But new employment has been elusive. The economic crash of 2008 made lenders more cautious. They require a high percentage of lease commitments for loans. The Tellurides were less accessible when Cat and I took our son, Wollie, to the public show, so I couldn’t fully show off this new ute I thought was so cool. “Eh, it’s a Kia,” Cat said, despite my many previous attempts to convince her that the notion of crummy, boring, cheap Kias is a thing of the past. Anyway, I’d have to wait to get a Telluride from the press fleet to convince her further and to see if I even liked it as much on the road as I did seeing it on the show floor. The day I brought it home, my 3 year old son called as he often does around lunchtime to ask what car I’d be driving. When I said “Kia Telluride,” he got excited. He’s been a huge fan of our long term Stinger (as well as an Optima we once rented in Arizona), so the Kia brand name impressed him.
The proverbial tumbleweeds of mid winter have cleared to make way for what’s shaping up to be an eventful weekend here in town (COVID restrictions still in place, of course). With the Lunar New Year on Friday, Valentine’s Day on Sunday, the continuation of Black History Month, and snow on the ground, you might find yourself in the unique position of deciding between multiple activities (!). To help you through, we’re back with another roundup of suggestions, from date ideas (like a Le Pigeon room service pop up that starts today at Jupiter Hotel) to last minute shopping tips (like a Valentine’s Market at Coopers Hall), and from places to celebrate the Lunar New Year (like daytime activities at Lan Su Garden) to places to get waffles for Galentine’s Day (like Waffle Window).
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