A New Kind of Car Shopping: Mazda CX-5

I am not a trailblazer. I’m a listener. I remember what people say and in what context. I listened intently when I visited the Mercedes Benz Driving School and a few weeks ago Jane began lessons with them. I like their philosophy and I’ve loved what I’ve seen put into practice. Some years ago my neighbor, who happens to be a veteran firefighter, was over and we were in car buying mode. When we asked him about buying a car he told us that in 25 years he’d never cut …

I Spent the Day Shopping

I spent the entire day shopping because my Dad is turning 70 this weekend. I found the most fabulous gift ever and I can’t even blog about it because he’ll probably just read this and buh-bye surprise. I promise a video on Monday because it’s impossible to buy a gift for a man who has spent 70 years buying himself the things he wants. I can tell you only that it is not from Hermes because they’re in the middle of remodel and when I popped into the store this afternoon their …

Luxury Problems

Jane has final exams today. She was supposed to take two tests in the morning and leave school just at lunchtime. The kids could stay for lunch and study time if they wanted but few choose to do so. Jane wanted sushi for lunch and since SugarFish is just around the corner from school she really wanted to be there. After dropping kids off at school I stopped home just long enough to make some beds and check in on Airtime. Day two is different than day one. I spoke …

Jaguar Puts a Mechanic in the Trunk

I brought the Jaguar in for service earlier this week. I’m shocked and delighted to report to you that the Cube is a perfectly lovely vehicle that drives nicely and has a crazy amount of room for everyone inside. Still, I was looking forward to being back in the snooty-mobile. Humberto called to tell me that the car was finished yesterday in the afternoon. He explained that the sunroof was loose and there was a nail in the right rear tire. The routine maintenance was also complete. I told him …