My car snitched on me … again … bruddah …

I wasn’t expecting the phone call.  I hadn’t scheduled any appointments with DePaula Chevrolet – normally I do my “Black Friday Tuneup” efforts on, I don’t know, the real Black Friday. But there it was, DePaula Chevrolet’s name on the Caller ID on my cell phone. “Hi Chuck, this is DePaula Chevrolet, how’s your 2013…

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An open letter to General Motors

Dear General Motors: Let’s go straight to the message. Today I paid off my car loan.  I am now the proud owner of a dark red 2013 Chevrolet Cruze four-door sedan.  I purchased this car in 2016 with a six-year car loan from my credit union, and scraped together every penny and every bonus to…

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Four years ahead … but feeling so far behind…

I checked my bank account this morning.  Good.  The check for $300 I received for helping someone out with a project finally cleared. A quick transfer … and I’m $300 closer to paying off Dracourage, my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. I also checked the status of my car loan.  In June 2016, I purchased this “certified…

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Week 2 of the Trivia Unification Tournament

All right, it’s time for the second week of the Capital District’s Trivia Unification Tournament, in which all the area’s bar and tavern trivia companies pick their top teams for a single-game winner-take-all championship. Wait … did I say second week? Yeah, I did.  Seems I didn’t realize the qualification tournament started last week. Oops.

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Dracourage passed its first ultra-long road trip test.

Sunday morning.  2:00 a.m. Alarm goes off. I know what that means.  I have one hour to finish any last minute packing, load my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage,” and attempt a 13 1/2 hour drive from the Capital District to my target eclipse shooting spot in Clinton, South Carolina. It is official.  I am nuts.

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Thanks for the slap, DePaula Chevrolet…

If you’ve read my blog over any period of time, you know that I am a loyal General Motors man.  The four cars I’ve owned over the past two decades were all manufactured under the General Motors aegis – my 1991 Pontiac 6000 (“The 6”), my 2005 Saturn Ion (“Cardachrome”), my 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS…

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