Well, today started very very early, at least for me. Around 6:30 I woke up and headed to the Oval with my Dad to have breakfast. After breakfast the old man wanted to get his haircut next door at Dick’s. Dick’s is a barber shop in the most traditional sense. It’s great. Dick is a nice old Italian fellow whos been cutting hair in the same place since he was 20. There’s only one type of haircut offered at Dicks. I’m not sure it even has a name but it’s done when he’s done. I don’t think he even asks what you’d like anymore. “Sit down, I’ll give ya a trim” is a well heard phrase in NewEngland-ese. Fellow northerners know what language I’m talking about.
After that we headed over to Hollis to get to work on the front porch of the house owned by the same lady that we built the deck for. Todays task was basically to rip up old floor boards and replace them with shiny new ones.
I think I also have to mention that this place is WAY out in the woods. So far infact that every ten minutes we were interupted by random woodland creatures. Today in total I saw: 2 pairs of cardinals, 1 woodpecker, 7-10 yellow finches, 1 grouce (small bird that looks like a pheasent), 2 snakes and multitudes of spiders that died instantly thanks to my trust crowbar.
“gordon! what are you doing?!?” – sorry, lame Halflife joke involving crowbars.
So, after working on the porch for a while, we finished up around 3. I’m now home to take a quick shower because at 5:30 my father and I are meeting my mother at the Toyota dealership in Nashua.
Acually, there could be a whole seperate post about this but I’ll be brief… My car sucks. A lot. We’re getting a new one. We haven’t decided what yet. The possibilities include:
Toyota Carolla, Camry and Matrix
Subaru WRX, Impreza and Impreza RS
and a few others.
There are of course all the “body options” to conside. A “sport” model versus a normal one. Almost all those cars above have some sort of “sport” options. Especially the Subarus. Anyway, that’s what I’m up to tonight.
After that I’ll probably come home, have some dinner and watch some X-Games on ESPN. Either that or fire up some more BattleField 1942. I can’t say enough about this game. If you haven’t gotten the demo… go get it now. There is no excuse. GET IT! Chip, we’ve got to give this a try on Saturday.
No Focus on the list?
the VWs are too expensive. even the golf is boarder line.
and the focus didn’t make this list because we’re looking for 4 doors. otherwise it would be a contender.
there was a used Jetta that is a “maybe” but thats only if we haven’t found something else.
You are aware that the ZX3 is the only non-4 door Focus, right?
If my folks were helping to buy me a car – hmmmmmm let me think – oh yes Ford Focus SVT or Mini Cooper (goes with my accent, don’t you think?).
Just remember …. more POWER
(I test drove a Matrix – next to a Focus it stunk!)