May. 29th, 2008

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Yay! They are bringing back Hydrox in August, with a change-no more trans fats! Woot! (Mind you, this is a limited time thing, supposedly, but if they do well, and I hope they will, Kellogg might bring them back for good!)

For those not in the know, Hydrox are like Oreos, but better! They have, well, a crisper taste, I suppose. I used to have these as a kid when I went to Jewish schools, since Oreos (at the time) had lard in them, whereas Hydrox were Kosher. I still like them best, though!

Hydroxes were quietly discontinued in 2003 due to lack of sales (damn you, Oreo!), but I guess the Hydrox fans were persist enough to get Hydroxes a second chance! Woohoo!
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So, I'm a Massachusetts resident. I've been a Massachusetts resident all my life-I maintained it throughout Dartmouth and WCL, voting via absentee ballot, etc. Now that I am looking into permanently (or at least semi-permanently settling) here in the DC area (and I hope to stay where I am in MD!), I will need to change my license and car registration over to Maryland once I actually make that decision to stay. For now, I'm planning on returning to MA around August or Septemberish if I don't find a job in this area, so, I'm keeping my MA residency status until then.

My car inspection is this month. Since I am out-of-state, I can have my car inspected in Maryland, send in a form along with the proof that I passed the inspection, and I'm fine then, although I would need to have my car inspected in MA within 15 days of returning to MA.

I brought my car in this morning around 9:30ish, and was told it could take until 5. I walked over to the library, hung ou there for 4 hours or so, then I walked around Bethesda for 30-45 minutes, and now I'm hanging out in the a/c at Caribou Coffee, where I am having a diet coke and a mediocre but expensive fruit cup. (4.99 for some bad grapes, tasty strawberries, and mediocre melon? Stupid healthy eating-the coffee cakes and muffins looked tasty! :P)

Anyhow, I just got a call from the Chevron station that's doing the inspection, saying that my car passed everything except for it has a bad drive belt, which apparently does the power steering, alternator, a/c, etc. They said it would cost $50 in parts and $20 for labor. I hate having my car repaired at the place that finds such a thing without first getting a second opinion, but at this point, I just want my car inspected so I can send in the form on time. I'm not sure if I'm being swindled or not, but I also don't want to bring my car back for a 2nd inspection some other day. Blah! Ah well. At least I'll have my wheels back soon!
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Hi all.

I tried posting an entry with pics of my farmer's market bounty, but the pictures (which are hosted on photobucket) didn't display. Anyone experienced with including images with LJ willing to look at the raw source of what I tried putting up? :P



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