I had to chase out to Home Depot and the supermarket to pick up a few things and a couple things came to mind.

I'm always finding cool cars at the Home Depot. A couple weeks ago it was this 40's Chevy pickup that, while being nicely restored, was still pulling home improvement duties. Today it was a clean (if not a little tired looking) TR-6. I'm seeing interesting cars around here all the time now that things have started warming up.

It was nice to see Ultra under $4/gallon, even if just.


If you ever want to experience what it is like to drive in China, India or any other emerging country where driving is a relatively new phenomenon, save yourself the cost of airline ticket and head down to your local supermarket on a Saturday morning. Grab a cart, wander around, and you'll find the same level of chaos, and realize why most drivers are terrible.

You would think that general "rules of the road" concepts, like keeping to the right, looking before merging into traffic or generally being aware of what is going on around you, would apply in the aisles of a supermarket, but you'd be wrong. Saturday morning at a supermarket is basically an every person for themselves free-for-all, just like Beijing or Mumbai.