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Of Dealers and Insurance Companies (a rant) Of Dealers and Insurance Companies (a rant)

Took the car to the dealer so they could take care of my passenger side airbag recall (yah Takata!). While they were doing that, they made a tiny rock chip in the corner of the windshield turn into a nice big crack. No phone call in advance of doing the work warning that what they were going to do might result in that…

Merry Christmas Oppo Merry Christmas Oppo

I hope your lives are as full as Eddie’s shitter.

Wow

I don’t know if it is because Dole has such a reputation as a crusty old guy, most of the people from this generation (including my grandfather, who also fought in WWII) are gone now, or what, but I admit I teared up a little watching this. 

It's a sad day for me It's a sad day for me

So the spouse is getting a Yukon. Her Pathfinder is being passed down to one of our kids, although he doesn’t have his license yet (but should within the next month or two). Since I work from home now, I really don’t need two cars that sit around, plus the Pathfinder, so one of mine needs to go:

Ford GT application now available Ford GT application now available

Anyone want to go halfsies? 

Kansas City Oppos: Assistance Requested

Given where the extended family is located, we are thinking about meeting up in Kansas City for Thanksgiving (technically, Wed-Sat). The group will include grandparents and then kids ranging from 12-20. Thinking about either a nice hotel where we can have Thanksgiving dinner or trying to find a hotel with fun things…

Denver Area Opponauts Unite!

Actually, y’all can just stay wherever you are for now. The middle kid and I are going to be journeying to UC-Boulder for a college visit in a couple of weeks. Anything in particular that I should think about doing? Thanks!

Kinja or FP editors?

Update: Others posted that they could see it, but I still could not. Just checked again and now I can see it.  KINJA! 

Pick the one that doesn't belong Pick the one that doesn't belong

Had some great fun doing some “spirited” driving with a group of NSX enthusiasts (and a few other cars) this weekend. But seeing this picture makes me feel like I need to put my car on a diet! 

Go to the doctor regularly. Seriously. 

I just turned 50. I work out regularly. I eat relatively well. I don’t go to the doctor.  I was at the gym this morning. I had a major heart attack caused by a total blockage of my LAD artery. For those of you who might be wondering, I didn’t die. 😀 What I’m trying to say is go see your doctor at least once a year.…

My first car My first car

Textured Soy Protein’s post earlier about his journey to the hidden Chinese restaurant reminded me about my visits as a kid to The Canteen Lunch, a little restaurant stuck in an alley in Ottumwa, IA, whenever we visited Great Grandma. And that reminded me of my very first car, given to me by Great Grandpa, a beautiful…

The politics of the main site are beginning to drive me insane The politics of the main site are beginning to drive me insane

Still, I would argue that this is exactly what unions are for: to agitate; to make management feel uncomfortable; to refocus the issues on the workers; and to remind people that the power of organized labor is useless if you don’t use it.

Do you want to be inspired?

Getting ready to run that 4th of July race? Here’s the story of a father who pulled, cycled, and pushed his son through the Ironman World Championship in Kona! It’s been almost 30 years since they finished, but I love watching this video every time it pops up somewhere.

Calling Seattle area Oppos

It’s our annual trip to the area with my now 17 yo son for his triathlon. The race is Saturday morning in Monroe. Anything going on Saturday night that might be fun? Our default is to go to the Sounders game. Thanks for any suggestions!

So, um, Black Panther (spoilers, I guess)

Yeah, I’m coming late to the party but just never had a chance to see it before now. I enjoyed the movie, thought it was very entertaining, but at the end of the day I don’t understand why it got so much love for the writing and story/screenplay (apart from the undeniable cultural significance of the movie). Pretty…

Why did you turn? Why did you turn?

At least it wasn’t a Mustang.

CP or the biggest CP in the history of mankind?

A brand new Kia Forte S for only $100,000. Normally I’d say this was a typo, but there’s no way a dealer would sell it for $10k so someone actually had to type that number out.

Fair warning -- don't read in a public place

I just had to share this article. Don’t ask me why, because I have no idea. All I do know is that I’m sitting in my office (thank goodness I work from home) with tears rolling down my cheeks. It’s a good reminder to hug your kids, be thankful for what you have, and try to do something good for someone whenever you can.

Carguments

Watched the bumper sticker argument. I think I love Kristen Lee. She not only has the correct take, but her ability to throw around the term fuck-ass is beautiful. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can afford Fancy Kristen.

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