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<B>Happy Friday Everyone!</B><p><B>Rants:</B><br>Business partner's management skills are questionable and have created havoc with staff over the years. I'm not sure he's a micro-manager, more a micro-meddler. No easy answers to working with him. Getting frustrating.<p><B>Raves:</B><br>New Tires on the R (finally). <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I came up with a new business idea to think through and determine it's viability.<br>Plans for new deck are moving along. Hope to build (or start building) next weekend.<p><B>Wearing:</B><br>Wide leg dark wash lightweight denim capris, white 3/4 sleeve buttondown blouse with aqua, black & grey wide spaced stripe. White bra & white thong. Black leather flip flop sandals. Silver jewelry.<p>Have a great weekend! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants and RRRaves for Friday August 22, 2008 (1800girl)

<b>Rants</b><p>- Still always stuck in the one more part mode on my race car<br>- Summer is nice, but not for car work, no air-con for that<p><b>Raves</b><p>- there's no racecar part too big or too heavy for my V70R, not even a shortblock<br>- my car is finally at least a roller with long block again<p><IMG SRC="http://www.am-rennsport.com/2008Prep/slides/DSC_0907.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><b>Clothing</b><p>Greasy, of course<br>
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants and RRRaves for Friday August 22, 2008 (1800girl)

Rants: <br>All day meeting today, at which I present.<br>Dentist appointment sqeezed in at lunch.<br>Too many yard/house related opportunities to complete.<p>Raves: <br>Drove the new to me car all week, Finally.<br>Boat all weeekend...weather is perfect.<br>Sleeping in on Saturday...maybe a movie, maybe a bowling grudge match my wife...<p>Enjoy your weekend SSr's<p>
 

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Rants:<br>-Work isn't making very much money which means no raise in the distance and possible hour cuts.<br>-Girlfriend is taking my car to a bachelorette party, I'm nervous.<p>Raves:<br>-The great Minnesota get together has started, I love it. (It's the MN state fair)<br>-Haven't had a beer in two weeks, I'm so thirsty and Sat is backyard drinking games.<p>Wearing:<br>My own personal body sweater that nature provided me, oh and a pair of new balance shoes. Picture it!!! LOL
 

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Rant - I've had no more than 4hr sleep per night every night of the week due to work. I'm also missing out on our Maine road trip due to scheduling conflict<p>Rave - Finally getting some training from work, typing this as I sit in the last day of this Linux classroom. Missing the Maine weekend means I can work on the house finally, have lots of trim and molding to install!<p><b>JimLill</b>, what's going in under the hood? ABA? 2.0 base with 1.8 16v head? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Rant - Have to change the alternator on this piece of sh!t Maxima AGAIN (the wife's daily driver)!! <p>Rave - Boy is at the grandparents.<br>Nothing to do all weekend.<br>Last weekend before my wife has our second child<br>It's going to be beautiful out and I already have two clean cars! <p>Have a great weekend fellow R'ers!!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>-Pascal</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b>JimLill</b>, what's going in under the hood? ABA? 2.0 base with 1.8 16v head? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The car races in SCCA ITB class which doesn't allow many changes, thus it is the RD motor it came with. Mods for more HP are limited to a good rebuild, free exhaust, free pre-Throttle body intake and not much else. Thus, that car which was 105 HP at the crank stock may end up doing 123 HP, or about 108 WHP. Track legal weight is 2280 with driver so it's a bit a low end racer for sure, but W2W racing is a thrill in any car. I added LSD and pretty good suspension stuff, so it is good through the corners and with proper tires, on a wet track, it can run pretty good against much faster stuff. Light weight and Low CG is the key to it go fast.<p>The "office"<p><IMG SRC="http://www.am-rennsport.com/2008Prep/slides/DSC_0870.JPG" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hoagrod</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Rants:<br>-Girlfriend is taking my car to a bachelorette party, I'm nervous.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Are you insane? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hoagrod</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Wearing:<br>My own personal body sweater that nature provided me</TD></TR></TABLE><p>As my husband says about his own "personal body sweater": "warm in winter, cool in summer!" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <I>That's quite a visual. </I>
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants and RRRaves for Friday August 22, 2008 (1800girl)

Rants: I over slept this morning after a major case of heartburn at 2 a.m. My boss is back in the office on Monday. I can't find anyone to buy the damn Corvette. I may just Carmax it. Cannot get our new carseat to fit in the R properly. The damn R's turn signals have crapped out.<p>Raves: It's Friday! Have dinner with friends tonight and tomorrow night. My kids are so cute!
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants and RRRaves for Friday August 22, 2008 (1800girl)

