Tire stuff

As I was leaving work Tuesday, I started backing up my car in the garage, and immediately felt something was wrong.

Behold!

I went to the garage’s ticket booth, and told the guy that I had a flat.  He said that I should call AAA myself, which I did, and after 15 minutes on hold, I got through to a person.  She dispatched a technician, who had no problem finding the garage, and my car on the 3rd floor, after another 20 minutes.  Another 20 minutes later, and I was on my way with my spare tire in place.

Once I got home, I took a look at the tire, and found a screw in it.  Arrgh.

This morning I decided to get the tire fixed, but when I brought it to one local garage, they said that they wouldn’t be able to fix it, because of the location, and that I would need to go to a tire specialist.  Luckily there was one nearby, where I had my tires changed out for new ones a few years back.

Upon arrival and inspection, the guys at this shop determined that the screw was too close to the sidewall for a repair, so I had to get a replacement tire, which they ordered and would be available around 2:00 pm.

I decided to take a mental health day at that point.

I took my car back after 2:00 pm, and after giving them the 45 minutes that they said that they’d need to work on it, I returned.  They then told me that they found 2 nails in my right rear tire, which they were able to patch, and it would take a while longer for the car to get ready.

I paid for the tire and patch, and went home, wondering if someone deliberately placed those nails/screws under my tires.  I’m hoping not.

Ideas

The other Star Wars films I’d like to see:

  • Jawas: The Movie – like Minions, but with Jawas
  • Boba Fett: heist film, possibly a buddy film with Han Solo or Lando Calrissian
  • Ezra/Kanan: show us their fate after Rebels goes off the air
  • Cheers-like movie at either Anchorhead or Mos Eisley cantina
  • Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes: A Hard Day’s Night or Help!, Star Wars style
  • The Battle of Taanab: Google it
  • Ord Mantel: what bounty hunter was that, Han?

The Star Wars films I don’t want to see:

  • Kenobi
  • Yoda
  • Lando
  • Chewbacca/Wookies
  • Sand People

Solo Film

10-year old me wanted a Han Solo film.

16-year old me wanted a Han Solo film.

32-year old me wanted a Han Solo film.

45-year old me wanted a Han Solo film.

50-year old me?

Still wants a Han Solo film.

#Iknow

Blogging in Bed: Randomness 

I’m about to nod off, because I’m too tired to watch Kong: Skull Island right now.

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I still watch baseball, but it becomes painful to watch when your team is bad.

People are making such a big deal about Godzilla fighting Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidrah in his next  movie, LIKE THAT’S NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

Too many games to play.

I seem to be adjusting to the progressives well enough.

For the Emperor!

The 8th Edition of Warhammer 40K came out today, and while I do have hard copies preordered and being shipped to me by the end of the coming week, I decided to go with digital copies as well, mainly so I don’t have to lug the books everywhere if I wanted to read them.

8th Edition Rulebook

From what I’ve read so far, and from after action reports online, the game plays much faster than before, with very streamlined rules.

I’m looking forward to playing, whenever that will be.

Miniatures

Incoming!

Miniatures set for B-17 Flying Fortress Leader

According to the description, the set comes with:

3x B-17; 3x B-24; 1x B-26; 1x B-25; 1x P-51; 1x P-38; 1x P-47; 1x P-80; 1x Spitfire; 3x Bf-109; 2x FW-190; 1x Bf-110; 1x Bf-410; 1x Me-262

I’ll probably paint some if not all of them, at the very least the B-17s.

Parade and Stuff

I only got to watch part of the first hour of the Warriors’ parade.

It was cool to see that one truck where Barry Bonds, Dance Cam Mom, and Toaster Guy were riding in the back.

I saw a few clips of the celebration at the end.

And I found my KD MVP shirt.

comiXology Storage Mitigation

One issue I decided take care of with the new iPad mini 4 was to move all trade paperbacks (including those from amazon/Kindle) and non-continuing comic series to the iPad, while keeping all ongoing series on my Galaxy Tab 10.5.

I almost ran out of space on the iPad.  Yikes.

Hell Froze Over

Back in 2010, I said I would never buy an iPad.

Last Friday, I picked up an iPad Mini 4.

Which isn’t the same thing as a full sized iPad.

So there.

The reason I picked this up was because my iPod appears to be dying, and when I looked for a replacement with more storage, the 128 GB iPod was the same price as a 128 GB iPad Mini 4.

So I figured, what the heck.

One cool thing it allows over my Samsung tablet is the ability to customize the MLB At Bat app icon.

So yeah. Hell hath frozen over.