Monday, July 09, 2007

Mini squirter, buffer, bird, stacked and a no-phone guy

A squirter on my Mini Cooper wasn't squirting, so I had to take it in to the BMW dealership. I waited while they fixed it.

I saw this there. I wonder if the people who own that car parked on the right are really rascals or if they just put it on the license to freak me out. Sorry about my finger at the bottom of the image.



A bird flew into a large plate glass window and hung out on the ground for a while. Then he sputtered away, sort of dizzy and disoriented. I know how he felt.



I think the bottom buffers are to buff shoes. But what do you buff with the top buffer?



They had a rack of cookies and muffins. I didn't take a picture of that, but I ate a cookie (white chocolate chip macadamia nut). It was in a cellophane package and was sort of chewy, but okay. I turned the TV from a soap to "Miami Ink" and then I acted like I wasn't watching it when a guy with a back pack came in. He used the house phone to call someone and I thought: guy doesn't even have his own phone and I'm worried about what he thinks of me for watching "Miami Ink?" Sheesh.

Then the BMW man came and told me my squirter was right as rain and I went home.

24 comments:

Steve said...

Love the mini and the color, Erin. At one time, I was thinking of getting the convertible Mini. But I had to get the Shelby GT 500 convertible.

As for rascals, I saw a jeep from Tennessee cruising the streets of Vancouver. The license plate read -ARYAN. I wish I had my camera then.

Erin O'Brien said...

Steve: That Shelby is one hot wagon. Nice. And sorry about the boy from Tennessee. I can only do so much over here--but at least I'm trying.

Jim Winter said...

I just had to take the Wintermobile in after the brakes decided to disappear on a freeway last week. Don't worry. We were only 60 miles from home when it happened.

After shelling out $300 because my rear brakes had essentially disintegrated, I couldn't decide which was worse: dental work or car repairs.

Steve said...

I am going for dental work, Jim. Though my dentist bears a very close resemblance to Geena Davis. It takes the edge of the drill.

Erin: We love to see those good old boys - in a dark alley. Keep doing your best. We appreciate it.

Erin O'Brien said...

Winter: Maybe you could take your car into Steve's dentist and she could fix it?

Steve: Appreciation is a good thing.

CheekierMeSly said...

Erin, that top polisher is clearly for delicate bits to add a bit o' shine after pruning.

Nin Andrews said...

I was thinking maybe the car needs a Pelvexiser ---

I'm not sure what that is, but I came across the word the other day and it sounded useful.

Norm said...

They had a rack of cookies and muffins.

Nice rack.

I'd probably use the top buffer for my shiny cordovan leather belt.

Just kidding.

jungle jane said...

i love how the stacked the boxed on top of each other that say DO NOT STACK...

EBEZP said...

Nice pics Erin! The words are better though! Good job really otherwise you'd be a photographer!

Erin O'Brien said...

Cheek: I was going to use it for that but there was so many damn people milling around.

Nin: I think I have a Pelvexiser or two. After all, my Pelv is smartly exised.

Norm: It was a nice rack. Complimentary as well!

JJ: exactly why I took the pic. Love the guy looking at the boxes as well.

EBEZP: I love taking photos of things no one else would.

Bobby Farouk said...

It is good to have a functioning squirter.

Badger said...

I love squirters. Especially female.

Dean said...

O'Brien, you are always making with the squirters.

Erin O'Brien said...

Farouk: I counted at least three dozen of them. Some didn't look old enough to shave. Most had pistols, although I'll be damned if I didn't see one kid with a crossbow. A crossbow! All I'm saying is be careful for chrissake.

Badger: As you know, I am considerably concerned over your avatar. I've decided it is a rodent and that is that, sir!

Dean: I know you are but what am I?

~d said...

I think the top buffer is a nostril cleanser.

Erin O'Brien said...

You are exactly right, tilde! All those BMW guys had clean nostrils.

Big Chip Dale said...

God I love Minis! I've spent the last five years saving up all my thong money in the hope of buying myself a Cooper in dark grey...

Badger said...

My avatar is my pet mole.
we call him Dicky.

Erin O'Brien said...

Chip: God I love your thongs!

Badger: Good luck with that.

zen wizard said...

Glad the BMW guy got your squirter working--I'm told only 22% of females will ever experience a truly functioning squirter, perhaps due to the taboo of female ejaculation.

Maybe the BMW guy missed his calling as a gynecologist. (I mean, didn't we all??)

zen wizard said...

Oh, I am guessing the top buffer thing is to polish your tie tack or belt buckle.

Modernly, it could also buff your navel ring or piercing. Or shine a dwarf's head if he has a shaved head.

Chickie Carmarthen said...

When I read "mini squirter" in the title, I thought this post was going in a whole different direction...

Mongrel Porksword said...

Your foot in pic #2 is making me hot.