Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I would pay money for time at this point in my life. Unfortunatly it would be wasted on blogs about Cooper.
On the other hand, the 27-year old father Fooie owes the 25-year-old restless Fooie bigtime for the fully-functional glam hottub out on my backporch, which I rather enjoy on these cool autumn nights. It really takes the edge off of long day of work, especially from the neck-down. (snicker)
Thank you ample-time Fooie!
Monday, September 24, 2007
babies and lemons
Alex loves to eat lemons when we are out to eat. She also makes this concerned face when she eats them, as though she just realized she made a horrible mistake.
alex has been making some faces at us lately when we tell her something she doesn't want to hear. It is a a cross between sad and indignant. but also pretty cute. sometimes I can't keep from laughing when she gives me look, which is not at all the thing to do.
Her is a picture of my wife and a clone of Secretariat at the derby (07). I like this picture and wanted to share it. (not shown: horse biting her on the lips)
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I drive a 2001 standard cab F150. It is a salvage, and it shakes like the dickens, as though it has an unbalanced tire when at driveway speeds. I have asked around, and I can't seem to figure out what is wrong with it. It has been wrecked and had frame damage, so I tend to think that the frame is to blame. I dunno. It is also close quarters for a daily 20 mile commute with a toddler (adn gear), and isn't exactly easy on the gas.
This has made me want to get a new car. I have wanted a new car for at least 4 years, when I sold my old elicipse gsx, which was quite dope, to have money to go to grad school. However now I may be able to afford a new car payment within a year from now.
I ask the peanut gallery for suggestions.
here is what I am looking for, some what prioritized (some of which may be mutually exclusive)
1) sporty suspention
2) 4 doors
3) decent gas milage (20/27 or better)
4) sporty engine
5) less than $25k new (but i will buy used)
6) handsome appearance
and of course, reliable, which is kind of understood.
all of these point to a mazda speed6, which violate 3 and get too close to violating 5 for me. plus, they look kinda clumsy.
I just read some article of sporty compacts and they ranked them thusly:
1) mazda speeed3
2) subaru WRX TR (my initials are in there! bonus!)
3) Honda accord si
4) mini Cooper si (named after the glam celeb, of course)
5) VW GTI
6) Chevy Cobalt SS
7) Dodge box on logs