so everybody sees you. random ludacris reference aside, i feel like i'm going two miles an hour in some regards and 200 mph in others. life is frenetic here. an hour or so a day to unwind at most, it's no wonder that i melt into stupidity and tv as soon as i get home when i don't have something to do at night. it's also no wonder i'm barely productive in the hour and change i stay after work most days. when i've got plans, i get twice the work done in half the time. go figure!
two miles an hour seems to be the pace that i'm working on some other things. it took me a month to prep and paint my table. it took me 4 months to get the chairs i wanted together so i could actually eat on it. after my handmade checkers christmas gift, it took me almost two months to paint the box for it. now it sits waiting for competition. now the great car search begins. it started with much research. first test drive, much disappointment. i won't rule out the possibility of the V6, but i just wasn't $13,000 worth of impressed. as my dad pointed out, i'll likely be driving this one for a while.
back to square one. my "helper" in the form of a student's parent that pretty much runs a group of dealerships around here has been great. i replayed my experience to her, she laughed and said, "we often talk about how people have become tire clickers instead of tire kickers on the lot." in the running now, the V6 nissan xterra, scion xB, vw GTI, mazda 3i, dodge charger, toyota 4runner, honda element. any other ideas?