We just got hit by a great thunderstorm. If there's one thing I miss about the midwest, it's thunderstorms. I love those.
Yesterday Mitsubishi replaced the steering wheel in my Lancer under warranty. It wasn't a huge deal, but the bottom of the original wheel felt like there was no finish. I was afraid it was just going to spontaneously combust in the sun at some point. I mentioned it the last time I was having my oil changed, and the guy, without quibbling at all, said that they'd warranty it. I couldn't believe it. Now I've just got to ditch the bling-bling rims for some smooth riding ones, and I'll be set. I look back on the decision to buy a car, and while I pay for the privilege, I still have no regrets.
Les has a good write up on the state of alternative music radio on his blog. I totally agree with him, and here's my two cents: I like Nirvana enough to not let the Trend ruin it for me, so I just quit listening to the End and that did the trick. And his friend had it right on KEXP. It's way too damn pretentious. It was much better as a poor colllege radio station than it is now, and the wankers took out the commercial free classic rock station in Tacoma that I enjoyed, and that had a great metal show on Thursday nights. KEXP has a decent show every now and then, but I think it's just trying to be too many things.