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Test Drive Tuesday: Volvo’s XC90 Is Gonna Conquer Your Carpool

Just to be clear, I can be bought. You want car advice? Buy me a beer. Looking for a place to stay in LA? Take me to a fancy dinner. So when Volvo offered to send me to Spain to drive the new XC90, I said ‘Hell Yeah’! ┬áThe joke is I would’ve driven it anyway, because I’m rooting for Volvo and its pending comeback...

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Hooray, Porsche Has A New Targa 4 GTS! Wait, What’s A Targa, Anyway?

Here’s a fun party trick: start at any gathering and head out to the driveway/parking lot, where you’ll inevitably find a bunch of petrolheads, hands deep in their pockets, drooling over somebody’s ride. Then, wait for a lull in the conversation and say something like this, “I love that new Porsche. What is it called, a Targa? Yeah. What’s a Targa anyway?” (twirl your hair,...

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Dude or Douchebag: Hammer Time!

This year I went to my very first King Of The Hammers. Chances are, you have no idea what I’m talking about. But that’s ok, Mama’s gonna school you now. King Of The Hammers is the country’s biggest off roading/rock crawling event and it is somethin’. If you’re thinking to yourself, “Wow, that sounds awful. Like a State Fair without deep fried pickles or hotdogs.”...

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Freak Of The Week: H2 El Jefe

Jesus loves me, This I know, Because El Jefe tells me so! I’ve been singing that all day, because today is the glorious day that I saw this: The story is so great, I couldn’t even begin to make it up. So I had to go to the dreaded Federal building to get a new passport. And although the Federal Building is one of the...

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Test Drive Tuesday: Volvo V60 CC, Cue The Viagra!

I’m a busy woman. So I have a tendency to worry.. a lot. One of the things I worry about the most is my aging mother. And although we are very close, there are three topics of discussion which are strictly off limits: 1) her dying 2) her driving & 3) her sex life I’m pretty sure that all of the above are happening, one...

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Bumper Sticker Bloopers: You Shouldn’t Have (No Really, I Mean It)

Generally, I’m a huge fan of bumper stickers. Even if they express someone’s irrational or upsetting political views, they’re still cool with me. At least they have an opinion. Plus, learning a little more about the driver helps me to plan which way to point my vehicle in the event of a massive pile up. However, I’ve recently observed a few stickers that while perhaps...