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What are YOUR plans for summer-08 ?

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I have three goals.

I will be VERY dissapointed if at least ONE of them is not realised.

1. Buy Pre-war car (1929-1939 is about the era I'd like)

2. Replace B-59 sedan with a HARDTOP B-59!

3. Save one rotted classic car from the junkyard & make a true RAT ROD.

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How 'bout u?

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Spring summer plans.

Work and life:

Starting new job in Scottsdale next week. Will be busy with that. Getting used to living in AZ.

There is a huge cruise-in classic car show every weekend at the Scottsdale Pavillions...I want to start going to that when I have time.

Enjoy my vacations. I have a week off the first week of July (up thru the 4th). Not sure yet what I may do...maybe go back and visit family in Ohio, and do some sightseeing in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh (I have this idea of renting a convertible and driving along the river on the backroads between the two cities). Or instead go to Maui for the week. Or San Diego (done that before for the 4th) or Santa Monica.

I'll be taking a few days in mid July to go to my 20th HS reunion in Marathon, Florida..should be fun to be down in the Keys and see how everyone has changed since the 10th one.

I'm going to a software conference in Phoenix in late July..good for networking and staying up to date w/ industry trends and technologies.

Music:

Went to a bunch of shows this winter and early spring..only one scheduled for summer so far--Rush at Red Rocks in June.

Cars:

Keep the Jeep maintained and running, use it for daily driver. Almost 90k miles. Probably will drive my sister's old Benzes some in AZ. Will drive my Mustangs when I get back to Ohio (hopefully a couple times this summer and fall). Nothing new on the horizon...maybe in a year or so after I'm settled in AZ and the new job I'll treat myself to a new car--a CTS maybe (that would be a good turning-39-crisis-before-40 car).

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Cars:

* Getting the Camaros back on the road and back at shows after taking last year off. Although, so far this year has been $h!ty/rainy almost every weekend as opposed to the SEVERE drought of last year. Just my luck, eh? The one year the cars are locked up in the shed is the one year out of 10 that NC is dry.

* Hit at least 1-2 shows per week.

* Finally join AACA

* Continue to build, promote and hopefully pull off my UNCC Relay For Life car show in the fall. I want it to be big, and so it shall be if everything goes well.

Music:

* Attend muchos metal shows this year. Took last year off.

* Get better at guitar, pick up a bass and prepare to begin playing violin again (after 13 years of not) when school starts back.

Personal:

* Continue to establish myself in preparation for 'transition from college into the working world.' (Eventhough my ass has been hard at work pretty much fulltime for 10 years now)

* Get in shape... again...

* Get a better summer job.

* Continue to develop social skills to balance my introverted personality.

* Continue to perfect the image I try to convey (Ever hear of image management in the psychological sense? Look it up. You'll see why I do a lot of what I do)

Other:

* Prepare for grad school.

* Landscaping (another hobby of mine)

* Camping. (I'd camp 365 days per year if I could)

* Most importantly, continue to appreciate the things in life that balance out all of my negativity. The company of friends and family. Nature. Never forgetting that life is a gift.

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Finish school and get a real 9-5 Monday through Friday big kid job so I can finally get on with my life, have my nights and weekends to myself again, and can pursue the things I've been neglecting forever, namely my '67 Eldorado. The coolest car I've had thusfar is the only one I haven't been able to enjoy yet. That bothers me.

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complete Ph.D. program

Cool! In what?

My summer plans are a bit crappy this year:

1. Finish Masters Degree Final Project.

2. Beach & fun in the sun.

3. Try not to go crazy from having to work on school stuff during my Summer holidays.

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umm hopefully not die, and live in the crotch of the world in peace... my expectations might not be so easy tho...

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Mechanical Engineering, emphasis in control systems

Cool..sometimes I regret not finishing my PhD at the U of Michigan..I left the program after 3 years due to being burnt out and depressed (1997).

