Posts Tagged ‘futurama’


So this is my new car.  I’ve had it almost a month and a half, and though I’ve been driving it around for errands I was surprised to see I’ve only put about 150 miles on it.  Still got over half a tank of gas.  Itching to get it out on the road to see how many MPGs I’ll really get.  Already decided on a personalized plate for the car when it comes time to renew my registration — SLURM.  Also planning to put a Hypnotoad sticker on the small rear window.  Both refer to one of my favorite TV shows, Futurama.  I have a Planet Express sticker I could use on the small rear window on the other side, but I think that would be a little much.  One of my coworkers has designed several stickers of his own and I’m thinking of using one.  There’s a place on the front bumper for a license plate.  My state doesn’t issue front plates.  I have several decorative plates in mind — have to see if I can find them on-line.


Cleaned out the old car today.  Transferred stuff into the new car that I’d want to keep using and brought the rest into the apartment.  Still need to straighten out the car title and have the car detailed before giving it to daughter.  The old car is a ten-year-old Toyota Corolla, with over 130,000 miles on it.  It’s been a good car.

Been thinking for a long time about getting a personalized license plate.  When I worked on pharmacy robots, I toyed with getting MROBOTO as a tribute to my favorite band when I was a kid, Styx.  But now that I’m doing something else, the robot reference doesn’t really apply anymore.  So, with the new car being a bright green Prius, I’m thinking of SLURM as a tribute to one of my favorite TV shows, Futurama.  Now if I can find another hypno-toad sticker like the one on the old car, I’ll be set!

Springtime 2015

I guess I’ve been in a funk or something, but I’ve had little desire this year to write about what I’ve been up to.  Like in years past, I’m losing the details of my life for lack of keeping a journal.  With one exception — I have Facebook, so even if I’m not writing much, Facebook is recording the places where I’ve eaten, short snippets about my activities and the photos I’ve been taking when I’m out and about.  Today I’ve been doing a little maintenance on this blog, taking passwords from most of my entries, so I decided I should write something….

First of all — for the first time this year, I’m working in town instead of traveling.  Most of the year I’ve been moving around the southern part of the country, in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Florida.  But I have been to Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, DC, New York and Vermont.

At the end of February, I was working in Las Vegas, so at the end of my trip, decided to take a vacation and stay there.  Five days later I was driving to Arizona for another workweek.

Last month I took another vacation, driving from my home to Washington State and back.  LONG trip, but enjoyable.  There are a couple of things from that trip worth writing about.

I cut my hair and shaved when the weather turned warm, as you can see in the picture.  My hair is getting long again, but I’m still clean-shaven.  Thinking about getting one more haircut before fall, when I’ll start going all Grizzly Adams again.

The power switch on my GPS unit stopped working, so I bought another.  Can’t neglect one of my most-important tools for improving my life!

Finally got around to replacing my car’s windshield, which had been cracked by a rock, only to get hit by another rock on my most recent vacation.  Need to get that taken care of before the chip turns into another big crack.  Anyone who’s seen my car might have noticed I keep little bumper stickers/decals on my rear passenger wing windows to help me find my car in a crowded lot.  My “Life Is Good” stickers became faded, so I replaced them with the Futurama Hypno-Toad and a souvenir sticker from the Ben & Jerry’s factory.

Finally went out to dinner with someone for the first time since being divorced.  Had fun!

Visited with family and friends in Colorado and Washington during vacation.  Had fun!

Sightseeing stops this spring have included Boulder Dam, Picacho Peak, President Eisenhower’s Library, Fort Hays, Cripple Creek, Devil’s Slide, Snake River Canyon, Little Bighorn, Deadwood, Wall Drug, Lake Champlain and the Ben & Jerry’s factory.  Had fun!