Who Wants a Pink Mustache Ride?!

Lyft Ride Service

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed that there has been a local trend in automobile hood ornaments. Cars all over Southern Cal have adorned themselves in pink, fluffy and ridiculously adorable pink mustaches. Being drawn to all things pink and fluffy, I was immediately intrigued. Was it a Movember-meets-Breast-Cancer-awareness stache? Did Hot Topic have a sale on overstocked novelty whiskers? Just what were these pink mustachios?

Every now and again comes a product or service that I’ll feel the need to shout from the mountain tops—Lyft is that service. The new trend in public transportation are side-car services—think of them as freelance taxi cabs. Instead of hailing a cabi that smells like curry and speaks as much English as a San Diego radio station, you’re essentially given a flipbook of pre-background checked Hipster type drivers which allows you to “get to know” your transporter (and what you’re being transported in) before they even pick you up. If you don’t like the look, rating, car type or maybe even the name of the driver you’re given, simply flip to a new one! The entire service, from requesting a cab to payment, is handled via one of the friendliest apps you can download—so simple even an Amanda can use it. Lyft is easy-to-use, stylish (I mean, they wear pink mustaches, people!) and best of all, it’s cheap! On average, I save about 25% using Lyft when compared to that of a normal taxi cab. Because Lyft is a contract/freelance service, you’re not charged the embedded cost of all the intricacies it takes to run a major cab conglomerate—ultimately putting that money back in your pocket.

I am sure there are people out there that will continue to use regular cabs, either because they prefer it, because Lyft type services are not offered in their area or, unlike myself, simply prefer their transportation shaven. But one thing is for sure, I am quite happy with the entire experience that Lyft offers. Everything from their App, the drivers, the rating service, to the water bottles they give you during your ride has been top-notch. So if you’re looking for something new or a way to save a few more pennies this year, try Lyft. I promise this is one mustache ride you won’t regret tomorrow morning.

Stinkfist and Pearls

ToolDon’t get me wrong, I sometimes listen to what most consider crap music (You can hear me blaring “Party in the USA” from my car a mile away) but I must admit, unlike most chicas that share similar traits to myself (Self-proclaimed Kelly Ripas) I, all-in-all, have fantastic taste in music.

Kevin bought me the sweetest Valentine’s Day present of all time–Not a necklace that the jewelry store recommend that he buy, lame red roses or chocolates conveniently displayed near the Target checkout. This year, I was gifted tickets to a concert that I have been dying to attend since I was 16. Happy Valentine’s Day, Tool tickets.

I had the opportunity to see Perfect Circle in Cedar Rapids about ten years ago, and even though they are one of my favorite bands, there is just something special about Tool.

So last weekend, I put away the shift dresses and pearls, grabbed some holy black jeans and a couple 40s and we put my Valentine’s day present to use. Maynard, in Mohawk, did not disappoint. If ever there was a Lyrical God, it is Maynard James Keenan. Schism took me back to a mindset I hadn’t experienced in years–Raw, dark and as powerful as I had hoped—a mental hideaway for misjudged youth. I’d like to see Taylor Swift get a fan’s neck hairs to stand on end like mine were last Sunday.

If you don’t listen to Tool or APC, change your mind. Listen here, to my favorite song of all time, Three Libras: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWFv5ZoVET8&feature=kp

Another good one, Sober: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hglVqACd1C8&feature=kp