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May 2011
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As long as I'm posting about angst...

The Expedition blew another spark plug on Tuesday. It'll be somewhere between $1000 and $5000 to fix it, depending on what we do. We may or may not be able to get Ford to pay for some or all of the repairs, we don't know yet.

The Honda got a flat tire yesterday morning. We won't have a replacement tire for it until Friday.

My Eclipse is having the bottom end of the engine replaced again before I even got it back. Under warranty, so it's free to me, at least, but still. Apparently something failed while dyno-testing it.

My new Gran Canyon fell over in the trailer on the way home, shearing off the left mirror and punching a hole in the interior wall of the trailer with the handlebar. It was cinched down hard with ratchet straps.

The major set of problems I am dealing with at work right now are so overconstrained that I am not sure there is a solution, and I am certain that there is no good solution.

I'm probably coming down with whatever it was that had Amy so sick while I was gone. At the very least, I've been feverish and in a lot of muscular pain since yesterday afternoon.

There's some other stuff that I just don't know what to do with right now. I hope things will work out but I don't know how to help them to do so.

If you've got something good going on in your life, I'd certainly love to hear it right about now. *smile*

Current Mood: numbnumb

juergen got a job.

Otherwise we have our litany of woes too...


I'm having lots of fun riding my bike around?

(Like all the others so far, my life has plenty of trouble right now, too. I think it's that time of year for problems...)

Okay, happy times? Though I live my '05 "Last of Breed" Superhawk "Claire", I've been a rabid fan of the Ninja 250R for it's insane agility and around-town use. Becky and I traded our '07s in for 2008 revamped models that are just kick-ass! Still breaking in the engine per the manual, but the Ninja 250 Forum members hiss at me and throw stones because I don't use the impatient-kid method of killing the engine, changing the oil every 25 miles, repeat. I find it a tad "retarded" and ADD and said so, as it's my 3rd Ninja 250 to-date but I was burned as a witch for heresy.

My Lotus Elise is making marvelous gas mileage these days and it was less expensive than the Honda Accord I was considering and just kicks-ass all around too. Happy times for all. Still, it gets a tad annoying with questions like, "Who makes Lotus?" and "Is that 500Hp?" Sigh. That's like asking "Who makes Ford?" Um.. Ford? My 1.8L 4-cylinder Toyota Celica (aka Yamaha) engine does NOT make 500Hp! I WISH!

The Starland Convention was killer cool with a lot of Star Trek actors there, and Firefly's Adam Baldwin. Got lots of autographs, especially from hottie Anne Lockhart aka Lt.Sheba from the original Battlestar Galactica (I'm such a nerd).

The Superhawk is SO all-weather a bike. I ride her year-round except when there's snow on the streets. The velcro hand-warmers really help. That and fleece gear. The HJC AC-12 Carbon helmet doesn't fog and it's half the weight of the Scorpion EXO 700 I had.


How's that for cheery?

I do still have the '00 Superhawk with all the fun mods, and intend to ride it often, but the 2000 Gran Canyon is so much nicer for longer trips, and is offroad-capable too. I'm looking forward to riding it a bunch as well.

And yeah, I ride in pretty much any weather.

Congrats on the Ninjas. I think I'd find them cramped, m'self.

I prefer the Lotus Elise for long trips myself. Who needs to scratch or fidget? Not an option in the Elise. The entire car is poured around you and then cooled hardened. Removal of the Elise from you requires tin-snips, but you don't have to worry about parking, you can just put it in your pocket.

Still, honestly, I find my GIANT Nissan Sentra '96 way too big now that I have the Elise. The Superhawk is a behemoth, and my Ninja 250 is a roomy sport-tourer. The Elise certainly changes one's perspective. Makes the Miata look like an SUV.

I found green green GREEN olives yesterday. They are buttery and rich and delicious.

Also, Brad loves the lunches I pack for him.

(I am all about food.)

Donno if this counts, but I got a 1000 megawatt grin from my 2-month-old son earlier today, and I'm still blissing on it. :) It wasn't in response to anything special, he just felt like smiling at me. I melted. :)

Definitely counts.

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Definitely squee!

We need to get together for dinner or something again sometime soon.

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O hai!

I did finally get plates for the Cagiva, and got to ride it a bit. I might ride it a bit more today.

Finished the thing on engagement and marriage, but that's just one off the stack of things to do . . . I stumble along from day to day.

What a chapter of disasters! Eek.