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30 Days of Photos - Day 22 - Neutral




Take a drive over to Ziva's for the rest of today's pics. She's not going anywhere.

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Pat Kumicich said…
idling today?
nonamedufus said…
Pretty much, yeah. And according to Ziva I'm boring.
Laughing Mom said…
I'm boring too, so park your fears and let's drive full force through these last few days of insanity. Ziva's gonna reverse her opinion when she sees our great posts!
nonamedufus said…
I have pics for every post. Some of them, though, aren't very inspiring. 30 days is a looooooooong time.
Barb Paige said…
I thought about doing the same shot!
nonamedufus said…
After 22 days of this photo challenge I'm finding myself stuck in neutral.
meleahrebeccah said…
Ut oh! What happened to the N?
MikeWJ said…
She called you boring? That's just mean, even if it is true.

Don't worry, I've got your back, NoName. Not in a broke back mountain kind of way, mind you. But in a supportive way.
MikeWJ said…
This challenge is really, really hard.
Ziva said…
I did NOT call it boring. I simply said that I did not want to take a photo of the stick shift in my car. Mostly, because the car was in the parking lot, and I was not. Stop twisting my words and make me out to be the bad guy when we all know MikeWJ is the bad guy.
Ziva said…
Wow, dufus, I've hardly ever seen a less boring photo. I love it. LOVE it. Of course, I have no idea how that thing works, but I'm sure you could teach me.
Boom Boom Larew said…
I was wondering the same thing. Was Henry out destroying your car when we visited?
Boom Boom Larew said…
Your car is a lot cleaner than mine. Wanna trade?
nonamedufus said…
I've hit a wall. That's what happens when you out your car in neutral.
nonamedufus said…
Sorry. With your whip we all know you're the bad girl.
nonamedufus said…
I wish I knew how to quit you, Mike.
nonamedufus said…
My car's a 2006 Mitsubishi Outlander. After 6 years things start to wear. Including the driver.
nonamedufus said…
Not that I'm aware of. I'm gonna stay neutral in terms of replying to that question.
nonamedufus said…
I've never used the non-automatic part of my transmission. It's supposed to save fuel but I feel safest leaving it in D, except for the days I leave it in N, of course. That saves a lot of fuel.
nonamedufus said…
My son recently had it detailed for me. The interior was spotless. Of course he was responsible for getting it dirty. Guess he felt guilty.
ladyV said…
don't drive in neutral ;)
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, I won't get very far...unless I'm on a hill.
Jamie Baker said…
I like the option for the tranny to work as automatic or sequential. Nice pic to a car guy.
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, it's too bad "sequential" wasn't a prompt.
Cheryl said…
Dufus, you've got that thing in Park. The prompt is Neutral. Geez, do I have to come up there and teach you the difference AGAIN?
Nonamedufus said…
That's the Canadian neutral.
Cheryl said…
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Methinks that's the Dufus neutral.
I love the rainbow shine on there... super!
nonamedufus said…
I think that's the reflection of the interior light.
nonamedufus said…
Well at least I didn't put it in R for Race.
Cheryl said…
Are you related to my French-Canadian grandmother? She learned to drive in her 40s or 50s. That woman would put the car in R and stomp on the gas without ever looking behind her to see who or what might be back there. Oddly enough, she only hit the granite post at the end of her driveway once.
nonamedufus said…
No but Maryse might be. Oops, did I say that out loud?
Coco said…
Where is the other half of N? I like this straight photo for neutral.
Cheryl said…
She might! And nope.
nonamedufus said…
For some reason it wore off. Don't know why. I never use neutral.
nonamedufus said…
Whew. Thank goodness. Thought I was in trouble for a minute there.
Cheryl said…
Not with me. Then again, I don't live with Maryse.

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