Blank Monday

OK, I suppose the post title could be interpreted as [Expletive] Monday for those working in a typical 9-to-5, Monday-through-Friday job. The figure I’ve seen many times is that only 30% of Americans like their jobs. Of course, I am not working and not really by choice although I am resigned to the virtual certainty that I will never find an interesting work situation. I am not wired to work just for the sake of working. Without genuine intrinsic interest, my brain just says “No.” Actually, screams “NO!” is more accurate.

Honestly, the post title is an admission that I don’t really have a topic for today’s post. I was going to write about this piece from Automobile Magazine about all of the vehicles, almost all of which are cars as opposed to SUVs, that will be discontinued in 2020. One vehicle in the piece was the front-engine Corvette. I thought that was strange as the Vette isn’t going anywhere. Most of the other vehicles are really going to disappear, like the Chevrolet Impala as I discussed here. We may not like change, but burying one’s head in the sand (metaphorically, of course) will not stop change.

I will note that today being the last day of the third quarter of 2019 is more than a little unsettling to me. Time flies whether you’re having fun or not, especially with advancing age.

I was considering writing about Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa. I’m not an Alabama fan, though, and I really have lost almost all interest in sports at any level.

I guess I can mention that the obsession with defunct American car companies continues unabated. Over the weekend I ordered three more books about Studebaker. From a picture of a 1953 Studebaker Starliner coupe:


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As most automobile enthusiasts know, these cars—the Loewy coupes—were revolutionary in styling, but ultimately did nothing for Studebaker’s fortunes. By the end of the following decade Studebaker was no longer in the automobile business.

I will revive an idea I have had previously. If any of my readers wants to “guest-write” a post, I would be more than happy to publish it. Of course, I will have to like the post and reserve all rights to edit it as I see fit.

Happy Monday?







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2 thoughts on “Blank Monday

  1. You know I’m happy to see that Starliner hardtop! That color combination is my favorite on the ’53s, though it would also look great in either solid red or solid ivory … Such a fine, timeless design. The actual stylist of the car, Robert Bourke, who worked for Loewy at Studebaker, had control over every detail, interior and exterior. He got it all right.


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