually, we got up and […]

Miscellaneous
December 9th, 2017 by suzy in Car,Dogs,Friends 1 Comment

Wondering what’s been happening in SuzyWorld™? Well, lots of nothing mostly. The car thing is dragging on into its millionth year. There has been a certain amount of progress, however. The slowdown/lack of power thing has not reared its ugly head again after my brother reset the car’s computer brain (if only he could do […]

Cars & Turkeys
November 21st, 2017 by suzy in Bullshit,Car,Special Occasions 1 Comment

Unlike most people this time of year, I am more preoccupied with things automotive than things culinary. Outsourcing most of the T Day operations helps in this regard, a secret I learned long ago. I’m afraid Erica and Jessica got the holiday shaft this year, committed to bringing a truffle-rich pie made of delicata squash; […]

Not Great
November 19th, 2017 by suzy in Bullshit,Car 1 Comment

Well, it’s been a less than stellar week in SuzyLand. An unlovely combination of work bullshit and car problems have combined forces to make my outlook bleaker than ever. I was partway to work when the wrench light came on. I made it to work, where I texted my brother, knowing that he would be […]

Birthday Week
June 2nd, 2017 by suzy in Car,Cats,Country Life,Friends 1 Comment

Good mail day So far, I’m favorably impressed with the lead up to my birthday this year. I’ve enough bad birthdays lately ($400 vet bill; 12 hour work day followed by fire-induced traffic stoppage on the way home from said 12 hour work day; power outage) to really appreciate a good one. Or even a […]

Flat Out
May 16th, 2017 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Car 2 Comments

It really does exist I started the week with a bang – or at least, a flat and smoking tire. As I left the Big Town, I noticed that Wednesday was not handling the way I was used to. I thought maybe it was the wind, but as time progressed, it became clear that it […]

Tire-d
April 13th, 2017 by suzy in Car,Weather 3 Comments

Dear Winter, How can I miss you when you won’t go away? Love, Suzy It seems that I was overly optimistic about the arrival of spring and the departure of winter. Lilacs notwithstanding, the weather has been doing a pretty good imitation of winter. It was 38F outside and 46F inside this past weekend, and […]

The sadness of losing my much-loved Roscoe at the end of the old year carried into the new year. A year later, I still can’t believe that his remarkable presence has been extinguished and that I will never have the joy of sharing my life with him again. I have yet to wash or dispose […]

Car Surgery
April 3rd, 2016 by suzy in Car,Family 2 Comments

‘Memba the cheerful orange engine light that appeared on Wednesday’s console, striking terror into my heart and bank account? My brother reset it, and I drove around engine light free for a couple of weeks, but it reared its alarming head again before I had even left the County on my way to Monterey (that’ll […]

I just wouldn’t be Me if there wasn’t something wrong with my car. I was driving to work one morning, listening to Bobbie Gentry* and being blinded by oncoming traffic as usual when I noticed the bright orange engine light blink to life on the console. This did not console me. I still think that […]

Past & Present
September 7th, 2015 by suzy in Car 7 Comments

I lent Wednesday to a friend who was making the trek to Santa Rosa last week, so I drove the 30 year old Honda for a couple of days. It was a whole different experience from driving a seven year old car. You lock and unlock the car with an actual key, and you roll […]

Tired
May 21st, 2015 by suzy in Car,Country Life,Family 1 Comment

One thing about Wednesday – and it’s not just Wednesday, it’s every new car, it seems – is the endless binging and bonging and nagging. Sometimes it’s useful (“Uh, Suz…you left the lights on”) and sometimes it’s just annoying (Yes, I realize that my seatbelt isn’t on. Because, you know, I didn’t put it on). […]

On My Way
November 18th, 2014 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Car,Cats,Work 2 Comments

Though I had a lovely dinner with my friends, I managed to spill some of the bouillabaisse I was bringing home with me in the car. It takes special skills, my friends. Or just a Suzy. It was too dark to deal with at the time, but when I opened the car door the next […]

Random Updates
September 13th, 2014 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Car,Cats,Garden 4 Comments

You will be glad to hear that my back is back to its old and now much more appreciated self. I am still trying to remember to be nice to it to keep it in a good mood. A grumpy back is actually more fearsome than a grumpy Suzy. Imagine! In addition to the temporary […]

Home Again
August 9th, 2014 by suzy in Car,Country Life,San Francisco 3 Comments

Sleeping Clyde It was a good trip to the City. The drive home…not so much. Along about Novato, the traffic slowed to an ooze, sometimes giving up on oozing to just sit there in the baking heat. I had the Blue Jays game on the stereo through my iPhone and the air conditioning blasting. It […]

Lately
July 31st, 2014 by suzy in Car,Family,House,Work 2 Comments

Well, it’s certainly been a skimpy month around here blog-wise. And you know what that means: I’ve been working a lot. Work is not only time-consuming, but it’s no fun to write about in the time that hasn’t been consumed, and the workosity drains the fun out of you and makes you just want to […]

Hello, I love you – won’t you tell me your name? I left Wednesday at the jobette on Saturday, after notifying our alley neighbor that I was doing so and asking him to keep an eye on her. I figured it made more sense to just leave the car there, rather than get a jump […]

Same As It Ever Was
June 14th, 2014 by suzy in Car,Family,Work 2 Comments

Maybe I’ll pick up one of these… It’s been a delightful day so far. I had a work call this morning (yes, on a Saturday) before heading to the jobette. I was planning to leave early, since I knew the annual Car Show was today (and I remembered what a hassle it was parking and […]