car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page


Four thoughts I had while running to the grocery store yesterday afternoon

Accelerating through S-turns on entrance ramps in the rain is made much more interesting when you know that you’re due for tie-rods soon.

At 3.79/gallon for premium,our next car will most definitely use regular unleaded.  This makes me sad,as comparatively few wagons out there fit that requirement,Read on…

New feature:Top Five * You’ve Never Heard Of

Inspired by a close encounter with some rare machinery today (and because my original post remains in the development process),today I’m going to present a new feature of the blog –the “Top Five _____ You’ve Never Heard Of.”Today’s installment:the Top Five Italian Cars You’ve Never Heard Of (Illustrated).

Number Five:Lancia Read on…

The Making of an Alfisti

I went out last night to pick up my previously reserved copy of Hill Street Blues (Season Two). Barnes &Noble had called me around 1045 yesterday morning to let me know it had arrived as scheduled,and I told them they could expect me that evening.

For me,a typical visit to Barnes &Read on…

In Praise of Bench Seats

But when we’re driving in my Malibu,It’s easy to get right next to you. I say,“Baby,scoot over,please.”And then she’s right there next to me.

- Cake,“Stickshifts and Safety Belts”

While Glen and I were out getting haircuts and dinner tonight,I happened to see a large black and white Read on…

They just don’t make ‘em like they used to.

There’s a VW Beetle in my parking lot which hasn’t moved in quite some time. It’s not in the greatest of shape –one tire is very low,the paint has a very suede-looking finish to it,and the interior could use some work. But it looks like a very fun little automobile,admirable for Read on…