Monday, July 20, 2015

The Really Long Weekend

For almost everyone, it was a long weekend. There was no work last Friday, and almost everyone resumed work today. Notice I wrote "almost everyone."

We did not have work today on account of the 8th anniversary of my current employer. Instead of acting like the usual lazy slob I am, I decided to do some productive things today.

Basically I did accomplished some paperwork with the local Social Security, I went to the bank to fix some things, and I had my head shaved. And it did not take the whole day to accomplish these things.

I was done with the major stuff by 10:30am. The haircut was just a bonus, since I found out my dad would be going somewhere near my suki barber. The same barber I've been going to since around 1992.

I technically did switch barbers for a few years, but ended up returning to them. I digress, though, and I feel that talking about my barbers should be for a separate article.

By the way, I'm blogging this using the blogger app on my iPad2.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Post Birthday Musings

Just as times change, so do my dream cars. So yes, while I still want to own a Baja Bug, I realize it will be expensive and difficult to build one. Not that any dream car I want will be easy to obtain. Take for example the latest iteration of Beetle that I want.

It's based off of the Salzburg Rallye Beetle that I read about a few years ago. I just recently remembered this car, and it is quite interesting why my taste changed from a Baja Bug to this car.

A colleague of mine at my former job told me it would be better to buy a reliable Beetle that costs a bit more than buying a really cheap Bug that needs a lot of fixing. You'll be getting a reliable car that hopefully has little to no problems, be it mechanical, electrical, or, um, physical (rust in any part of the body). And I do realize that it will be cheaper in the long run to modify a car that needs little to no repairs.

So back to the new dream bug. Why that? I was doing research and I discovered that Porsche 944 front and rear brake calipers and rotors can be fitted to a Super Beetle with little to no modifications. Great right? And what better Bug to do it to than a Super Beetle that I'd try to paint like the Salzburg Rallye Beetle.

I'd also like to add a very reliable A/C unit and some relatively modern components. Maybe even Bilstein shocks to make it as close to the Rallye Beetle as possible. Hell, if I could afford it I'd even do the engine modifications they did to the car.

The biggest difference I'd do would be with the rims. I really, really want to use RS Watanabe or Mini-lite style rims, colored red. It's just a phase I'm in right now where I want to have red rims on my ride.

Other mods I'd do would be replacing the front and rear bumpers with bent-pipe bumpers, a homage to the Baja Bug dream car of mine. I'd also "only" put two fog lamps on the front bumper. I'd also install a third brake light somewhere in the back, if not on the rear bumper maybe just above the rear windshield. And I'd also mount a rear windshield wiper. For better visibility in the rain.

That's it. I'm rambling again, and I honestly don't know how feasible this new car is for me. But a guy can dream, and that's what I'm doing right now.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Pre-Birthday Musings

Tomorrow's my thirty-fifth birthday.

There are so many things I have learned throughout my life that I wish I had known earlier. So many things I wish I could go back in time to tell myself.

Not that my younger self would listen. You see, I learn best from experience. There are times when this is good, there are times when this is bad. And I do remember when I was younger feeling so arrogant I pretended to listen but I'd still go do things my way.

I still do, except now I do know I should be very careful with what I do.

I'm rambling. Anyway, happy birthday to me.

I just realized I just posted one blog for June. Sigh.


Sunday, July 05, 2015


Permit me some bragging time and space.

It's been a little over one and a half calendar months since I started working in my new job. I was saying how good it was to be pushed to be better and to do well. The environment is great and conducive to learning.

Anyway I've passed three exams I've taken. Two I did pretty well, but the latest I did great. It gave me a very nice feeling inside me.

Even though I had been away from 3D for over a year and a half, I still have it. I'm just glad I had this opportunity to get back in the game, so to speak.