My transmission collapsed early this morning, so I had the car towed all the way to Santa Monica Motors. Two days from now I’ll be $1050.00 poorer and back on the road. I’ve been filing all morning from a Starbucks at Olympic and Sawtelle, which is one long block up from Tomy’s on Pico, where I had breakfast this morning. Off to Best Buy soon to get a scanner so I can digitize ’90s articles for “Yellowing with Antiquity.”