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FedEx: a rant FedEx: a rant

So, I received the pleasure of getting a call from FedEx this morning, which was an eye-opening experience into how a company can be, for lack of a better term, completely moronic when it comes to operating hours and their pick up location.

Reminder Reminder

The Regal GS Sportback will be here eventually to duke it out with the Stinger GT over which ignored car brand (because I’m guessing the Stinger GT won’t be a strong seller) will have the better red all-wheel drive V6 liftback thing.

Sure, Radar Love is amazing Sure, Radar Love is amazing

But the local rock station has been playing Twilight Zone by Golden Earring a lot, and damn it’s a groovy tune. I love cruising to it.

Things that I hoped for with the advent of digital downloads for video games: cheaper games Things that I hoped for with the advent of digital downloads for video games: cheaper games

Things that did not happen: cheaper games. From here on out, it’s pretty doubtful I’ll be buying any games brand new. I know, I know, adjusted for inflation, games are cheaper now, but gods damn, I got a special edition of Halo 3 with a metal case and a book for cheaper than a downloadable copy of Need for Speed with…

Gone from our dealerships, but not from our hearts Gone from our dealerships, but not from our hearts

It may not have been the best car in the world, and even in this picture it looks like the front clip is a different colour from the rest of the car, but I dig it. Hopefully a new coupe from Genesis hits it out of the park.

Why yes, I have been looking at hatchbacks Why yes, I have been looking at hatchbacks

But you may possibly be overestimating my price range.

Subaru owners in the snow Subaru owners in the snow

And then there’s me looking at Subaru owners in the snow, while not being one.

Quite the drive today Quite the drive today

Averaged 7.37 litres per 100 kilometres over the entire trip (or 31.92 mpg). Not my best, but not terrible. Just wish the two rattling noises weren’t there.

Any lunch spot recommendations in Regina?

Going to be in the fair city of Regina, Saskatchewan tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone who had been had lunch recommendations. I’ll be in the west end of the city of that narrows anything down. Cheers in advance!

Preordering a Vehicle Preordering a Vehicle

What do people think of the idea of preordering cars? Good idea? Bad idea? Would you do it for a brand new model, or only for a model update? Would you do it if you knew you would get your vehicle within a few months (like Kia did with the Stinger up until this month in Canada), or if the vehicle existed really in…

Things that make me a little sad Things that make me a little sad

There’s an M-Performance version of the X3, but not of the 3-series wagon. I mean, 355 horsepower in the wagon would be pretty cool, but nah, here’s your SUV. Not that it really makes a difference in my life, because I can’t afford either.

Snow Day Snow Day

Fast lenses are great, by the way.

Sunday Discussion: Financial Advice Sunday Discussion: Financial Advice

There are a lot of young/younger Opponauts on here, so I thought it would be a good idea if we gave some financial advice to each other, since it’s not something you learn at school and kind of end up learning a lot on your own. So, for those with financial experience, what advice do you have to keep people in the…

Reel Big Fish - Take On Me Reel Big Fish - Take On Me

Strange cover thread? Strange cover thread.

"I do all my shopping on the internet. It's cheaper and easier than going to a store!" "I do all my shopping on the internet. It's cheaper and easier than going to a store!"

And then some moron pays $888.83 for a PS4 Pro, one extra controller, and a wall charger, plus $97.90 for shipping. If you’re interested in paying this much for this, I also have a bridge I’d like to sell you. What absurd listings have you seen online?

Lest We Forget Lest We Forget

Today is a solemn day. As my coworker and former RCMP member says, Remembrance Day is not a day off, it’s a day for reflection. Living in Ottawa, I made it to the Remembrance Day ceremony every year. This year, I’m off to the Sasktel Centre here in Stoon for our city’s ceremony. I hope everyone takes their moment of…

No, Chevy, this is not what I want No, Chevy, this is not what I want

I’d take an offer for a Cruze hatch or a Sonic (the little box I drive for work is growing on me) or a Camaro. But a Malibu. A “new” 2017 Malibu when the 2018s are coming out? Now you’re insulting me.

Scotch recommendations? Scotch recommendations?

I’m planning on picking up a bottle of Scotch for my birthday in a few weeks, and was wondering if Oppo had any recommendations. I’m a big fan of Bowmore Scotches, but I’ve also been eyeing some Jonnie Walker Green Label. I’m not much of a drinker, so the bottle will probably last me a year or two, and I’m willing to…

Yes Yes

I am all about all of this. Even the dorky three spoke rims. Is $10,400 CAD for this one with 122k kilometres a nice price?

I'm a lucky man I'm a lucky man

Woke up to this, and a ton of snow. What did I do to deserve her?

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