Mine!

It’s mine! All mine! Muahah! Oh man, I have a Ducati…
It is so fucking sexy. And it sounds so good. And I’m not allowed to drive it fast for the first 600 miles but I can tell it WANTS to drive fast.
So very pretty.

Week in Music

Well this week is going to be pretty much great! I’m seeing Minus the Bear on Wednesday and a shit ton of metal bands, including Deftones, on Thursday. And with any luck I’ll also get to see We Are Scientists on Thursday. And then if I wanna I can go see Zao on Saturday but I need someone to go with me. Anyone? Anyone?

Privacy

From this article


Houston’s police chief on Wednesday proposed placing surveillance cameras in apartment complexes, downtown streets, shopping malls and even private homes to fight crime during a shortage of police officers.

“I know a lot of people are concerned about Big Brother, but my response to that is, if you are not doing anything wrong, why should you worry about it?” Chief Harold Hurtt told reporters Wednesday at a regular briefing.

How did this guy get into a position of power? And more importantly, I wonder if he’d let me watch him fuck his wife.

Exploder?

Well, $578 later and the Explorer (hereforth referred to as The Exploder) is running great. It was making a vaguely frightening clunk from the right front wheel when I turned and backed up so I had it checked out. The tie rod ends were worn down to little nubs and about to break off and kill us all. So that plus a front end alignment was $280. I also had them check out why the rear differential was leaking gear fluid. The seals were all totally shot so they had to drop the driveshaft and axles and do all that.

I would have preferred the Exploder to be in perfect shape and require no work when I got it but that was expecting a bit much from a car with 135,000 miles on it. I still think I got a great deal. I paid $3900 for it (down from $4100) and the Kelly Blue Book on it was $4300 at the least. I put some new brake pads on the parking brake and now this work and I think (hope) I have a solid truck.

8 cylinders is a whole different story than I am used to. I hooked up the waverunner tonight and took it down to the car wash to blow off a few years of spiders and dirt and dryer lint. I could barely even tell I was towing something. With my Ranger it was an effort to pull the little waverunner. With this thing it’s like it’s not even there. So that’s awesome.

So, hooray! Now I just need it to be summer so I can go to the lake! I wanna go to the lake so fucking bad. Lake, lake, lake, lake, lake.

Tickets

So, Shawnee isn’t even pretending they care about how fast you drive any more. If you get a ticket in Shawnee you don’t have to get a lawyer to have it amended or anything like that. Just go up to the clerk and say “I want this amended” and write a check.

Mmmm… that’s good justice!

(Don’t get me wrong from the tone of this post. I think speeding tickets are lame as hell and anything that gets me out of them easier makes me happy. I’m just saying.)