The Rainbow after the Storm

Austin, Texas had one heck of an early spring storm today. Stupid, cocky me thought I could beat it home. I only had about two miles left when the hail began. Fortunately, a MINI Cooper can squeeze into spaces under a gas station awning way too small for normal cars. I escaped with only a couple of small dings that you can't see unless you're looking for them. Given the two inches of hail on the ground after it ended, that's not too bad.

Finally Ordered my MINI Cooper

As many know, I've been looking at getting a MINI Cooper for some time now. Being a cheap SOB, I have waited on pulling the trigger for a couple of years. But, over the last few months, the costs of keeping a car that's almost old enough to go to college on the road have become more and more annoying. Then, the straw that broke the camel's back came a few weeks ago, when my car became the subject of a trivia question at the Apogee Holiday Party. The question was, "What is the combined age of Bill and Brian's cars?" There bonus question was, "Is the more or less than the average age of an Apogeean?" Both answers stung.