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Old 11-13-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default i miss my miater, but am making tons of ching-dow

I've been in Santa Fe for a few weeks now, and probably won't be back home until February. I'm stuck driving a Hyundai Sonata, which is actually a pretty good car aside from the incredibly slow throttle response. However, I'm making about $6000 per month after taxes, so I'm definitely going to have some cash to play with in terms of turbo system.

Just wanted to say that I really, really, really miss driving the miater, and open a dialog with other miata driving people. Hopefully I'll make enough to build the turbo system and join the MS crew.
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:37 PM   #2
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One word.... Geronimo's (http://www.geronimorestaurant.com/) FTW!!!!
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:55 PM   #3
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You could always rent a Miata--or something else fun--for a while. Look in the yellow pages. You'd be surprised at what you can rent.
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:30 PM   #4
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One word.... Geronimo's (http://www.geronimorestaurant.com/) FTW!!!!
i went there on saturday actually. It was pretty good.

I'm just trying to hold out until 12/15, so I can get on a snowboard.
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I'm from Alaska, but i've been spending my winters in TN for college. I miss snowboarding back home so much. Before I got into cars down here I was into snowmobiles. Wish I could ride my Arctic Cat ZR down here. I used to be able to take it to High School back home, who thought you would spend more time warming your machine up then riding it. It was soo fast though. Almost scary running it in a foot of snow at 105mph. Fastest i've gone on one is 125 though and that was a 700cc tricked out Polaris that would kick my ZR up and down the street all day.
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hustler, what are you doing?
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:44 PM   #7
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I work for FEMA, and am helping the state get each county into "approval" status for their mitigation plans, so they can receive money to rebuild what was damaged in the flooding.
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However, I'm making about $6000 per month after taxes, so I'm definitely going to have some cash to play with in terms of turbo system.

thanks for sharing,
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:11 PM   #9
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thanks for sharing,
considering I have to send at least $6700 to visa before the turbo money starts, its not so great. But I'm getting there damn-it! This job is great for stuff like that.

A few people I know who worked in NOLA anywhere from 6 months to a year of 80 hour weeks with $59 per diem cut checks for phat cars. One coworker has the license plate "KTRINA" on his lexus GS430, which he cut a check for.
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That's kinda crazy, always nice when you get the good end of the stick though. Kind of like me operating equipment, rebuilding the Alaska Highway when it was destroyed by earthquake. How's the weather in Santa Fe this time of year?
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That's kinda crazy, always nice when you get the good end of the stick though. Kind of like me operating equipment, rebuilding the Alaska Highway when it was destroyed by earthquake. How's the weather in Santa Fe this time of year?
unseasonably warm actually, which is fine with me, since I live in Dallas for a reason. I don't know what I'm going to do when it starts snowing. The air is thin and dry, and generally a super nice place.

The scene is great here though, people are generally pretty nice. Its also great to go out on the town and be the "guy here on business." Kinda sad though because I just met a woman in Dallas that I was really interested in...and a 6' tall quarter horse breeder/rodeo queen. All the women out here are amateurs.
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Sounds like you're better off in Dallas, I'm used to AK where the men are men and the women are too.
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Sounds like you're better off in Dallas, I'm used to AK where the men are men and the women are too.
well, ya know what they say about women in Kentucky..."the women are fast and the horses are beautiful."
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I spent a summer in Los Alamos ('bout 40 minutes from Santa Fe). Beautiful area. I recommendyou take a drive up in the mountains, check out the big sunken area (can't remember what they call it) and Bandelier National Monument. Really neat stuff.
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Sometimes i just wanna pack it up and move to TX. A 1 bedroom condo here is a much as a large house there.
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Ya, NOVA is rediculous. I'm from fredericksburg (not technically NOVA) and everyone that lives here almost commutes north for work. So now housing prices have basically doubled in the last 6-7 years. My mom originally bought our house 10 years ago for something like $180K. It was appraised a year ago for $350K. Let me just tell you that I would never pay $350K for our house.....I'm thinking that if I can get a nice engineering job around Blacksburg I would love to live here. The mountains are nice, lots of twisties for fun weekend drives (right beside skyline drive), and I could have alumni prices on Hokie football tickets for the rest of my life. What beats that?
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cost of living sucks. We moved from the city to the burbs 10 years ago and the prices have tripled. My girlfriend and I are graduating this year with offers combined of well over 100K but can't afford the burbs :(
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Hey TN is pretty cheap as well. Cookeville has 3 bedroom apartments for less than $500 a month. You end up paying ~$200 including Util(power, water, internet) when you split it up amongst roommates/spouses.
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Come on down!!!!! Perhaps you could get a job with Corky.
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Hustler - You are the second person I have ever heard call it a miater. It made me think of an old friend.
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