Sixty8panther

I'm sick of the negaivity.

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There's so much negativity everywhere (and as Camino said, panic)

So here goes, this thread will be a 100% positive ZONE.

No bitching (myself included) no whining, no arguing, just clean,

good, constructive input about whatever positive things you

want to discuss. 3, 2, 1 - GO.

1.) Sometime between right now Halloween I will be a dad for the second time. :pbjtime:

Amelia is due Nov. 7th but according to doctors will almost def. be early.

She's so active, kicking and rolling around in Julie's stomach that you

can see her sweater/t-shirt moving around when she's sitting down.

I',m super excited but also nervous. What a year to bring another baby

into the world... troubling times indeed. but like I said, no negativity,

besides, the experience of seeing you own child brought into the world

is so awesome and mind blowing any silly negative thoughts melt like an

ice cube on the sidewalk in Las Vegas... in June.

2.) Despite my complaints on the lack of a hardtop, the 5th gen. Camaro

will be a stellar product and perhaps, if my economic situation allows for

it I will buy one. It would be a vote with my money to keep alive the GM

I know and love, the true GM that makes product that excites and

engages true automotive enthusiasts, not the wannabe guys who buy a

new Corolla S and then spend $1800 on new rims to "stand out" but the

guys/gals who understand ad know performance, the fun o driving etc.

Viva La Camaro! :unitedstates: (& the V8 and RWD!)

3.) I saw a 1978-81 Oldsmobile Cutlass hatchback today...

http://www.adclassix.com/images/79oldscutlassalon.jpg

It was clean, straight, painted white, looked pretty cool driving down rt.97

in Haverhill, I thought to myself NOW THAT would be a great high-MPG car

for my discerning BOF/RWD/V8 (or at least V6) tastes. The awesome

versatility of the hatchback would make it a fantastic Roadmonster

replacement.

4. The Audi A5/S5 is really growing on me, while the Camaro blows it away

in every category, esp. price and styling, it's a cool muscular coupe. My

favorite aspect of the car however was something I noticed today, those

awesome hockey-stick shaped LED strips that act s running lights, er DRLs.

Very nice touch, upscale, sophisticated and futuristic.

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My new Cobalt has averaged 29.6 mpg at an average speed of 26 mph so far, nearly double my old Sierra. I have about 400 miles on it. I am pleased.

Hey Sly, you know those fastback '78 and '79 Cutlasses and Centurys weren't hatchbacks, right? They had conventional trunks, but they're still cool. I'd love to one day build a Century Turbo Coupe with a hopped-up turbo 3.8.

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*6ty-eight doing his best not to look like an ignorant jack-hole*

errrr.... Go 1980s GM. 'Nother wasted opportunity.

I always assumed they were hatchbacks. :huh:

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Plan on graduating with an Industrial tech degree in May.

find a good job not out of the mid west and beable to buy a camaro too.

buying a new PC as a (maybe early) graduation present, so maybe i could play things like COD4...? and diablo 3 when it come out.

wanting to secure some of my wealth...maybe buy a "safe" drawer (~$80 on-line walmart) and start buying some (rolls of 20?) silver dollars every year.

edit: 68, a friend and his wife, Julie, are expecting in the 1st 1/2 of nov, too, i think

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Instead of firing up the furnace (house was 63 this morning), I'm firing up the wood stove tonight. Also scored a night's worth of wood on the way home from work (green: for next year). Hoping to really offset the (gas) furnace this year with wood power... but it's getting like gold around here and I refuse to pay for it. I might have enough on hand for this winter, might not- gotta keep my eyes peeled. Helps when you drive a truck every day tho- plenty of room for circa 8-foot logs.

Got a free lunch & a $50 tip at work today- that's 7/10ths of a tank of diesel- I'll take it.

That's about as best as I can do these days.

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1.) Sometime between right now Halloween I will be a dad for the second time. :pbjtime:

Amelia is due Nov. 7th but according to doctors will almost def. be early.

She's so active, kicking and rolling around in Julie's stomach that you

can see her sweater/t-shirt moving around when she's sitting down.

I',m super excited but also nervous. What a year to bring another baby

into the world... troubling times indeed. but like I said, no negativity,

besides, the experience of seeing you own child brought into the world

is so awesome and mind blowing any silly negative thoughts melt like an

ice cube on the sidewalk in Las Vegas... in June.

