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Snow in the forecast  Snow in the forecast 

Forecast at Alta has me soooo stoked! 16-28 inches of snow projected for this storm on Monday. This might make it a real test of my snow tires getting to Salt Lake that day, but I’m so pumped for the pow day on Tuesday. My biggest debate right now is between dealing with the crowds and going to Alta or having an empty…

Excellent view to start off a vacation Excellent view to start off a vacation

We are starting this vacation right on a beautiful Vegas day from the 55th floor of the Cosmo right on the strip. Just a couple of nights here so we are going to take in as much relaxation as possible. Was an easy 4 hour drive here in the morning, before the sun came up or any morning traffic began in LA. Traveling on…

The Demise of the Double Chair The Demise of the Double Chair

Since I have moved out West, I dont ski at Sugarbush anymore. But I have spent a few seasons as a season passholder there and really love the atmosphere and culture of the Mad River Valley of Vermont. Some really cool people and so I still follow their emailed newsletters about skiing. Here is a very well written…

I'm Obsessed with Yellow Miatas I'm Obsessed with Yellow Miatas

In my endless search for another Miata, I have been trying to really narrow down on what I am looking for in my purchase. I have seen enough crap so far that I am just going to stop trying to rush into buying something that is “okay”. I have been toying with an NA or an NB1 just to expand my options, but its just not…

'18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #6) - Epic Road Trip Starting Friday '18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #6) - Epic Road Trip Starting Friday

This week is the final countdown to my 3 week long ski trip coming up where I get to live the ski bum life for a bit and just enjoy some great mountains. My Ikon pass has already paid for itself so all of my skiing on this trip is effectively free, I found plenty of cheap lodging via Airbnb, and I will be cooking my…

'18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #5) - Mammoth, CA '18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #5) - Mammoth, CA

After a reported 3.5-5 FEET of snow over the past week, I made another trip up to Mammoth. This time I went with a coworker who is super familiar with the mountain and also at a higher skill level than myself. I could make it through the same sections without dying or otherwise making a fool of myself, but definitely…

Now I am renting a GMC Yukon XL instead, typical Turo problems.. Now I am renting a GMC Yukon XL instead, typical Turo problems..

Yesterday I had finally locked down a reservation for my upcoming trip and thought all was good. Then at the end of the day, I get a message from the owner indicating that the truck is no longer going to be available and that he will need to cancel. This was due to his race schedule being released and finding out that…

Car reserved for family vacation Car reserved for family vacation

In an exhaustive search for a 6 adult person trip to San Diego, I have finally settled on and booked a vehicle. The intial thought was to just reserve a minivan from Enterprise or whatever but due to luggage concerns and wanting something a little nicer for the money, I turned to Turo. More importantly, I could choose…

Pre purchase inspection saves the day again Pre purchase inspection saves the day again

Yes, this is an unfortunate title since I was pretty set on buying the car. But as is typical Craigslist purchases, it’s near impossible to believe most things that the seller says. The ONLY reason why I was interested in this salvage title Miata was that the seller insisted that he had the car inspected for…

Home made donuts Home made donuts

While it took a lot of work to make these, I have successfully cooked home made donuts that are purely amazing. It started out with making the dough last night, letting it refrigerate for 8 hours, rolling out and cutting donut shapes, waiting another hour, cooking them quickly, making the icing, and then finally…

Might have found my go-to PPI provider Might have found my go-to PPI provider

Since I am still highly considering the “previously salvaged” title Miata that I looked at, I have decided that if I really want the car then I need to have a thorough PPI performed. This service is a little expensive coming in at $235 versus around $100 for most typical shops. But what they actually provide seems…

From the Front Page - Apartment Complex to Tow a Guy's Car Over a Dent

That seems pretty nutso to have a blanket statement like that within a lease. And then to actually enforce it for things like two tone paint and paint chipping as mentioned in the article. I guess they would have a field day towing my Miata. I mean technically it doesnt have any dents but my lack of paint sure would…

What did Oppo do for the holidays? What did Oppo do for the holidays?

Seems like a lot of people take some time off from work or whatever they do around Christmas/New Years and go on vacations or just have some quality time home. Anyone do anything fun or exciting? Here is a rundown of my week and a half of adventuretime since I hadnt posted much while I was out and about:

'18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #4) - Snow Summit, CA '18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #4) - Snow Summit, CA

During my Christmas vacation, I went to Big Bear for a day and skiied the Snow Summit area. This is a much smaller mountain than I am used to but the terrain was still fun and the snow was pretty nice to ski on. Unfortunately, I didnt get on a ski lift until about noon that day but fortunately I did get to ski into…

Grand Prix New York Racing Grand Prix New York Racing

Over my Christmas holiday trip back East, I went go karting with some friends I havent seen since I moved out to LA. They had setup a deal with one of the indoor arenas to open up the place early and do unlimited karting for a group of 12 at $110 per person. This was 100% worth it since we had 9HP gas karts and…

Took my first surfing lesson on Sunday Took my first surfing lesson on Sunday

In order to add to my repertoire of “jack of all trades, master of none” I decided over my end of the year vacation I would take my first surfing lesson. Every day I drive through Malibu on the PCH and see surfers out there catching some waves and enjoying that beautiful Pacific Ocean. Well now I’m on my way to…

Used car red flag - salvage title Used car red flag - salvage title

So yesterday I took a nice two hour drive out to Palm Springs in which thankfully I hit no traffic and went smoothly. I say thankfully because although the car was excellent, it had an alarming issue that has put much doubt into my head that this will be my next Miata. Not advertised in the ad was an accident history…

Miata shopping saga continues Miata shopping saga continues

Happy soon to be new year everybody! Tomorrow morning I will be looking at a Miata that is so far looking to be a really good candidate for my next car. It’s got 73k miles on it and appears to be in great shape cosmetically from the ad. I’m not particularly fond of silver, especially the lighter hue that this one is.…

Family trip rental car planning Family trip rental car planning

My girlfriend’s parents and two more family members are going to be joining us on a trip to San Diego this February so I’m in charge of picking out our rental vehicle. We will have 6 adult passengers and some luggage so I was primarily looking at mini vans from enterprise or whatever. Then I thought duh, why don’t I…

My top ten 2018 posts by view count My top ten 2018 posts by view count

A neat little listing of my top 10 posts of the year! At least as far as view count is concerned. Here are the few that are my favorites (in no particular order) that deserve honorable mentions even without the high view counts:

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