Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Red wine, new cars, cold February

Funny how some things reserve a place in your memory. I still remember in the early 70’s, when the Washington Post editorialized against the month of February. They denounced it as pestilence followed by disease. I concur.

In Texas, trees are already in bud. In Minnesota, our friends and neighbors were hunkered against below freezing temps for 27 days. I cannot imagine such.

Breaking news: word just in from Paris. It’s officially OK to drink red wine with oysters on the half shell. Screw-tops permissible. But not boxed.

Car deals. Consumers prefer to kick the tires in person. Today, direct sales of new cars over the Internet are expected to grow from 100,000 in 2007 to 300,000 in 2012. That’s not a big jump and represents only 1.7 percent of all new cars sold. But, if you are like me, you spend time on-line looking at Craigs List, CarFax, CarSoup, NADA, etc. before you buy your next vehicle, be it new or used.

4 comments:

The South Plainsman said...

February, thank Goodness, is almost gone. It will continue to be windy on the South Plains, but at least the wind will be warmer. February, though the shortest month, seems the longest for some reason. Even for us geezers, for who the days always seem to move by faster and faster.

Anonymous said...

Good posting on wine. Politics wear me out and I think that your future blogs should have a "WARNING"-Political writings included so that I can simply hit the delete button first. I really cannot take 8 more months of politics. Your apolitical pal. Love You.
JR

Anonymous said...

I thought you would like to lnow for your own edification that the four world wide weather analysis groups all came up (independently) with the proof that the world is probably going through a freeze period rather than what is known as 'Global Warming'.To paraphase Ann Richards;

"Al is standing there with a hot
foot in his mouth."
Wisconsin has had more snow this year than any time in recorded history,and of course Minnesota doesn't know how it stands yet until all its citizens return from Texas and Florida.-----Goose
P.S. We conservatives as well as all the rest of the country, have lost a great individual today; William F.Buckley..Goose II

Anonymous said...

That last sentence had a double something in it. Now I'll join the South Plainsman in saying. "TOUGH"!!---- Goose

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