How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair - Page 1269 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-26-2016, 10:34 AM   #25361
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,649
Total Cats: 1,564
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mazpr View Post
That guy is skinny to what I have seen in Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida.
As someone who was born in Georgia and raised in Florida, I totally understand.

Sidebar:

I've noticed a rather interesting division between subway people vs. bus people.

Now, we need to stipulate here that while the subway is by far the speediest means of transit across long distances in NYC, the number of subway lines is relatively small as compared to the number of bus lines. Utilizing the subway tends to involve walking many blocks, and also descending / ascending several flights of stairs. So it's far faster than the bus for journeys longer than a few stops, but also requires more physical exertion to utilize.

Fat / old / white people are much more common on the buses than on the subway.

For the subway is the crucible.



That is all.
Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-80-blob_9505eaff2a5d52fdaecc3db4b3d615f259a884db.png  
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 10:36 AM   #25362
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,649
Total Cats: 1,564
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by B6Tfastiva View Post
No way in hell am I driving through Manhattan lol. I just had to go across the George Washington and up through Bronx and yonkers.
*****.

On the other hand, if you drove the GW then technically you drove in Manhattan. So you can wear that badge, if only shamefully.
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 10:56 AM   #25363
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 403
Total Cats: 28
Default

I've had the blessing curse of driving in Manhattan several times. Once with a 16-ft rental box truck, the other two times in a Jeep commander or something. The rental companies act like they're doing you a favor by giving you a larger vehicle for the same price as a compact. Bastards.

Anyway, what I found works for me is just focusing on moving forward. Stop paying attention to what everyone else is doing around me, and just keep inching forward. Eventually I made it to my destination each time, but it was a race against the sun burning out.
czubaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 10:59 AM   #25364
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Round Pond, ME
Posts: 669
Total Cats: 15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post

For the subway is the crucible.

That is all.
Back when I rode the subway(affectionately nicknamed "The Electric Sewer"), GCT to Wall St on the 4,5,6 trains, there was no air conditioning. THAT was a crucible. Mankind in all it's fragrant glory, crushed together in an enclosed space in summer. Good times. Pussies rode the bus.
xturner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 12:03 PM   #25365
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,649
Total Cats: 1,564
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Girz0r View Post
Didn't NY ban sale of soda cans larger than a certain ounce? Could be reasoning due to his decisions...
The City, at the behest of Mayor Bloomberg, banned the sale of soft drinks in cups larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, movie theaters, sporting arenas, and so forth. That ban was subsequently overturned at the NYS Supreme Court in an action brought by soda manufacturers and distributors.



Quote:
Originally Posted by czubaka View Post
I've had the blessing curse of driving in Manhattan several times. Once with a 16-ft rental box truck, the other two times in a Jeep commander or something.
Doing the crosstown run in a truck is on my bucket list. But in general, you pretty much nailed it. There's a fine line that must be straddled between being a totally anarchic ******* and killing pedestrians / cyclists vs. keeping your focus on gaining ground at every possible opportunity.



Quote:
Originally Posted by xturner View Post
Back when I rode the subway(affectionately nicknamed "The Electric Sewer"), GCT to Wall St on the 4,5,6 trains, there was no air conditioning. THAT was a crucible. Mankind in all it's fragrant glory, crushed together in an enclosed space in summer. Good times. Pussies rode the bus.
Yeah. A good rule of thumb is that when you see an empty car roll by in an otherwise crowded train, you do not want to be in that car.

I will say that I've found riding in the space between the cars to be a refreshing and cathartic experience. It can be a little bumpy in spots and you probably don't want to fall off, but it gives you some personal space if you happen to be doing a long haul on one of the busier lines during rush. The Lexington Line (4/5/6) is notorious as the most overcrowded route in the system, and happens to also be the nearest major line to me.

Actual 4 train during evening rush:

Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-80-blob_1a2f9f37c8e894bd79b011abff9e2845b26262de.png  
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 01:34 PM   #25366
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,869
Total Cats: 483
Default

FIV positive cats.. discuss?
triple88a is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 02:38 PM   #25367
Hug Life
iTrader: (3)
 
Monk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Huntington, Indiana
Posts: 2,396
Total Cats: 356
Default

Patient zero?
Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-80-freddie_with_cat_1985_1986_a2d3177c2e47783d43d53116aa7bc35fd9412f0e.jpg  
Monk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 03:20 PM   #25368
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,869
Total Cats: 483
Default

I've been looking at this kitty but the only thing that worries me is the FIV.

Adopt Morgan a Brown Tabby Maine Coon (long coat) cat in Lombard, IL (15271366) | Brown Male Maine Coon, Tabby For Sale in Lombard IL | 4192146603 | Cats on Oodle Marketplace
triple88a is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 03:34 PM   #25369
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Westover, Md
Posts: 163
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
*****.