Happy Friday, folks!<p>Rants: <p>The grass is getting long, time to cut it (Again) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That's the price you pay for living on nearly 3 acres<p>No rain from TS Fay. We got robbed on that deal. FL gets 30 inches, I'd be happy with 3! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>My "refinished" front bumper cover looks like crap after only a year. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Raves:<p>I live on nearly 3 acres <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I got two of my previously curbed Volutions refinished. Nice to have a wheel repair shop in the local area <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>My V70 GLT is running really well with over 175,000 miles on it. Looking forward to reaching the 200K milestone<p>Saw Boston in concert last Tuesday night. Loved every second of it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Happy weekend everyone <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<b>Rants</b><br>- I am now at my new apartment so no cushy underground parking for the R. It its outside until a spot opens up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-I still have to clean my old APT this weekend, which is going to suck donkey balls.<p>- Its going to be a good day at work. Or at least thats what i keep telling myself, knowing that fridays are always hellish.<p>- TV people cant get to my new apt until tuesday afternoon to install my internet/digital cable and HD. Go figure, olympics end, THEN i get my good television. I dont even have basic right now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>- Facing the fact that i need rims and tires for winter.<p>-I have rent+car insurance (6mo pay period)+car payment+credit card to pay off at the end of the month = $2400 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> (i may sink the credit card for another month....)<p><b>Raves</b><p>- I love my new apartment<br>- College friends are in town tonight<br>- State Fair has started<br>- With the BUS my new work transport, i save money on miles, gas, and it just so happens that the bus i ride is FULL of gorgeous girls who work for Target Corp. If you want a job around tons of unbelievably good looking girls, work for target corp.<br>- It looks great outside<br>- I get to go home 1.5 hrs early today. woot.
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants and RRRaves for Friday August 22, 2008 (1800girl)

Rants: <p>Fall is coming apparently - where did the summer go? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Need to buy winter tires and wheels $$$ <br>The GF is on a new schedule - working 7AM-7PM Sat. & Sun. every weekend from now on <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Not much else - it's been a good week!<p>Raves:<p>I just got a nice bonus for working hard over the past couple of weeks = wheels and tyres and then some! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>It's Friday (1) - taking the R to go on a little fly-fishing trip with an old friend tonight <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>It's Friday (2) Will go out with my buddies tonight - it will be a circus for sure <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>It's Friday (3) I got paid as well today <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> + <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"><br>It's Friday (4) tomorrow is Saturday...<br>P.s. the Koningshoeven Quadrupel is a masterpiece in a bottle... <p>Wearing to work: Jeans, sneakers and a polo (hehe I love research!)
 

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Her car needs cvc boots bad and she's going on a two and a half hour drive. What can I say I'm a nice guy. I've already gone on a extensive list that she has to follow upon taking my car. This list includes:<br>-no make-up putting on in the car<br>-no driving it drunk<br>-do not overload my R with chicks and have a singing match inside<br>-premium gas only (this one i'm worried about, she's a space cadet)<br>-park selectively<br>-no joyrides<br>-no eating in the R<br>-no hauling around drunk guys that others make pick up at the bar<br>-Finally I told her if there's a scratch in my car there will be scratch in your ass and a pillow and blanket on the couch.
 

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Rant:<br>-I'm tired...was up late<p>-Overworked<p>-Still haven't landed a new job<p>Rave:<br>-I was up late because I changed the oil to Royal Purple and then watched Miami Vice<p>-Meeting I just got out of resulted in landing a good deal<p>-Interview on Monday
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants and RRRaves for Friday August 22, 2008 (Jobies)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jobies</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>P.s. the Koningshoeven Quadrupel is a masterpiece in a bottle... <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I told you it was good. <p>Maybe I'll chill my bottle of Allagash Musette when I get home. I have it aging in a closet but it was calling my name last night and I resisted. Perhaps I will give in tonight.
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants and RRRaves for Friday August 22, 2008 (sh8kdwn)

The R will sit this weekend. Helen and I are taking the Sportsmobile into the Sierras to find a secluded out of the way lake and hang out. Mtn biking and hiking are on the agenda. Merlin, our dog, will accompany us. <p>Oh yeah. wearing tee shirt and to the knee shorts. <p>I need 1800 girl to give Helen some dressing pointers. oclv
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants and RRRaves for Friday August 22, 2008 (oclv)

RAVES:<br>~New Xbox 360 Elite System<br>~US Open tix came in for Monday Night<br>~Was offered the Position of Asst. Township Planner when I graduate in May from Graduate School <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>RANTS:<br>~Radio/Bluetooth/iMIV is playing games with me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>~Moving back to school today...R has some rest time now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>~AWD has been acting somewhat funny lately...tires slip on a really hard launch <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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New raves:<br>- Someone brought in goodies and left them for everyone in the office kitchen. Usually it's donuts, cookies, or leftover pie. Not this time! Fried chicken FTW! <p>- Most streaming audio feeds are blocked on the office network. So I'm watching / listening to Youtube videos of Grateful Dead concerts all afternoon as I work.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sh8kdwn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">- Most streaming audio feeds are blocked on the office network. So I'm watching / listening to Youtube videos of Grateful Dead concerts all afternoon as I work.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Bummer. Ever try <A HREF="http://www.radioparadise.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.radioparadise.com/</A>? pretty good.
 

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Rants:<br>Spent an entire day in a truck with my family today.<br>Dropped my brother off for his freshman year at Misericordia University today.<br>His roomates family apparently haven't cut the cord yet. Started to get annoying.<p>Raves:<br>I'm finally out of the car.<br>Heading to Hoboken right now for a boatload of drinks.<br>My brother is off to get an awesome experience that I wish I could repeat again.<br>I get to take my R back up to his school next weekend to drop him off. I love road trips in the R<br>Saw an R in a place I'd least expect to, passing us in bumblef--k, PA.
 
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