Saturday. Horn. In the park. Horn.

I am at the car dealership, getting my headlight fixed. Marvin always took it here to get it fixed so I am too, even though …friend just told me I was going to get gouged. I guess I should ask Marvin why I am doing this.

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My car’s headlights are always on, so they burn out quickly. Go, Volkswagen. Good design.

Talu is doing fairly well. Her incision is disgusting, and she refuses to walk around with the cone on. But this morning she sat on the deck and sunned herself and left her injury alone. Talu on drugs. It’s kind of fun. “Lu dig dis sun, man. It far out.”

We need to bring back the phrase far out. What say you?

Okay, tired of typing on phone. Ima look at Mini Coopers like I can afford them.

Sent from my phone. You happy now?

58 thoughts on “Saturday. Horn. In the park. Horn.

  1. You forgot to share if you totally disgusted Lu last night loving on her post-surgical self.
    June bored at the car dealership… funny girl, anywhere, anytime.

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  2. I got pulled over for having a rear light out, on a Saturday afternoon, and had to have it fixed by Monday dusk. I thought that was ridiculous since, you know, I WORK ON MONDAYS and every place I could go to have it done was closed on Sunday. Peeved me.
    Since I have both a husband and a mostly useless son, I figured I could get one of them to help me. So I went to an auto parts store and The Guy there, who, HAND TO GOD, looked exactly like Chaz Bono, not only helped me find the correct bulb, BUT offered to replace it for me! Chaz! Helping out a poor old white lady!
    Now. I also have a VW, a Passat, and Chaz was a, um, healthy guy. So getting Chaz in proper position in the trunk to replace the bulb was like a one-man pauper’s version of Cirque du Soleil. And he complained about these “Farfegnugens” and said Germans must have small hands. For once, I kept quiet.
    All told? $5 and change. And my ticket was dismissed. So eff going to the dealer, June!

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  3. Ellipsis is right about getting gouged at the dealership, but I have all my work done there. I just feel better about it, even oil changes. I feel for Talu and hope she heals soon. I think dogs are just a little humiliated when they have to wear those awkward cones. It is kinda funny to watch them run into things with them on, though. Heeee. Well, funny and sad.

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  4. You’re right. Dancing with the Stars didn’t pan out for him. So now he’s at Advance Auto Parts. Ima go back for his autograph.

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  5. Cute brown skirt there, June.
    I change my own car light bulbs, too. It’s quite easy. Let them gouge you this time, but stand close and watch. Next time do it yourself and it’ll be waaaay cheaper.
    Glad Tallulah’s on the mend. Do you have to wait for path reports or did the vet give you quick results?

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  6. Glad Talu is doing better..hope it continues (yeah the cone collars annoy them).
    Along with light bulbs, the guys at the car parts store will also install windshield wipers for you.
    Love. HORN. The title. HORN.

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  7. We just (re)watched Up last night and they call it the Cone of Shame. When my dog had to have a lump removed on her eyelid, she managed to trash those cones at least twice and have her eye restitched twice. So what should have taken 10 days to heal took almost two months. Two miserable months for all involved.
    I’m glad Lu is home and happy. And that you thought to make the .16% happy with a new post. Great use of dealership downtime. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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  8. I also have a VW (pronounced fough-vee in Deutschland) Jetta & have never needed the lights replaced (& it’s almost 5 years old) either! I wonder if your bug has a bug in the lights?!

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  9. GUESS WHAT!
    I just got stopped by the po-po for having a broken passenger side brake light!! Luckily because I am such a model citizen and all, he did not give me a ticket. I think he was impressed when I told him I could change it myself.

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  10. My Corolla is the same way, the headlights burn ALL the time when the ignition switch is on and it irritates the hound out of me (I don’t know what that means, so don’t ask). Perhaps that is why the headlight is out, let the consumer decide WHEN to burn the headlights! I would have gone to the auto parts place and sweet talked one of the guys to replace the light, like Paula. Hubby insists we get ORIGINAL Toyota parts for our cars. Yeah, and it just cost us $100 (ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS! I about died) to have three tiny bulbs replaced in the information center of our vehicle because they had to REMOVE the entire console to replace those little bulbs. Oh, but they gave us the burnout bulb in a plastic bag. Toyota needs to go back to the drawing board.
    I can dig far out. Glad Lu is resting well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  11. Several years ago, maybe 15 or so, when I had an Acura, I took it to the dealer to have a headlight replaced when my son was unable to do it. At that time it cost $75, which was a huge sum to me. They, also too, had to dismantle something-or-other to get to the headlight. I hate to think what it would cost now. My current Honda Civic coupe has “daylight running lamps,” which are always on when the car is running. Guess I should expect those to go soon.
    How’s Talu doing today? Photos, please.

