Postcard From Music City

I got a postcard from G Zombie the other day, but it took me a few days to figure out how to get my printer’s scanner to work.

Update: In completely unrelated news, my car, a 1989 Mazda with 196,000 miles on it, failed Maryland’s very tough safety standards. The cost of reparing the car for inspection far outweighs the value of the car, so I’m thinking of giving it back to my parents (my car will easily pass inspection in Georgia–not sure what that says about either state).

What this means is that I’ll likely be living without a car, at least for a few months, something I’m fairly prepared to do. I can walk to at least two grocery stores, to the laundromat, to the bank and post office, and to a Metro station (and Metro goes everywhere in D.C.). I can get to the E Street Cinema and the AFI Silver movie theaters (among many others), so I don’t feel any real pressure to buy a car right now, even if it sucks not to have a car.


  1. Jason Said,

    August 8, 2005 @ 11:40 pm

    That sucks about the car Chuck. If you decide to try to for a fix, there are a few places we can recommend in the area…

  2. Chuck Said,

    August 9, 2005 @ 12:01 am

    I’ll email for more info about mechanics. I’m still open to fixing it, but I’m not sure it’s worth the trouble.

  3. McChris Said,

    August 9, 2005 @ 1:50 am

    Have you ever lived without a car? I didn’t have a car when I lived in Philadelphia, and I found it to be a valuable experience. I was in my mid-20s, so I was at a different spot in life than you, but it gave me an interesting perspective on how cities are made and that serendipitous sense of city life I don’t think I would have gotten with a car.

  4. Chuck Said,

    August 9, 2005 @ 9:12 am

    I’ve rarely lived without a car for more than a few days, but in many places where I’ve lived, I have often gone several days without driving. You’re certainly right that it can be a valuable experience, especially in terms of getting to know the city, how it was made.

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