Thursday, November 21, 2013

Being Without Transportation in College

At the moment, I am attending classes at my local college, and the most irritating thing is depending on my designated driver. I am very independent and spend most of my time taking care of my stuff and keeping up self-sufficiency. It's really bugging me at the moment that I have to depend on someone else to get me where I need, and it would be even harder if I had depend on a bus system, I hate depending on people for something so simple as a car ride.
This will soon end for me, but at the moment I am stuck with depending on people for transportation.
Comment below if you have any frustrations with your transportation situation.

Friday, November 15, 2013

7 Things to make a Mechanic's day

A dear friend of mine is a Auto Repair mechanic and has told me the nightmares that he has faced with his crazy customers. Also coming from someone who worked as a front desk person for auto repair, I've seen the best and worst of people and their attitudes. This is in collaboration with a very honest sympathizing mechanic.

  1. Be considerate: to any mechanics, this is worth your time, especially if you're worried about getting ripped off, if your going to stand there and talk their ear off, that is wasting time and time for them is money. Even for a mechanic that you know and love, they will not be happy to stand there and listen to a story about how you cat puked on your couch.
  2. Clean your car: Many times, you would not believe how many times my friend has had to fix the AC and there is trash and all sorts of stuff on the floors of the car.
  3. Holiday Spirt: When you have regular mechanic, make him some cookies, show appreciation he's fixing your car man, I know your paying for it, but if you have a really good mechanic who cuts down prices because he wants to help you out, at least give him some cookies.
  4. Thanks: Always say thank you, they just endured a not so enjoyable time under the hood of your car, they might have been drenched in gasoline, or showered in oil. At the end of the day hearing thank you's are nice, even a card for a big job too, cards are nice.
  5. Timing: Do not come in at lunch time, unless it's to pick up your car. Your mechanic is trying to eat and your walking in on him, interrupting his one break of the day. If you call in first, and he knows your coming then he will make sure to eat, an be ready to fix your car. Same with talking with your mechanic, if it appears to be a slow day in the shop, they won't mind talking a bit, but in actuality there is more to do around a shop then fix cars, so even if they don't have work they have work. To have a conversation with your mechanic about anything is fine but don't stand there and talk to them for an hour, especially if more customers are coming in.
  6. Timing 2: picking up your car really late bites, if the shop is open late and it's a big shop, not as big of a problem, but when it's an independent shop, not a big name, usually these guys are trying to get home to eat with their family. If he's waiting for you to pick up your car, most likely his family is waiting for him to get home.
  7. Tips: If you are going to get something small done on your car, whether they are really busy, or it looks to be a slow day in the shop, it's nice for your mechanic to get a tip, it doesn't have to be a lot of money, it shows appreciation to their work. If they are honest, that will really make their day to get an extra five, ten bucks.
With your new knowledge hopefully you'll use this, because I bet you, you're mechanic will be happy to see you again.

Friday, November 8, 2013

More Demotivating stuff....

I was thinking about all the stuff I should be doing... at least ten other things then this....
I am not a lazy person usually so when I don't want to do something, it's kind of weird. Like right know I should be setting up to do a youtube video, and yet... no, just no. I just cant be bothered to do anything right now... It's a good thing I'm not in a relationship right now, otherwise I'd be making my +1 miserable by not even paying attention to him... I just turned a blog into my problem venting page... wow.
I'm sorry.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hot Single Drink's in a Mug DIY

Hot Coco
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder, or carob
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar, stevia, or xylitol
  • Mugs worth of milk
  • A dash Vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream (you know what to do :d)
Combine dry ingredients in mug
Stove instructions: heat milk in small sauce pan, when it gets hot pour dry ingredients in and mix until it looks like Hot coco.
Microwave instructions: mix milk and vanilla extract gradually with in with dry ingredients, then microwave for a minute or so.
You know what to do with the whipped cream, at least I hope.

Homemade Mocha w/ flavor if desired

  • Mug of Brewed coffee
  • 2 Tbsp desired sweetener
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder
  • Milk, half and half, or dairy sub
  • 1/4 tsp Desired flavoring (Hazelnut, Peppermint... est.)
  • Chocolate shavings, (if wanted)
  • Whipped cream (you see a theme?)
Combine dry ingredients in mug, pour coffee in mug with desired amount of milk, and flavoring, and mix, leave out cocoa if you desire a white chocolate. Whipped cream time.

course a normal cup of tea or coffee can't go wrong either.

Post some of your favorite recipes if you want!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lovin Right Now

So we all know that the cold season is at our door, most of us don' know how to prepare for this, but this is what I've been doing lately. Lots of Sweater wearing, and lots of leather boot weather proofing. I own a pair of Milwaukee Motorcycle boots, they are one of my staples, and I try to be good to them, polish them and keep them in good shape. A way to keep your favorite leather boots in good shape, and keep them from falling apart is to you leather weather proof spray, it works on leather jackets too. It's really good at keeping your boots dry, and keeping your boots for awhile.
Also, I used to think that sweaters mad you look bigger then normal, but I was wrong, although not as flattering as a v-neck t-shirt, it will not make you look two sizes bigger, and they are nice and comfy. I snagged mine at 2nd hand locations, and they are wonderful.
-Happy Fall Mon Lovelies