September 29th, 2005


car insurance

It's time for me to renew my car insurance. Progressive, my current company, can renew my coverage for $705 for the next 6 months. Which is rather good.

The thing is, Pennsylvania has a "limited tort" option, which I'm not currently using. Essentially, you sign something waiving your right to sue in case of an accident. You have to bend over and take whatever the insurance offers you, with no recourse. (Unless you die or are dismembered or something.) Though you get a substantial discount for doing limited tort. The premium with limited tort?

$487 for 6 months. This is absolutely unheard-of for a male driver under the age of 25 in Philadelphia. I thought I'd be lucky to get under $2000 for a year. $1000 is amazing.

But I kind of like my right to sue. So I'm not sure.

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Top 885 albums of all time

So the best radio station ever is currently counting down the top 885 albums of all time. Now, this is a much less compelling countdown than last year's countdown of the top 885 songs of all time. I probably can't even name the albums that 75% of my favorite songs come from. But it should still get interesting around the top 50 or so.

I'm definitely keeping my eye out to see which Beatles album is their best, how Animals measures up to Pink Floyd's 3 other popular ones (and how their others measure up to those 4), if TMBG's Flood gets the respect it deserves, if U2's newer stuff deservedly gets ranked near Joshua Tree, whether newer groups (Decemberists) can get anywhere near the top, and a few other things. My best guess for the number 1, right now, is Dark Side of the Moon. Though I reserve the right to change my guess later.

What do you think the best album ever is? What do you think they'll think the best album ever is?