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Old 05-11-2007, 07:38 PM   #21
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1.i can't imagine having a project vehicle as my only transportation, have backups
2. take your time and work smart, things seem to get done faster.
3. having the girlfriend bitching at you while you're under the car doesn't help, but trying to to get things done before she starts bitching is a good motivator.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:11 PM   #22
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^^^ y8s & joe perez that sounds like my life.HAHA.

IVE BEEN thinking about getting a bike as a daily.
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Be thankful your garage doesn't look like this...
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:07 PM   #24
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heh...
I need a daily driver...life would be easier...

the g/f doesn't bitch that much about it, I'm pleasantly surprised all the time.
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haha, i have 4 project cars myself... it's kind of hard to stay focused at times... just gotta have discipline and stick with it...
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dont get much sleep but i'm breaking down man.

I am working full time as a teacher, taking grad school courses 1 night a week, trying to balance in a GF, autoX, jogging, and trumpet.

i never have free time
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sounds like you have a very fulfilling life. what grad study are you doing?
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:16 PM   #28
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dont get much sleep but i'm breaking down man.

I am working full time as a teacher, taking grad school courses 1 night a week, trying to balance in a GF, autoX, jogging, and trumpet.

i never have free time
So yeah, I could def have it worse.
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dont get much sleep but i'm breaking down man.

I am working full time as a teacher, taking grad school courses 1 night a week, trying to balance in a GF, autoX, jogging, and trumpet.

i never have free time
and jesus
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and jesus
Jesus FTW


as to the other question, I am taking education courses. Although I think this next class I take will be the last one for a good while as the Cohort program for a master in education administration wont start again till next year

My GF just got accepted to grad school (master of social work) and she is trying to get into the masters of social work and law
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Man i'm glad I took my last final on May 4th. I now have time to breath.
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Another REALLy good way to get stuff done is to hold what we here down under call a 'dodgy day'.....

Invite a whole bunch of local miataphiles round to your place, with each of them having identified their 'project'.

Provide beer and meat for barbequeing - our local dodgy food of choice is deep fried buffalo wings dipped in hot sauce and blue cheese dressing.

Start early, and you'll be amazed at how much **** you get done with a bunch of mates around to help and be helped.

For example, recent dodgy days here have achieved (only the big stuff listed):

2 x engine replacement
2 x clutch and gearbox replacement
3 x timing belt and waterpump
??? x full fluid change
1 x repainted front bar

Between our crew of dodgy backyard mechanics, we could practically now strip, rebuild and repaint an MX5 in a weekend.
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Jeeze man, I'm thinking about staying in school after I get my education degree (History, concentration in Secondary Ed) and going to grad school for History....I'll still get a nice bonus, but have more options if teaching isn't the best match for me...but I kinda thought it might be.
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Another REALLy good way to get stuff done is to hold what we here down under call a 'dodgy day'.....

Invite a whole bunch of local miataphiles round to your place, with each of them having identified their 'project'.

Provide beer and meat for barbequeing - our local dodgy food of choice is deep fried buffalo wings dipped in hot sauce and blue cheese dressing.

Start early, and you'll be amazed at how much **** you get done with a bunch of mates around to help and be helped.

For example, recent dodgy days here have achieved (only the big stuff listed):

2 x engine replacement
2 x clutch and gearbox replacement
3 x timing belt and waterpump
??? x full fluid change
1 x repainted front bar

Between our crew of dodgy backyard mechanics, we could practically now strip, rebuild and repaint an MX5 in a weekend.
Sounds great! I always end up working on my stuff by myself, which is boring, and annoying as hell. You end up under the car with a 17mm socket, when what you actually need is a 14. so you have to crawl out, grab the right socket, get back under. Oops, I need an extension, or now I need a wrench. Crawl back out. Etc, etc, etc. I find I can get projects done in half the time with someone to just hand me tools. lol.
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Man i'm glad I took my last final on May 4th. I now have time to breath.
dude I worked 30+ hours a week, took 12-15 credit hours, and flew 9 hours a week minimum, and I STILL had more time in college than I do now, it's unbelieveable.
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You end up under the car with a 17mm socket, when what you actually need is a 14. so you have to crawl out, grab the right socket, get back under. Oops, I need an extension, or now I need a wrench. Crawl back out. Etc, etc, etc. I find I can get projects done in half the time with someone to just hand me tools. lol.
Isn't that what a gf is for? My wife won't let me have one And if she did, she probably wouldn't let her in the house to wash up and use the bathroom
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And if she did, she probably wouldn't let her in the house to wash up and use the bathroom
but isn't that what you really want? a dirty girlfriend?
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my gf comes out to the garage periodically while I'm working on my car.... she doesn't speed things up. she'll stand over me wearing a short skirt and say I look hot all dirty. it's kinda distracting. but she does make me sammiches so that saves some time.
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my gf comes out to the garage periodically while I'm working on my car.... she doesn't speed things up. she'll stand over me wearing a short skirt and say I look hot all dirty. it's kinda distracting. but she does make me sammiches so that saves some time.
mine stays the **** out because she knows I'll usually start cussing at the car and throwing ****
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...but she does make me sammiches...
that's gotta be some kind of lover code word

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cussing at the car and throwing ****
my wife: "thank god we have a detched garage" :gay:
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