On the other hand, if you drove the GW then technically you drove in Manhattan. So you can wear that badge, if only shamefully.
I am and I know it. I hate crowds/people so cities are really annoying to me.
B6Tfastiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 04:18 PM   #25370
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,009
Total Cats: 42
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by B6Tfastiva View Post
I am and I know it. I hate crowds/people so cities are really annoying to me.
"I hate people, but love gatherings."
z31maniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 05:56 PM   #25371
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 8,732
Total Cats: 746
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
FIV positive cats.. discuss?
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - Frequently Asked Questions | International Cat Care

I know it was something we were worried about when we adopted our street urchin kitty so I looked into it a bit. She tested clean so I didn't get too into it, but it sounds like it could be a hassle down the road. Lots of time and dedication.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 06:41 PM   #25372
Elite Member
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,183
Total Cats: 321
Default

Lots of kitties out there that are clean. It's an expense/hassle you do not want. Keep looking.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 08:51 PM   #25373
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,869
Total Cats: 483
Default

According to the vet it may cause dental problems in the older kitties. Thats about it though. The main thing they said was that if its an outside cat then it may be harmed but its strictly indoor it wont be. So i dont know if the vet is just trying to help the pet adoption agency or if thye are really telling me the truth.
triple88a is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 05:33 PM   #25374
SOMEOFIT
iTrader: (1)
 
Girz0r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,506
Total Cats: 220
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
Only recommendation I have would be to skip the iA and go for the Mazda3. It's a couple grand more, but it's a LOT more car, and can get in hatchback form, and not a horribly ugly Scion.

The iA is a good driving little car but after driving them back to back I would DEFINITELY go Mazda3 over it.
I'm reeeeeally thinking this over still...

Job promotion is possibly in my near future, MSM payments are done officially next month. I would like to garage the MSM and start gathering parts that 'I' want for it, start stripping out weight etc.
I'd rather put parts into the MSM than have a higher car payment with the mazda3, flip side... If doing so, I'd want a more reliable & cheap A -> B vehicle to drive to work like the scion ia.

I honestly have no issues with the scion ia, it's small... looks good (even the catfish face). I'd throw springs or coils on it, 949 6ULs if & when they're released in the 15x6 15x7 size. Amsoil all the fluids. Consider the OVtuned group buy and just enjoy it. Rev the **** out of it

Then again, a base black Mazda3 2.0L sedan is... very temping And all black themed car comes to mind, dark tint, charcoal 6UL rims, springs/coils, ov tune

Tanabe springs
NF210 Springs for 2016-2016 Scion iA
Part#: TNF192
MSRP: $280.00
Spring Rate (F / R): 2.2 / 2.5 (kg)
Lowering (F / R): 1.0 / 1.4 (in)



Corksport springs on Mazda3 hatch
Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-929_img2.jpg  
Girz0r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 05:36 PM   #25375
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 5,983
Total Cats: 409
Default

I'm going to send you a PM and likely boggle your mind.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 05:41 PM   #25376
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 18,765
Total Cats: 324
Default

Since you don't already have it / haven't done it:

All-black cars scream "lazy trash" to me. Every time I see one I just kinda shrug it off as unimaginative.

Plus Mazda has some good blues and reds in their lineup that will always look better--even dirty as ****.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 05:46 PM   #25377
SOMEOFIT
iTrader: (1)
 
Girz0r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,506
Total Cats: 220
Default

I could always go white too





I've only owned 2 cars since 2005.

A blue 99'pontiac grand am, and my ti grey msm.

Blue would be my 3rd choice
Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-maxresdefault.jpg  
Girz0r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 06:56 PM   #25378
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,009
Total Cats: 42
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
Since you don't already have it / haven't done it:

All-black cars scream "lazy trash" to me. Every time I see one I just kinda shrug it off as unimaginative.

Plus Mazda has some good blues and reds in their lineup that will always look better--even dirty as ****.
Meh, I bought black RPF1s for the BURRZZZ because I was able to get them like 40% cheaper than the color I wanted. But I don't have tinted windows/lights or any of that junk.
z31maniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 07:02 PM   #25379
SOMEOFIT
iTrader: (1)
 
Girz0r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,506
Total Cats: 220
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by z31maniac View Post
Meh, I bought black RPF1s for the BURRZZZ because I was able to get them like 40% cheaper than the color I wanted. But I don't have tinted windows/lights or any of that junk.
PF01s are my goto but they're pricy. Need dark tint, Texas
Girz0r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 08:21 PM   #25380
SOMEOFIT
iTrader: (1)
 
Girz0r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,506
Total Cats: 220
Default

Another issue with my pos msm. Speedo sensor is crapping out lately. Mph drops to zero in higher temps, no issue in the morning

Pickup a 3.63 geared sensor and swap the gear since I plan on a new r&p later??
Girz0r is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uconn Car Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 1 01-23-2016 10:17 PM
Uconn Car Show Sat, April 9th 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 7 04-11-2011 11:00 AM
Uconn Car Club Spring 2010 Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 92 04-12-2010 06:20 PM
anual uconn car show/meet 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 0 02-19-2008 10:03 PM


Tags
brain <3 me, brainy <3s hollywood, cancerous testicles, cuban caveman, furry barnacle, get fragged faeflora, joe p for prez, lyrical joe perez, not hit block, peter falk

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:53 PM.