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If Laline would let me teach her

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December 31, 2008 at 11:42 pm

Posted in Cars, Life

Frog prince huh?

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December 31, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Life

Ups and downs

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Yesterday I hinted at some awesome news, but right as I went to right the blog. I got an email that I was not expecting. It pretty much said Verizon is re-sizing their IT department. Which means laying people off.  I’m at the top of the list due to my time there. I’ve got a degree from MIT, but that’s nothing to how long I’ve been there. I wish my fellow co-workers luck if I’m not laid off. But I can pretty much say when I get the email from my manager, I’m the one.

The good news is, with the weather how it is in Virginia, it’s perfect to work on a car while I can’t really drive any where. What’s this hinting at? I FOUND MY SUPRA!!!! That press edition I was looking for. The car is down the road from our house here. Low miles too. Bone stock and never modified. I’ll keep the turbos and clutch that came on the car. But every thing else is getting an overhaul.

But where does this leave me? A wicked Skyline, a soon to be wicked Supra, an M3, and an Escalade. That’s a lot of parking spaces at our complex. And I don’t want to open park either the Skyline or the Supra. In the moment of thought, the former owner of the Skyline calls me to check on me and the car. I tell him about the situation and we talked about the car. If I did any mods or anything. After I told him the only thing that has changed is that I hard wired a Valentine 1 in it, he offered me a number that I could not refuse. He’s flying out here as I type this blog right now.

In other news, Laline and I discussed this whole bike thing. She says as long as I do it safely, she doesn’t mind. But this little Ducati idea might be on the back burner until I find out if I have a job, or I need to find a job. The bike would be mainly on the track, but all white Duc with an all white riding suit and helmet? Wouldn’t that look a little bad ass? Maybe black and white? Storm trooper style? That would be choice.

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December 30, 2008 at 11:07 am

Posted in Cars, Life

New phone!

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My new BlackBerry is in!!!

I’ll have a bigger update tonight though!

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December 29, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Posted in Life

Just a preview!

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December 28, 2008 at 9:37 pm

Posted in Cars

Two wheeled wonders

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As of lately, I’ve been reading more and more about bikes. I owned a nice little R6 when I was at MIT, just to get around town on. So it’s not like I don’t have any experience.  For a while I was wanting an R1, always looking for one. The more articles I read on Ducatis, the more I want one!

As you can see, a lot of the movies on here have been Ducati blogs. They are amazing machines, and I’m even more ecstatic about them now that Haga is riding one. I heard Haga also has an Arai helmet out, I heard I got one for Christmas. I love you Laline.

Now that is also a big point, Laline. I don’t want her getting worried with me riding some times. If she gets okay with it, I think I’d like to get back into riding. Once it gets warmer though, riding in the snow would suck! It did when I was at MIT, that’s why I sold my R6.

My majority of the riding would be at VIR though. Too much drama on the streets with riding. So it would be pretty interesting to go from street riding a few years ago. To on a fresh Ducati on the track. It’s a pretty involved hobby and it’s also an expensive hobby. So between school and work, I would have to find time to do this as well. What oh what will I do?

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December 26, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Posted in Life

Florida trend?

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What’s with every one driving around with their high beams on?

It’s really fucking annoying.

Ugh.

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December 26, 2008 at 8:45 pm

Posted in Random