I am feeling a little grumpy today. It feels like 2013 is not off to a good start for me so far. There are a bunch of little issues that have been tugging at me, and I need to vent and get some of them out there.
The first big issue is with my car. Just before Christmas, I spent about $600 to have the brakes fixed. The ABS light had been on for almost a year and I was tired of looking at it. It took two $150 sensors and the rest was labor. Fine, I paid it and was happy to have a car that was mechanically in good shape once again.
Well, that lasted almost a week before the alternator started making a terrible whining noise. I brought it to AutoZone and they tested it and told me the diodes inside were bad. That did not surprise me; the last time the alternator was replaced was during my Mississippi Road Trip in 2007.
It’s been 12 years since my first In-N-Out Burger experience, and I can still remember it vividly.
It was the year 2000 and In-N-Out had just opened their first Arizona location at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Scottsdale Road. My dad took me there on opening day and we waited in line for two hours. I was just 15 years old, and I didn’t understand why everyone was so crazy for these hamburgers.
Following my first visit, I honestly wasn’t that impressed with In-N-Out. Before your blood starts to boil, allow me to explain.