Thursday, September 27, 2007

HOLY CLUSTER F%#* IN A CAN BATMAN!

Another exciting day in the anus of Alabama... Boaz.

I was sick already and today I'm hella sick. I don't feel like driving that 55 miles again, but I'd rather get that ticket off my record. So away we travel.

Editors Note: I believe the collective IQ of the Boaz and Albertville area is about a 50. Just saying.

We get down there at about 12:30. The Police Department, Records office, Probate office are all closed for lunch, so we take a hint and get lunch too.

1:00 rolls around... still closed. 1:10... still closed. At about 1:15 the Magistrate's office door opens. We walk in and I hand her the ticket and proof of insurance and repeat what the officer told me to do on Tuesday.

I ask the magistrate if she knows when the records office clerk will be back.

"I don't know there hours. Maybe she left early or late... How would I know!"

A simple question results in a tirade from this woman.

She looks again at the information I handed her.

"I don't have anything relating to this. You'll have to come back tomorrow."

I ask, "Well, what am I supposed to do. I don't live in this area."

"I tell you what you can do, you can go to the Judge and wait for him to hear the case" Then the woman tosses my information back out the hole in the 1/2 inch plexiglass.

I reply, "Right..." as I walk out the door.

"WHAT A F%&$ING BI&%H!!" was the first thing out of my mouth as I hit the parking lot.

I know... very unprofessional, but I was beyond pissed. I could have drop kicked a puppy 70 yards I was so mad....

Although this isn't new. I know first hand the Magistrate clerk in Madison county is the same way. A total F&%$ing blow hard. I'll bet there isn't a sane or polite magistrate or clerk in the United States. Hell, I'll even put money on that one.

So we walk around to the records office again (about 1:30 now) and the clerk pulls up. We talk for a few minutes about what has happened and what had just transpired. She didn't seem to surprised that the magistrate acted like that.

So we set are expecting a call on Friday from the officer who issued the ticket or the records clerk regarding getting it expunged.

Also, we are filing a formal complaint against the Magistrate for her behavior.

I hate Boaz.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bloody Hell...

Well, today is a super awesome day...

Being unable to breathe and with a severe headache kept me up to 3:30 this morning.

Got a phone call at 9:00 because I, for some reason, needed to go with my mother and take my sister to the doctor. My sister stays on the campus of Snead State... 55 miles away. Sat at the doctors office for two and a half hours... Sinus infection and ear infections thanks to the heavy cotton production in the area.

Now it is about 1:45 in the P.M. and we needed to pick up the prescription drugs. Wally World's pharmacy had an obscenely long line and was closed... Down to the Wall greens. What do you know... Closed. This is around 1400 hours.

After we finally find a pharmacy, my sister gets a phone call. It is the softball coach wanting her to come to practice. Well, the Doc in a box said no working herself into a sweat...

She gets another call from her room mate in a panic mode. All of her gear is in my sisters car and she doesn't have a key. She wants us to leave the pharmacy before the prescription is ready so she can get her shit. She knew WELL before hand that my sister was going to the doctor.. Should have done that before hand. (I kinda wish we would have bothered to drive back to Huntsville and see our regular doctor)

As we start to argue about what we want to eat as none of us had eaten anything and it was 1500 hours. So we opt for a quick burger and drop sis off..

BAM!

Setting at the damn traffic light one block from the pharmacy and we were rear ended. Traffic was coming to a quick stop because of another accident up ahead. The road is a fairly large mole-hill and you can't see the other side until... you hit it. I'd say it was about a 10mph hit. My mother swears it was 30.


We get it off the road and what do you know... NO INSURANCE! The way this is working out is 75% of Alabama residents don't have insurance. Or the ones that seem to hit me in the ass (who can't drive) don't have any.

Typical car accident stuff up until...

UN FUCKING TILL! I get a ticket... For what you ask? No proof of insurance. The stack of 20 in the glove box didn't sway him. The newest one we could find expired 6 days prior. There was a newer one in the car, but we didn't find it until an hour later.

