I drive the 405 to get to work. It is not the commute-from-hell that it could be as I go contra-flow. Speed limit, 40 minutes, no big deal.
Since I'm on the road a lot, I get to see some interesting things. One of the highlights of my commute is that I pass right by the "Goodyear Airship Operations" facility in Carson. Yep, that's where they tie up the Blimp. It is a freaky thing to see lift off or land. One of these days I hope I can ride in it.
The other day as I passed the Goodyear facility, I saw a rather shocking billboard. The humorously-named Kumho Tire Company is apparently making Lavender-Scented tires! I thought it was a joke at first, but I checked their website and sure enough...the world's first "Aroma Tire". And they have plans to make orange and jasmine-scented ones soon.
Tires are kind of stinky when you come to think about it, why not make them smell nice? I like that they chose lavender. It has a calming effect. Just think, if thousands of people had lavender tires, maybe there might be less incidents of road rage. Who knows? Well that, and slipping Valiums into the water supply.
I will be in the market for some new tires soon, if the price is right, I may just get me some Kumhos.