Thursday, February 11, 2010

That buzzing noise is my brain exploding.

I don't like it. Winter can suck it. I am done. DONE. My sister is done too. We do not live in upstate New York here. What the hell?

Last weekend it snowed again:


I used to think it was pretty but that photo just makes me feel like I'm hiding from the White Witch with too much Turkish Delight in my belly. Ugh. (Related: someone who is not me keeps walking through the house in his snow-covered boots even though I created a whole "here's where you take off your boots right by the front door" area. Hmph.) Last weekend got a little ugly, is all I'm saying.

Then it started to get better until yesterday morning when we had a little mini-blizzard. I fought my way into work (took an HOUR) only to be told that work was now closed and we should go home. The sun came out as I was driving back, of course. I am not even going to talk about the MORE SNOW predicted for this weekend.

You know who hates this weather even more than me? My car, that's who. Once upon a time, my car was a luxury vehicle. It was pretty nice if you were someone's grandpa looking for a sweet ride. It's still pretty powerful but it's starting to fall apart in highly irritating ways. Like, the flippy-flap that covers the visor mirror has a broken hinge and I have to rubber-band it in place. That is class.

Also, the small windshield crack on the passenger side had become a large crack encroaching on the drivers side. (The crack came with the car but didn't stop every. single. new passenger to say, "Oh, it looks like you have a crack in your windshield!" OMG REALLY? I HADN'T NOTICED.)

So yeah, the crack was starting to freak me out because every time the temperature dropped, it grew and grew. I had visions of the whole thing shattering in my face as I hit another pothole and WOW, do I not need that experience. So, since I don't have real insurance I had to pay out of pocket for a brand new sheet of glass this week. It looks pretty good, though, or it did until it got covered in salt, ice and chemicals.

But, the most annoying thing the cold does to my car involves the tape deck. Oh man, I want to take that thing out with my bare fists and smash it apart on the fake wood grain dashboard. See, I run a tape adapter through it in order to listen to my iPod in the car. Most of the time this is a great system, but lately on cold mornings it's been making the most god-awful buzzing noise. The full experience is like this:

I am the passenger BRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and I ride and I ride
I ride BRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ through the city's backsides
I see the stars come out BZRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ of the sky BRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Yeah, the BRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
You know it looks BRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ BRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Singing la la la la la..BRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ lala la BRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZla, la la la la.. lala BRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZla la etc AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

That last part is me losing my mind. Thank you and good night.

5 comments:

  1. Yep. I'm bout ready to stab somebody. The End.

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  2. BRZZZ BRRZZZZZZZ!

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  3. I highly suggest ditching your car's tape deck for something that has an aux input for your ipod. They're really not too hard to swap out, and you can find a cheaper one for $50-100 depending on your car

    go to http://www.crutchfield.com/ and use their handy dandy finder tool, then shop around for the best price on the model you want.

    It will make you love your car!

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  4. Kelly, I don't know. My car has nearly 180K miles on it. The second I spend any kind of unnecessary funds it will need another thousand dollar's worth of work.

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  5. So sorry about your weather. I can relate to the snow and KILL ME NOW feeling, but at least we have plows and salt galore up here. We are prepared for this crap.

    It will end soon, really. And spring will be fucking AWESOME.

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