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Happy Friday Everyone!<p><B>Rants:</B><br>What shoulda stayed in Vegas didn't and both husband and I are sick as dogs this week. <br>Major jet trip to factory with client CEO that took 6 months to pull off was yesterday. I survived and the trip went well but truly was way too sick to go.<br>Today I am paying the price - high fever, sinus infection and laryngitis. Not fun.<p><B>Raves:</B><br>I might feel better by the end of the weekend. One can only hope.<p><B>Wearing:</B><br>Pajamas and an eye mask. Sorry...no glamour this week.<p><B>Drinking:</B><br>Nyquil, Vitamin Water, Regular water.<p>Sincerely hope you all are doing better than me! Have an fab time at the meet on Sunday!<p>Have an awesome weekend! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 3, 2009 (1800girl)

Hope you feel better very soon - <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> for making the trip yesterday - most of us would have rescheduled it. <p> <B>Rant</B> <br>My 16 yr old son is just not getting the concept of responsibility, therefore, will have to suspend his driving privileges until he can do better.<p> <B>Raves</B><br>Grateful to have a son that's really great overall - just having to get through to the teenage brain. <br>A custom made DP and exhaust are in the works - stage 2 tune<p>Enjoy the weekend
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 3, 2009 (1800girl)

<B>Rants:</B><br>Last day on the job. Feels really strange actually, I've never worked in one place for this long (7 years) before. <p>Got pulled over by a speeding trap cop yesterday, during a momentary lapse of not paying attention to the speedometer, in a know speed trap area <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><B>Raves:</B><br>The Cop who pulled me over really liked my car. Said he has to write me the ticket because he was being monitored, but skipped a couple steps on the ticket deliberately and told me how to get out of it because he liked my car so much. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Put the summer tires back on last night. Ahh, feels so nice. Plus since I have no more job, now I have a lot of free time to go driving. <p>Planning a huge road trip through the east coast of the USA; nice to have the free time, no debts, and lots of savings.
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 3, 2009 (ss60)

Rants: <br>Rain coming in a day and half before I hit the golf course for the first time this year!<p>Raves:<br>Sunny and 60's tomorrow!<br>Golf tomorrow!<br>Grillin' tomorrow!<br>Drinkin' tomorrow!<br>My girlfriend got in to law school!<br>Surprise visit to Bloomington tonight to visit the girl! <br>Down 30 lbs from 1 year ago...and still losing! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend...No 'R' related Rants/Raves this week...she's getting by for now!
 

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Happy Friday!!<p>Rants:<br>-Weather sucks for the weekend. Enough wintery mixes already.<br>-Job sucks balls. Not only are the hours cut still, but now they're taking away our water machine, janitor service and rodent service. Employees get to do the dirty work now yaaah!<p>Raves:<br>-Got my roof spoiler, evolve deck lid spoiler and evolve tail light accents on. Looks great!!<br>-Fiance is going to be my sugar mama sooner than late<br>-My first cars and coffee tomorrow pending the weather. 4 or 5 of us R guys will be there.<br>-Forgot how good coffee was. Broke down and got a cup, wow it's good<p>Wearing:<br>Skid-marked ****** tighties with holes, hyper color t-shirt and grey knee high socks with a mysterious brown stain.<p>Drinking: <br>-Super America gas station coffee
 

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Rants;<br>Radiator is leaking, passenger side endtank. Need to get 700 dollars to fix it because i am all of 3 months out of warranty. Waiting for the service advisor to call back. Otherwise, might get this:<br><A HREF="http://www.go-part.com/0106-volvo-radiator-p-14549.html?year=2004" TARGET="_blank">http://www.go-part.com/0106-vo...=2004</A><br>Kicking myself because I didn't get it looked at in october when I had to top it off the first time, and it was still in warranty.<p>Raves:<br>Well, at least it isn't a head gasket.<br>Still very drivable for the next few months.<br>Good times last night. Columbus Brewing Company has delightful beer.<br>I still have fridays off.
 

