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<IMG SRC="http://www.xs4all.nl/~ernstmul/images/yahoo/42.gif" BORDER="0"> Happy Long Weekend Everyone! <IMG SRC="http://www.xs4all.nl/~ernstmul/images/yahoo/42.gif" BORDER="0"><p><B>Rants:</B><br>Missed meeting Helmut and many of you at Carlisle. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Watching husband's hack friends who bring over Bud ice lime drink your $8 a four pack Ommegang Abbey Ale because it's all that was in the refrigerator. Without asking. Knowing you bought the last two four packs in the store. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>R is desperately needing a bath.<p><B>Raves:</B><br>It's Friday of a long weekend followed by leaving for vacation in Martha's Vinyard on Wednesday. 2 more days of work to go!<br>Friends who give you their house in MV for free.<br>My deck and yard are f-ing awesome. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><B>Drinking:</B><br>Coffee shortly...<br>Ommegang Abbey Ale replaced by husband with some effort. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Our 2006 Meritage reserve which is just fantastic right now. <p>Have a fantastic weekend! If you're in or near MV next week (May 27-June 2) let me know!
 

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Rants:<br>- I've had enough caffeine this morning to wake the dead and I am still tired.<br>- My 3-year old punched me in the bean bags this morning...he may be in time out until he is 4<p>Raves:<br>- Progress on all fronts this week; work, car, writing<br>
 

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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">Rants:<br>- My 3-year old punched me in the bean bags this morning...he may be in time out until he is 4<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>ROFLMAO and in pain! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Been there, experienced that!<p><b><i>R</i>aves:</b><p>Summer has finally arrived!<br>I have a job interview at noon.<br>My golf game continues to improve.<br>The <i>R</i> is finally clean, except for the pollen.<br>We're heading to Toronto this weekend for a family get together for my Mom's 80th birthday.<p><b><i>R</i>ants:</b><p>None really, for the first time in a long time.<br>Just hope if I'm offered a new job I can keep my job at the golf course! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Have a great weekend, everyone. Be sure to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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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"><br>- My 3-year old punched me in the bean bags this morning...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not exactly the best way to start the day, I'd say!<p>Rants...<br> - R looks like crap. Army is too cheap to pave our parking lot at work.<br> - Work is full of drama and people that don't know what they are doing.<br> - Still haven't gotten my orders for Colorado <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Raves...<br> - Off of work today <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> - Heading to the dyno shortly to see what the R does.<br> - It's beautiful out! Will be washing and waxing the R this afternoon.<br> - Volvo get together with the local Volvo chapter. Heading to a winery and Bluegrass Motorsports Park to check them out.<br> <br>Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend everyone! <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"><p>Rue
 

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It's a biological thing, young eagles push their nest mates out of the nest. He can't be punished for exercisng his instincts. Kid must have a great punch!<p>Rave: Driving the R to Portland Oregon today, going to the American Killifish convention, three days of fellow fish nutz.
 

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<B>Rants:</B> <br>-Never ending work that has followed me home every night this week. <br>-Had to leave work yesterday to pick up my stranded wife and daughter because the truck wouldn't start, truck started when I got there then wife insists it goes to the dealer because she doesn't want to get stuck again which I understand but wasn't prepared when she told me last night that the dealer called said she needed a new battery and the brake fluid needed to be flushed, you guessed it she approved the work and $360.00 later its ready to go. There went the $400 I saved two weeks ago by doing her brakes myself <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-Everyone in the house including my 8 week old has been sick with either colds or sinus infections this week. <br>-Sun burned like a mo fo at Carlise, will never use aerosol sun block again....never <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> never <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> never <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> never <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> never <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> again <p><B>Raves:</B> <br>-Had a great time at Carlise last weekend, wish we could do that once a month! <br>-Three day weekend, nothing to do on Saturday, friends coming over on Sunday for a cook out and going to the inlaws on Monday for a cook out. You just can't beat a weekend with good food, drinks, family and friends. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-Sinus infection almost gone <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-Sunburn from Carlise almost gone, I think only a few more days of fish skin in my future and all will be well. <p>
 