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  12. If you’re going to use “Far Out!”, you need to add “Man.”

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  13. If you’re going to use “Far Out!”, you need to add “Man.”

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  14. If you’re going to use “Far Out!”, you need to add “Man.”

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  15. Oh, we weren’t supposed to be saying “Far out?” I’ve always thought it was groovy, man.
    Glad Talu had her joy, her fun, her season in the sun. Seriously, glad she is able to rest and recuperate.

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  16. We went to lengths to polish my not-working-very-well headlights rather than replace them, because apparently you have to take a tire off and bore in through the side to replace the light bulb in my car. It’s ridiculous.

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  17. I test drove a mini a couple of weeks ago when we were test driving cars and LOVED it. You can throw that car around corners like…like I don’t know what but yeah. And I was surprised that a base model mini can be had for low $20k, but my husband was nervous about minis poor consumer rating. And mini drivers have said they’re like time bombs waiting to go off. That said, I still love them. I also drove a VW TDI Golf and loved how it drove but hated the way it looked. I was depressed looking at it and when presented with the color selection I was almost suicidal. Ugh.

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  18. A friend of mine has the new-ish Mini “SUV.” She said it’s very uncomfortable and you can feel every bump and pebble in the road. She has a bad back, and the car isn’t doing it any favors. She said my car (2007 Honda Civic coupe) is a luxury car compared to hers.

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  19. I have always had Volkswagens and always have a light out. I love the VeeWee though, so I put up with it. I finally did learn to change them myself. The right side is MUCH easier than the left. There’s a website… VWVortex.com with really good forums about all things VW.

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  20. Your title made me think of Chicago. Saturday. In the park. I think it was the 4th of July. You’ll have to sing it to yourself.
    My husband tells me that we get a discount on our insurance because my Toyota Avalon has the constantly-on headlights. Which I did not know. So there’s that.

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  21. We have 726 people staying at our house, so I missed thins yesterday. My day was cook, clean up, cook, clean up, shop for more food, cook, clean up. You’d think with all tese people I’d have a few helpers in the kitchen.
    Anyway! I know nothing about VWs, headlights or minis. But we used to have to change our own headlights on our cars. Never fun. I always said we should ask first before we buy the car – how hard is it to get the headlights out? Worry about gas mileage and safety after the important issues are covered!
    Glad Lu is on the mend!
    Happy Mothers Day to everyone who is a mom, or has a mom, for that matter!

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  22. A rainy night in Georgia
    Such a rainy night in Georgia…
    And now it is a rainy day in Georgia.
    Happy Mother’s Day.

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  23. We brought our VW (Mom and Dad and I) over on the boat that brought me to America.
    Parents drove it for years until about the time I got my license and then we got a Vega. I never did learn how to drive it. Would love to have that VW now! Fun cars for fun people. Far Out.
    Hoping for great results for Talu.

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  24. My ding dong dog won’t wear the cone of shame either so I put a Tshirt on her. I tie it in a knot in so it doesn’t drag and that part we just pretend is a little retro 80s fashion nod. She doesn’t love the tshirt but it doesn’t make her completely insane elite the cone did. Sorry for the typing insanity–I hate typing on phones!! But I always get such awesome pet tips here and rarely have anything helpful to share-hopefully someone can use this!!

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  25. I have an older Mini and love it. Six speed. It is fun, fun, fun to drive. Yeah, bumpy roads are no fun and it does cost a fortune to have any work done, but I do love driving it.

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  26. They will totally like, remove your battery and put in a new one for you, too……..far out……..
    I once saw an interview with the late John Denver, and if he said far out once, he said it 100 times……..so far out was he…..

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  27. I sit here waiting in my robe and still nothing. No flowers, no breakfast. It’s now noon. Maybe I should take myself out to lunch. I did get a call from my oldest. He’s my favorite right now.

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  28. Yes, take yourself out to lunch without them. And order yourself some flowers, too.

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