The apparent damage to the car was the muffler was bent down to the ground and the trailer light jack and trailer hitch are pushed against the now flat spare tire.


Now I have to drive back to that hell-hole Boaz to get my ticket expunged.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Top 5

It seems that every site, blog, or something that has made it to Digg's front page is a top 5, 10, 125 list... Now I normally hate top anything lists (When they are on 5 different pages) but this is on my site and it is a topic I enjoy so what the hell.


These are the top 5 cars that I would buy. Not the top 5 most expensive, exotic, fastest, or whatever you look for in a car. For some reason they all fall in the same class...

#5

Mini Cooper S



MSRP: $21,850
Horsepower: 172 @ 5500 Torque: 177 @ 1600 (Turbo)
Gas Mileage: 29 City / 36 Hwy
Trans: 6-Speed Manual

The go-kart handling and sheer uniqueness make up for being EXTREMELY unreliable.

#4

VW GTi



MSRP: $23,370
Horsepower: 200 @ 5100 Torque: 207 @ 1800 (Turbo)
Gas Mileage: 23 City / 32 /Hwy
Trans: 6-Speed Manual

The best built of any car on this list. But the V-Dub's are still plagued with electrical problems.

#3

Subaru Impreza WRX



MSRP: $25,495
Horsepower: 224 @ 5200 Torque: 226 @ 2800 (Turbo)
Gas Mileage: 20 City / 27 Hwy
Trans: 5-Speed Manual

The new 2008 sebring Impreza is the most expensive, but has the advantage of AWD while missing a forward gear.

#2

Volvo C30



MSRP: $23,445
Horsepower: 227 @ 5000 Torque: 236 @ 5000 (Turbo)
Gas Mileage: 19 City / 28 Hwy
Trans: 6-Speed Manual

I think this is the best looking car on the list.

#1

Mazda Speed 3



MSRP: $22,935
Horsepower: 263 @ 5500 Torque: 280 @ 3000 (Turbo)
Gas Mileage: 18 City / 26 Hwy
Trans: 6-Speed Manual

I've gone over this before. This car is so boring on the outside you would have a hard time telling this car from the basic 3's (What I want). On top of that it is so much faster... It really is no contest in my mind. However, I still would like to know what everyone thinks that frequient my blog. I would appreciate any input.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Red Eye

Is the SECOND best show on tv.

Bar one.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Mailing Lists

I'm subscribed to mailing lists from Scifi.com and pistionheads.com and I have not gotten any email from either site in some time. I can't re-subscribe because it says the e-mail is already in use. I also can't get the username/password to that address. I think comcast has black listed both of these sites. I'm sure there are more, but I don't remember / have not found them yet.

Now that I think about it I think there was a Firefly mailing list too...

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Fry.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

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The symbol. As seen on 4chan and ytmnd. Just to confuse the shit out of any and everyone.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Problem.

What would cause a car to stop running, its lights to shut off while at speed on the highway if you turned on the bright lights?

Basically an over-draw on the electrical system. An electrical system that has been giving me problems for the last 8 months. I have changed the alternator twice in an attempt to fix it.


What I need is to know what is causing the massive drain.

While I was stranded on the side of the highway the car had NO electrical power at all. No lights, dash lights, NOTHING. When it started working again the emergency flashers were making the interior and exterior lights alternate. It finally started and I couldn't use the turn signals, radio, radar detector, anything other than the lights and running motor.

When I got home I checked all the fuses and battery connections and it was all in working order.

I don't know what would cause intermittent electrical over-draw just by using the car lights.

UPDATE: I had the battery, alternator, and starter checked. They are all good. It has to be a short, or a ground wire has come loose. But if it was a short then whatever that quit wouldn't work again...

UPDATE: It was a loose ground wire. All fixed. Thanks all.

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I don't have anything else to post.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

IP

IP addresses apparently don't mean crap.

My IP is listed as having edited wikipedia on March 5th.

However, my user profile has no such listing.

I have no idea what is up there? But something ain't right.