Welcome to the Tool & Die, where you can get anything with
a motor fixed by the best mechanics in Swans Crossing.
Owned by Fats, who went on a bike trip early in the series,
and hasn't been back since, this is where you can find
Swans Crossing's own gearheads. Barek, the new boss, has
done everything. Or so he says. He played for the Brewers
Farm System, took pre-med, had poetry published, and worked
for NASA to name a few accomplishments. None of that seems to
impress Callie Walker, his paranoid employee and the only
girl in Swans Crossing who knows her way around an engine.
Callie doesn't believe much of what Barek says. She's been
suspicious of him since she met him. At first, Jimmy Clayton,
Callie's potential boyfriend and Swans Crossing's other
teenage gearhead, looks up to Barek. He believes every word
he says and thinks Barek is the coolest person he's ever met.
This causes many fights between Callie and Jimmy which does
not leave much time for their romance to bloom. Close to the
end of the series, when Jimmy finally expresses his feelings
to Callie, he starts to believe that something is not right
with that Barek guy.
Okay, some of Swans Crossing's residents have said some pretty memorable things. Some were funny, some strange, others sweet. Why don't you judge for yourself. "Ooh, I love myself!" Garrett Booth and Sydney Rutledge "That primate is a pain in my gluteous maximus!" J.T. referring to Garrett "What is this? Get a Jimmy Day?" Jimmy Clayton "Hope you have your lunar pampers on." J.T Adams "We'll be great friends." Sydney to Mila "Nowhere, anywhere, riding." Jimmy "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer." Callie Walker referring to Barek "Boys, who needs them?" Glory "We do!!" All girls "Just because you can ride, doesn't mean you know a thing about bikes." Jimmy to Callie "That's what I call a good motor!" J.T. looking at Callie "I know someone who could get a girl to do just about anything, Countess." Sydney "To understand the art of zen and the art of motorcycle maintenence." Saja "Is it that I am a boy dreaming I am a balloon, or a balloon dreaming I am a boy?" Saja "Well, this is the place for runaway skateboards, and runaway imaginations." Barek "I really feel sorry for you." Callie to Nancy "Bobby is not at this number anymore." Saja "Feathers in the Swedish meatballs??" Countess Rosnovsky "Eats! Yes!" J.T. "You look homeless." Nancy to Sydney "Oh Sydney, how to turn a back-stabbing little duckling into a swan." Garrett "One who claims to have broken all ties, suddenly shows his knots." Saja to Jimmy "You'll learn all the joys of public transit. I bet you don't even know how to ride a bus." Garrett to Sydney "You can't be depressed and wear a dress that doesn't fit right." Nancy to Sandy "Wo, who let him out of his cage?" J.T. referring to Garrett "Yo, Callie! Walkerwoman! Front and center!" Jimmy "Your face is green." Jimmy "Your mouth is big." Callie "I love to watch you swim" Garrett "Look, Barek may be a nice guy...but we have seen other sides to him" Callie "All I smell are J.T.'s dirty socks" Katie "What is this, a lame and moronic attempt attempt at revenge? Sydney to Garrett "If there's something you really want you gotta go after it and not stop, for anything. Garrett "Read my lips--they're sealed" Sydney "Nancy, shut up and leave!"-Sydney "Sydney thinks me and checks have a lot in common. We're both always getting cancelled. Sandy "Even old Iron-Gut Adams can't hold this one down!" J.T. commenting on 'Mila floats' "If at first you don't succeed, chuck it, right?" Callie If you have any other great quotes from Swans Crossing that you'd like to see here, send them to me.
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