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Forget New Year's, watch the Cats Forget New Year's, watch the Cats

Not meow cats, these Cats. Also included was an episode of “The James Reimer Show”. Ask away about the game.

Things to do at Christmas Things to do at Christmas

Repair an R230 Mercedes front tray that was flapping about at speed. I suspect that one of my parents ran it onto a parking stop, said “Oh Crap!”, and immediately reversed rather than using ABC to lift the body first, and THEN reverse.

I have completely flipped my lid, musicians... I have completely flipped my lid, musicians...

I’m seriously considering picking up and learning either alto or tenor sax. Probably tenor, since then I could play B-flat trumpet pieces (albeit ottava bassa) in church without needing to write my own transposition scores.

I don't want it to be head gaskets, but it's probably head gaskets. I don't want it to be head gaskets, but it's probably head gaskets.

I’ve been dealing with the fact that I’ve been without power for 3 and a half days (finally back on), and have therefore had to drive the truck everywhere. It’s drinking coolant at the rate of a gallon per 200 miles. I really don’t want it to be bad head gaskets, but I then saw the white puffs of smoke (and no known…

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.

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