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Tire and Lube Work

I've mostly worked only on the top part of cars since I've been working on them. I'm familiar with alternators, serp belts, thermostats, water pumps, radiators, head gaskets and so on. I don't know everything about them, but I've done work in those areas on a few of my Chevys. The Sonic is going to be a wild experience for me when I finally dig into it because GM didn't engineer it like the other ones (1998 Camaro, 2005 Monte Carlo). 

Anyway, going underneath cars to do oil changes and working with tires are both foreign and new tasks to me. Many people viewed those tasks as the easiest tasks one can do, but they were challenging for me because I'd never messed around underneath the car too much. Recently, I've had the pleasure of learning how to do that kind of work. I like it, but the labor is highly physical. It's a bit like working out at the gym, but for an entire shift. I work muscles that I haven't worked in years. Getting used to that was…

Timiarah Breaks Her Silence

Timiarah has been silent for a while, huh? Yeah, well... you know. 

This week was the first week I started learning about my Chevrolet Sonic. It took me a long time to stop missing my Monte Carlo and start appreciating the good points about the Sonic. No, the Sonic isn't in the same class as a Monte Carlo, but it is in a class of its own. The thing has great gas mileage, and it still has awesome traction, which makes it super-fun to drive. I complain about the stick shift all the time, but it's kind of like a novelty to people when they get in my car. They're like, "Hey, that thing's a stick shift?" and "Oh, this is a stick shift?"

Yeah, mon. It's a stick shift, and I actually love shifting it and such, but only on the open highway. The open highway is my best friend. When I'm on the open highway is when I have to turn on some hardcore Thousand Foot Krutch. TFK is one of those "Christian rock" bands that nobody can tell is Christian,…