The Bard likes storytelling. I’ve been writing stories and poetry (and essays, and really long forum posts) since I was a small child. It’s something I do for personal enjoyment. While I have made a little bit of money from writing, it’s never been enough to pay the bills. Perhaps one of these days I’ll come up with a really good story that gets Oprah’s seal of approval, then I’ll never want for money ever again. Until then, I remain a starving artist.
I don’t have any Qdobas near me that I know of, so Chipotle is my go-to if I want a burrito that is both large enough to fill me up and made with mostly quality ingredients (though I’m not above visiting a Taco Bell drive-thru at 3 a.m. either… I’m only human, after all).
As for electric cars… I would love to get my hands on a Tesla one of these days, if they were in my price range. Though Elon Musk is a bit of a lunatic… billionaire mad scientists usually are. I do believe that the future of cars is mostly electric (and hopefully also capable of flight), but I’m still not fully on board with cars that drive themselves or those with mostly touchscreen controls. I just imagine myself in a scenario where I am trying to open the windows and they won’t open, the doors are locked and the car is just cruising on its own, and I’m yelling “open the front pod bay windows, PAL!”
“I’m afraid I can’t do that, TGW.”
“Why the hell not???”
“Driving with a window open reduces fuel efficiency by as much as 25%.”
“Okay, then can you at least turn the air conditioner on?”
“I’m afraid I can’t do that either. Air conditioning is also bad for the environment.”
“Can we at least drive faster so I get to my destination quicker?”
“That would be bad for fuel efficiency as well.”
“Well I’m burning up in here!”
“If you think you’re hot now, just wait until greenhouse emissions increase to critical rates. You might as well get used to it.”