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Again I am reminded why I don't venture on to FP all that much

Sorely missing the point edition. As an aside, I do like the conversation inlining that Kinja does now.

Paging Smallbear Paging Smallbear

My office is really cold. So I have taken it upon myself to personalize my comfort. Also there’s a game tonight, so huzzah.

A reminder why FedEx is terrible A reminder why FedEx is terrible

FedEx has my hat (pictured here) in a package in the local delivery office. It got there yesterday, but since three business days from shipping isn’t until Tuesday, package sits. At least my UPS local office and driver deliver those types of packages.

You are probably doing it wrong You are probably doing it wrong

If you have one of these with a CVT and a fart can, you probably don’t want to unnecessarily downshift when in the presence of a correct American V8 with proper exhaust and manual gearbox. It wasn’t even a WRX or an STI. Sad!

OnStar Smart Driver OnStar Smart Driver

So apparently the OnStar telematics will watch over you for “Hard Braking” and “Hard Acceleration”. I suspect this could be used as a method of judging your track work, using golf scoring (Lower is better).

Yamahog Bait Yamahog Bait

It’s heeeeeeere.

Waiting commences Waiting commences

Not for the car. That’s alleged to be here tomorrow. For this Google phone that I preordered yesterday called Pixel 2.

Reminder from the King Reminder from the King

Just a friendly reminder from the King that actual sports-puck-chucking starts today.

Yeah, I think that might be a problem Yeah, I think that might be a problem

The filter on the left is new, and the other one just came out of my truck. It is supposed to be blue.

Dealers, Part II Dealers, Part II

So you may remember from the last time I dealt with dealers that one of the dealers I visited had the car I wanted (But it wasn’t there), but was incredibly pushy, and ultimately I placed a custom order with a different dealer. I got a call from the pushy dealer on Friday evening...

Irma to possibly follow I-75 to Atlanta Irma to possibly follow I-75 to Atlanta

Allegedly Metro Atlanta now sits directly in the middle of the “Possible places the center could go” cone. Funny how everyone thought it was going towards Charlotte, so all the evacuees came to ATL, and look what happens!

Production Scheduled Production Scheduled

Talked to the dealer today, and my order has been broadcast to the factory for final schedule for production. Target Production Week is 9/18. Of Happenings!

I am the only sane person in my office I am the only sane person in my office

Everyone else sounds completely crazy. Scott Adams confirms it.

So now I wait 8 weeks or so So now I wait 8 weeks or so

For this. A Camaro 1SS 1LE. I placed a refundable deposit (instead of the non-refundable deposits) and snagged supplier pricing on a special order. ETA 8-10 weeks.

Dealers... Dealers...

So I’ve stumbled into niche car land with this: A 2018 Camaro SS 1LE. Apparently it’s more difficult for a dealer to find one of these than a ZL1 (No, I don’t want a ZL1's price tag.) I suspect it’s that dealers cannot be bothered to find a car not in their inventory, or just don’t want to sell cars. More after the…

Finding an ADV bike Finding an ADV bike

Today I test rode four bikes at the local BMW/Triumph emporium after work. I wanted to test a fifth, but ran out of time. Then I started looking at ride test reports. The results were shocking: They were all the best bikes ever! That can’t be right.

Lots of choices Lots of choices

So I’ve been riding a Triumph Sprint ST 955 for four years now. A friend of mine wants to start riding, so I’m highly considering selling him the Triumph. That means I’ll need a new bike, and there are too many ADV bike to pick. Help!

How to Know that You Have a Good Job How to Know that You Have a Good Job

Walk in, sit down at desk with corporate laptop, and within 180 seconds, bossman walks up and sets new Apple laptop box on your desk and walks away. Coworker immediately says “We don’t do corporate nonsense here, so this is your non-corporate laptop. Here’s the password to connect to the non-corporate hotspot so you…

T-12 days to job start T-12 days to job start

Something something time to take the severance check and buy a Camaro something something. Also Yay for new job!

In case of fire, do not take elevator In case of fire, do not take elevator

Take a tentative offer for a new job. It’s not officially official, but I got a call back and am now running around like Kramer as shown here. 

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