LIF and the Air Conditioner

Yesterday on the way home from Long Island, we discovered that the AC was broken. Of course it had to break during the first 90 degree day of the summer. So, sitting on the Cross Bronx expressway in traffic was extra special. Breathing in fresh fumes from the trucks combined with someone’s extra loud radio makes for a fun filled LIF experience. What is LIF you ask?


Capt. Obvious




LIF is not a word!


Yes, I Know that. Thank… You. [sigh]

LIF stands for Long Island Fun. LIF is all encompassing. LIF is the drama involved with packing than unpacking than packing and unpacking again. LIF is sitting on the Cross Bronx expressway in traffic crawling to (or from) the Throgs Neck Bridge. LIF is a new word I’ll be saying / writing alot. It is me bitching about everything Long Island with one simple word: LIF.

Back to the AC-

I am not really sure what is wrong with it, hopefully it just needs to be recharged. Laurie is going to ask some of the mechanics at her job to take a gander at the AC.

In addition to the AC, the Saturn needs four tires. Two fronts are bald and one of the rear tires slowly leaks.

Luckily, across the street from Laurie’s job is a Tire & AC repair shop. Stay tuned.


4 Comments on “LIF and the Air Conditioner”

  1. Ouch. LIFs a beach. 🙂

    Over on my blog you had mentioned Penn and Teller talking about Organic. I tried the link but it didn’t work. Data rate made it break up. But there was a short blurb “Some people eat organic foods because they want to support small local farms – but eating organically might mean you’re getting your food from giant corporations or China.” on the page so it does sound like they’re talking about the Big Ag Organic trying to pass itself off as local. Maybe after you’ve seen the show you could post a quick note here (and maybe at my blog comments too) of how it was and what it was about. I would be interested to hear what you thought.


    • oshea12566 says:

      LIFs is a beach my friend! I tend to use this blog as my soapbox bitch sessions. Publishing my complaints makes me feel better :-). I watched the promo again and you are right about the show being about Big Ag trying to pass off as local. I think that is the angle they are focusing on.
      I will be sure to watch and leave a review in your comments section.


  2. Jeanmarie says:

    I’d be interested in what you mean about the organic article/ PT mention. To quote my kids, “I’m confused.”

    reading the comment i took out of it that there is a misunderstanding or view of organic. i’m like that can’t be it, and then China is in there…I’M SO CONFUSED….(what movie quote was that from?)

    ok so here is what Organic is:

    Organic foods are made according to certain production standards. For the vast majority of human history, agriculture can be described as organic; only during the 20th century were a large supply of new and often untested synthetic chemicals, touted as improvements, introduced to the food supply. This more recent style of production is referred to as “conventional,” though organic production has been the convention for a much greater period of time.Under organic production, the use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and saved as a last resort. However, contrary to popular belief, certain non-organic fertilizers are still used. If livestock are involved, they must be reared without the routine use of antibiotics and without the use of growth hormones, and generally fed a healthy diet. In most countries, organic produce may not be genetically modified.

    Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry, distinct from private gardening. Currently, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries require producers to obtain special certification in order to market food as “organic” within their borders. Most certifications allow some chemicals and pesticides to be used, so consumers should be aware of the standards for qualifying as “organic” in their respective locales.

    Historically, organic farms have been relatively small family-run farms — which is why organic food was once only available in small stores or farmers’ markets. However, since the early 1990s organic food production has had growth rates of around 20% a year, far ahead of the rest of the food industry, in both developed and developing nations. As of April 2008, organic food accounts for 1-2% of food sales worldwide.

    Peace out.


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