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<b>Rants</b><br>-I hate my current job with a passion, and it really is 'who you know' as my efforts to apply for new jobs over the past few <i>years</i> has lead nowhere. At least I still have a job..? (the grass is always greener). I guess it's time to make my own moves.<br>-Did not get to meet everyone at Carlisle, especially Helmut. At this point, I am questioning the man's mere existence - some of us speculate that he is really 1800girl's drunk alter-ego.<br>-Bumper is peeling even more on the "R" from shoddy paintwork by the local dealer - whatever, it'll become their problem.<br>-Scam artists and lowballers e-mailing me about my Jeep. BUY MY JEEP~!<p><b>Raves</b><br>-It's finally warm (and humid though..)<br>-Picking up a new (to me) wagon this weekend<br>-Long weekend (that I'll spend a good amount of time driving - not sure if this is a rant or rave)<br>-New ideas for projects - just need to get the ball rolling.
 

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Re: TGIF! RRRants & RRRaves for Friday May 22, 2009 Memorial Day Weekend Edition! (1800girl)

<B>RAVES</B><br>~Just spent a week in Sao Miguel, Acores and learned about my heritage with my entire family <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>~Almost done with Graduate school...1 more week!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>~New 18" Peg for Sonic <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>~Enjoying driving the R!<p><B>RANTS</B><br>~Missing the Acores <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>~Missed out on Carlisle, but hey I think I was somewhere better and got to drive a 5-speed 740 Turbo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>~Back to work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1800girl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><B>Rants:</B><p>R is desperately needing a bath.<B> If ONLY you knew someone who does detailing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </B><br></TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b>Rants</b><br>-I hate my current job with a passion, and it really is 'who you know' as my efforts to apply for new jobs over the past few <i>years</i> has lead nowhere. .</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is who you know as well as who knows who you know. Try becoming more active on a social networking site like LinkedIn. Join groups within your profession. Once I had joined I sent messages to the hiring managers for companies I wanted to work for and received responses almost immediately. Now I moderate a professional group on LinkedIn and have received several interview requests and offers in the works. <p>It's worth a try right?
 

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<B>Rants</B> <br>- R is dirty, needs wash and wax sooo bad.<br>- wife has to work this weekend, but has Monday off<br>- power blip at data center made for a busy week.<p><br> <B>Raves</B><br>- Get to be a father again this November! totally excited <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><br>- Lost a fraternal twin very early on (we think it was interesting) , means i get to keep the R, would have been tough with 3 kids in the back <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> plus we only want two. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>- no work this weekend<br>- hitting the lake for some R & R<p> <B>Weekend Drinking</B> <br>-Keeping it simple --> Point Special<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1800girl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Watching husband's hack friends who bring over Bud ice lime drink your $8 a four pack Ommegang Abbey Ale because it's all that was in the refrigerator. Without asking. Knowing you bought the last two four packs in the store. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>that is wrong on so many levels <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> should have replaced watching to something else <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> , bud ice lime?. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<B>RRRRants</B><br>-- Court has accelerated my docket by five months; vacation plans, what vacation plans?<br>-- R is filthy and still the wife's ride<br>-- Office politics exploded this week, backbiting and speaking out of turn to supervisors<br>-- not enough hours in the day to take care of the house and enjoy the family<p><B>RRRaves</B><br>-- Kid sister is in town for the weekend; couple cookouts scheduled at our place and my dad's place<br>-- long solo drive on Sunday into the hills of Georgia for a wedding (no "Deliverance" jokes)<br>-- 4yo finishes the pre-school year today and gets her two-wheeler at tonite's cookout<br>-- probably extending the weekend 'til Wed to hang out with sis<p>
 

