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Nov. 6th, 2008

10:14 pm - Cruise control works!

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Yesterday I went to San Antonio for one night. I did it mainly to test the new cruise control feature I had installed in my car, but I also wanted to see the Riverwalk again, and November is a good month for that; not too swelteringly hot.

So yesterday I headed out around noon. The cruise control works great, and I got the hang of it easily! It also makes driving much less stressful and easier on my foot (and much less likely for me to get caught speeding, because the cruise control doesn't have my bad habit of letting the speed creep up accidentally).

So it was a good day! Cruise control works, I had a good dinner at Casa Rio on the Riverwalk, and Obama is our new President. After dinner, I decided to see a movie.


That's my actual ticket stub in the corner.
Zack & Mir

Today I had lunch at the Rivercenter food court at Little Tokyo (bleah, tough fibrous food court chicken; when will I learn?), checked out and drove home, giving myself more practice with the cruise control. I'll be ready for MFF in a few weeks!

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From:keeper1st
Date:November 7th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
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Heheh! Reminds me of "Pinky & The Bra"!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 7th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
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It's kinky,
It's Pinky and the bra, bra, bra, bra, bra.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:November 7th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Ah, I wish I knew of more convenient title cutoffs. "Bride of Frank" just doesn't cut it.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 7th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
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I recall hearing that shortly after the movie version of "Mission: Impossible" was released, there was a parody of it, starring Verne Troyer, called "Mission: Imp". I'm sure it was inspired by the theater marquee truncation of the title. :}
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From:orv
Date:November 7th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Cruise control is sooo nice on long trips, especially if you live in a flat area. The Cabriolet has it, because VW considered their convertibles to be higher-end cars and optioned them pretty heavily. It's hilly here and there's lots of traffic, so I don't actually end up using it much except when I go to the eastern part of the state, though.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 7th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
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I drove through a bit of eastern Washington this summer! Actually the most fun part was driving on I-90 between the towering mountains. Wish I could have enjoyed it more, but after six days of driving, my leg was hurting and bothering me. My hope is that having cruise control will prevent that in the future.
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From:orv
Date:November 7th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
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I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass is beautiful. I-90 through the Idaho Panhandle is even better. I think it's the most beautiful stretch of interstate in the country. You're winding through narrow canyons the whole time, sometimes so narrow that exits drop out of sight without any apparent place to go.
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From:akktri
Date:January 7th, 2009 08:15 am (UTC)

River walk

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I went to San Antonio a long time ago. They had a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant on the River Walk that had surf boards and cheap food and they served it to you on oil pans. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Also, there's a great pastry shop in that same area. I went there frequently for breakfast. That and the Hard Rock Cafe with the car stuck in the wall. I went there a lot, too.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:January 7th, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)

Re: River walk

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I haven't been there, but I vaguely recall seeing some place with surfboards hanging out front.
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