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vanillagorilla

Member Since 06 Feb 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 04 2018 02:28 PM
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In Topic: What should I do with my car?

30 October 2018 - 11:11 AM

View Postryddler, on 30 October 2018 - 07:54 AM, said:

Sorry I haven't chimed in here for a few days, but my wife's water broke later in the day after I posted, and we have been in the hospital ever since. I'll try to get back on here after everything calms back down and participate in the conversation.


Congratulations on the new addition to the family!

In Topic: What should I do with my car?

28 October 2018 - 10:02 AM

Im assuming you only have a one car garage correct?   If you havent already i would sit your wife down and talk to her about the situation .   Tell her how you feel about the car and she maybe more willing to help find a solution.   At a minimum a conversation with her may help to avoid any arguments in the short term until you decide what you are going to do.  I would write down several hard questions and their answers.  Put that piece of paper in your pocket and refer to it when you start to lean one way or the other.  

Let me ask:   

1.  Will you ever have the time or the money?  

2.  Could that money be better spent elsewhere?

3.  How much will you realistically get for the car if you sell it?  

4.  Is the parking space the only issue your wife has or is it the car in general?   That fact that it has been sitting for years??  


I wouldnt pay to store it.   Free storage at a friends house, no problem,   but paying a storage fee to keep it with the "maybe" it gets restored isnt the way to go in my opinion.  

Hopefully you dont take offense to this but as this site has been of tremendous value to me and i havent had to pay a dime i would be happy to contribute $100 to parts or labor or whatever you need to get the car running.   Its not much but it is the least i can so for all the site has given me.   Good luck with your decision its something alot of us deal with as the years go by.

In Topic: Most unusual food eaten?

01 September 2018 - 09:53 PM

View Postscott87star, on 01 September 2018 - 01:42 PM, said:

What do you call a man walking a dog in Seoul?  A dog lover.  What do you call a man walking two dogs in Seoul?  A caterer.

I was part of the construction and management of two chemical plants in South Korea, was over there weeks at a time for a few years.  Ate all the usual stuff but the most memorable was some octopus.  I already had eaten my body weight in octopus sashimi so I didn't think twice when they brought over a small plate of cut up legs, my Korean handlers motioned for me to take some so I should have been tipped off right there it was not what I expected.  Sure enough, I put a few pieces in my mouth and the suckers immediately started attaching themselves to my gums and teeth and tongue making it not only a surprise but that much harder to chew.

I forgot about the octopus.    Yeah you have to chew it very thoroughly.   The first time i ate it i actually had a tentacle stuck in my throat for a few second.   Beer and Soju washed it down pretty quick.  It is kind of cool to be able to walk through the stalls and pick the octopus that you want to eat.  They will chop it up for you and then hand it to you ready to eat.

View Postcroquest87, on 01 September 2018 - 06:05 PM, said:

Kimchi!  Not sure if thats how you  spell it.  But l guess it's fermented raw squid w cabbage. To me it tasted and smelled like rotten roadkill l ran over two weeks ego w my conquest.
No wonder it has to be hot spiced to cover that taste. Absolutely terrible.


There are actually a few hundred different types of Kimchi.  I havent heard of squid in kimchi but i do know they have raw oysters in kimchi.   I guess i am used to it but i really like most types of kimchi.   Granted my breath smells like garlic for a few days but it is a small price to pay for some fermented goodness.

In Topic: My 87 year old Mom on her Harley trike

30 August 2018 - 10:31 PM

Hell yeah!!  Thanks for sharing.

In Topic: Cuban Cigars for sale

25 August 2018 - 07:00 AM

It was strictly a family vacation.  Nothing work related.