You Know You’re in Asia When…

Hello Kitty Drinks

I’m still here waiting on standby at the airport. Check it, I received an email from Dianne and family today:

Hey Jen,

Okay, what’s his name. When do we get to meet him? Is he coming back with you in October?

Have you got an earlier flight yet?

Anyways, we miss you. Hope you can get back to SF soon.

I “heart” HK, but I can’t wait to get home.

Holy Beetle, Batman!

Jet-powered VW bug takes to the street

Ron Patrick wanted a VW Beetle with a jet engine (hey, who doesn’t?). But he also wanted to be able to drive it on the open road, rather than just on a closed airport runway surrounded by fire engines and EMT crews. His solution?

jet beetle

A dual-engine vehicle, with a normal VW motor for day-to-day transportation, and a GE T58-8F helicopter turboshaft engine converted to run as a jet, to get through rush-hour traffic. All we know is we don’t want to be caught behind Patrick when he flips the switch on this one. That, and how much will he charge to add this little trick to our ride?

Is it Friday the 13th or something?

I’ve had about the worst day ever today, and it’s not even over yet!

First off, I overslept, so I left the house late.  When I leave later, there’s more traffic.  Stinks.

I leave before eating the free lunch at work to get new tires from Costco.  I drive over to the one near the airport because it’s not as busy as the others.  They don’t have the tire that I need.  The guy tells me to go to the south city Costco.  It’s raining.

On my way there, I get rear-ended.  Thank goodness it was a slow-speed hit, and nothing that can be seen save for some scratches.  But boy did I feel it in the car.  I got the guy’s information, who, by the way, had nothing on his right arm past the elbow.

I finally get there and good, they have the tires I need, but there’s about a 3 hour wait.  Let’s see, I need to eat lunch, maybe walk around for a bit, but for THREE HOURS??!!!  Fine, let’s get this over with.  $140 per tire that comes out to be over $600, oh man.  Doh! I forgot I’m at super-lame, super-exclusive American express, cash, or check only Costco.  I got nothin on me but 7 bucks and a credit card.  

At least I had enough money for lunch.