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I recently did an interview with USA Today Weekend Edition regarding my preemptive purchase of a Porsche 911 Turbo in order to be ready for my midlife crisis.  It never hurts to plan ahead... (see article below).
November 14, 2007 by KFC Kickin For Christ on Kickin For Christ
I have a complete new respect for all the truck drivers out there. After traveling half the country in a 45 foot truck/trailer combo I saw traveling via a truck much differently than traveling via small car. I saw truckdrivers from different eyes. My own. We've traveled all over the country usually in a small compact car for gas economy or Family Van with the kids for room but never have had occasion to travel via big truck. The first thing I noticed is we had to drive, of course, ...
September 30, 2007 by dharmagrl on Life As An Air Force Wife
Dave, the boys and I went on a 'Beginner Kayak and Canoeing' course yesterday. It was organized by the local YMCA and the Outdoor Recreation office, and it was really very cheap - just $14 per person for 6 hours out on the lake. I was really nervous about it; I've never canoed or kayaked before.  It's not something that my parents exposed me to - my dad would get sea-sick walking through a puddle.  The closest we came to kayaking was when we went out on one of those pedal-bo...
July 31, 2007 by anydigitizing on embroidery digitizing
These are from actual resumes: "Personal: I'm married with 9 children. I don't require prescription drugs. "I am extremely loyal to my present firm, so please don't let them know of my immediate availability." "Qualifications: I am a man filled with passion and integrity, and I can act on short notice. I'm a class act and do not come cheap." "I intentionally omitted my salary history. I've made money and lost money. I've been rich and I've been poor. I prefer being rich." "No...
May 5, 2007 by Poison5 on Poisonous?
Have they not heard of traffic lights in Russia? This is surely Russian Roulette with a difference?
January 30, 2007 by jdkeepsmiling on American Life
I was just wondering what everyone's impression of the state of the US Big Three automakers are? I live around Detroit, so I know that we see things a little differently here. I can tell you that the general perspective around here is that GM has turned the corner, and the Ford is on the way down. I know it may sound old fashioned, but I really am rooting for the comeback of the domestic automakers. I don't think that many people around the country know how much it means to this area. Imagine if...
I have been practically bowled over by questions about the elusive Laotian Terd Mouse. This is natural, since I am one of the few Big Game Hunters who have tried to kill and mount a Laotian Terd Mouse. By mount, I mean on a plaque on the wall, but of course as in the traditional Laotian Terd Mouse Hunt, I will also employ other uses of 'mounting' after a successful kill. My detractors are already claiming that I am making up the Laotian Terd Mouse, like M., who won't listen anymore when I t...
I am just fed up with so many drivers out on our roads who don’t give a crap anymore. They don’t care about the road signs, they don’t care about their fellow drivers or pedestrians, and they don’t care even about the cop pulling up behind them. It’s bad enough that there are careless people drinking and driving, but do those of you who are sober have to drive like you’re maniacs? Is there no end to how much of a hurry you are in? Can’t you leave an hour earlier so you don’t have to be rus...
September 20, 2006 by bokigti on bokigti
If you don't have one...well go get it >>
June 2, 2006 by terpfan1980 on My world
My recent car shopping had me thinking of dream cars again and just what I would consider the object of my desires. It's been tossed around a bit before, but what I'm looking for is your own realistic dream car -- not the allways going to be unaffordable Mazerrati or similar set of wheels, more the 1970's 'cuda or something similar to that. Have fun, post picture links if possible so we can see what you would be lusting after if you could get such a set of wheels.
May 31, 2006 by terpfan1980 on My world
Recently I somewhat scolded another JU member (one that is known to rant on and on endlessly about the evils that are being perpetuated by our current President....) for having the audacity to bash the current Pres. for proposals to increase CAFE type standards that are imposed upon automotive manufacturers in the U.S.A. while that same JU member was likely riding around in a gas guzzler... At the time I wrote my response, I too would have been riding around in something that would be conside...
May 1, 2006 by IanTyger on Silvercat's Lair
With the recent spike in gas prices, we see the acephalous poultry have come out to squawk about subsidizing Archer Daniels Midland by touting ethanol as the solution to our energy woes. It isn't. This article in Business Week lays out the sordid history and real numbers behind ethanol. If you go over to the USS Clueless archives andrun this search orthis one you'll see another engineering view of "alternative fuels". The sad fact is, ethanol isn't all that. My prediction - in 5 ...
April 20, 2006 by SanChonino on The Suck!™
(Apologies beforehand, this will be a bit of a rant) Two problems I've got with UTA and my school right now. I was walking up to the bus stop on Tuesday and the ungodly hour of five-forty-five, and as I walked up the street, I saw the bus pass! This was uncharacteristic; I usually make it to the stop with plenty of time to mat down my mane of hair, pick my nose, etc. before the bus arrives. Later that day, I was discussing what had happened with a fellow bus-riding compatriate, who told me t...
April 17, 2006 by DJBandit on The world thru my eyes.
Amongst all the things I dream of having someday, a dream machine exist, a 1969 Chevy Camaro Convertible. This vehicle, considered a Muscle Car, has been part of the American lifestyle for over 30 years and it has been the fierce rival of the Ford Mustang since. I first fell in love with this car when I was about 12 years old when I built my first model car. It just happen to be a 1975 Camaro, but I didn't even know it when I built it. Ever since I was hooked on the Camaro. I love all models...
January 29, 2006 by Dr Guy on A Breath of Sanity
I don't know why, but my first car has always been my favorite.  A 66 VW Bug with a sun roof!  I miss that car!  When a snow storm flared up during rush hour on the way to work, and the station wagon and sedan in front of me slipped into the ditch, and the School bust got stuck, my bug, shifted into first, got me out of there along with the stranded motorists who were glad that I had a car that could drive in the snow. It was not a Cadillac!  in fact when it rained, the dr...