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Rants:<br>-Weather sucks today; I hope the rain doesn't stay too long.<br>-Idiot drivers in the rain this morning.<p>Raves:<br>-Getting new HomeLink sunvisor put in today after the seal split; all under warranty.<br>-Got my 'R' hat from BaxteR in the mail earlier this week; it is sweet!<br>-Finally expelled this cold and I can taste my beer again <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Have a great weekend!
 

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Rants:<br>*Weather suckos! warm but damp and misty the last 2 days = horrible car wash weather<br>*Free time being cut even more due to wife's illness.<br>*On the most boring of boring-est projects right now at work.<br>*High curbs. (had to re-seat my front bumper cover again this week, one side only this time) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Raves:<br>*I still have a job, so I'm thankful<br>*New tires magically appeared today (I LOVE TIRERACK) after ordering only 3 days ago.<br>*whole bunch of goodies inbound for projects, including the stuff to fab my new air intake<br>*6 year old daughter is the joy of my life right now. Nothing a hug or cuddle from her can't fix. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Rants:<br>Had a headache for the better part of 3 weeks.<p>Raves: <br>-Headache is gone, finally.<br>-Passed my board interview with the FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)!!!<br>-Gained 5 more pounds last month<br>-New PR's for all of my lifts
 

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Rants:<br>-Having a hell of a time getting a designated driver for my bday this weekend.<br>-RAIN RAIN RAIN<p>Raves:<br>-Installed the powder coated R41s and they look sexy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-Going over to Chilled Man's in a bit to install the Svenske exhaust I bought. There will also be some glam shots...<br>-Going to see Fast and Furious with my old crew tonight! Out to the bar after that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-I turn 26 on Sunday, so Saturday nite I am going out with a bunch of friends to the Dave and Busters at Franklin Mills a little outside of Philly.<br>-My EST exhaust and 18 inch Pegs are both being sold this afternoon, which is going to fund my RICA tune!<br>-Cleaning up the R at m3ntos's house on Saturday so it can turn some heads at the car show that everyone is going to in Langhorne.<p>Probably more raves...I think this weekend has a lot of potential <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Happy B-day!!!!!!
 

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<b>Rants:</b><br>-I will be without my car this weekend, so it pushes back a lot of stuff I had intended to do.<br>-The weather is pretty crappy today.<p><b>Raves:</b><br>-Looking forward to getting some stuff done around the house this weekend.<br>-My annoying/disturbing/obnoxious/trashy neighbor's house is going to Sheriff sale on April 9, so she and her rug rats and all the trashy friends will be out of our neighborhood!!!
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 3, 2009 (1800girl)

<B>Rants:</B><br>The amount of jobs around the house I put off over winter because it was too cold.<br>the hangover I have from waaaaaay to much booze last night.<br>The Disco needs an oil change.<p><B>Raves:</B><br>Weather is looking good for the weekend - woohoo!<br>Might actually be able to get the wife out of the R - so I can have a drive.<br>Aparently I switched to wine last night so I still have most of my bottle of scotch left.<br>Off today! 3 day weekend <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><B>Wearing:</B><br>Overalls - gotta get under the disco.<p><B>Drinking:</B><br>Berocca at this stage then might warm up with a beer.
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 3, 2009 (58ford)

<B>RAVES</B><br>~Was accepted today by the NJ State board of Professional Planners to sit for the licensing test <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>~Rain is beading of the R nicely, lol!<br>~Grad School is almost over, yayayayay!<br>~Planners convention in MN in a few weeks; would def be interested in meeting up with some R owners while I'm out there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>~Spring Break and my BDAY next week <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><B>RANTS</B><br>~Tooooooooo many projects due next week! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>~Its raining, blah!
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 3, 2009 (PureDrive07)

