Monday, May 04, 2009

Barely legal (again)



Well, in the state of Virginia's eyes, my car is street legal once again. See, waaaaay back in September 2007 my car failed its state inspection due to a degrading serpentine belt, blown signal bulb, and a slight trickle of oil coming from one of the rear struts. I got the first two taken care of, but decided not to shell out the $500+ to fix the last violation just then. So I waited. And waited. And waited. It got to the point that, aside from going to and from work and other necessary trips, I'd only drive my car under the protective cloak of darkness. I was a scofflaw; the kind of guy that makes his way the only way he knows how (which, incidentally, is just a little bit more than law enforcement permits).

After two tickets for not having an inspection sticker and $202 in fines, I decided to finally take care of my problem. Thanks to a tip from some friends, I took my Jetta to a particular shop that is very, uh, lenient with their evaluations. I took my car in, expecting the worst since my tires are very worn and the suspension's shot, but it passed nonetheless! Today I am legal once more. Au revoir, my days of driving in fear. And police, I'm no longer an easy revenue generator. Sorry.

Tonight I'm celebrating the occasion with a bottle of mead and a healthy does of Jack Bauer. I'm just hoping that my finally making nice with Johnny Law won't diminish my "bad boy" status with the ladies.

3 comments:

Blond Across the Pond said...

HEY! How much do I adore my new Micah Spring Mix?? I drove to Portland with 3 friends this weekend and we listened to it the whole way there and back. Thanks so much, your tunes made the trip!

spydrz said...

That beats all I ever saw; you've been in trouble with the law since the day you were...legal.

Micah said...

BAtP - Ha, awesome! I'm glad that you liked it.

spydrz - I'm just glad the cops didn't notice all of the moonshine in the back seat when I was stopped.