I have written this weblog entry twice and then accidentally deleted it. Blurg. (The one feature of the IBM Thinkpad that I hate: the special “back” and “forward” buttons for use while web browsing. Twice now I have accidently hit the “back” button while reaching for the shift key. Both times, my weblog entry went up in smoke.) So, you get the abbreviated version: We bought a Honda Civic Hybrid. We were tired of being jerked around by Toyota with respect to the Prius. We love the Civic Hybrid. The coolest thing in the world is when you stop at a traffic light and your engine shuts off. When you lift your foot from the brake, it instantly starts again. Can your car do that?