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<B>RAVES:</B><br>I love working a 9/80 schedule. The every other Friday off is awsome. (Wife is jealous!) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I have a 4 day weekend<br>Going to the Astro/Rangers game on Saturday with friends.<br>Having friends over on Sunday for BBQ<br>My pool is looking very inviting<p><B>Rants:</B><br>I have about 3-4 hours of yard work to do today and its pretty warm outside already<p><B>Wearing:</B><br>"Unwrap My Monster" Freebirds Burrito T-shirt<br>Grey shorts and an old pair of New Balance tennis shoes. Hey its my work in the yard clothes. <p><B>Drinking:</B><br>Just finished my Grande Mocha from that Seattle coffee place. Water for the next few hours then I will hit the Mike's hard limes while cooling off in the pool.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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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">Rants:<br>- I've had enough caffeine this morning to wake the dead and I am still tired.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds fantastic. I've had 2 coffees and 3 diet cokes. it's my birthday weekend, i don't really care.<p>-Rants:<br>Spending gobs and gobs of money on 960 and tires. <br>Going to courthouse to try and get about 1k of it back.<br>Bosses are in France until June. PITA since get to go into PM role for a week.<p>-Raves:<br>Car stuff may be finally done today. A/C in 960 needed yet another hose, but at least they are eating all the labor for me.<br>Fridays off, and extensive dicking off on tuesday when I "work remotely."<br>I was right on with my dads 240, the MAF was completely jacked, and the 8 dollar can of cleaner has now made for a very sale-able 1993 240 in red with 100k miles on it. Yippee.<p>-Beer:<br>New IPA is promising, has to work its hop flavor out for another week, but definitely a good choice of amber malts. <br>Kolsch came out nice and light, albeit undercarbonated.<br>Caramel Ale with Cascade hops brewed yesterday, while working. <br>Plan is to get as drunk as a fiddlers bitch tonight. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<B>RANTS</B> <br>-Oxygen Sensor went out.<br>-Passenger door handle broke.<br>-Lakers Lost <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <B>RAVES</B> <p>-Went to Ontario Volvo, got the Sensor replaced.<br>-Got the door fixed for free. Thanks Sennen. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-Leaving to Laughlin in a few hours.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by The Weasel at 9:56 AM 5-22-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BeerEngineer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Sounds fantastic. I've had 2 coffees and 3 diet cokes. it's my birthday weekend, i don't really care.<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You have a great excuse, this being the day after your birthday and all. You should drink out of your new billet oil cap...tasty! Enjoy the rest of your weekend in an altered state.
 

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LOL Eric. <p>Rants :<br> ? beats me , I dont feel like doing dishes or the laundry <br>Going camping with her parents ugh.<p>Raves: <br>Bidding on a Car on ebay <br>Trying to beat up JRL on a parts car. <br>Coupe is baller like usual <br>Wagon needs brakes still bled and next week getting the EGT sensor installed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Sorry Puredrive07 - no cash for that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>atacamaR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">that is wrong on so many levels should have replaced watching to something else , bud ice lime?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know - I was entirely unamused. I immediately went and took all the remaining beer (which was about 5 bottles) out of the refrigerator and hid them. No more beer = go home sooner. I was really pissed...but did not say a word. Husband knew what was up when the beer was suddenly missing...<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Rants :<br>Going camping with her parents ugh.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>OMG. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> What the heck did you do to deserve that punshment? Good luck. Sounds like torture to me. Hope you have provisions for an altered but not obviously altered mental state.
 

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<B>Rants</B> <br>Rain scheduled for the entire weekend.<br>Have to go to in-laws on Saturday<p> <B>Raves</B> <br>R is looking fantastic right now - until the rain hits <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Just got a new a/c for the garage<br>Prepping some ribs to smoke on Sunday<br>Only staying at the in-laws for a little under 24 hours <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Had my 37,500 mile service and managed to go through a full 7500 mile service interval with ZERO problems. Hopefully that trend will continue.<p> <B>Drinking</B> <br>Starbucks Sweetened Iced Tea.......for about another hour or so. <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">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1800girl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I know - I was entirely unamused. I immediately went and took all the remaining beer (which was about 5 bottles) out of the refrigerator and hid them. No more beer = go home sooner. I was really pissed...but did not say a word. Husband knew what was up when the beer was suddenly missing... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The only thing worse is Warsteiner Lime, a 2.6% beer that tastes like german wine coolers....<p>Oh yes, I have drank this. My friend was exc ited at the 4 bucks/24pack.
 

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<b>Rave</b><br>Just had a craving for a Ben's Kosher Deli sandwich - being that none are around here, I went to my trusty Wawa and got a Turkey and Roast Beef sandwich with provolone, mayo, mustard, cole slaw, oregano, and parmesan that weighed about as much as a small child. SOOOOOO good. <p><b>Rant</b><br>I feel kinda bad for my colon now...
 
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