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Happy Father's Day!

Today is Father's Day.  My second father's day as an actual father.  I have a 15-month old who is currently sleeping about 10 feet behind me.  She didn't get to sleep until after 10:00pm because, I suspect, she doesn't really love us.

I also have a father, who will get a call from me as soon as I am reasonably confident he's awake.

More general news, including stuff about my car, after the break.


In other news, ATVS has a new official automobile.  It's a 2006 Chevy Cobalt with about 30,000 miles on it.  As you may remember, ATVS's last car met with a premature death.  Yes, I got it from Tuscaloosa Chevrolet, the home of my favorite person in the world. Yes, I know it's not a sexy car at all, but I'm fine with that.

I really liked my last car.  It was a 1997 Geo Prizm with 158,000 miles on it.  I bought it new, way back in 1997, when I was 23 years old.  I was living in Delaware at the time.  It had a standard transmission, which almost qualifies as an ancient relic now.  When shopping for this car, I didn't even both to ask about standard transmissions.  I figured it was pointless to even request one in a used car.  You can only find them on sporty cars now, and I wasn't interested in paying for one of those, or fueling it up.

The Prizm got 35 miles to the gallon in highway driving, which is what I've mostly done for the last several years.  It was a gas saver before gas savers were cool.  Now they're essential.  That car also really took care of me in that accident.  My car really did roll over onto its roof and then over again to its tires and I was completely unhurt.  It was scary when it happened, but that accident had no impact on my body at all, and the car protected me.

With the Cobalt, at least my wife will be able to drive it, which was an inconvenience for us with the Prizm because she was not comfortable with the standard transmission.  It was a bit of a hassle.  She can drive this one though.

Today is, of course, the day LSU starts its College World Series.  Last night's action was pretty darn good.  Let's hope we put on a show like Georgia and Stanford did.