Monthly Archives: November 2006
Well I’m getting ready to head out for Thanksgiving in the Toronado, and it’s been a hair over 3,000 miles since my last oil change. So I figure best change it before I put another 700 miles on. I go in and pick up some vacuum line to fix the cruse control so it works all the time, not just when it wants to. I forgot the filter number so they looked that up for me. I got a high milage filter for cars with over 75,000 miles. I think my car qualifies. 😉 I grab some STP oil treatment and 4 quarts of oil.
The guy asks me if that’s it, and I tell him to ring me up. He rings it up and asks if I have another quart of oil at home or something. I tell him no, that my car only takes 4 quarts. Heck I thought it was weird at first too. But one guy behind the counter gives me a funny look like I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, and the guy ringing me up says, “Well let’s look it up.” So he looks it up, and he says, “Oh. 3.8 quarts plus filter volume.” a.k.a. 4 QUARTS! I may not be able to overhaul an engine, but I at least know how much friggin oil my car needs.
By the way, oil isn’t that cheap at O’Reillys. Unless you want to mess with their mail in rebate. No thanks, it’s not worth 10 minutes of work and 2 months of waiting to get my $4.00 back. I’ll just get it at Wal-Mart next time.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the auto parts store, Best Buy, or just about anywhere. Why is it a guy can’t just walk into a store, buy what he wants to buy and get out without being treated like an idiot that doesn’t know what the hell they’re doing. I want four quarts of oil. Maybe I just want to slather it all over myself and go sliding naked across a basketball court. Just give me four quarts!!!
I haven’t been posting lately. But as the picture above shows, I haven’t been just ignoring the blog. I haven’t even had time to play any games for the past week! So you KNOW I’ve been busy. I’ve just had a lot going on.
I went up to Sabetha to see all the grandparents with some time off I had the end of last week. Grandpa Wayne doesn’t seem to be getting any better. He’s lost most of the strength in his legs and has trouble getting out of chairs and has been using a walker to get around. Grandma called today and said they ran some tests and that he needs to stop taking chemo immediately. So say a prayer that he can start feeling better one way or another.
Between then and now it seems like I’ve just been busy doing odds and ends stuff. Fixing little things on my car, and doing stuff around the house I’ve been putting off. I’ve been strangely motivated lately and just haven’t been on the computer much longer than to check e-mail, and haven’t played any games or watched TV or anything.
I did get a chance to see the new Bond movie. It’s what a lot of people said it would be, more like the early Bond films. There’s really no gadgets, although there is plenty of high tech stuff. It’s all just a lot more believable. It’s certianly a different Bond film, and I think a nice change of pace for the series, and great timing to introduce the new actor. Check it out if you have the time, and the $8.50 to buy a movie ticket. =P
Coming up I’ll be heading to SWK for the Thanksgiving weekend. I’ll be eating a total of 4 Thanksgiving dinners this week, so I’m hoping to not pack on more than 10 pounds. Wish me luck!
Can you spell victory? I can!!! On Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 7pm on ABC, the Kansas State Wildcats were scheduled to take on the #4 Texas Longhorns. Everybody was a little weary about the Wildcats winning with how they’ve been playing up until this game. But everybody’s minds were about to change.
Opening drive, Texas gets the ball and scores. Also, their all-star quarterback is hurt and won’t return the rest of the game.
Kansas State returns the kickoff. Josh Freeman steps onto the field and leads the Cats to their first drive score. Tied 7-7.
2nd Quarter: Cats couldn’t get it going again and had a punt blocked for a Texas touchdown. Texas 14, Kansas State 7.
But they then bounced back and Josh Freeman hooked up with James Johnson for a touchdown. Tied 14-14.
The Cats held Texas to no score then Yamon Figurs returned a punt for 52 yards. Then Leon Patton runs for a touchdown. Cats up 21-14 at the half.
Then third quarter comes. It didn’t start off too good for the Cats, but then the heat got turned on.
Texas blocked another punt and their running back ran it in for a touchdown. Tied yet again 21-21.
Then the Cats come back but don’t get anything started. Yet.
Texas retrieves the punt, but then on the fourth play, the running back fumbles and the Cats recover.
Then came the two trick plays in a row for the touchdown. Jordy Nelson throwing to Rashaad Norwood, then Leon Patton throwing to Cedric Wilson for the Wildcat touchdown. Cats are up 28-21.
Then Texas fumbles again and the Cats recover. Josh Freeman hooks up with Yamon Figurs again for a touchdown. Cats up 35-21.
Texas gets their punt blocked, and Josh Freeman runs it in for a touchdown. Cats up 42-21. Can you believe it??
Texas would come back and score some. Cats up 42-35.
Then Jeff Snodgrass kicks a field goal to bring the Cats up 45-35. Enough lead to win the game, we thought.
Then Texas comes back and scores a quick touchdown. Cats up 45-42.
Texas tries an onside kick, which only goes 5 yards and Jordy Nelson recovers for the Cats.
First down Cats with 44 seconds left on the clock. Cats Win! Cats Win!
Then everybody rushes onto the field as shown in the picture above. If you would like a bigger picture, click here.
That game between KSU and Texas was awesome! Did anyone have a chance to go see it in person? I’m not going to pretend to know all about football, but I sure do enjoy watching it and the game Saturday night is one reason why… I was all by myself, yet kept finding myself jumping up off the couch and hooping and hollering. At first I was excited simply because we were just making it a ‘good game’. That third quarter it dawned on me that we can actually WIN! Beating the team ranked fourth in the nation is quite a feather in Prince’s helmet!
So….are the Wildcats going to a bowl game this year?
New show clips are up on the Matt McBain Show page! Check them out before the world ends!
As you know, Matt and I put some model cars together. Mine is cooler than his tho! hehe
Mine is a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster (as pictured above). What do you think of the huge motor? Pretty cool, huh?
I got some black paint specs on the body, but luckily in this picture you can’t really see them.
Oh well, that’s my car. Enjoy!
Ha ha! “Proof” that all those studies that tell us what’s good for us and what’s going to kill us are B.S. But if they’re B.S. then this one is B.S. too! GAAHH! It’s a paradox!
I am so ready for election time to be over. When it’s not local politicians coming into record commercials at the radio station, acting like total a-holes, it’s friggin’ regional ones calling your phone interrupting your life. I’m so sick of the negative ads, and even the worst, “I’m disappointed my opponent would run a negative at about me. I would never run negative ad just to get more votes.” Uhh…you sure about that? AARRGH!
I’m officially out of people to vote for.