I bought Blue Steel, the '99 Mercury Sable that could. My target was to bring them down $400 on the price, and I indeed got them down $200, which wasn't bad for my passive ass. Yay me.
So the car is quite new, has all sorts of fun features... but here are the highlights:
- It's huge
- It has a V6 with plenty of attitude
- You can fit somebody lengthwise in the trunk
- Power doors, windows, and mirrors!
But the #1 thing I'm stoked about... it has automatic lumbar support! Wtf? This is the coolest feature ever... I can be driving along and 'Oh, I think my lower back needs more support'. The longer I hold down that button, the firmer the seat becomes. It's so awesome! Totally beats any special voodoo those massage chairs can do, eat that.
Outside of car news (and realizing 'what have I done, I've just added the third parallel loan to my repetoire'), I recently finished Double Date
by two ridiculous twin sisters. It really was a horrible book, although it tought me that if I'm going to spend time reading something, I should at least make an effort to read something good. Not like the movies. Reminds me of my time working for Delilah
When she'd finally given in and bought a Dell desktop with an internal 56K modem and a Hewlett-Packard color inkjet printer, I'd actually been pleased. For once in my life, I'd finally dragged Nan into something. I'd never dreamed that I was creating a monster.
A cybermonster, to be sure, but a monster, nevertheless. Nan now sat down in my desk chair, turned on my computer, and after waiting a bit for Microsoft Windows to finish booting up, her finders began to fly over the keyboard, typing in
I didn't even want to think about what the
org stood for.
In their defense, the writers of this book also point out in great detail what everybody's wearing. The book gives great insight to the lives of 40-something crime-fighting twins... as written by 40-something crime-novel-writing twins.
Lastly, Miko brought back felt poop on a stick from Japan. More information on Japan's poop fetish can be found here
. Fortunately there's a lot that link doesn't tell you.
Pics of Blue Steel will be up once it's daylight again. I bought a car, ahhh!
Garhan, 9-28-2004 with $14.25
... don't forget to add a rear-view mirror disco ball!
Random suggested tune --> Veni Domine's "The Chronicle of the Seven Seals"
(you of course realize the only reason I post these messages is to inject metal music into the world of others :)
jared, 9-28-2004 with $10.13
now you need some bling-blingin rims and a gold package or something. fuzzy dice just won't do for Blue Steel.