Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ladders and Crutches

As everyone knows, I'm not a big fan of ladders, corporate or otherwise.

In fact, this is really the best way to use one:

Tip of the week: If you order a stereo component from Crutchfield online, make absolutely sure that your car model has been entered. Otherwise, they will attempt to be helpful by sending you a connector and wires for you to solder together to fit whatever car you may have.

It's much easier when they send you something that is already wired for your car. And as a bonus they will send you a fact sheet with instructions on how to take your car apart and put it back together.

Jeff and I, however, no longer need that instruction sheet. We've taken apart the console on my car so many (three) times now, and each time we leave more screws and clips out when we put it back together. Now you can take the whole console out by just pulling it the right way. That's much easier.

Sure, one of these days I'll accelerate a little too hard and end up with my stereo in the back seat, but that will be a clear sign that it's time to buy a new car.

That new car had better come with a good stereo pre-installed...


Unknown said...

Hey Jeff,

Did you see that Thor Hushovd won the World Road Championship race today? I wonder how much the bike he rode (but didn't pay for personally) cost? I'm sure a lot. Exciting stuff, kind of like cats sitting on a ladder.

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

Everyone, Rvan is going to start his own blog now, called "Professional Cyclists Blah Boring Blah". Sadly (for the state of the world) it will probably be very popular.

jeff said...

With a name like Thor, what's not to like?

As for the stereo, I'm not sure your car could accelerate fast enough to leave it in the back seat -- especially after all these years.

If that is the goal, I'd suggest reversing into a wall.

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

Jeff, my Civic has some surprises under the hood (namely, all the extra screws and clips that we've lost over the years). However, you're probably right. The most likely scenario is some jerk in an SUV rear-ending me when I'm stopped in traffic.

But again, I'll take that as a sign that I need to buy a new car.

Eric said...

That will only increase your total dent count by 33%.

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

I know. If I use K-poo's criterion, I still have two sides of the car to dent before it's time to get a new one. But soon I'll take anything as a sign that I need a new car, including the cracked windshield.