Tag Archives: Red MINI

March 19

While I Was Out

So I’m finally getting caught up on my Automotive News (weekly industry newspaper) backlog. As in, I’ve made it from July to November in the last several weeks. Turns out I missed all sorts of interesting things, like the Takata airbag recall (flying shards of metal are NOT okay), Cadillac raising a stir by relocating […]

September 10

Small-Car Syndrome

Today I had the privilege of spending a fair amount of time behind the wheel of the “work car,” otherwise known (by me) as the World’s Biggest Benz-o. I love driving, and I love driving all types of vehicles, including the Benz-o. But going from a MINI to Mercedes’ biggest SUV is quite the study […]

August 22

My Rogue Protege

Ah, Auto Buddy – up to no good. My littlest reader challenged me to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. What could I do but accept?? This young man’s already out of my hands… And there’s a little tease¬†of the Red MINI, for those of you who have not met her yet. What say […]

July 05

Second Annual Father-Daughter GP of Houston: the Daughter Version

Lessons learned at the IndyCar Houston Grand Prix: rain won’t kill you, and the world’s best hamburger is made in a school bus. Dad shared his version of the weekend with you a few days ago. Now you get to hear what really happened. ūüėČ Saturday The weekend began at 5:30 a.m. for me, which […]

June 20

In Praise of the Manual

Sometimes the “easy” way is the best way. Sometimes the “harder” way provides a richer, more rewarding experience. Such is the manual transmission. I did not learn to drive on a manual. Frankly, I was scared enough with the automatic. Worrying about shifting and using two feet for three pedals might have sent me over […]

May 21

New Gig: Guest Blogging

I was excited and honored to receive an invitation from Lisa Copeland, General Manager of Fiat of Austin and all-around badass auto¬†industry gal, to contribute to her website, Buying Cars Her Way. My first post is now up, so click on over to BCHW to read more about the Red MINI’s¬†recent brush with the law, […]

May 15

The World’s Fastest Petit Four

I’m not sure what it says about me that my latest hero is a confectionary treat. Whatever, who cares. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the World’s Fastest Petit Four: It all started with Cindy‘s birthday party yesterday. At the party were some cute and delicious petit fours, from Paige’s Bakehouse in Round Rock, Texas. If you […]