A Tonneau Cover for Bunctious

I had never really heard of a tonneau cover before. I hadn’t noticed the covers on trucks because I really never paid any attention to pickup trucks. But when we decided to buy a pickup truck, I began paying attention. A whole new world emerged. We have always wanted to drive across the country and decided to do so when… Continue reading

Midlife Crisis?

A few weeks ago we decided to up the value of our masculinity card memberships: we bought a pickup truck. Can you believe it?! Here these liberal, electric-car-loving nerds who have never owned a pickup truck before in our lives go all out gas guzzling yeehaw on you!1 I’ve taken to walking with a bit of a swagger and spitting… Continue reading

MI5 Called

Yesterday I was working out. The phone began to ring. I didn’t recognize the number. Normally, I don’t answer the phone unless I know the caller, but, for some unknown reason, today I did. The caller, who spoke quickly as we were on an unsecured line, said, “The rocket launchers have come in early; so, we can install the complete… Continue reading

Chloé: R.I.P.

Chloe, Our Nissan Leaf Back in 2011, we bought our first fully electric vehicle, a red Nissan Leaf we named Chloe1. We have solar panels; so, Chloe, a Nissan Leaf, also runs on sunshine. We drive it for the vast majority of our in-town driving, in excess of 27,000 miles. We both love this car. It had a significant amount… Continue reading

Our Transportation Needs: Electric vs Hybrid Vehicles; Ownership vs Subscription

American Cars ’67 Ford Falcon: My first car! When I was a young kid I had a Ford and then a Plymouth. After my family’s experience with American-made cars, I swore that, as an adult, I would never again own an American car brand. American cars were crap cars–junk that wasn’t innovative or in the least bit reliable. Nissan MuranoAcura… Continue reading

Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and Fiat 500e Owner Comparison

This post is a Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and Fiat 500e owner comparison. I’m a huge fan of electric-powered transportation. We have 3 cars (two in Atlanta, and one in San Francisco). All of them are electric. We purchased them in this order: a Nissan Leaf (2011), a Tesla Model S (2014), and the Fiat 500e (2017). Since we… Continue reading