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I'm finally going to get my freaking house cleaned out. I bought it off my parents, and a lot of their crap is still here, in fact the master bedroom does double duty as my office/everyone else's storage space. My 2-car garage also barely fits my car. I should be able to get most of the crap out of here.

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I'm cleaning out my garage too, as well as totally redoing my lawns.

I also aim to get started on riding a motorcycle,, but that'll depend on my work situation too.

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Mechanical Engineering, emphasis in control systems

I'm building control system software right now (there's a test running on the other machine, nothing like working and surfing C+G).

It's a control / monitoring program for a robot that inspects fuel tubes in the Ontario nuclear plants.

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I plan to finally fish up school and find a real job that pays real money that doesn't involve food but is actually in the field I went to school for. I want have nights and weekends back as well, since I never had a day off anymore. With that free time I plan to work on things I've also been neglecting, like cleaning, working on the cars and so on. Basically my life is just school and work with little else. I plan to have some sort of a big graduation party (you're all invited :P), and do fun things this summer with the time I'll actually have.

As far as cars go I want to replace the Prizm's cracked exhaust manifold, replace the waterpump and hoses on the Shadow and finally, figure out what's up with the Intrepid. I also plan to make good use of the stuff I haul out of Hollands on 50 Dollar day. :P

Lastly, I'm planning to move the hell out of this god-forsaken $h!hole that is Lawrence and hope it spontaneously combusts. Still not sure exactly where that will be but anywhere but here.

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Most definitely can't wait until Dodgefan gets out of school! I hope to throw him a great grad party! Hopefully we will be moving back home to Springfield, MO! I really can't wait for that! :cheering: Maybe we can meet you Satty! :smilewide: I really miss my friends and family! And finally start the rest of my life with Andrew. :wub: And become happily ever after.

Oh, And fix up our cars.

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Basic Plans...

1) New Job... i work at a super market right now, and i hate it. Im going for an interview soon at S&K speed ( a local speed shop) if this works out, ill be estatic

2) spend a lot of time with my girlfriend

3) Nova! since ill have a daily driver by the time summer hits, i will be doing some work.. i have a rear end build planned with some 3:73s or maybe 4:11s... Stick swap, either a Super T10 4 speed or a T56 6 speed. Also, hopefully i get to do bodywork and possible paint.

4) SHOP? me and my friends are looking to rent out some industrial space as a personal workshop... between the three of us, we can swing a nice place to work for a few hundred a month... :smilewide:

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Mechanical Engineering, emphasis in control systems

Aha! Any particular career choice for you afterwards, or will you stay in the academic world?

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I'm building control system software right now (there's a test running on the other machine, nothing like working and surfing C+G).

It's a control / monitoring program for a robot that inspects fuel tubes in the Ontario nuclear plants.

Nothing beats actually implementing and experimenting with control systems. What exactly are you controlling, the robot motion? How (what theory did you use) did you design the controller?

Aha! Any particular career choice for you afterwards, or will you stay in the academic world?

I'm hoping for a mix of academic (non-research driven school) and industry.

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The family and I are taking the 1969 Pontiac Custom-S on a cross country road trip to California and back. I also am in my niece's wedding in Scotland in September, where her soon to be husband's family is from. I am being forced against my will to wear a kilt, in traditional Scottish style. :nono:

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The family and I are taking the 1969 Pontiac Custom-S on a cross country road trip to California and back. ...

Cool, where about?

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Cool, where about?

I am taking a month off, going to Lake Tahoe for a week, then driving through, Sacramento, Fremont (visiting the NUMMI Plant), Fresno, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, ending in San Diego where I will spend another week, before heading back east for home.

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1. Replace 1997 Cavalier with 2008 Pontiac G5 SE or Chevrolet Cobalt LT

2. Nice Vacation, Possibly to Europe.

That's about all worth mentioning.

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Work or intern, go to Theta Chi National Convention, throw some parties in the family's new outdoor kitchen/patio area, work out, and see my friends from back home.

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