Successfully completed referee certification for soccer games through U15 in the State of Ohio.
Not my success, but my son Brendan's...his basketball team (11 y/o) won their league championship in a tough field. His team was just 5-5 in the regular season, but went 3-0 in the playoffs. The team they beat in the finals was 9-1 in the reg season.
The bad news is that my son was actually sick and couldn't play in the semi-final and championship games, which were on the same day.
I went to the games to video them, and his teammates told me they were going to "win it for Brendan".
How awesome is that?
The motor swap that I have been doing at the tech school I go to started up and didn't seem horribly out of time. That damn thing has been driving me off the wall for a while.
And when I got home I decided to get the Monte Carlo's motor swap going finally, after 4 years of procrastinating. Threw on some wheels and decided f*** it, I'll see if it will start. After a bit of gas down the carb and some nudging on by my dad and I, we got it running, though I know now for sure that the valves are royally f***ed, push rods are tight and it spits out gas out of the top of the carb!
Check out my neighbors ricey Civic
Decided to keep the E39, so I fixed all the things that I had been deferring, and a few things that came up when it was in the shop.
New Valley Pan gasket, thermostat, drive belts, cam sensors, front bushings, key, front windshield trim, oil change, tranny flush, diff flush, radiator, and a replacement headlight (as I couldn't buff the drivers side back to new) for only $2,500! Woot. Nice to know people in the industry, as that has a retail cost of >$6k.
Now I have a shiny, fully repaired E39 that looks great with only 103k on the clock, and I think I'm going to keep it another 10 years.
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#FREEPATRIKMAN Formerly known as Brendan@bwalkauto
My breakup-to-racing-license story:
Featured on Hooniverse.com on Monday March 12 (story) and Tues March 13 (interview).
I'd say that can be in this thread
Side note.... I saw a 4 door 81' Malibu for sale yesterday in butter yellow.... must own. My V8 Volvo plans fell a part, so I still have a 400hp 350 to re-home one day....
I've alluded to it in other threads, but I finally got the all clear from the background check, drug test, etc etc that I'm officially going to start my new role as a Senior Project Accountant with a local division of Honeywell that makes oil/natural gas refinery equipment. I start the week after next, because I've got a nice little FL vacation next week. More money, hopefully (please God) less BS, and at minimum, a company that's been around the block before and knows what it is doing.
And best of all, my boss just came over to my desk, saw all my crap packed up, and his eyes got real big. Nice.
I got pulled over this morning and the cop knocked the speeding ticket down from almost 20 over to 5 over.
I had no idea the speed limit on the road was only 25.
Of course it's company policy never to, imply ownership in the event of a dildo... always use the indefinite article a dildo, never your dildo.