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Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Dave!Yesterday I finally bought new tires for my car. I couldn't really afford the $500, but it had to be done because I was sliding all over the frosty roads each morning. Sure I could have gotten away with cheaper, but I was unhappy with my previous $380 tires and wanted to be sure I got something that has better traction in the wet. So I went for the best-reviewed all-weather tires I could get, just to be sure my money would be well-spent. My thinking is that you can't put a price on safety, and my first impressions have all been good, so I guess I made the right choice.

Not only that, but new tires are so shiny and pretty!

New Tires

If only I had a shiny-pretty new car to put them on.

And speaking of shiny-pretty cars...

I was looking through some of my old pictures this evening, trying to find an image I wanted to use for work, when I ran across my photos from a visit to Rome in the year 2000. It was taken on the day of "The Feast of the Immaculate Conception" when the streets were crowded with people waiting for a glimpse of The Pope on his way to put flowers at the statue of The Virgin Mary.

I didn't know what was happening. I thought maybe the Backstreet Boys were in town or something. It wasn't until he actually went past that I figured it out.

I was shooting blind with my camera raised above my head, and this is what came of it...

It's The Pope!

That's His Holiness John-Paul II there in the red cape and white beanie. Sure it's blurry, but given the surge of the crowd, I'm surprised that anything turned out at all. It's a nice memory, but it only reinforces my desire to one day become the Supreme Pontiff...

DAVETOON: Lil' Dave dressed as the Pope.

I'm probably going to need to get a haircut first.

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  1. Christopher Stogdill says:

    I hope you are Catholic…if not, that may be an issue…

  2. Dave2 says:

    I was RAISED Catholic… does that count?

  3. Michelle M. says:

    So would that make Bad Monkey a cardinal?

  4. Sybil Law says:

    New tires are a great thing, indeed. It’s currently snowing here, and all I can do is wish I had my old Subaru. WAH.
    If you’re going for Pontiff, then just grow your hair long, like Jesus. Time for a new kind of Pontiff in these parts!

  5. whitenoise says:

    Good for you. It’s important to set goals.

  6. whall says:

    I’m wheely happy for you.

  7. Lisa says:

    I just had to get $800 worth of new tires for the Jeep too, but I was sure glad I did after we got all this snow. It’s still a painful purchase though!

  8. Stephen says:

    You would look good in those little, pointy silk slippers!
    I am new to your blog. I dig it. I will be back.

  9. martymankins says:

    I got new tires on my car in September, so they are good to go with all of the snow we have here now.

    As for the haircut, if your hair changes color to a shade that’s close to the same color as your “hat”, then you don’t need the haircut.

  10. Ren says:

    More than a haircut, you’d probably need a Buddhectomy.

  11. Seals says:

    I’d still love to see “Dave for Pope” make onto the annual t-shirt list. That would be sweet!

  12. Oooohhh, new shiny tires. Yay.

  13. A. Lewis says:

    Hey, you have to have good tires for living up there where you do.

  14. Cindy says:

    How much snow do you get where you are? I’m trying to decide between all-seasons and winter tires (my current tires suck in snow — but have some room left on them if I wanted to keep them for summer — but that involves all the crap of changing/storing). I just wondered how the ones you bought will hold up in snow? And if you have a good tire review site I would love to see it (I’ve been spending hours on the ‘net searching tire information).

    Dave for Pope would be an awesome t-shirt (although I’m still partial to the button one myself).

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