Congratulations to you and Julie! :congrats:

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Go Loki and Balth. Great examples of using your head. :breakdance:

I am going to use a fireplace to lower my heating bill

this winter also, it was a great feature of this house

that I planned on utilizing.

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Some positive things in my life currently---

1. Enjoying my new job, 3 weeks in...it's pretty low stress, the client is pretty laid back and not in a rush to get the system up and running... first time I've had a government organization as a client. 2008 has been turbulent--I finished a 9-month contract in Denver in March, moved to Phoenix in April and joined a startup (pay cut), grew to strongly dislike the company and the weather over the summer...was laid off at the end on July. Started a new contract in Sept, with a much shorter commute (about 12 miles/day instead of 40) and more money (about $25/hr more).

2. Cooler fall weather... after 4+ months of 100-115 degree highs, the highs are down in the 80s-90s now...cool and comfortable. Going to celebrate fall by taking a little road trip up into the mountains tomorrow.

3. I'll be back in Colorado for the first time since May in two weeks, going back for a good friend's wedding, and going to see a bunch of friends I haven't seen since May. Should be a relaxing weekend.

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Some positive things in my life currently---

1. Enjoying my new job, 3 weeks in...it's pretty low stress, the client is pretty laid back and not in a rush to get the system up and running... first time I've had a government organization as a client.

lol. My boss's brother worked as a cartographer kinda... now works the store 1 day a week usually. my boss has said several times, don't let an old gov employee corrupt my work ethic. hehe :D

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Hhaahaah-ha!

Thanks dude. Wish I hd the $/time. That's a t1ght wh!p fo' sho' :cheers:

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My baby boy just turned 4 months..a lot of work, but quite a bit of fun too.....

68, I hear you on the rough year to have a kid-it is quite tough.

I wish you and Juile the best on your soon-to-be-here little one.... 8)

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1.) Sometime between right now Halloween I will be a dad for the second time. :pbjtime:

Amelia is due Nov. 7th

Cool!

My sister is due with their first (a boy) around that same timeframe!

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positive... hmmm...

I'm still Here and alive.

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looked at the astra xr AGAIN today w/ wife this time and might finally have buy off from the wife, including the manual trans. plus, GM Cd sent me a thing saying they are giving another 500 bonus cash to me. the planets may be aligning.........hows that 4 positive. (which would offset last weeks dour mood at work with layoffs pending)

Cobalt SS wins R/T best sport compact comparo (go to see thread) that's positive!

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Yup. posted on that thread.

I thoroughly enjoyed my Astra rental in Slovakia/Austria back in 2001.

My biggest turn-off to Opel is a certain member 'round here.

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Hey, that's a sweet little Salon in the ad. And of course it goes without saying, best to you and your wife on the new little person coming.
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Best wishes for you, your wife and for Amelia. Interesting choice of name... I have an aunt named Amelia.

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Well, per the Jetta, after tearing its interior all apart and completely disassembling the sunroof, I didn't get it fixed. However, I did get it closed which is better than nothing with winter quickly coming around. Then, I got the remote and original keys I bought off of ebay, so I no longer have to use my key to work my alarm and no longer have to use a plain key in doing so. For $30 and getting a remote and two keys, I'd say I'm pretty satisfied. As well, I finally got it inspected and had it pass without needing anything. Hopefully, the next thing in the line of good news for the Jetta is new, badly needed, speakers.

As far as I go, my only real line of good news is passing the GED test and recieving my diploma. Everything else should be left out of this thread. :P

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As soon as I bought the Bonneville in order to save money on my twice-a-week drives to NW DC... gas prices began to fall. :booyah:

I'm a month and change into my instructor position... and I thoroughly enjoy it. :)

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I've had a girlfriend for 6 months now, it's going really well. Went to NYC together just last month to celebrate.

Plus my job has been going very well too...

Positive enough? :CanadaEmoticon:

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Just got another one to add...

I finally changed the knock sensor on the Maxima. Power is back; fuel economy will be observed over the course of a few days. And it didn't cost me nearly the $800 that the shop was quoting me. ^_^

Are we positive enough yet, Sly?

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