Mostly this post was an opportunity for me to figure out how to post a photo. I think what frustrates me about WordPress is that everything which took one step to do on Blogger seems to take three steps to do on WordPress. Like, why do I have categories AND tags? Who needs both? How do I get rid of them?
Using WordPress reminds me of that great line from “Amadeus”: “Too many notes!”But anyway, I did snap this pic of a Nashville MTA bus advert yesterday afternoon because it amused me. How odd that an auto insurance company would advertise how much its customers saved by putting its message on the side of a bus! I mean yes, obviously the target is other drivers on the road, but I wonder if anyone bothered to think to themselves: “Wow, if I was taking the bus instead of driving a car I wouldn’t have to pay anything for car insurance!”
Probably not. Probably I’m the only person in Nashville who thinks that way.
In other news, Forbes Magazine ranked Nashville the nation’s fourth-most gas guzzling city. This makes sense, since Nashvillians don’t take public transportation, we drive everywhere, and half our neighborhoods don’t even have sidewalks even if you wanted to walk. Which trust me, the weather here sucks 60% of the time so you don’t want to walk. And every parking lot is filled with SUVs. I’m seeing a few more Priuses and even a couple of Smart Cars but generally Nashville is the land of the SUV.
Speaking of cars, I just found out the delivery on my Leaf was delayed until August. Which has me very, very sad because that means three more months of high gas prices before I can be fossil-fuel free.