Sunday, September 28, 2014

Driving update for September 2014: Ruby

Yesterday, my wife rolled over Ruby's odometer for 88,000 miles.  That means it's time for an another driving update.

I posted Driving update for May 2014: Ruby on May 15, 2014, the last time the car's odometer rolled over.  That means that it took 104 days to drive the car 1,000 miles for an average of 9.62 miles/day and 293.27 miles/month.  That's a lot more than the 7.14 miles/day and 217.9 miles/month for not only the previous update, but the one before that.  What happened?

I'm driving Ruby more and Yuki less while my wife holds her driving steady.  It's been 80 days since Driving update for July 2014: Yuki and I've only driven my car about 750 miles.  At that rate, it should be another 26 or 27 days before I roll her over to 222,000 miles for 1000 miles in 106.7 days.  That would be a rate of 9.37 miles/day or 285.85 miles/month.  That would be much less than the 11.90 miles/day and 363.10 miles/month during the comparable period last year.

That written, Yuki may not reach that milestone, at least not with me driving her.  My wife and I are shopping for another car, and Yuki will likely be the one traded in.  Sigh.  That will deserve a post of its own when that happens, along with the story of how buying Ruby was the fulfillment of a promise I made to my students.  Later.

In the meantime, I'll connect Ruby to my Sunday entertainment series.  As I wrote in Second driving update for December 2013: Other car, I named the car after a character in "Once Upon A Time."
I gave her that name because of the car's color and because my wife and I are fans of "Once Upon a Time," which had a character named Ruby, who is really Red Riding Hood, for the first two seasons.
Ruby/Red was a guest star in the second half of the third season as well.  As for whether she's in this season, my wife and I will find out tonight, as the season premiere is tonight.

Until then, we can whet our appetites on what io9 wrote about the show in The Ultimate Guide to this Fall's Science Fiction and Fantasy TV!
The fairy tale badasses are back, but how will the latest addition of the Snow Queen (Elsa from Frozen) change the world of Stroybrooke? Will it change anything at all? Specifically, will Hook change his clothes, ever? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
We can hardly wait.

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