Falling forward

My personal favorite time of the year is among us; the leaves change, I can procrastinate by watching three football games on Sunday, nice cool weather. The weather though does take some getting used to. Over the summer I was accustomed to hoping in my topless Jeep turning the key and going on my way. Fall being among us, I now have to go with an entire routine. First off the car must be started (obviously). It is a matter of when to start the car in the fall/winter months. Do I go out and start it and allow it to warm up as I eat breakfast? Or do I throw caution to the wind and shiver all the way to school until the heat actually becomes hot? The latter does save me a trip all the way outside and back, and on account of my attitude during the morning I would much rather stay in my nice, warm house. That being said, my freshly showed hair has been known to freeze on the particularly cold days. Still not worth going all the way outside. 

Then there is a matter of washing my vehicle. I love washing my car by hand but when it gets cold it takes much more commitment than  during the summer. You see, if being very cold wasn’t enough you add water to the equation, and it is not as attractive of an activity as it is in the 90 degree heat. Despite this, I can’t simply drive around in a yucky car, this world is too much based on appearance. I can’t go to the car wash because the chemicals they use will melt my soft top windows. I guess I have to just man up, brave the storm, and get the bird stuff of my car. 

Wish me luck.



My hiatus away from this blog has been very tough. In the middle of the night I would wake up with a cold sweat thinking, I should have written about diesel. The only thing that got me back to sleep is remembering that the school year was coming soon. I then lost more sleep when I received my schedule: no Journalism. One my favorite classes of all time was being taken away from me by AP Biology. Since that day it has been my mission to stay involved and revving this blog back up (pun intended) is one way I plan to do that.

We left off at me raving about America all patriotic and what not, and we return with my mood being a little different. I won’t delve into the world of government because as of right now, in my mind they are in a sort of time out. Now, single handedly, it is up to me to restore the global dominance of America. I will do this by making fun of some Japanese cars.

The Japanese auto industry has always been one filled with well built cars that will live longer than your children. They aren’t necessarily exciting, but you get from point a to point b. This summer though three of these companies decided that they would come out with an exciting new sports coupe. And here they are:


You’re not seeing triple (carbuzz.com). Toyata (orange), Scion (red) Subaru (blue)






No, they aren’t the same car, but at the same time; yes, they are the same car.

Toyota and Subaru decided to team up and make a car. Toyota would handle the aesthetic features while Subaru dealt with all the moving parts. The result: Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ, and Toyota GT 86. The only reason Scion is even included is because they are owned by Toyota.

These manufacturers decided that it would be a good idea to release these three cars all at the same time, for the same price, with the same specs and features. It doesn’t make sense.

At least when we ‘muricans release the same exact car from different manufacturers they are different prices (e.g. Chevy Suburban 45,000, GMC Denali 59,000, Cadillac Escalade 63,000). The three Japanese cars are all within 1000 bucks of each other (Scion FR-S 26g, Subaru BRZ 25.5g, Toyota GT 86 25g). The question is then how do you chose? The Subaru’s grill is an upside down version of the others, does that make it better? The Toyota is the cheapest, do you save a grand and go on a massive shopping spree? The fact of the matter is, all three of these cars are awesome. They are good to look at, good to drive, all of which is backed by Japanese reliability.

You want my advice? Line all three of them up, put a blind fold on, spin around and point directly forward. That’s the one I recommend.

It’s good to be back.