1,000 Posts!

It is coincidence–synchronicity, if you prefer–that the 1,000th post on Disaffected Musings is written and published on the 20th anniversary of the Baltimore Ravens first Super Bowl win. Yes, this is post one thousand!

I thank those of you who have been along for part, most or all of the journey. Frankly, I don’t know if I have another thousand posts in me. The carrot that might get me there is a million words.

Since the average post length for 2018 was fewer than 400 words, even though the average since then is over 500 (552, to be exact), for the history of the blog the average is still fewer than 500, but not by much. Through yesterday’s post, number 999, I had written 494,222 words on this blog.

The thought of writing a million words on this blog is appealing. I would need to average about 505 words per post for another thousand to reach a million words.

If anyone has any topic about which they want me to write, whether it’s about automobiles or not, please feel free to let me know. Thanks again.


So far, so good…I am referring to the 2015 Cadillac ATS that we purchased on January 16 and that was delivered a week ago today. In this recent stretch of precipitation it has been our go-to car. To refresh your memory:



It is extremely comfortable to be the driver or the passenger and, frankly, much easier to get into and out of than our Corvettes. That’s not an issue now, but at some time in the future it may be.

The only problem is parking the car in the garage when you are by yourself. Although the car has front parking sensors, we have not yet learned to judge when the car is far enough in so the garage door can be closed behind it without hitting the items on the tire stop in front. Oh, besides a visual display the driver seat starts to vibrate when the front of the car approaches a perceived obstacle.

One odd feature is that, unlike almost all other American cars, the gas filler door is on the passenger side. The Alpha platform on which the car is built was designed in the US and is manufactured here.

I think it’s a shame that the ATS coupe has been discontinued by Cadillac in favor of two very similar four-door sedans. I mean similar to each other although they have similarity to the ATS. If the CT4 and CT5 have the same ride quality and comfort as our ATS, then they are probably nice cars to own, just not for us.


Some more pictures of our recent snow and its aftermath:



This morning almost all traces of snow are gone even from the nearby mountains. I took many photos of roughly the same view as the shot on the bottom and had a difficult time choosing which one to show here.

I am still in awe of the scenery around here and the snow just added levels to that awe. I hope that feeling never fades.







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10 thoughts on “1,000 Posts!

  1. If you are parking the Caddie next to a wall, put a strip of duct tape on the wall aligned to where your mirror would line up when you have parked properly. I did this for the Mrs. car.


  2. Congrats on getting to 1000 posts. I’m sure that some days it’s an effort to come up with something to post.

    If you keep posting, I’ll keep reading. πŸ™‚


  3. Techie that I am, I purchased a parking sensor from Lowes. Manufactured by Striker Industries, this gadget looks like a stop sign with LED lights. As you get close enough to the sensor, the LEDs light green, then yellow, and finally red when you arrive at your stopping point. There is a button on the device that allows you to set the red light point.
    If I had been smart enough to think about it, David Banner’s suggestion would be cheaper. πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks, JS. David Banner’s (not his real name) suggestion is cheaper, but since it’s not the driver side of the ATS that is next to the wall, the tape solution is not quite as “complete” as necessary.

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