Today I took some photos at the Finger Lakes Region SCCA event at RIT (the Rochester Institute of Technology). I might try it out next week at ECC on suggestion of my friend Michelle who races a VW Beetle. More to come....muahahaha......
Thursday April 24, 2008
Well, hopefully I am on my way to a new job.
Haven't heard official word yet, but I should find out soon.
Weather has warmed up into the mid 70's lately, and the sun has
been out, so I am attempting to get a head start on my tan....or at
least avoid extreme paleness so that I don't burn when it really starts to get warm out.
Car is still in the same state, latest news is that I got my silencer
to fit finally by sandpapering the inside of my muffler where it slides
in...it's amazing how much soot there was layered inside preventing the
silencer from fitting. Hmmm, what else....I put an order in for a
Nikon D300 today....considered buying a Canon 5D...buuuut, rumors are
that Canon is replacing it in November of this year, and even though
the new one will be plenty expensive, I am expecting that they will
have made improvements to the LCD display (color accuracy) and possibly
the burst rate. Now, this said, I have not actually handled one
myself....I am basing this partially on Ken Rockwell's
reviews on this camera and others....so, while no advice is completely
infallible and is always subjective, I will go with it for now and
dream about big expensive cameras until I can actually get one....then
I will just have to find a bigger, MORE expensive camera to dream
about....such is life I guess ! Well, that's all for the moment,
maybe more later today or soon, hope it is sunny and warm where you are
Sunday April 13, 2008
more job ranting (about Circuit City copied and pasted from my facebook profile):
it stresses me out, I hate it,
but it bums me out because it is a big part of my life socially, and I
just feel sometimes that I don't fit in...everyone else has fun
laughing or doing whatever, and I work my butt off not only doing my
job but constantly being nagged to do things for other people...it's
like having 2 jobs, one constantly interrupting the other...AND,
whatever we do is not good enough, we are "lazy," we are always
expected to drop whatever we are doing to help other associates, and no
matter what I say about the situation it doesn't matter and won't
change, nobody cares or if they do can't do anything about it, Circuit
City doesn't care how much it stresses me out, they will just hire
someone else for less money that will do the job for a while, and quit
for the same reasons, the hire someone else...and people will continue
to shop at our store for the prices while the workers will continue to
be expendable...the only people who can succeed in my line of business
are those who can handle a high level of stress, or those who probably
inflict damage upon themselves in order to cope with the stress
(smoking, drinking, drugs, etc...)...I already drink a lot of coffee
and eat a lot of fast food, which I don't particularly agree with, and
I don't keep up well enough pushing myself to my limits....so I really
need a new job, something less ridiculously stupid...does anybody even
Microsoft may or may not be the devil....but this joke is funny nonetheless:
A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical
malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and
Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the
helicopter's position. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it,
circled, and held up a handwritten sign that said "WHERE AM I?" in
large letters. People in the tall building quickly responded to the
aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window. Their
sign said "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER."
The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the
course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely. After they were
on the ground, the copilot asked the pilot how he had done it.
"I knew it had to be the Microsoft Building, because they gave me a technically correct but completely useless answer."
Friday April 11, 2008
I hate my job more than you can imagine. let me tell you about my job....apparently whenever anybody needs
warehouse people to do stuff (because you know Circuit City has more
supervisors working than actual associates on any given day) they come
to me, sometimes it is legitimate, sometimes they are just too lazy to
do things themselves.....if someone has enough time to look for someone
to do something...how much harder would it be to just do it yourself
hmmm????? I work hard, I work early and I usually get asked to do
things for people when I am already overloaded...things that are not
immediately critical to the operation of the store....but it always
interrupts things that ARE critical and time sensitive.....Circuit City
I hope you die a painful death, I will be out as soon as I can get a
new job. To all my friends who are considerate of the fact that my job
stresses me out far beyond the breaking point, thank you, to those that
are too thick headed to notice or think their job is more important
than being considerate and reasonable towards a fellow employee, go [use your imagination] yourself. Thanks for reading.
Tuesday April 8, 2008
Here are a few pics of my WRX to date, I finally put my exhaust on.
It is ERZ brand as far as I know. I have replaced the stock
up-pipe, downpipe and catback sections of the exhaust (turboback I
guess you could call it as a whole). It is loud. Sounds
like a muscle car though when you put the pedal to the floor, it has a
nice growl above 3000 rpm. Pictured along side are two of my
friends cars. One is a lowered 2003 Honda Accord 2 door with 19"
wheels and a coilover suspension (sweet). The other is a
performance-built 1995 Eagle Talon turbo with a front mount
intercooler, rebuilt engine and transmission, brake upgrades and lots
more to come (300+ wheel horsepower...don't mess with this guy fellas,
haha). What should my next upgrades be? Drop me a line and
let me know ! Thanks and enjoy the pics.
Sunday April 6, 2008
Please enjoy Asturias by Isaac Albeniz, performed by the great John