Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Must. Stop. Watching.

Stop the cuteness! How will I get work done today?

Live kitten cam - featuring mom Daphne and kittens Tweet (all white), Shanghai (orange and white) and Seven (calico). The webcam was started to generate donations for Daphne's c-section - and it worked!

If you turn up the volume, you can hear their little squeaks and mews. Love it!

As precious as this is, I can't help but to also think of last week's Office episode. Anyone?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Never buying a Honda again

Hey, guess what, kids?

I need a new transmission in my 2003 Honda Accord. Sound familiar? Oh yeah, because I had to replace the transmission before - less than one year ago!!

Between the jacked-up transmissions and my recalled wipers, I am done. We're selling the Accord after this, replacing it with another Camry and never looking back.

First transmission replacement was while my car was under its 100k warranty. Now they're asking American Honda to do a "goodwill repair" and maybe we'll only have to pay part of the repair. Oh, Google 2003 Accord transmissions and you'll see others have had these goodwill repairs, probably because Honda knows the 03 is a POS and really should be recalled.

Yep, I am on my THIRD transmission in 107,000 miles. On a Honda Accord.

Spread the word.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hope all is well there

Thank goodness Channel 5 has a weather blog so I can feed my weather addiction. Sounds like it's gettin' crazy around there. Stay safe, yall.

Man, I miss me some "it could tornado at any time" Mike Morgan.

From one weather post to another...

Ah, it's been a while! And what brings me back? My inner weather nerd. Moderate risk for severe weather today. OKC is already under a tornado watch but Dallas isn't.

Which reminds me - I need to update about the ice storm TV coverage in Dallas. I've concluded that OKC meteorologists are indeed crazier than Dallas ones.

Apparently the Dallas ice was the worst in 5 years or so, but the weather crew didn't freak out. There was:
  • Reporters scattered across Dallas, showing extreme close-ups of street signs.
  • "Extended coverage" one morning of local TV instead of the Today Show, GMA, etc.
But that's it. No dramatic music. No "send us your pictures of the suffering."

However, interesting Dallas tidbit: Imagine the ice on the "High Five," a five-level stack interchange in north Dallas. The entire thing was closed for two days because of the ice. Scary. Thankfully, we don't take it to work. Back roads, thank you very much.

The high-five scares me enough on dry days. I haven't gripped the steering wheel like that since driver's ed.