Raves:<br>- My 4 1/2 year old son with severe milk allergy (airway constriction, hives, vomitting) went in for NAET treatments (holistic treatment for the permanent elimination of food and other allergies) last weekend and so far this week has eaten pizza, yogurt, ice cream and cheese for the first time in his life. If I wasn't seeing it first hand, I wouldn't believe it...if you or someone you know suffers from severe allergies...check out NAET and send me an IM with any questions. Truly amazing results. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>- Work is progressing, albeit slowly, on my basement project. I can almost see my 90+" screen on the wall now. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>- Successfully changed a flat tire (non R) on the side of the interstate during rush hour without getting killed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>- Have to be out of the office by 3pm today as we're being moved into our companies new $50M LEED certified building AND we're all going out for an early happy hour <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Rants:<br>- 8 month old daugher has her 3rd ear infection in 6 weeks. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>- Have to deal with getting new tires put on my wife's van this weekend<br>- Have to be out of the office by 3pm today in the middle of quarter end close and our FY10 plan submission is due Monday <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>- Moving into a $50M LEED certified building the same week the company announces I will not be getting a merit increase next year, my bonus is at risk and the employee stock purchase plan is gone <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Have a fun, safe weekend all.
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 3, 2009 (Bdubs)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bdubs</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br>Rants:<br>- 8 month old daugher has her 3rd ear infection in 6 weeks. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Tubes <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> My son had them put in @ 7 months old. No infections since. <br>I feel for you as I know that the fevers are high and they the ears tend to kill them when they lay down.<p>Rants: Slow week at work. And nothing seems to come in until 4pm and they want to wait for 3 hrs jobs <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Raves: Going to be a beautiful weekend and the Big Car Show is here.<br>Gorgeous cars everywhere on trailers around here this morning, all headed to Lowes Motor Speedway.
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 3, 2009 (ZenZone)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ZenZone</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> <B>Rant</B> <br>My 16 yr old son is just not getting the concept of responsibility, therefore, will have to suspend his driving privileges until he can do better.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That should teach him pretty quick... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Rants- supposedly it's spring, but you'd never know it here.<br> <p>Raves- spending a quiet boring (crappy weather) weekend with my fav. people. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kmagnuss</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Rants:<br>Had a headache for the better part of 3 weeks.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>kmagnuss was it a migraine? <p>I suffer from mild migraines and sometimes I am just toast <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><B>Rants</B><br>* If you remember from last week, I had smashed my finger, the nail is now starting to fall off. Its catching on things and kinda makes me go, blahhh.<br>* My 2+ year old daughter caught my cold, even though I have been really good at not spreading germs.<br>* Need more hours in a day to complete projects and jobs<p><br><B>Raves</B><br>* Sunny all week and into this weekend. Its been about 68 all week, ahh lovely CA<br>* R is running in top form<br>* My consulting biz is speeding up with more clients coming in (oh do I need the cash flow)
 

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Re: TGIF RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 3, 2009 (1800girl)

<B>Rants:</B> <br>The cat escaped my domain ... so I had to go out and buy some stuff (earlier this week, believe he escaped on Monday).<br>The stuff wasn't cheap<br> <B>Raves:</B><br>Enjoyed building the fence since Tuesday, 2.5m high above ground + 70cm deep. Had to make concrete to secure the poles. The weather was fantastic ... believe it was today 20°c in shadow and the days before only a few lower. <br>Also had a nice drive yesterday to Eindhoven Airport (2x80km), my mom flew back to France, she received her last medical-injection against her "neck-hernia".<p> <B>fluids:</B> <br>Leffe Blond, will switch soon towards Absolut (haven't eaten yet a thing today, not even candy, it's now past 7pm so the fluids work fast <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p> <B>music:</B> <br>The Police, Ghost in the Machine<p> <B>plans:</B> <br>looking forward towards the 2nd F1 race this weekend ... I really enjoyed the 1st. New rules just rock <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>EDIT:<br>included plans<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by JARMO at 7:50 PM 4-3-2009</i>
 

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Raves: 16 month old son is getting over his ear infection. Have a job and able to buy a V70R<p>Rants: Can not find the right V70R in the options that I would like. Snow is great in Colorado but no time to ski this weekend.
 
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